Local News

  • Stories from the Heartland: Youngster shares his blessings

    Jack Thomas didn’t want a phone or video game for his Oct. 9 birthday. He decided he wanted to help other kids, including some classmates at Morningside Elementary School.

    So instead of inviting friends and family to his Elizabethtown home, bringing gifts and money to celebrate turning 11 years old, the fifth-grade student instead asked for Pop-Tarts, Ramen noodles and peanut butter crackers.

  • Restored barracks to be outfitted for Dec. 6 grand opening

    As Mike Weaver continues his mission to restore a World War II barracks as an attraction on the museum grounds at Fort Knox, he continues to collect new allies.

    One of the latest to come to his aid is 74-year-old Paul Greenwell of Morganfield, who recently provided period plumbing fixtures for the restoration.

  • Allegro hosts workshop about aging, decisions that come with it

    Allegro Senior Living is hosting a workshop Tuesday night aimed at helping seniors and their loved ones face the challenges that arise with aging and the resources that can help.

    The workshop, titled “Aging and the Resources to Help with those Difficult Decisions,” begins at 6 p.m. at the retirement community on Diecks Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • North Hardin finishes fourth in state band finals

    After clinching a spot in the Class 5-A state marching band finals for the second year in a row, the North Hardin High School Trojans finished fourth Saturday night at the University of Louisville's Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

    With a score of 91.34 in their 21st finals appearance, the Trojans finished just less than six-tenths of a point behind the third-place band from Lexington Paul Dunbar and more than four points behind state champion Lexington Lafayette.

  • Louisville man accepts rocket docket offer

    A Louisville man arrested Oct. 9 in Upton after police say he abducted a child and led officers on a high-speed pursuit through Hardin County has accepted a rocket docket agreement on local charges.

    Joshua J. Yeager, 24, has been charged in Hardin Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree persistent felony offense.

  • Nearly three decades in grey


    1986: Graduated from the academy in May and assigned to Post 3 in Bowling Green.

    1989: Transferred in November to Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    1994: Promoted to sergeant in September and reassigned to Post 13 in Hazard.

  • Hodgenville man indicted for murder in fatal wreck

    A Hardin County grand jury has indicted a Hodgenville man for murder in the deaths of an Elizabethtown couple killed in August in what police believe was an alcohol-related wreck.

    Earl D. Richardson, 46, faces two counts of murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants — first offense and no operator’s license. The indictment was returned Thursday.

  • North Hardin Lions Club hosts chili challenge Saturday
  • Search for Pappy bourbon continues


    Landmark News Service

    A simple search for the Holy Grail of bourbon has led to Bardstown Principal Chris Pickett becoming a person of interest in the search for the bourbon bandit who made off with more than $26,000 worth of the rare liquor, according to his attorney.

  • Duke soldiers pay tribute to fallen comrade

    By Sgt. Thomas Duval
    Special to The News-Enterprise

    The 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the Fort Knox community honored Spc. Angel Lopez on Oct. 25 in a memorial ceremony at Prichard Place Chapel.

    Lopez, a wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, died Oct. 5 from injuries sustained from small-arms fire on Forward Operating Base Apache in Zabul, Afghanistan.

    Pfc. Yeri Mora described Lopez as an outstanding soldier, father, husband and friend during the ceremony.