Local News

  • An unknown journey: 'She's going to beat it'

    Mary Jane Stillwell is a married mother of three who loves to spend time with her family. She works as an instructional assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.
    She also has breast cancer.
    News Editor Jeff D'Alessio will follow Stillwell's journey in this ongoing series as she faces cancer head-on.
    Less than one month after her diagnosis, the 37-year-old begins chemotherapy today at James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.

  • Brushy Fork Debates look to rebound after low turnout

    Coming off a down year, Vine Grove hopes its annual political showcase bounces back this weekend despite a small field of contested local races.

    The third annual Brushy Fork Debates kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vine Grove Optimist Park in conjunction with the Autumn Daze Festival. Events Coordinator Donna Broadway said Brushy Fork, designed in a similar format as the longstanding Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County, will have a mix of local, state and national candidates arguing the merits of their policies and platforms.

  • Radcliff teen charged with burglary, sexual abuse

    A Radcliff teen was arrested Tuesday on charges he unlawfully entered a woman’s home and requested she remove her clothes.

    David Shin, 19, is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the teen was arrested just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on arrest warrants.

    Around 1 a.m. May 29, Shin entered a residence on Robbie Valentine Drive through a window, according to a warrant.

  • Greensburg gets ready for Cow Days


    For The News-Enterprise

    Greensburg’s square comes alive Friday and Saturday when the Rotary Club’s Cow Days returns.

    Greensburg’s downtown will feature two stages, assorted vendors, athletic competitions and a street lined with food booths.

    The traditional Cow Days parade Saturday, which featured Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer as grand marshal last year, will be scaled back at bit but remains a highlight of the celebration.

  • Officials hope to draw newcomers to Autumn Daze

    Officials hope increased advertising attracts new residents to eat and party during Vine Grove’s 53rd annual Autumn Daze Festival and parade this weekend.

    Planners advertised the event more than ever this year. Brushy Fork Debates planners raised money for advertising to make sure the debates and corresponding festival were successful, said city events coordinator Donna Broadway.

    New to this year’s Autumn Daze, which begins Friday at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue, are more bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and miniature golf.

  • Walk/run to support cystic fibrosis research

    A local business is hosting a premiere event Saturday to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis.

    Backyard Essentials by Pools Plus has organized a 5K fun run and one-mile walk as a fundraiser for the University of Louisville Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    The school operates one of two cystic fibrosis care centers in the state. The other is with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

  • Photo: Showing grass who's boss
  • Hardin GOP opens campaign office


    The News-Enterprise

    GOP opens campaign headquarters

    With the general election approaching, the Republican Party of Hardin County has opened a campaign headquarters.

    The office is at 790 N. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown, next to Helmwood Veterinary Clinic.

    It is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

    For information, call the headquarters at 234-123

  • County approves five-year waste management plan

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved an updated five-year solid waste management plan Tuesday, fulfilling a state requirement and laying a framework through 2017.

    The plan outlines the county’s collection and disposal methods, recycling procedures, open dumps and litter practices, siting standards, enforcement measures, public participation and education programs and financial mechanisms to cover costs.

  • Cake one way to say thanks

    \First responders throughout the community were honored Tuesday by employees of Cash Express who delivered cakes, prayer cards and posters expressing gratitude on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    Firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services risked their lives that day at what came to be called Ground  Zero in New York City, fighting to rescue thousands of people at the World Trade Center. Some of those responders lost their lives in the effort.