Local News

  • Fire department does not issue permits for leaf burning

    Though a city ordinance states residents can legally burn leaves with a permit from the fire department, Elizabethtown's Chief Fire Inspector Rusty Todd said the fire department does not issue permits to burn leaves.

    The fire department has not issued a resident a permit for leaf burning in five years, he said.

  • Fiscal Court OKs first read of county budget

    County officials backed the proposed budget Friday as outlined by Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    The $76.5 million budget plan, which includes $3 million in capital improvements, a $30.4 million spending plan for county operations and $42.7 million in Base Realignment and Closure initiative projects that pass through county government, passed a first reading unanimously with no amendments offered to the plan. Magistrate Roy Easter was absent from the meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court.

  • Radcliff woman charged in E'town Rite Aid robbery

    A Radcliff woman is in custody after she brandished a firearm and robbed the Elizabethtown Rite Aid pharmacy at gunpoint Friday, according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

    Anita Jaynes, 37, was arrested Friday night and charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence after she walked into the Rite Aid on West Dixie Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and pulled a handgun, stealing several controlled substances from the store’s pharmacy, said Sgt. Billy Edwards. No one was injured.

  • No DNA link from crime scene to Burke

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For The News Enterprise

    None of the DNA evidence found at the shooting scene inside Karen Comer’s home matches that of Sgt. Brent Burke, forensic experts testified at Burke’s court martial Friday at Fort Campbell.

  • Jailer: Baptism ban to remain

    After researching baptism policies at 20 jails in Kentucky, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said he will uphold a ban on jail baptism for security and safety reasons.

    Allen relayed his decision in a letter to the Elizabethtown Church of Christ, which challenged the prohibition on the grounds of religious freedom of expression. The church believes water baptism by immersion is an essential part of the salvation process.

  • Warrior Dash moves to Marion County

    An extreme obstacle race series that encourages participants to embrace their inner warriors will not unleash its battle cry on Hardin County this summer.

    The Warrior Dash has relocated its Kentucky race from Wild Rose Equestrian Center in the Elizabethtown area to Pope’s Creek Ranch in Marion County, outside Lebanon, because alcohol is prohibited at the Hardin County site.

  • Ballistics evidence in Burke trial matches bullets


    For The News-Enterprise

    FORT CAMPBELL — A ballistics expert told prosecutors Thursday morning spent bullets found at the double-murder scene in Karen Comer’s home seemed to come from a 9mm handgun.

  • Sonora man leads police on 40-minute pursuit

    A Sonora man faces more than 20 felony charges after he led police on a 40-minute pursuit Wednesday night in Elizabethtown, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

    Tyler-Ray Fairthorne, 20, is charged with 18 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, under-21 driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, open container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, six counts of disregarding a stop sign and license plate not legible.

  • Photos: National Day of Prayer observed
  • Buffet at ECTC offers unique cooking, eating options

    Jerry Squires had never eaten bison, ostrich, boar or kangaroo before Wednesday night.

    He and two friends who work with him in the information technology department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College were among about 120 people who wound through lines at the school’s Wild Game Buffet to sample meats they had never tasted.

    Squires said he and his friends hunt as often as they can, so they wanted to be part of the event when they received an email about it.