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Local News

  • Local bridal showcase serves wedding needs

    Soon they will don white gowns, but on Sunday their impending nuptials were designated with hot pink stickers that declared, “I’m the Bride.”

    Bridal Showcase 2013, sponsored by The News-Enterprise, brought engaged women and couples from around the area to peruse what the community has to offer in terms of food, venues, attire and ways to look one’s best.

  • Frosty, foggy morning
  • Shepherdsville woman killed in Radcliff

    A woman crossing U.S. 31W near the Econo Lodge in Radcliff was struck by a vehicle Saturday night and has died.

    Theresa Rodriguez, 45, of Shepherdsville was struck by a southbound vehicle around 10 p.m.

    Police said the crash occurred about 30 feet south of the Spring Street and U.S. 31W intersection in the south bound lane.

    According to a preliminary investigation by Radcliff Police, Rodriguez was walking out of the Econo Lodge parking lot into southbound U.S. 31W headed toward Jerry’s Restaurant, directly across the street.

  • Photo: Radcliff Mayor's breakfast
  • Icy weather leads to wrecks, closures

    Hardin County’s first hazardous bite of winter weather proved treacherous Friday, turning roads and parking lots into solid ice, shuttering local school districts and paralyzing Interstate 65 traffic for several hours.

    A band of freezing rain coated the county, causing an eight-car pileup in Upton and several rear-end collisions and fender benders throughout Hardin and surrounding counties.

  • Unknown Journey: Fighting cancer with friendship

    Mary Jane Stillwell and Debbie Folino have more in common than being married almost the same number of years, being the same age and being mothers.

    Now they are joined by one day in August. On Aug. 17, within an hour or so of each other, the women were diagnosed with breast cancer.

    “When I saw her story, I couldn’t believe how many similarities there were,” said Folino, who is from Elizabethtown. “When I read about Mary Jane, everything seemed to be the same for me.”

  • EPD officer resigns

    Officer James Richardson resigned Wednesday following a reinstatement by the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    The city noted a mistake in his termination proceedings, an open records request filed by The News-Enterprise revealed.

  • E’town man found guilty in rape, incest case

    George William Beason could spend the rest of his life in jail after being found guilty Friday morning of multiple sex crimes against an underage girl.

    Beason, 32, was found guilty of engaging in multiple sex acts with a girl who, along with her mother and siblings, lived with him. Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard recommended Beason be sentenced to 70 years in prison for his crimes.

  • The News-Enterprise receives state awards

    Members of The News-Enterprise staff received 19 awards from the Kentucky Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Presented at a banquet that highlights KPA’s annual convention at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, the awards include two first-place honors for both Chuck Jones and Melissa Vessels.

  • Comer to promote farm plate in Hardin County

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will be in Hardin County Tuesday, encouraging local residents to make a voluntary $10 donation when they renew their farm license plates.

    The donation will be split evenly among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky Proud. Commissioner Comer is traveling to county clerks’ offices throughout the state to promote the voluntary donation.