Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise en Record Lottery Jackpot Brings Mega Fever <p><a href="">Elizabethtown resident Nute Haire </a>regularly plays the lottery and scratch-offs, but he said this week requires a bit more strategy. With an estimated jackpot of $540 million, Haire had plans to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets at multiple locations in Hardin County and maybe even in Louisville, he said Thursday at Neighborhood Market in Elizabethtown. &ldquo;They say you can&rsquo;t win if you don&rsquo;t play,&rdquo; Haire said. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:42:08 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 24154 at Remembering Legislator Virgil Pearman <p><a href="">Virgil Pearman was best known for his work</a> as a homebuilder and his service in Kentucky&rsquo;s General Assembly. But those closest to him recalled the late legislator as putting family first. Hours after Pearman died Friday at age 78 at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Joe Pearman remembered his brother as a man who would rather have a grandchild bouncing on his knee than talk to the president. Eventually Pearman went on to serve multiple terms in the state House of Representatives and one term in the state Senate before leaving office in 1993. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 21738 at Remembering Legislator Virgil Pearman Burglars Target Five Hardin County Churches <p><a href="">Five Hardin County churches, </a>three in the Eastview and two in Radcliff, were broken into overnight, and church officials say the suspects lifted several pieces of electronic equipment, including PA systems, computers and a guitar.&nbsp;St. Christopher Catholic Church and Gloryland Harvest Church in Radcliff were burglarized between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, said Bryce Shumate, public information officer with Radcliff Police Department. The suspect entered through church doors.</p><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:53:45 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 21407 at New E'Town Plant to Employ 250 <p><a href="">Gov. Steve Beshear sat cross legged on a white cushion</a> for an hour in what may be the first bhoomi poojan ceremony held in Kentucky. He hopes it&rsquo;s not the last, the governor said Friday at a celebration of the Flex Films (USA) Inc. investment in Elizabethtown. Sun, 30 Oct 2011 19:24:56 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 15295 at New E'Town Plant to Employ 250 Hardin Cities Prepare for Alcohol Sales <p><a href="">Law enforcement officials from Elizabethtown, Radcliff </a>and Vine Grove say it is hard to predict what is going to happen once expanded alcohol sales are available, but policing agencies are &ldquo;absolutely&rdquo; prepared for what lies ahead. Hardin County Attorney Jenny Oldham said policing agencies in the three cities are &ldquo;well prepared&rdquo; and &ldquo;well trained&rdquo; for increased alcohol availability and what that may bring.</p><p> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:17:09 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 14860 at New Witnesses Testify at Soldier's Hearing <p><a href="">Despite defense counsel&rsquo;s request to start a new Article 32 </a>hearing in the murder case against Brent Burke, the investigating officer at Friday&rsquo;s hearing in Fort Campbell decided to &ldquo;reopen&rdquo; the investigation and will consider testimony from July&rsquo;s hearing. Burke is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, four years ago at Comer&rsquo;s Rineyville home. After two mistrials and two hung juries in Hardin Circuit Court, Commonwealth&rsquo;s Attorney Chris Shaw filed a motion to dismiss charges without prejudice. Burke was released into Fort Campbell custody and two weeks later the Army began its own investigation into the case.</p><p> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 19:56:21 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 14400 at Dismissal Denied in Teacher Sex Case <p><a href=" "><strong>Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton</strong></a> recently denied a motion for dismissal in the case against former teacher Steven Gray. A former social studies teacher and coach at Central Hardin High School, Gray was fired last November after Hardin County Schools received an anonymous phone tip alleging Gray engaged in sexual relations with more than one student. He was arrested in December and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:31:01 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 14056 at Billboard Suit Awaits KY Supreme Court Review <p><a href="">Interstate 65 is a major U.S. artery cluttered </a>with billboards advertising everything from fast food to health care services. In the case of a set owned by a Scottsville real estate developer, a billboard is an opportunity to evangelize to the traveling public. Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue (&ldquo;Hell Is Real&rdquo;), Hart (&ldquo;If you died today where would you spend eternity&rdquo;) and Warren (&ldquo;Jesus Saves&rdquo;). In 2008, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet filed a civil suit to force Harston to remove the billboards because Harston did not have a permit to erect the signs. Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:55:47 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 13532 at Billboard Suit Awaits KY Supreme Court Review E'Town Interchange Included in National Study <p><a href="">The U.S. 31W interchange at Lincoln Parkway</a> was included in a 2010 national study of major freight congested areas conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration&rsquo;s Office of Freight Management and Operations. The study was part of a Freight Performance Measures initiative and included 250 &ldquo;freight significant highway infrastructure&rdquo; locations, according to the report on the ATRI website. Most of the sites monitored were in urban areas. Sun, 02 Oct 2011 18:52:41 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 13530 at Former Deputy Jailer Guilty of Contraband Charges <p><a href="">A former Hardin County Detention Center</a> deputy jailer pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting of contraband Monday in Hardin District Court. Randall Lee Jackson, 24, was arrested in May following an investigation by the Hardin County Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and jail staff. According to the arrest citation, Jackson admitted to exchanging tobacco products and marijuana for money and other favors.</p><p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:40:22 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 13213 at Bus Crash Survivors Against Alcohol Sales <p><a href="">As the Oct. 4 elections approach,</a> two survivors of the deadly Carrollton bus crash will speak out today against expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County. The May 14, 1988, bus crash resulted in 27 deaths and many more injuries when a drunken driver collided head on with a Radcliff First Assembly of God bus. Most of the victims were teenagers from Hardin County returning home from a trip to Kings Island. The special election for expanded alcohol sales is scheduled for Oct. 4 in separate elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:11:54 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 12337 at Drunken Driving Persists in Kentucky <p><a href="">Twenty-three years have passed since the Carrollton bus crash</a> claimed the lives of three adults and 24 children returning to Radcliff from a church-sponsored outing to Kings Island. Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board listed Kentucky among states that have done the least to address hardcore drunken driving. The analysis is rooted in the NTSB&rsquo;s 11 safety recommendations published in 2000, said Mark Rosekind, an NTSB board member. Of those 11 recommendations, Kentucky has implemented four. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:01:27 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 7498 at Public Intoxication Arrests Increasingly Rare <p><a href="">During a seven-day period beginning</a> June 1, Hardin County Detention Center booked eight people charged with alcohol intoxication in public. Now, state law no longer allows arrests on the charge, except in limited circumstances. Under House Bill 463, which went into effect June 8, police no longer can make arrests for certain misdemeanor crimes, including alcohol intoxication in public, Sgt. Tim Cleary of the Elizabethtown Police Department said. Instead, officers are to cite misdemeanor offenders. Mon, 13 Jun 2011 14:47:54 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 6288 at Police Faced with Adapting to New Law <p><a href="">Today, Kentucky police officers may arrest</a> for misdemeanors such as possession of marijuana or disorderly conduct. Beginning Wednesday, police may only cite some misdemeanors rather than arrest. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 463 into law March 3. The bill is designed to decrease prison population, incarceration costs and recidivism. Section 46 of the bill covers arrestable offenses and makes significant changes to what misdemeanor offenses local law enforcement can and cannot arrest for. Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:19:52 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 5617 at Hot, Parked Cars can be Killers <p><a href="http://’t-leave-kids-pets-hot-cars STORY:">You pull up at a bank. </a>You need to go inside. It shouldn&rsquo;t take more than 10 minutes. Your two children, both younger than 5, are in the backseat. You don&rsquo;t want to take them in, but it is 93 degrees outside. What do you do? Children and animals are more susceptible to heat than adults. Leaving them in the car while you run inside for a few minutes could lead to heat exhaustion and even death. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:40:59 +0000 Sarah Bennett, The News-Enterprise 5491 at