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  • Hardin Countians 'March for Babies'

    Hardin Countians put on their walking shoes this weekend to raise money for the smallest among them.

    Walkers filled the parking lot of Elizabethtown High School on Saturday to begin the March for Babies event, sponsored by the March of Dimes. The three-mile walk began in the parking lot after participants fueled up with food and pumped up with Zumba demonstrations.

  • Mixing fun with fitness

    While New Highland Elementary staff and students spend their days during the week reading and ’riting, when Saturday rolled around, they tried a different “r” — running.

    New Highland Elementary School hosted a Family Fun Run on Saturday. About 60 students arrived at the school in the early morning hours to take part in a 2K run. Students started the run from the parking lot of the school and ran a route near Bluegrass Middle School and John Hardin High School.

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  • Ceremony marks renaming of street

    A ceremony Tuesday afternoon will celebrate the naming of a city street for a former publisher of The News-Enterprise.

    Elizabethtown City Council granted the newspaper’s request in March to redesignate the northern two blocks of Strawberry Lane as Floe Bowles Way. The portion of the street being renamed runs from West Dixie Avenue to Maple Street and surrounds the newspaper's office complex.

  • April in a word: Waterlogged

    May flowers had better be blooming in the coming weeks if the adage has any truth behind it.

    There have been plenty of April showers to bring out those blossoms, with total rainfall for the month coming to almost 17 inches — so far — in the Elizabethtown and Hardin County area, according to Kentucky Mesonet. Today’s forecast includes a 70 percent chance of showers or storms.

    Only seven days in April were rain-free at the Mesonet recording site in Cecilia.

  • Sunday concert canceled

    A forecast of heavy rain for Sunday will cancel the free concert by the 113th Army Band at Fort Knox's Eastman Amphitheater at 7 p.m.

    The next concert in the free summer series is at 7 p.m. June 5 at at the amphitheater. off Wilson Road.

  • College tuition ceiling raised

    A step that likely will lead to tuition increases for new community college students was taken at a local meeting of the state higher education board.

    The tuition ceiling for Kentucky Community and Technical College System was set at a 4 percent increase from current rates by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Thursday at its meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • State closes Nolin Lake because of flooding

    Near record water levels have resulted in the closing of Nolin Lake State Park, which is located along the Edmonson-Grayson County line.
    The lake level Thursday was 544.8 mean sea level and is expected to rise. The National Weather Service estimates the lake will climb as high as 549 feet by today, slighlty less than its record high of 549.9 recorded May 25, 1983.

  • United Way allocates nearly $700,000

    United Way of Central Kentucky saw an increase in its giving this year, which allowed the agency to directly benefit more agencies in its four-county coverage area.

    Fourteen agencies received funding totaling nearly $700,000 this year. The amount does not include specific charitable designations identified by donors, said Christopher Wilborn, executive director of United Way of Central Kentucky.

    Wilborn said each of the 14 applications received by the agency was reviewed for hours by a community investment team made up of representatives from local businesses.

  • Williams: Democratic attacks are ‘ridiculous’

    Kentucky Senate President and Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams faces two fellow Republicans in the May 17 primary, but he took aim Thursday at Democrats.

    Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, visited Radcliff as part of the “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way” bus tour crossing the state during the last weeks of the spring campaign.

    Williams said the tour’s name is a direct rebuke of Gov. Steve Beshear and his lack of leadership.