Today's News

  • Accidental shooting: One round fired, two men injured

    Two men were injured Wednesday night in an accidental shooting on Lee Road in Elizabethtown.

    Anthony T. Mason, 25, of Mayfield, was attempting to clear a weapon when he accidentally fired a round, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.

    Mason dropped the weapon’s magazine, pushed the slide back and placed his hand in front of the barrel before the trigger was pulled, Willoughby said.

    Mason sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and thigh while Jacob W. Roach, 25, of Elizabethtown was shot in the calf, he said.

  • Local musicians host benefit concert for tornado victms

    The News-Enterprise

    Two local musicians are hosting a benefit concert tonight in Hodgenville for tornado victims.

    Joseph Williams, an Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty impersonator, said he approached his friend Ray Glenn about the idea, and the two decided to use their talents to help people affected by the late February storms.

    Admission to the concert is donated items, which Williams said will be given to tornado victims in LaRue County and elsewhere in Kentucky. Recommendations include cleaning supplies and gift cards, he said.

  • Life or Something Like It: Starting the season with countertop gardening

    Lined up by my kitchen sink are the cut-off bases of half-gallon milk cartons filled with rich black soil. In each is a wooden Popsicle stick marked with a black Sharpie: tomato, basil, cilantro.

    The counter is a temporary home. When tiny green tendrils poke up through the dirt, the carton is moved to a shelf in a south-facing window in my mom’s apartment.

    I don’t remember when I last grew garden plants from seed. Many years ago I deemed it too much trouble and instead bought the peppers, tomatoes and herbs I plant in May from an area garden store.

  • Tornado wrecks a town, but not a community

    On the southern side of Kenton County, there’s a little community called Piner. There’s an elementary school, a corner market, some churches and not much else but homes and farms.

    Every time I drive through Stephensburg, I think about Piner. I think about my grandma, Mary Ruth, and everyone in Piner.

    Piner was devastated when tornadoes ripped through the region March 3. A volunteer coordinator estimated 100 homes were destroyed and another 250 families were affected. Four people died.

  • 'John Carter' a nice surprise

    I have to begin this review with a confession. I didn’t realize Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote anything beyond his work with Tarzan. But through the introduction of Disney’s “John Carter” I learned Burroughs wrote a work that inspired much of modern science fiction.

  • More than a sign

    In history, what starts out clear can over time devolve into shades of gray. Memories become less sure. One theory carries more weight than another. New generations bring fresh perspectives. And sometimes, rules change.

    Now, 150 years removed, a question arises: Was what happened in Elizabethtown on Christmas 1862 a battle deserving of official recognition or is it more rightly called a skirmish?

    The answer is clear as mud: It depends.

  • Three men face late spring jury trials on robbery charges

    Three Radcliff men arrested last summer in connection with robberies at local businesses are making their way through Hardin Circuit Court and face jury trials in May and June.

    James M. Smalley, 22, and Terrell D. Boyd, 18, both face four counts of complicity to commit first-degree robbery and one count of complicity to commit second-degree assault. The charges stem from alleged robberies at Radcliff Hardee’s and Jr Foods stores.

  • Good Neighbor Day promotes networking

    Sue French and Alfreda Weedman wove through booths scattered throughout Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    Both women work at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and considered the Good Neighbor Day Expo as a good way to network with community organizations and learn about new businesses.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John Hardin's Wells says it's hard to prepare for Johnson Central (03/15)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced dozens of teams and hundreds of players this season heading into their showdown at 8 tonight with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles in the first round of the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    While waiting for his dinner Wednesday night at a Lexington-area Cracker Barrel, Bulldogs coach Mark Wells said no player compares to Johnson Central star sophomore forward Shane Hall and no team duplicates the young and lanky Golden Eagles (25-10).

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown, John Hardin win (03/15)

    Juniors Garrett Morgan and Cannon Pender each had RBI doubles as the host Elizabethtown Panthers rolled to a 10-0 win in five innings over Bullitt Central on Wednesday.

    Freshmen Cody Bridges and Zeke Pinkham and junior Josh Williams all singled.

    Austin Freyberger (1-0) struck out three and gave up four hits in four innings.

    Elizabethtown (1-1) led 5-0 after three innings before scoring four runs in the fourth.