Today's Features

  • Andrea McWright, center, of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, presents a potted plant to Rene Hutcheson, left, and Charlotte Wahl, right, of the Hardin County Public Library. The plant will be used to beautify the public space at the library and is a symbol of the Garden Club’s gratitude for all the library has done to educate and benefit the local community.

  • 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.

    David Pratt, 436 Brock Road, Rineyville. Use: porch.

    Gregory Bourgeois, 52 Chase Lake Road, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Alvey Russell, 93 Dogwood Drive, county. Use: pole barn.

    Sid and Suzanne Verble, 116 Green Haven Court, county. Use: swimming pool.

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

    Curtis and Nancy Willoughby to DeReatha Stine, 405 Wilmoth St., Elizabethtown, $105,000.

    U.S. Bank National Association to Jeffrey and Heather Miles, 102 Randall Casteel Court, Elizabethtown, $67,000.

    Christopher L. and Cynthia L. Davis to Telisa and Leis Holmes III, 196 Creekvale Drive, Vine Grove, $196,500.

  • LaRue County historian James D. LaRue Jr. chronicles the life of his great-great-great grandmother in his book “Mary Brooks: Portrait of a Kentucky Pioneer, Granny Woman, Family Matriarch.”

    The 173-page book tells the story of Brooks, one of Kentucky’s earliest settlers. She would be the matriarch to prominent LaRue County families whose descendants include a governor and U.S. Congressman.

  • Members of Hardin County Playhouse believe life beyond our planet is likely.

    Whether they believe it will arrive on Earth in a manner that in any way resembles its latest production is another matter.

    Man-eating alien plants, ’50s and ’60s rhythm and blues, a Greek chorus and a skid row flower shop are some of the elements woven into the storyline of “Little Shop of Horrors.” The HCP production opens tonight at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown.

  • Local students have the chance to climb the beanstalk in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

    Auditions for students in first through eighth grades take place 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Students should arrive on time and plan to stay for the entire two-hour session. The 50 students cast will start rehearsing 30 minutes after the auditions are completed. The rest of the rehearsals are 4-8:30 p.m. through Thursday. 

  • The Historic State Theater Complex will host its first art show and auction Saturday in the First Federal Gallery.  

    With the recent art activity going on downtown during Second Saturday and exhibits at Wild Earth Gallery, theater director Emily West thought the timing was right to do something a little more cultural at the theater complex.  

    The free show is open noon to 6:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. All the auction pieces will be on display throughout the day.

  • The News-Enterprise

    Local country music singer Josh Proctor will be releasing a new CD and performing 6-9 p.m. tonight at Adobo Mexican Restaurant at 5612 Bardstown Road in Louisville.

    The CD is called “On My Own” and can be purchased for $10 from www.joshproctorsings.com and is available for download.

    During the release concert, Proctor will perform songs from his CD as well as duet from the album with Rebekah Lynn.

  • The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


  • The following misdemeanor 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. 

    Tyrone D. Perks (1970). Criminal trespassing. Serve one day in jail. Court costs waived.

    Richard Wade Diaz (1963). Local county ordinance. Total $155.

    Heather Richardson (1986). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $235.