Today's News

  • June 11 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Brent A. Emerson to Bruce and Jennifer Barlow, 706 Weston Drive, Elizabethtown, $262,000.

    Estate of Mary F. Gipson to Matthew R. Douglas, property in Hardin County, $115,000.

    Kenneth and Elizabeth Jane Leasor and Leasor Construction to Michael L. and Laurie B. Sallee, 1143 Oak St., Elizabethtown, $235,750.

    New Banks Inc. to Daniel W. Horlick, 100 N. Osprey Court, Vine Grove, $120,000.

  • June 20, 2010, editorial: Drivers' brains are the best defense

    It never fails. The aftermath of every injury or fatal crash includes comments and online posts along the lines of “that road has always been dangerous” and “everybody knows that road is a deathtrap,” “people have been speeding through here for years.”

  • KSP investigates fraud claims

    The News-Enterprise

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a suspected fraud case in Meade and Bullitt counties, according to a KSP news release sent to media outlets Thursday.

  • June 13 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Rex Allen Wade (1981). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $245.

    Sara E. Browning (1989). Speeding 80 in a 70. Total $164.

    Deborah S. Dickert (1953). Speeding 18 mph over; state traffic school. Total $216.

    Matthew L. Elliott (1974). Speeding 80 in a 55; state traffic school. Total $199.

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  • E'town adopts $57M budget



    Fresh off announcing his bid for mayor, Elizabethtown Councilman Steve Atcher provided the lone no vote during the second reading of the city’s 2010-11 budget.

    The budget as proposed was adopted 4-1 during Monday’s regular meeting. Councilman Ron Thomas abstained.

    Both largely supported the budget plan, but the inclusion of $29 million in bonding for the Elizabethtown Sports Park dissuaded either from providing a supporting vote.

  • Students stay sharp in summer



    A camp held at two local elementary schools is loved by teachers for its innovative lessons. It’s loved by children because they’re allowed to disassemble household items.

    Local elementary school students participated in Camp Invention at Meadow View Elementary School this past week, and another group is experiencing the program at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School this week.

  • The heat is on ... and on



    Sweltering weather continues to grip the area, with highs in the 90s expected at least through the weekend.

    And summer just started Monday.

    The Fort Knox weather station recorded only one day this month with a below-average high — 78 degrees June 6, lead forecaster Mark Adams said.

    The National Weather Service predicted highs of 99 for today and Wednesday.

    A warm, humid air mass — combined with high pressure and lots of sunshine — is to blame for the current heat.

  • Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist’ed act thrills



    Fifty years later, Hardin Countians were more than ready, as the song goes, to twist again with Chubby Checker.

    The Historic State Theater brimmed with fans and their excited energy Friday night as Checker performed.

    The theater sold tickets to all 650 of its seats for the show, which came as a surprise to Executive Director Dana Beth Lyddan. Organizers originally hoped to sell at least 400.

  • Woman’s Club has May meeting


    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met at the historic State Theater for the May luncheon meeting. The meeting was called to order by President Diane Willis.

    Betty Sue French led the Pledge of Allegiance and Gloria Whitford gave devotion on the power of laughter.

    After the reading of the minutes by Recording Secretary Jeanne Smith, Treasurer Phyllis Brandenburg gave the treasurer’s report and Nina Atcher, corresponding secretary, gave a report of correspondence sent and received.