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  • E'town Chamber holds its final luncheon

    The News-Enterprise

    After 70 years, the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce held its final luncheon Thursday.

    The chamber, founded in 1941 with 61 members, is combining with three other local chambers to form the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce held its final meeting earlier this week and Radcliff will host its final meeting Monday at Colvin Community Center with Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall as the keynote speaker.

  • A Picasso of sorts hanging at library

    What started as an offer to display student artwork at Hardin County Public Library became so picture- perfect it was donated instead.
    “It’s just in the perfect space,” said Kim Bland, adult services librarian, as she stood near a student copy of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica.”

    Students from Tapestry of Grace Home School Co-op donated their artwork Thursday to the library in a formal presentation.
    “We were just going to hang it,” co-op instructor Margaret Cooney said.

  • Woman avoids jail time in welfare fraud case


  • Gospel Music Extravaganza celebrates 25 years

    When the first Gospel Music Extravaganza was held in the 1980s, Pam Harper remembers there were as many people outside the Science Auditorium on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College as in the 175-seat facility.

    “You had no place to sit, but we had a good number of people there then and it has continued to grow so much over the years,” said Harper, coordinator of the musical.

  • Local violence advocacy groups call attention to teen dating violence

    It can start subtle, ballooning into something terrible over time.
    Jealousy and control can manifest into rage and abuse if left unchecked, leaving victims trapped in a domestic violence carousel with no happy ending.
    A counterattack for the growing problem of teen dating violence is rolling out this month as President Barack Obama signed a nationwide proclamation declaring February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Two arrested on sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man and Radcliff woman were arrested Tuesday at their homes and charged with felonies for allegedly involving a child in sex.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, face Class B felony counts of complicity to use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance and complicity to promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
    Radcliff Police Department Detective Ralph Craig said the investigation that led to the charges has been ongoing for “about a year now.’’

  • Students compete in Hardin County spelling bee

    Noah Vo learned Wednesday about the buzz one can get from the bee.
    The Hardin County area spelling bee took place Wednesday at Hardin County Schools’ central office. Nineteen elementary and middle school students participated, from 16 HCS schools, St. James School and North Hardin Christian School.

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health identifies inefficiencies in emergency preparedness

    While administrators and staff at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System hope never to stare down the eye of a tornado, they placed themselves in the shoes of disaster victims Wednesday to locate areas in which they can improve preparedness.
    Radcliff Fire Department held a table-top disaster exercise at the medical facility, walking step by step through an F5 tornado scenario that, if real, could have wiped out a portion of the building and potentially killed 65 people or more.

  • Photo: On the inside looking out
  • Several county districts closed today; EIS on one-hour delay

    Hardin County and LaRue County Schools have canceled classes for Thursday because of the snowfall, subfreezing temperatures and resulting poor road conditions. Elizabethtown and West Point independent districts will operate on a one-hour delay this morning.

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy announced that it will operate on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College canceled early classes and will open at 10 a.m. today. Western Kentucky University campuses in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Fort Knox open at 1 p.m. today.