http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Stith to take over as United Way leader http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/stith-take-over-united-way-leader <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sith_megan.jpg" alt="Megan Stith will become the United Way of Central Kentucky&#039;s president and CEO Dec. 22, 2014." title="Megan Stith will become the United Way of Central Kentucky&#039;s president and CEO Dec. 22, 2014." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Two months and hundreds of candidates later, United Way of Central Kentucky has found a new president and CEO.</p> <p> UWCK Director of Community Impact Megan Stith will take the nonprofit&rsquo;s reigns from current leader Christopher Wilborn on Dec. 22, according to a news release.</p> City ordinance allows for business development in downtown Elizabethtown http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/city-ordinance-allows-business-development-downtown-elizabethtown <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/141113_markharris01.jpg" alt="Mark Harris was able to renovate the property seen behind him on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown and locate his company&#039;s office there because of waivers permitted by a City of Elizabethtown zoning ordinance providing for a commercial transition overzone. The ordinance applies to areas found to be shifting in use and are either being redeveloped or put to &quot;more intense commercial uses.&quot;" title="Mark Harris was able to renovate the property seen behind him on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown and locate his company&#039;s office there because of waivers permitted by a City of Elizabethtown zoning ordinance providing for a commercial transition overzone. The ordinance applies to areas found to be shifting in use and are either being redeveloped or put to &quot;more intense commercial uses.&quot;" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> In the day when businesses were clustered around downtown, houses were scattered amongst the growing commercial area. Now as business owners want to convert these former residential properties, the city of Elizabethtown has created an ordinance to streamline the process.</p> Radcliff teen sentenced to 15 years for involvement in robberies http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/radcliff-teen-sentenced-15-years-involvement-robberies <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/woods_taliyah.jpg" alt="WOODS" title="WOODS" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> A woman arrested 11 minutes after a January armed robbery in Radcliff has pleaded guilty to charges in that crime and others.</p> <p> Taliyah R. Woods, 19, of Radcliff, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges including robbery, burglary and unlawful transaction with a minor in three separate cases. She was sentenced to a total of 15 years for the three cases.</p> Rineyville man arrested for string of county burglaries http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/rineyville-man-arrested-string-county-burglaries <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kirby.jpg" alt="KIRBY" title="KIRBY" align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> Police believe they have solved a rash of burglaries this month around Hardin County with Tuesday night&rsquo;s arrest of a Rineyville man.</p> <p> James M. Kirby, 21, of the 2000 block of Rineyville-Big Spring Road, was stopped in Glendale around 10 p.m. and arrested following questioning by Kentucky State Police.</p> Car hits train in Sonora; driver not injured http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/car-hits-train-sonora-driver-not-injured <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1119train1.jpg" alt="A Kentucky State Police trooper photographs the damage to an SUV on Wednesday morning after the vehicle ran into the side of a southbound CSX freight train at the Watts Street crossing in Sonora. The driver of the vehicle, standing left, was not injured." title="A Kentucky State Police trooper photographs the damage to an SUV on Wednesday morning after the vehicle ran into the side of a southbound CSX freight train at the Watts Street crossing in Sonora. The driver of the vehicle, standing left, was not injured." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A Sonora woman was uninjured early Wednesday morning when the SUV she was driving struck a passing train at the Watts Street crossing in Sonora.</p> <p> Kentucky State Police received a call on the collision at 7:15 a.m., Trooper Pete Binkley said.</p> EC3 receives two Toyota engines for training http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/ec3-receives-two-toyota-engines-training <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1119engine1.jpg" alt="Hardin County Schools Early Career Center automotive technology teacher Tom Pitt, left, points out features of a Toyota Supra engine Wednesday afternoon as he talks with students in the lab. Swope Toyota donated two engines to EC3&#039;s automotive technology department for students to use during class." title="Hardin County Schools Early Career Center automotive technology teacher Tom Pitt, left, points out features of a Toyota Supra engine Wednesday afternoon as he talks with students in the lab. Swope Toyota donated two engines to EC3&#039;s automotive technology department for students to use during class." align="left" hspace="6" width="72" height="85" /><p> Learning how to properly build or repair something without fully understanding how it works can be a challenge.</p> <p> Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center received two training vehicle engines Wednesday from Swope Toyota for its automotive pathway students.</p> Locals compete in Louisville's 'The Sound' http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/locals-compete-louisvilles-sound <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bauer.jpg" alt="Rachel Bauer sings on her audition video for &#039;The Sound.&#039;" title="Rachel Bauer sings on her audition video for &#039;The Sound.&#039;" align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /><p> During November, many local musicians competed in &ldquo;The Sound,&rdquo; a televised vocal competition in Louisville.</p> <p> &ldquo;It is set up similar to the hit shows &lsquo;American Idol&rsquo; and &lsquo;The Voice,&rsquo; but highlights Christian artists,&rdquo; participant Erika Gains said.</p> Art teacher wins award http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/art-teacher-wins-award <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/willettkristen_mug.jpg" alt="WILLETT" title="WILLETT" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Kristin Willett is among 10 Kentucky art teachers to receive Artsonia&rsquo;s Annual Leadership Award.</p> <p> Artsonia is an online museum for kids&rsquo; artwork. Willett, who teaches at Morningside Elem&shy;entary School, uses the online platform not only to display the work of her students, but to create a community for parents.</p>