Local News

  • Wintry mix returns locally today

    A winter weather advisory is in effect today for much of Kentucky, including Hardin and all adjacent counties.

    Forecasters say as much as a quarter inch of ice and freezing rain are possible here today. The National Weather Service's advisory is in effect until 6 tonight although icy conditions are expected to taper off this afternoon as conditions transform into rain.

    Precipitation began in the early morning hours as light snow and sleet. Freezing rain is expected to create an icy glaze on the area.

  • Community opens wallets, hearts for program

    From politicians to residents, the city of Vine Grove gathered Thursday night to kick off A Dickens of a Christmas with its annual town hall meeting and charity auction to benefit its Christmas for Kids program.

    The town hall meeting started with a chili supper, but the meeting heated up when the auction began.

    One by one, items were auctioned, including a $1,400 Italian creme cake donated by Alta Hargan. Hargan was humbled by the amount her cake brought.

  • Police: Mom may have tried to sell other children

    Police are looking into whether an Elizabethtown mother charged last week with trying to sell her infant daughter may have done the same with her other two daughters.

    Leeanna Brown, 24, was arrested and charged Wednesday morning with twice attempting to sell her now 12-day-old child. The charge was upgraded Thursday from a misdemeanor to a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison if found guilty.

    Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby said the case remains open and investigators are looking into all possibilities.

  • Service praised during WWII barracks dedication

    From five soldiers outfitted in period uniforms to a stirring rendition of Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America,” the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restored World War II barracks at Fort Knox paid tribute to history and service.

    The post commander described community

    contributions and a local leader’s initiative and efforts. A former Miss America, who has become a voice for veterans, talked about life lessons that provide a model for future generations.

  • Drivers slip, slide through cold, wet, icy weather

    The first day of winter isn’t until Dec. 21, but this weekend’s snow and ice didn’t wait for a date on the calendar.

    Wintry weather wreaked havoc on holiday activities and motorists traveling home Friday as events were canceled and numerous drivers slid off roads and into each other.

  • Fort Knox holds tree-lighting ceremony

    Fort Knox held its annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Thursday at the post gazebo.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage and visited with children in attendance. Holiday music by the 113th Army Band and performances by local youth choral groups also were part of the night’s featured entertainment.

  • Radcliff branch of circuit clerk office closed Wednesday

    The Radcliff office of the Hardin Circuit Clerk will be closed for training Wednesday.

    Anyone needing to file papers or renew drivers licenses may do so at the Elizabethtown office in the Hardin County Justice Center.

  • Cause of Terry Court fire determined

    Elizabethtown Fire Department has determined what caused a fire Tuesday morning at a two-story duplex on Terry Court in Elizabethtown that displaced two mothers and nine children.

    But fire investigator Jeremy Goodman said Friday he could not yet release information on the origin of the fire because it may jeopardize their investigation.

    “(We) still are not releasing info due to pending interviews and further investigation,” Goodman said in a statement.

  • Meade falls in state final

    Scott County scored with less than a minute to play to beat Meade County, 21-14 in the Class 6-A state football championship game Saturday night in Bowling Green.

    The Green Wave trailed 14-6 at halftime.

    See Sunday's print edition for complete coverage in The News-Enterprise.

  • St. James sells former school building

    One of the former buildings of St. James Catholic Regional School has been sold.

    The former primary school building at 200 N. Miles St. in Elizabethtown was sold to DRM Living LLC.

    DRM Living previously was at 410 N. Mulberry St. in Elizabethtown. Representatives for the organization couldn’t be reached for comment.

    The school moved last year to a new building at 401 Robinbrooke Blvd. in Elizabethtown.