Local News

  • Major snowfall falls short of projections

    Hardin County residents once again awoke to a blanket of snow, but the wintry precipitation was considerably less than anticipated.

    Though there were warnings of snowfall that could accumulate up to 8 inches or more, Monday’s snowfall totaled about 3 inches, according to Tim Deely with the National Weather Service at Fort Knox.

    The accumulation was less than expected, but still put the month of March on its way to meeting snowfall totals of January and February.

  • Students invited to take part in Transfer Madness

    March commonly is known for its “madness” in Kentucky, but state officials are focusing on something that’s not related to basketball.

  • Snow jobs mean extra money, good deeds

    When the weather forecast offers the potential for ice and snow, Levi Hardin pays special attention.
    Like late Sunday and early Monday, for example.
    “I probably was watching the forecast from about 9 Sunday night until 4 on Monday morning,” he said.
    Hardin, who runs Hardin’s Diamond Cut Lawn Service, is a man for all seasons. A birthday gift of a snow blower from his grandfather has been put to good use this winter.
    For many, bad weather means big business.

  • PHOTO: Designed by snow
  • Eastview man arrested after police pursuit

    An Eastview man was arrested and faces 16 charges after leading police on a brief pursuit Sunday night.

    Kentucky State Police troopers arrested Justin S. Gibson, 29, on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown following a pursuit that began around mile-marker 91 on Interstate 65 after troopers responded to a possible hit-and-run, according to a news release.

  • School districts announce Tuesday closures

    Road conditions have caused most area school districts to call off classes again Tuesday.

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown schools will be closed Tuesday as will Elizabethtown Christian Academy. Meade County and LaRue County schools also will be out Tuesday as well as neighboring districts serving Bullitt, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart and Nelson counties plus the Bardstown Independent Schools.

    Fort Knox Community Schools will open on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is scheduled to reopen at noon Tuesday.

  • Hendrickson lands incentives

    Elizabethtown City Council approved a tax incentives package Monday for suspension systems manufacturer Hendrickson USA, which plans to open a manufacturing facility in the city.

    The package includes a five-year property tax abatement and a partial refund of Elizabethtown occupational license fees at 1 percent annually for 10 years. The city typically offers this industrial development incentives package to incoming industry.


    Because of freezing temperatures and the remnants from the recent ice and snow, contract delivery agents in some areas again may experience difficulty as they make their morning delivery of the newspaper Tuesday. The News-Enterprise apologizes for any inconvenience a delay in the delivery may cause. Don’t forget, unrestricted access to all the news and information published in each day’s edition is available for subscribers online at www.thenewseneterprise.com.

  • City council to reschedule meeting

    The Vine Grove City Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday was canceled because of the weather. A new meeting date has not been set, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.

  • Poplar Drive flood work advancing

    Robert Bush said Elizabethtown could be no more than a month away from the start of excavation on a project designed to alleviate flooding on Poplar Drive.

    Bush, director of stormwater management, said the city has purchased a property in the 500 block of Crutcher Lane, where it plans to install a detention basin to control stormwater flow, serving as the start of the Poplar Drive route. A home still sits on the property, which soon will be demolished, he said. The property was purchased at a little more than $50,000.