http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en HCS approves 4 percent tax revenue increase http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/hcs-approves-4-percent-tax-revenue-increase <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">In a 3-2 vote, Hardin County Schools Board of education approved a 4 percent tax revenue increase Thursday night for the 2015-16 school year.</span></p> <p> The board approved a tax rate of 62.9 cents per $100 of real estate property and a personal property tax rate of 62.9 cents per $100 of property in a special meeting.</p> Wreck in Sonora leaves one dead http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/wreck-sonora-leaves-one-dead <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/827fatal1.jpg" alt="Cody Jenkins, 27, of Elizabethtown, was killed Saturday morning after the car he was driving struck a tree in front of a residence in the 2000 block of Sonora Hardin Springs Road in Sonora. Flying debris from the automobile also damaged a vehicle sitting close to the house." title="Cody Jenkins, 27, of Elizabethtown, was killed Saturday morning after the car he was driving struck a tree in front of a residence in the 2000 block of Sonora Hardin Springs Road in Sonora. Flying debris from the automobile also damaged a vehicle sitting close to the house." align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> <span>A man died early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle&nbsp; wreck after a car left the 2000 block of Sonora Hardin Springs Road and struck a tree in front of a residence.</span></p> Former Bluegrass Challenge Academy employee pleads guilty to sex charges http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/former-bluegrass-challenge-academy-employee-pleads-guilty-sex-charges <p> A former employee of the Bluegrass Challenge Academy at Fort Knox has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual contact with four female students in 2013.</p> Your Community Bank is new sponsor of The Gallery http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/your-community-bank-new-sponsor-gallery <p> The Gallery at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown has a new sponsor &mdash; Your Community Bank.</p> FACES & PLACES: 'It's not easy being green' http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/faces-places-its-not-easy-being-green <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150825_fp_green01.jpg" alt="Grass grows long and green along a road in Elizabethtown." title="Grass grows long and green along a road in Elizabethtown." align="left" hspace="6" /> Pucker up http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/pucker <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kissingapig01_toned.jpg" alt="David Hunt, senior vice president and chief credit officer of First Citizens Bank, kisses a pig held by Tim Padgett, left, on Saturday morning in Elizabethtown. Bank employees voted with cash to choose someone to kiss a pig. The money raised, $500, will be donated to United Way of Central Kentucky." title="David Hunt, senior vice president and chief credit officer of First Citizens Bank, kisses a pig held by Tim Padgett, left, on Saturday morning in Elizabethtown. Bank employees voted with cash to choose someone to kiss a pig. The money raised, $500, will be donated to United Way of Central Kentucky." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /> Local artists compete in State Fair talent competition http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/local-artists-compete-state-fair-talent-competition <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Five Hardin County artists have a shot at winning the 2015 Coca-Cola Talent Classic on Saturday at the Kentucky State Fair.</span></p> Bottle benefit: Pregnancy center sets $15,000 goal this year http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bottle-benefit-pregnancy-center-sets-15000-goal-year <p> Crossway Pregnancy Resource Center in Radcliff hopes to raise about $15,000 to save new lives.</p> <p> Last year&rsquo;s fundraiser raised around $26,000 and allowed Crossway to purchase a new ultrasound machine.</p>