Local News

  • Photo: Tattooing for diabetes research
  • Police conduct safety check at area schools

    With less than a week of summer vacation remaining, Central Hardin High School Principal Tim Isaacs led a Kentucky State Police trooper through the hallways while pointing out aspects of the school’s security and emergency plan.

    Standing in the Bruins’ main entryway, he explained to Trooper Jeff Gregory that each school day, Assistant Principal Mike Lawson locks the main doors at 8:30 a.m. At that point, students have finished arriving and visitors must enter through a door leading them to the front office where the school resource officer sits, Isaacs said.

  • Pipeline debate headed to E'town

    An Oklahoma pipeline company proposing a controversial natural gas liquid pipeline to run through a series of Kentucky counties, including southern Hardin County, will make its case  Thursday for the route during an open house in Elizabethtown.

    Tom Droege, spokesman for Williams, a Tulsa, Okla.-based company, said the event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center and is formatted to give residents face time with experts in fields such as construction, routing, safety and environmental issues.

  • Rand Paul set for stop in E'town

    His presence on the highest level of politics continues to grow, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has planned a pair of intimate visits to the area this week.

    The Bowling Green Republican is visiting Elizabethtown Tuesday night as a guest of the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots. He is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at Elizabethtown Christian Academy on 401 W. Poplar St., said Daniel Bayens, a Paul spokesman.

  • Helmwood residents support deployed soldiers

    Some of the area’s elderly residents pitched in last week to help deployed soldiers.

    Residents of Helmwood Healthcare Center Nursing Home in Elizabethtown prepared donated items to be shipped to deployed family members of the facility’s staff.

    Helmwood regularly finds service projects for residents to participate in, such as wrapping silverware in napkins once a week for use at Warm Blessings, Volunteer Coordinator Martha Frakes said.

  • Photo: Rodeo for Rineyville
  • Oldham uses more tools to enforce support collections

    As part of an effort to implement more creative measures to locate child support offenders, the Hardin County Attorney’s Office published the names of more than 50 parents wanted for child support payments last week in three half-page advertisements in The News-Enterprise.

    The ads ran July 28 -30 and featured offenders, last known addresses and amount owed in support in addition to their names.

  • Mini trucks bring big attention to area fans

    A line of several trucks rolled like a caravan through downtown Glendale.

    A parade of flames, neon colors and more typical designs snaked between small businesses until it looked as if the undercarriage of each vehicle might be damaged or ripped away by railroad tracks in their path because every truck was mere inches off the road.

    As the distance to the tracks shortened, the frames of each vehicle rose jerkily on its air suspension system to a nearly traditional height. Each mini truck bounced over the tracks without incident.

  • ECTC, Metalsa unveil robotics training facility

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College formally unveiled a new robotics training facility Friday, which was established through an expanding partnership with Metalsa.

    The 1,200-square-foot training facility in the Occupational-Technical Building includes robotics manufacturing work stations, a computer classroom and office suite.

    Metalsa is using the facility to train its current and new employees as well as ECTC technical programs faculty, said Dr. Tom Davenport, dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at ECTC.

  • Four accept rocket docket agreements

    Four defendants accepted plea offers last Friday through the rocket docket program and will be arraigned in Hardin Circuit Court later this month.

    Motion hour days resume Tuesday in circuit court.