Local News

  • Quest Industries considering investment in E’town

    A bottle decorating company out of Hillside, N.J., has been approved for nearly $1 million in state tax incentives as it seeks to tap into Kentucky’s bourbon industry.

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has given preliminary approval for up to $900,000 in tax incentives to Quest Industries LLC, a bottle decorator for high-end alcohol, beverage and personal care industries.

  • Radcliff Summer Blast offers affordable family fun

    Candace Hurley knew there was no turning back when her children spotted carnival rides spread across Radcliff City Hall parking lot.

    After spending the morning at a run on Fort Knox, Hurley, of Flaherty, didn’t put up a fight. 

    “This is kind of their reward for doing the run this morning,” she said. 

  • State Supreme Court orders suspension of E’town attorney’s license

    An Elizabethtown attorney is set to be temporarily suspended from practicing law after the Kentucky Supreme Court upheld a recommendation by the Board of Governors of the state’s bar association.

    Ronald E. Hines has had a license to practice law in Kentucky since 1987 and operates from an office on North Main Street in Elizabethtown.

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  • KSP executes search warrant at Hodgenville City Hall

    Work halted Friday at Hodgenville City Hall as Kentucky State Police troopers executed a search warrant at the government facility.

    Mayor Terry Cruse said police asked to review certain city records and his administration was fully cooperative with investigators. He did not specify what type of records police were interested in.

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  • Police net 16 in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    After a year-long investigation, local police arrested 14 Elizabethtown residents and a New Haven man as part of a prescription drug trafficking probe they’ve titled “Operation Pill Crusher.”

  • Girl, 6, critically injured in one-vehicle wreck

    A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition in a Louisville hospital after she was ejected from a vehicle Thursday night on the Western Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.

    Mya Farrar was the only passenger injured in the single-vehicle wreck Thursday near the parkway’s 128-mile marker, according to Kentucky State Police. Her father, who was driving the car, faces three traffic-related charges.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said Mya was in stable but critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Police charge 16 in 'Operation Pill Crusher'

    Fifteen area residents were arrested this morning on charges of drug trafficking as part several months-long narcotics investigation police have named "Operation Pill Crusher."

    At least one more who currently is serving time in Green River Correctional Complex also faces charges in connection to the investigation by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, according to a news release.

    Of those arrested, 14 are accused of trafficking in hydrocodone pills and four oxycodone, according to police.

  • A storm's wrath

    A few readers shared images from Wednesday night's violent storm. Because it was packed with lightning and came in the late evening, many of the images include dramatic lightning strikes.

    Damage photos will appear in Friday's print edition of The News-Enterprise alongside story coverage of a possible tornado damage in LaRue County and straight-line winds that tore through the Rineyville area.