Local News

  • 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.

  • Radcliff land sells for almost $1 million

    The weather might have kept residents indoors over the weekend, but some were willing to face the chill for an opportunity to buy more than 250 acres in Radcliff.

    Three individuals in Hardin County purchased 262 acres in the city for almost $1 million Saturday at an auction of the property, which belonged to the Howey family.

  • E'town man indicted on assault charge after incident with KSP

    The News-Enterprise

    An Elizabethtown man was indicted on an assault charge after police say he attempted to injure a Kentucky State Police trooper.

    Gerald R. Scheppa, 53, was indicted on a third-degree assault charge after police said he threw a knife at KSP Trooper Charlie Miller. Miller shot Scheppa in the groin. Scheppa was taken to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Glendale celebrates Christmas in the Country
  • Vine Grove’s Dickens event rebounds after cancellation

    Dickens of a Christmas has been a holiday staple in Vine Grove for more than two decades. But Friday night was a first in the history of the event — the winter weather finally got the best of it.

    Friday’s events, which included caroling and the opportunity to wear Victorian-period clothing, were canceled after the winter storm that blew in caused the roadways to be slick. Events Coordinator Donna Broadway said city officials were thinking of residents’ safety.

    “They were afraid someone would get hurt,” she said.

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  • Charges of sexual abuse, arson among indictments

    Indictments on multiple violent crimes were handed down by a Hardin County grand jury this week.

    Terry Wayne Brake, 52, was indicted on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse after police say he had sexual contact with a child younger than 12 between July 1 and Aug. 23.

    Justin Ray Cothern, 27, was indicted on charges of first-degree arson and first-degree persistent felony offense. Cothern, of Shepherdsville, started a fire at 603 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown, according to police. No one was injured in the fire.

  • County to review cost of new government complex

    Hardin County soon will know the anticipated cost to construct the new county government complex set for construction on property along Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Hardin Fiscal Court is expected to review and possibly vote on a recommendation this week for the guaranteed maximum price of construction from Alliance Corporation, the county’s designated construction manager.