Local News

  • All county post offices to fight hunger

    Postal workers across the nation plan to help feed hungry people in their communities Saturday during the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger event.

    The event takes place in about 10,000 cities nationwide with support of more than 200,000 letter carriers. That makes it the largest one-day food drive in the country with an average collection of 70 million pounds of food, said Pete Countryman, a retired postal worker and annual participant in the food drive.

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff usually bring in about 8,000 pounds of food each, he said.

  • Fourth-graders create 'living museum' of famous Kentuckians

    Students at Morningside Elementary School brought research on famous Kentuckians to life Tuesday and shared information about everyone from the first Native Americans to NBA player Tayshaun Prince.

    Fourth-grade students in the classes of Roseann Thrush and Sharon Billings created a “Famous Kentuckians Living Museum” for the end of the school year. Each student depicted an influential person from the Bluegrass State and discussed their lives with fellow students who weaved their way through the “museum” in the school library.

  • Convicted of murder, Burke faces life sentence

     By Benjamin Joubert

    For The News Enterprise

    Nearly two and a half hours after starting deliberations Tuesday morning, a Fort Campbell jury found Sgt. Brent Burke guilty on all counts. He was convicted of premeditated murder, felony murder, burglary, child endangerment and obstruction of justice.

    The mandatory sentence is life in prison and after a period of deliberation, the possibility of parole was eliminated.

  • Candidates for 25th District state their case

    With the primary approaching, the three Democratic candidates vying for the 25th state legislative district seat touted their credentials to voters this week.

    Incumbent Rep. Jimmie Lee, Kendrick Bryan and Glenn Fonda addressed the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club during its meeting Monday night at Nolin RECC, explaining why their services could be beneficial to Frankfort.

    Bryan, 24, the youngest candidate,  addressed the crowd first and said he would not kowtow to lobbyists or take money from special interests.

  • Tribute acts to headline summer concert

    Elizabethtown will welcome three bands to Freeman Lake Park on September 28 who play tribute to a trio of iconic rock bands.

  • Shelves to aid opening of Vine Grove lending library

    A community library might soon be open because bookshelves have been obtained for a space at Vine Grove City Hall designated for the free lending of reading materials to community members.

    The effort to set up the library began more than a year ago when the Vine Grove Woman’s Club began collecting bookshelves and books for readers of all ages to set up in a room in the city hall.

  • North Hardin to host Night of the Arts

    North Hardin High School faculty and students are hoping to bring a love of the arts to Hardin County.

    North Hardin is hosting its first Night of the Arts from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. The event features visual arts and musical and dramatic performances, all from students.

    The school has sponsored concerts and theater productions before, but faculty members in the fine arts department were looking for a new event to showcase all facets of the arts, said James Beard, head of the fine arts department.

  • French promoted to brigadier general

    AFGHANISTAN — Kristin K. French, commander of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, has been promoted from colonel to brigadier general.

    French received the promotion from Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, during a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, where she is deployed with the 3rd ESC.

    French took over command of the 3rd ESC in June 2011 and is the third female general officer to lead the command, according to a news release.

  • Woman dies in car crash

    CLARKSON — On the evening of her 42nd birthday, a Leitchfield woman’s car ran off U.S. 62 in Grayson County, overturned several times and hit a tree before coming to rest on its hood in a creek. She was found dead the next morning.

    After examining Katherine Dixon’s body, Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson recorded time of death as between 1 and 3 a.m. CDT Tuesday. It’s not clear when the wreck occurred or how long the car was undetected before it was reported to police at 6:15 a.m.

  • Car runs into Kumon Center

    One woman was injured Monday afternoon when a car drove through the front door of the Kumon Math and Reading Center on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.

    Lisa D. Addington, 44, of Elizabethtown was driving a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle through the parking lot in front of Kumon when her shoe caught on the gas pedal, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department. Addington told police the Beetle was a new vehicle to her.