Local News

  • Proffitt sees growth in Vine Grove's future

    State and local projects are the most anticipated items on Mayor Blake Proffitt’s list for changes coming to Vine Grove this year.

    The three main construction efforts planned to begin when the weather warms are a tornado shelter near the Vine Grove Fire Department, a sewer expansion to offer service along Ky. 313 and the renovation of the city water system, Proffitt said.

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  • Dashing through downtown

    Runners and walkers lined up in droves Tuesday to test themselves against the bitter chill of a morning air splashed by rain, shaking off the effects of drowsiness or debauchery from the previous night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    A large crowd welcomed 2013 to Elizabethtown on New Year’s Day by putting on their running shoes and hitting the pavement, ushering in Elizabethtown’s inaugural New Year’s Dash 5K Run-Walk, which lined up in front of Kerr Office Group and traveled 3.1 miles down North Main Street, taking in several side streets.

  • New Haven woman welcomes child on New Year's Day

    One New Haven family welcomed an unexpected bundle to the world just 38 minutes after the confetti fell and party blowers sounded, signaling the entrance of 2013.

    Catrina Lashley gave birth to Alexandra Nicole Lashley, her second child, two weeks before her due date at 12:38 a.m. Tuesday. The early delivery marked Alexandra as the first child born at Hardin Memorial Hospital in the new year.

    Alexandra checked in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 17-and-a-half inches long, according to Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations.

  • Pinkham remembered by family, colleagues as good businessman

    A respected local businessman is remembered for his dedication to customers after leaving behind an automotive dealership legacy.

    Bill Pinkham, longtime co-owner of Pinkham Lincoln Automotive in Elizabethtown, died Dec. 26 at the age of 60. Pinkham played professional baseball for three years before working with his father, Les, in the family’s car dealership.

    Bill Pinkham II, his son, also works at the dealership, and said his father taught him everything he knows. His father helped his grandfather get the business up and running, he said.

  • Semi catches fire, shuts down I-65 northbound
  • Woman charged with DUI after vehicle collides with pole

    A single-vehicle crash Monday night closed a portion of Dixie Avenue for several hours after police said a vehicle collided with a utility pole because the driver was intoxicated.

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to the crash 10:48 p.m. Officer Richard Dearborn, a crash reconstructionist with EPD, said an officer drove up on the crash as it was being called in to police.

  • FORECAST FOR 2013: Economic development, savings on Duvall's 2013 wish list

    THE SERIES: A look back at accomplishments for the county and cities, and a look to what may be priorities in 2013.

    NEXT: Vine Grove


    Radcliff is primed for new business.

    The city spent most of 2012 nurturing its quality of life by purchasing a used trolley and building a modern amphitheater at City Park North, but Mayor J.J. Duvall said the city plans to focus more on economic development in 2013 while continuing its crusade to save taxpayers money.

  • Ending of Burke saga tops 2012 stories

    In selecting Hardin County’s Story of the Year for 2012, the end of two long journeys topped all others.

    In voting by members of The News-Enterprise newsroom staff, the murder conviction in a general court-martial of former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke — nearly five years after his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law were found slain in their Rineyville home — and the much anticipated opening of the Elizabethtown Sports Park were selected as the top stories in the county last year.

  • Pastor’s book helps those dealing with death of a child

    After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.

    White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss — Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.