Today's News

  • Beginning the education journey

    Parents looking to give their children a jump start on school can begin the process this week.

    Preschool pre-registration is Friday for students planning to attend preschool in the Hardin County Schools district. Parents can register children between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the elementary school in their district. Parents need to bring a certified birth certificate, Social Security card, Kentucky immunization certificate and verification of household income.

    Children are accepted into HCS preschool based on developmental delays or household income.

  • Search intensifies for missing Radcliff woman

    The search for a missing Radcliff woman intensified Tuesday as Radcliff Police and various fire departments searched Saunders Springs Nature Preserve with dogs looking for a trail of Gwendolyn S. Payne.

    Payne, 49, was last seen Sunday at 12:30 a.m. at her residence on Elm Road by a neighbor when she returned home.

    Police were notified after Payne, who works at the McDonald’s in the Radcliff Walmart, didn’t show up for her scheduled work shift on Sunday or Monday. She doesn’t have any known medical conditions.

  • Haycraft Street reopens

    After 28 days closed to traffic, Haycraft Street has been reopened

    Elizabethtown Public Works Superintendent Don Hill said the city took advantage of the warm weather to move in and make temporary repairs to the roadway after a failing creek crossing eroded parts of the ground beneath the roadway and damaged its stability.

    Hill said the department patched the roadway with concrete and reinforced it with metal plating to make conditions safe enough for motorists. The city plans to place a culvert in the area as a permanent solution.

  • Census finds concentration of GOP state Senate seats in growing areas

    By Ryan Alessi

    Ten of the 15 Democrats in the state Senate represent districts that are smaller than the target populations for the upcoming round of redistricting.

    And four of the seven least populous state Senate districts are held by Democrats, potentially putting the minority caucus in danger of being redistricted out of more seats.

  • Elizabethtown applying for nature park grant

    The city of Elizabethtown is pursuing a federal grant for nature trails at a proposed Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road.

    The city has approved an application for a $150,000 grant to offset the costs of a trail at the park, which is currently in the design phase.

    Planning Director Ed Poppe said the grant requires a 50 percent match at $75,000, but it still will save the city money if they can procure the money.

    The grant is being facilitated through the Department of Local Government, Poppe added.

  • Carol Zagar's life of movement

    Carol Zagar’s life is all about movement. Among other roles, Zagar is a dance instructor, choreographer and physical therapist.

    “I started dance when I was 5,” Zagar recalled.

    At the time, her family was living in a suburb of Cincinnati.

    When the PTA of her school brought in dance teacher Jack Louiso to provide instruction after school, Zagar’s parents agreed to allow her and her two siblings to take lessons, she said.

    “That was an activity that they could afford all three of us (to) do,” she said.

  • Hardin County takes out the trash

    Hardin County’s largest cities are ready to cast off old man winter and the junk accumulated in his wake.
    Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove are leading spring cleanup efforts starting in April.

    Elizabethtown’s cleanup will kick off April 4 with junk and debris pickup as the Elizabethtown Public Works Department will target specific portions of the city on select weeks.

  • Chamber prepares to offer executive director's job

    Details of an offer are being formalized and the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce could be ready to name a new executive director in the coming week.

    The search committee made its recommendation and the newly merged chamber’s executive committee met with the candidate.

    “He wants to do it and we wanted him to do it,” said Tom Hewlett of Brandenburg Telecom, who serves on the chamber board.

    Terms have been discussed and the chamber board has asked attorney Terry Bennett to draft a formal offer.

  • Central hires former UK quarterback as football coach

    The News-Enterprise

    Mark Perry, a former quarterback at the University of Kentucky, has been hired as the new head football coach at Central Hardin High School.

    Perry, who spent the last seven seasons as head coach at Washington County High School and guided the Commanders to a 9-2 record last season, replaces Mike Lawson at Central Hardin.

  • Adjusting the clock is easier than changing our reaction

    Daylight Saving Time: How's that working for you?

    Apparently it’s not so good for many of us. According to a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, DST may not be the best thing for our health, since it comes as such a jolt to our cardiovascular systems.

    Have you been dragging out of bed since March 13, the date we moved our clocks forward this year? It’s worth it, isn’t it? After all, we do get that extra hour of daylight.