Local News

  • Magnolia Farms on the forefront

    Tucked away on a noisy stretch of dirt road that soon will be home to a section of the Elizabethtown to Radcliff connector, Will Harris and Kelly Emerine looked across their shoulders and pictured the potential the patch of wilderness in front of them has to offer.

    Foremost in their mind during a hot August day was development of Magnolia Farms, a 50-lot subdivision they tout as the first eco-friendly neighborhood in Hardin County and possibly the first development of its kind  in the state.

  • Families flock to Cecilia Days for fun, festivities

    The annual Cecilia Days festival made for a perfect outing for families on a sunny Saturday.

    Somewhat cooler weather greeted the festival this weekend, and the decrease in temperature was welcomed by crowds gathered along the sides of Ky. 86 to watch the annual parade.

    The parade was a popular spot with children, as they rushed to pick up candy thrown by participants.

  • Faces and Places: Rodeo: Riding, roping and wrestling
  • Two Radcliff men face robbery trial Monday

    Two Radcliff men accused of robbing businesses in the city are scheduled to face trial Monday.

    James Smalley, 23, and Terrell Boyd, 19, are scheduled to be tried at 9 a.m. Each is charged with four counts of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and one count of complicity to commit assault.

    They were arrested July 18, 2011, and accused of robbing a Hardee’s and Jr Foods at gunpoint.

  • E'town Lions Club hosts 70th chicken barbecue

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club has entered its eighth decade of cooking chicken for a good cause.

    Saturday’s meal marked the club’s 70th year barbecuing chicken as a major fundraiser.

    Food was served at Elizabethtown High School, while the chicken was cooked next door on large grills at American Legion Park.

  • IHOP 'very, very close' to closing deal in E'town

    By around Thanksgiving, Elizabethtown could be home to an IHOP.

    Creg Hagerman, vice president of operations for IHOP, said Friday morning "we're very, very close'' on a deal to come to Elizabethtown. IHOP, which has stores in Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green, is in negotiations to move into the old Frisch's location on 31W by Cheddars.

    Hagerman said IHOP, which stands for International House of Pancakes, would initially employ between 170 and 180 people in full and part-time positions.

  • 8-year-old cancer survivor fights for awareness

    Eight-year-old Sydney Dover has an intense phobia of needles.

  • Longtime columnist Kathleen Booker dies at 91

    A fixture at county fairs and a weekly voice in the community newspaper, Kathleen Booker of White Mills died Thursday. She was 91.

    Mrs. Booker’s community column began appearing in The Elizabethtown News in 1966. It continued weekly without interruption despite her frail health in recent years. Her final byline will be published in Sunday’s edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • 'Undercover Boss' stop in E'town to air again

    An Elizabethtown company has found a new level of exposure through a network television reality show.

    The episode of “Undercover Boss” on CBS that featured Aire Serv of Elizabethtown replays at 8 tonight.

    Aire Serv provides installation, maintenance and repair of indoor heating and air systems, and is owned by The Dwyer Group. Dina Dwyer-Owens, company CEO, went undercover in Aire Serv and in several of its sister companies for the CBS program.

  • Barn fire contained; no injuries reported

    Jeffrey Jones’ home might have been destroyed by fire early Thursday if he hadn’t been up late with a friend staying the night.

    The 17-year-old and his friend, Anthony Baird, were hanging out in Jeffrey’s room at about 4 a.m.