Today's Features

  • CARROLL. Civilian Rashawn D. Carroll, son of Sabrina Y. Carroll of Columbia, S. C., and Otis L. Carroll of Fort Knox, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N. C. A 2009 graduate of Richland Northeast High School of Columbia, he will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

  • PATTERSON. Navy Seaman Telly S. Patterson, son of Tawanna L. and William C. Patterson of Vine Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Patterson is a 2012 graduate of North Hardin High School.


    “When I was in school …” is a phrase I hear in community conversations about the “good ole days.” Although it is tempting, we really cannot compare school from the past, the present and what we face in the future. Likewise, we might be tempted to compare our new standards and testing system to our past system but they are as different as night and day.  

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Kevin Corbin, 1204 Boone Road, Rineyville. Use: storage.

    Dave Riddle Church Ministries, 4346 Hardinsburg Road, Cecilia. Use: church.

    Aaron and Victoria Booker, 3 Middle Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

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

    Phillips Homes LLC to Regina and Weldon L. Herron, 761 Tunnel Hill Church Road, Elizabethtown, $281,500.

    L.A.N.D. Inc. to Phillip C. and Shannon Fuller, lot 42 Ambrook Estates Subdivision, county, $22,500.

    Emily and James Perguson to Richard J. and Victoria Williams, 308 Elmhurst Ave., Vine Grove, $88,000.

  • Sitting at a potter’s wheel on the back porch of her Elizabethtown home on a temperate day before autumn, Monique Wright Hanna imagines aloud it is what heaven must be like.

    The fall equinox signifies the completion of summer and transition to fall; likewise, the summer of 2012 signified completion of Hanna’s goal of devoting an entire summer to art. Along with pottery, she produced oil paintings and quilts.

    She set that goal in 1999.

  • Local authors Stefanie and David Meade will have a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Public Library's main branch in Elizabethtown.

    The Meades also are artists. They self-published and illustrated the young adult fantasy book called “The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1.”

    Books can be purchased online at www.barnesandnoble.com and will be avaiable at the signing for $10, cash only.

  • Arthurian legend hits the stage for kids when the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati performs a production of “The Sword in the Stone” 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The 45-minute production is intended for children 12 and younger and will include a 15-minute question and answer session following the play.

    Afterward, interactive study guides will be available in the theater lobby.

    Tickets for the play cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

  • The News-Enterprise

    Paranormal Boot Camp and investigations of reputedly haunted spots will be offered Saturday.

    The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riasok Shrine Club at 112 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown, will be followed by hosted ghost hunts.

    HardinCounty paranormal investigators Stan Howard, co-founder of Paranormal Activity Search Team of Kentucky (P.A.S.T. of Ky.), and Blane Willcut, P.A.S.T. of Ky. member, are part of a panel of investigators who will conduct classes on a wide range of related subjects.

  • Throughout the years, the function of the school library has changed. While books remain at the core of a library, technology has  pushed the library to the forefront of learning at all age levels.

    From apps to learning labs, technology is a part of today’s library.

    At John Hardin High School, the library has a mobile iPad lab to use throughout the school through Wi-Fi.

    “Suddenly learning is engaging and fascinating,” said Jan O’Daniel, library media specialist at JHHS.