Local News

  • St. John roadwork scheduled today

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be replacing and extending a guardrail today near the Elizabethtown Sports Park on St. John Road. 

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for KYTC District 4 in Elizabethtown, said the work will commence at 8 a.m. on the sports park side and last most of the day. The state will work in conjunction with the city to build up the shoulder of the road, Jessie said. 

  • School supply distribution features carnival theme

    Cecilia area residents and businesses are combining a new school supplies giveaway with family fun this weekend.

    The free event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howevalley United Methodist Church on Hardinsburg Road to benefit students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

    This is the first such giveaway. Area residents and businesses thought it was important to help families take home supplies as students return to school, organizer Miranda Hibbard said.

  • Publicizing offenders generates child support leads

    County Attorney Jenny Oldham said advertisements listing information about parents who owe child support led to three arrests and one full payment.

    “It’s worth those four,” she said.

    Ads published in The News-Enterprise in late July listed parents’ names, last known addresses and amounts owed. In addition to the arrests and payments, the county attorney’s office has received four or five phone calls with good information on the whereabouts of other offenders, Oldham said.

  • Making dust for progress
  • Coal train derails in northern Hardin Co.

    Crystal Eaddy stared in disbelief Thursday at the coal spilling onto a hillside in her backyard from a railway car flipped on its side.

    If it were not for the heavy tree line at the top of the hill, Eaddy said it’s possible the derailed train car could have crashed through her house at 131 Red Hawk Drive. She and her family moved there less than a month ago.

    “That is extremely scary,” Eaddy said.

  • Pastor finds comfort in church

    Renee Hudgell’s first assignment as a pastor is making history in West Point.

    The woman who residents say is the town’s first female pastor passed her one year anniversary leading the congregation of West Point United Methodist Church in June.

    Even growing up active in the United Methodist Church, Hudgell never saw herself as a pastor.

  • Hope for Haiti

    A church-based mission group is hosting its second fundraiser Sunday to purchase parts and equipment for clean water systems it installs in the impoverished nation of Haiti.

    The Living Waters for the World Haiti team is hosting the Hope for Haiti celebration Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church on North Miles Street in Elizabethtown.

    The program starts with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction at 4:30 p.m. followed by a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m.

  • Local students attend Boys, Girls Nation

    Two local students represented the state at a national leadership program.

    Alex Russett, a senior at North Hardin High School, and Anna Huffman, a senior at Central Hardin High School, served as Kentucky representatives at Boys and Girls Nation this summer. The programs, which are mock legislative sessions, are for students selected from Boys State and Girls State earlier in the school break.

  • 15 coal cars off track near Red Hill Road crossing

    A Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailed overnight. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

    "No hazardous material," said Doug Finlay, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

    The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

  • HMH to host 'roof-raising' event

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is undergoing a transformation and wants to involve the public.

    The hospital is hosting a “Raising the Roof Celebration” at 10 a.m. Monday on the North Dixie Avenue campus. There, it will unveil artist renderings of two floors that will be built on the existing property as part of an expansion of private rooms and be known as the “North Tower.”