Local News

  • State reviews birth center case

    The future of a proposed alternative birth center in Elizabethtown now is in the hands of the state.

    An attorney for the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center argued opponents have not submitted evidence worthy of overcoming the presumption of need set by the Cabinet for Health & Family Services while counsel for Hardin Memorial Health, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield said the center is not needed, its business model is faulty and its utilization projections are inflated.

  • North Hardin graduate killed in motorcycle wreck

    The last time high school best friends Rosita Velez and Sandrice Parker spoke, Velez recalled they discussed making plans to hang out. The two graduated in 2007 from North Hardin High School but went to different colleges and lived in different cities.

    Parker, who was living and working in Bowling Green, recently posted an update on Facebook about working on a movie, Velez remembered. Parker told her it was going to air on the Sundance Channel.

    Early Monday morning, Parker, 24, was killed in a motorcycle wreck on Ewing Ford Road in Bowling Green.

  • Driving's dangers: John Hardin students learn of hazards during mock crash

    First responders shattered glass and cut through twisted metal in the parking lot of John Hardin High School as students gathered to watch. Though the injuries weren’t real, organizers of the wreck hoped to elicit geniune emotion.

    A multitude of community agencies worked together to simulate a deadly car crash Tuesday morning in front of John Hardin to warn students of the dangers of drunken and distracted driving.

  • Photo: ECTC students participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day activities
  • Closure scheduled for U.S. 31W Bypass

    For the second time in two weeks, a portion of the U.S. 31W Bypass will be closed briefly.

    The section between St. John Road and North Dixie Avenue will close at 7:30 tonight.

    The Transportation Cabinet notice said the closure is necessary to allow for steel structures to be set overhead for the interchange overpass. The work is part of the Ky. 361 connector that will provide an alternate route between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    The work is scheduled to be completed and the bypass reopened by 6 a.m. Thursday.

  • Home destroyed in Monday blaze

    A woman’s manufactured home was destroyed late Monday night in a blaze on Teresa Road just outside of Elizabethtown.

    Central Hardin Fire Chief Everett Roberts said firefighters responded at 9:59 p.m. to the 140 block of Teresa Road near the city limits of Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    Upon arrival, Roberts said it was an “obvious working fire” with visible flames and smoke emitting from the roof as well as underneath the residence.

  • Parrett selected for program at U.S. War College

    The News-Enterprise

    State Sen. Dennis L. Parrett will participate as a civilian guest in the eighth annual Commandant’s National Security Program at U.S. War College in Carlisle, Pa.

    The event July 22-25 provides a forum for discussion of national security, allows students to understand society and provides guests with an inside view of the military at the highest levels.

  • County nets millions in state asphalt money

    A statewide program to rehabilitate roadways has garnered nearly $3 million for Hardin County this year.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded money for asphalt paving on two state roadways in Hardin County, part of a larger package benefiting more than 45 counties as the spring construction season starts.

  • Police: E’town man charged with imprisoning woman

    An Elizabethtown man is in jail after police say he held a woman captive in her own vehicle for 12 hours while he drove at high speeds throughout four counties.

    Elijah Lee Cothern, 25, was arrested Sunday morning on Haycraft Street by an Elizabethtown police officer, who served Cothern with multiple arrest warrants.

    He faces charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, theft by unlawful taking — automobile, fourth-degree assault, second-degree fleeing or evading police and violating parole.

  • Prescription drug take back program nets pounds of pills

    A national prescription drug take back day Saturday brought in pounds of unused pills across the county.

    The Drug Enforcement Administration organizes a take back event about once every three or four months.

    Kentucky State Police then spread the word and collect medications turned in to law enforcement agencies throughout the region for disposal. This past Saturday brought in about 74 pounds of prescription drugs to KSP Post 4.