Local News

  • Class of '66 to venture down Route 66

    Forty-eight years after they graduated, members of the Elizabethtown High School Class of 1966 are reuniting next month to travel one of the country’s most famous highways.

    The classmates are banding together to travel a roughly 300-mile stretch of U.S. Route 66 from Springfield, Missouri, to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • Stephensburg Homecoming Days kicks off Friday

    Low attendance caused Stephensburg Home­­com­ing Days to be removed for two years, but with careful planning and fresh ideas, the community committee hopes to resurrect the weekend festival.

    “We’ve been having weekly meetings for several months so we can go ahead and start putting it all back together,” community committee chairwoman Angela Peters said.

  • Council denies Radcliff fireworks ordinance

    Radcliff City Council voted down a proposed ordinance to limit fireworks usage within city limits.

    In a called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the council voted 3-1 against the motion. Councilmen Jacob Pearman and Don Shaw were not present for the vote.

    Councilwoman Barbara Baker, who sponsored the ordinance, was the only vote in favor of passage.

    The ordinance would have limited fireworks usage between 5 p.m. and midnight July 2-6 and 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Dec. 31 into Jan. 1.

  • Bridge repairs to shut down road

    Bridge repairs on Ky. 391 will close the road over Otter Creek in Hardin County at mile point 1.2 beginning today.

    Residents on the southern end of Ky. 391 must access the road from Ky. 1600 and residents on the northern side must access the road from Ky. 1500/Ky. 144.

    Repairs should be com­plete and the bridge reopened by the end of the day Monday.

  • Water leaks creates fountain alongside Patriot Parkway
  • Third Davis murder trial set for Aug. 11

    After facing the indecision of two panels of jurors, Jarrod Davis returned Tuesday afternoon to Hardin Circuit Court for the scheduling of his third murder trial.

    Davis, who is accused of killing his 1-month-old son in January 2013, returned to jail Father’s Day weekend after the second jury failed to reach a verdict after almost seven hours of deliberation.

    Judge Ken Howard confirmed the third trial date for Aug. 11, with a backup date of Nov. 17.

  • Radcliff ranks in top 10 for safest Kentucky cities

    Radcliff’s low crime rate has earned the city another recognition.

    According to a blog by Motovo, a real estate research website, Radcliff ranked 10th in their list of top 10 safest cities in Kentucky.

    “The positive for us is the cities we’re with,” Mayor J.J. Duvall said. “It’s an honor.”

  • Decision on possible charges in fatal wreck could take several days

    A decision on whether there will be charges from Sunday night’s fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway could be days away.

    Sgt. Rex Allaman of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, lead detective in the case, said piecing together the events that led up to the crash around 10:15 p.m. can be time consuming.

    “(A decision is) getting closer all the time,” Allaman said. “We’re trying to put everything together that we think is a pretty darn accurate account of what happened.”

  • Annual Nolin RECC meeting set for Friday

    The News-Enterprise

    The annual Nolin RECC meeting is Friday with a free night of music and entertainment for members as well as the community.

    Featured entertainer will be country music artist and Louisville native Olivia Henken, who was on Season 5 of NBC’s hit TV show, The Voice. Among the other events will be a free health and exhibit fair and children’s entertainer Rick Arnold. 

  • Lunar 5K raises more than $25,000

    Saturday’s cosmic-themed Lunar 5K routed through Freeman Lake Park resulted in stellar attendance rates and money raised for Hosparus.

    “We are very thankful for the community of Elizabethtown and their continued support for Hosparus,” said Karin Olmstead, senior manager of advancements and community relations for Hosparus. “This year’s turnout was amazing,”

    The 5K — 3.1-mile run/walk — raised more than $25,000 through 1,200 participants and spectators.