Today's News

  • Ring Road to receive more street lights

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown — Scott Reynolds, city engineer, said the city is nearing the bid phase for additional lighting on a portion of Ring Road between U.S. 31W and Rineyville Road. Reynolds estimated the project will cost between $50,000 and $60,000.

    Elizabethtown is waiting on evaluations from Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilities so it can acquire a permit from the state and release the project for bid, Reynolds said. He hopes the bids are out by early January so construction can begin later that month.

  • GIRLS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2009 All-Area Team (11/27)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com Bet you can’t say ‘Maggie Mattingly’ five times fast. The area’s seven cross country coaches can. A John Hardin High School senior, Mattingly was selected as the Runner of the Year on the annual News-Enterprise/Coaches’ All-Area Cross Country Team for the fifth straight year. “It’s just good


  • Leitchfield woman injured after car overturns

    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin County  — A Grayson County woman sustained serious injuries on Thursday evening after a vehicle overturned on U.S. 62 near the Grayson County line. Kentucky State Police said the injuries were not life-threatening. 

    A 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Harold L. Morgan, 81, of Leitchfield hit an embankment and overturned, injuring passenger Mary L. Morgan, 73, also of Leitchfield, KSP said.

    Harold Morgan was traveling west and told police he fell asleep at the wheel.

  • Photo: By the light of the silvery moon
  • Focus on Finance: Lowering monthly payments

    By BIRGIT STUBBLEFIELD, Focus on Finance

    Question: I would like to lower my monthly mortgage payment by paying a large amount toward it. How do I go about it?

    Answer: First, before you go ahead and make a large payment toward your principal balance, make sure to check with your lender to see if your loan carries a pre-payment penalty that will be activated by making a bulk payment.

  • Hear the bells ringing...



    RINEYVILLE — When Rose Webster started collecting bells more than 20 years ago she never dreamed her collection would grow so quickly in such a short period of time.

    She had one curio cabinet full of bells until her brother, Paul, came to visit during the ice storm earlier this year. He took note of her collection and his search for bells kicked into overdrive.

  • A hearty helping of turkey and time



    ELIZABETHTOWN— Thanksgiving is a holiday of preparation, with families coordinating visits and hosts coordinating their meals.

    Volunteers at the annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. James Primary School know the importance of preparation as well as anyone, with days of work culminating in hundreds of dinners.

  • Coroner: Head injuries from dog attack killed White Mills woman



    WHITE MILLS — An autopsy on Thursday revealed that Karen Gillespie — the woman found dead near her residence Wednesday morning — was killed by head injuries sustained in a dog attack.

  • Nov. 27, 2009:Obituaries

    Tommy Lee Haire

    Tommy Lee Haire, 87, of Eastview, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He was a farmer and worked for the Department of Highways.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verda Smallwood Haire; his parents, John and Betty Reed Haire; two sisters, Lula Haire and Ella Haire; two brothers, Winston Haire and Dean Haire; and one granddaughter, Jill Allen.

  • Nov. 27, 2009: Services