Local News

  • Shelter lands money for expansion

    SpringHaven Inc. now has the cash needed to invest in more bedroom space and a larger dining hall.

    The Elizabethtown domestic violence shelter earlier this month was awarded a $500,000 community development block grant from the state, which it will use to increase its number of bedrooms from five to 11, said Tanya Thomas, executive director.

  • Bank of Buffalo reports midday robbery

    A man dashed out of the Bank of Buffalo's main branch Wednesday after handing a note to teller, which police said demanded money and claimed he was armed. The robber reportedly left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Kentucky State Police are looking for a white man, approximatley 6 feet tall and 30 years of age. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and work gloves.

  • Volunteers needed for foster care review boards

    The Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking volunteers to serve on Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Hardin County and the surrounding area.

    The volunteers review cases of children who are placed in foster homes because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, according to a news release.

  • Railroad work causes road closures

    Because of railroad repairs, two roads will be closed in the Guston community of Meade County over the next few days.

    CSX Transportation will be closing Ky. 428 at the Guston crossing to perform maintenance today, according to the state Transportation Cabinet. Railroad crews are expected to complete that work and have the road reopened Friday. 

  • Fire departments now in compliance on tests

    Five local fire departments that failed to submit standardized test results to Hardin County government now are in compliance and will resume their monthly financial allotments in May, said David Underwood, director of Hardin County Emergency Management.

    Upton, Sonora, Ky. 86, West Point and White Mills fire departments all missed the deadline and had their allotments pulled for three months, but Underwood said they have met all obligations to resume the payments later this year.

  • Radcliff health department not afflicted with mold

    A story published in Tuesday’s edition of The News-Enterprise erroneously reported the Radcliff Health Department location on North Wilson Road has issues with mold and is an unsafe workplace.

    Wendy Keown, public information officer for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, clarified the issue Wednesday, saying the department eradicated mold from the building several years ago and it no longer poses a threat.

    “It’s not an unsafe building,” she said. “It’s just old.”

  • White Castle to be demolished, rebuilt

    The Elizabethtown White Castle on North Mulberry Street has temporarily closed and will be demolished to make way for a larger, sleeker restaurant employing about 20 more workers.

  • Students are the scientists at SJS science fair


    Setting one’s school work on fire isn’t usually advised, but every now and then, it’s exactly what’s called for.

    St. James Regional Catholic School held its science fair Tuesday, and students tested hypotheses on subjects ranging from music’s effect on the brain to what beverages do to teeth.

    The fair has been a staple of science classes at St. James for years. But the majority of the work is left to students to do on their own, science teacher Becky McGuffin said.

  • County approves plan to relocate county offices

    Nearly five years after the county rejected a proposal to relocate county offices, Hardin Fiscal Court has approved construction of a new facility off Ring Road that will move the bulk of Hardin County government out of downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Local forestry office closing

    Hardin County native Steve Gray has spent about 30 years of his career with the state Division of Forestry at the division office in Elizabethtown.

    The office where he has spent so much of his time working has been open since 1949, helping with forest fire control, assisting with forest management, inspecting logging work for water quality violations, running educational programs in schools and conducting other work.