Local News

  • Louisville man accepts rocket docket offer

    A Louisville man arrested Oct. 9 in Upton after police say he abducted a child and led officers on a high-speed pursuit through Hardin County has accepted a rocket docket agreement on local charges.

    Joshua J. Yeager, 24, has been charged in Hardin Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Nearly three decades in grey


    1986: Graduated from the academy in May and assigned to Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    1989: Transferred in November to Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    1994: Promoted to sergeant in September and reassigned to Post 13 in Hazard.

  • Hodgenville man indicted for murder in fatal wreck

    A Hardin County grand jury has indicted a Hodgenville man for murder in the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple killed in August in what police believe was an alcohol-related wreck.

    Earl D. Richardson, 46, faces two counts of murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants — first offense and no operator’s license. The indictment was returned Thursday.

  • North Hardin Lions Club hosts chili challenge Saturday
  • Search for Pappy bourbon continues


    Landmark News Service

    A simple search for the Holy Grail of bourbon has led to Bardstown Principal Chris Pickett becoming a person of interest in the search for the bourbon bandit who made off with more than $26,000 worth of the rare liquor, according to his attorney.

  • Duke soldiers pay tribute to fallen comrade

    By Sgt. Thomas Duval
    Special to The News-Enterprise

    The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the Fort Knox community honored Spc. Angel Lopez on Oct. 25 in a memorial ceremony at Prichard Place Chapel.

    Lopez, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, died Oct. 5 from injuries sustained from small-arms fire on Forward Operating Base Apache in Zabul, Afghanistan.

    Pfc. Yeri Mora described Lopez as an outstanding soldier, father, husband and friend during the ceremony.

  • Trojans advance to state marching band finals

    Of the four area high school marching bands competing in the state championship semifinals this weekend in the Louisville area, only the North Hardin Trojans returned to the field Saturday night for the finals.

    LaRue County and Central Hardin just missed their respective finals by less than a point. John Hardin, whose Band Director Brian Ellis did not return repeated calls for this story, placed fifth in its class, also narrowly losing to fourth-place Grant County.

  • Engineers explain plans for Rose Creek repairs

    Engineers have drafted detailed plans to relocate sewer lines and laterals in the Rose Creek subdivision which have been exposed by extensive erosion.

    HDR Engineering displayed photos, maps and illustrations for interested residents gathered Thursday at Vine Grove City Hall. While still awaiting necessary permits and selection of a contractor, Mayor Blake Proffitt said the city is close to moving forward with repairs.

  • Photo: Carving out fun
  • West Point man awarded for long-time service to fire department

    A West Point man who has volunteered as a firefighter for more than 60 years and watched his son and grandson join the department was awarded Thursday for his years of service.

    Ralph Wright, 87, began serving the West Point Fire Department in January 1947 and helped found the Dixie Firefighters Association in 1963.

    On Thursday, the Dixie Firefighters Association celebrated its 50th anniversary during its annual meeting in Elizabethtown.