http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Swope brothers named Distinguished Citizens http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/swope-brothers-named-distinguished-citizens <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/417swope1.jpg" alt="Carl, left, and Bob Swope have been named Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council Distinguished Citizens. They will be honored at a ceremony Monday night. Both of the Swope brothers were Boy Scouts in their youth and are still involved in several community projects and their church. " title="Carl, left, and Bob Swope have been named Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council Distinguished Citizens. They will be honored at a ceremony Monday night. Both of the Swope brothers were Boy Scouts in their youth and are still involved in several community projects and their church. " align="left" hspace="6" width="122" height="85" /><p> When it comes to serving the community, it&rsquo;s all in the family for this year&rsquo;s recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lincoln Heritage Council Boy Scouts of America.</p> <p> Bob and Carl Swope, both owners of car dealerships in Elizabethtown, said service was instilled in them by their grandfather, father and mother.</p> <p> &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t know I had a choice,&rdquo; Carl said, laughing. &ldquo;Of course, we had a choice, but it was instilled by example early on.&rdquo;</p> Football hero shares experience with mental illness http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/football-hero-shares-experience-mental-illness <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/140417_walker01.jpg" alt="Former NFL player Herschel Walker hands back a small football to Patrick Truax, 4, after signing it as Patrick&#039;s mother, Kellie Truax, looks on Thursday at Waybur Theater on Fort Knox. Walker spoke about his life and his experience mental illness." title="Former NFL player Herschel Walker hands back a small football to Patrick Truax, 4, after signing it as Patrick&#039;s mother, Kellie Truax, looks on Thursday at Waybur Theater on Fort Knox. Walker spoke about his life and his experience mental illness." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> When football legend Herschel Walker walked onto a stage Thursday at Fort Knox, his sheer presence garnered the attention of the audience.</p> <p> What kept their attention was Walker&rsquo;s humor and charisma as he shared football stories and anecdotes about movies, his faith and his personal struggles, including battling a multiple personality disorder.</p> <p> After his football career ended, Walker &ndash; the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, pro football star and Olympian &ndash; recounted a time when an associate repeatedly missed appointments.</p> Road plan includes money to extend Ring Road http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/road-plan-includes-money-extend-ring-road <p> With legislative approval for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, Ring Road&rsquo;s western end likely could be extended to link with Interstate 65 and U.S. 31W possibly sometime in 2017.</p> <p> &ldquo;I never thought about it being that soon,&rdquo; Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger said. &ldquo;That would be awesome.&rdquo;</p> <p> Since last September, Ring Road has been open to the Western Kentucky Parkway. That intersection is only eight-tenths of a mile across fields to Interstate 65.</p> 100-acre fire ruled an accident http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/100-acre-fire-ruled-accident <p> A southern Hardin County wildfire that burned 100 or more acres of property Sunday has been ruled an accident.</p> <p> Glendale Fire Chief Richard Peters said the investigation has been closed and no signs of tampering were detected.</p> <p> &ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t find any evidence of foul play or anything,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p> The fire originated along a fence line in the 1200 block of West Rhudes Creek Road between Overall-Phillips and New Glendale roads, but Peters said no ignition materials were discovered.</p> North Hardin junior invited to two military academy summer programs http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/north-hardin-junior-invited-two-military-academy-summer-programs <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/huntermaxwell_web.jpg" alt="Hunter Maxwell" title="Hunter Maxwell" align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> A North Hardin High School student will get a glimpse of how he wants his future to look when he attends two prestigious summer military academies.<br /> <br /> Hunter Maxwell is one of 1,000 invited to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point&rsquo;s Summer Leaders Experience in June and one of approximately 2,550 students invited to the U.S. Naval Academy&rsquo;s Naval Academy Summer Seminar.<br /> <br /> The high school junior said it is the next step to fulfilling his future goals.<br /> <br /> HCS school lunches will go up a dime next school year http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/hcs-school-lunches-will-go-dime-next-school-year <p> Hardin County Schools had food issues to resolve Thursday on the board&rsquo;s meeting agenda.</p> <p> School lunch prices again will be increased by a dime next school year. Full-price meals for students will cost $2.40, up from $2.30 this year. A federal regulation that was part of the 2011 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids establishes a formula for meal prices and requires the district to implement annual 10-cent increases.</p> <p> Based on family income, many students in the district qualify for free lunches or reduced-price meals, which are set next year at 40 cents per day.</p> Hundreds attend annual job fair in Elizabethtown http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/hundreds-attend-annual-job-fair-elizabethtown <p> Hundreds of job seekers made Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown their destination Thursday as the Regional Job and Career Fair provided employment opportunities.<br /> <br /> Employers ranging from law enforcement agencies to medical facilities, from insurance companies to trucking companies, attracted visitors at the five-hour event.<br /> <br /> Radcliff, Fort Knox officials to discuss housing http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/radcliff-fort-knox-officials-discuss-housing <p> Officials from Fort Knox and Radcliff city government have scheduled a meeting Tuesday to discuss area housing issues.</p> <p> According to Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall, the meeting will include representatives from Fort Knox&rsquo;s garrison command, two council members and himself. Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus also confirmed the meeting. Neither were sure if Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs would attend.</p>