Local News

  • Family collects more than $3,000 for charity

    An Elizabethtown boy who already has had more than 60 surgeries at 8 years old has raised $3,360 with his family to benefit people who face the possibility of losing a limb.

    The family of Shawn Aberl II, a third-grader at New Highland Elementary School, has raised money for the Save-A-Limb Bike Ride in Maryland for the second year and volunteered there for the fifth year.

    The ride helps support the efforts of Sinai Hospital-Baltimore to prevent limbs from being amputated when they can be saved.

  • High school bands compete for state titles today

    The best of Kentucky's best high school marching bands compete for top honors today. Qualifying schools from last weekend's regional contests will take part in competitions at various sites in and around Bowling Green.

    The top four bands in each classification will advance to the state finals tonight at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University. The contest is staged by the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

    Here are semifinal performance times for local schools:

  • LaRue's jobless rate among lowest in Kentucky

    Hardin County borders a county with Kentucky’s third lowest unemployment rate and another that’s among the state’s 10 highest.

    LaRue County’s 7.8 percent rate in September is well below the national average of 8.8 percent and ranks behind only Woodford County’s 7.2 percent and Fayette’s rate of 7.7.

    At 13.9 percent, Meade County represents the opposite extreme in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Meade was 113th among the state’s 120 counties.

  • Death sentence again recommended for St. Clair

    Landmark News Service

    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Over the past 13 years, 48 jurors have been asked on three occasions to determine the fate of convicted killer Michael Dale St. Clair.

    And, on all three occasions, the verdict was the same — death.

  • Treats, not tricks: Be safe on Halloween

    For a child, Halloween means donning a costume, collecting candy and maybe even pulling a few pranks. But an innocent night of trick-or-treating can spell disaster if children and parents aren’t careful.
    “We need to make sure our young people are safe,” said Bryce Shumate, public information officer at Radcliff Police Department. “Halloween should be enjoyable, but it also should be safe.”

  • Towne Mall closes briefly because of bomb threat

    A bomb threat Friday morning evacuated employees and customers of the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown police responded to a threatening call made to Towne Mall. The mall was checked by mall management, according to an e-mail from EPD. The mall was re-opened for business at 10:50 a.m.

    The investigation continues.


  • Halloween: Show us your decorations

    Have an interesting Halloween design at your house? How about a uniquely decorated pumpkin?
    In our Sunday, Oct. 30, edition of Faces & Places, your photos will decorate our pages. Send one jpeg photo, including your name and city of residence, to Jeff D'Alessio at jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com by noon Friday. Not all entries will be published.

    Oct. 31

  • Faces & Places: Your Halloween submissions
  • A special connection: Band serves as link between daughter, late mother

    When Emily Smith’s mother died when Emily was in fourth grade, it was near the end of the school year and Smith didn’t come back for the last days of the year. But she did return to play the recorder in a concert. She said she knew her role and didn’t want to let anyone down.

    “I didn’t want one thing to completely break down everything else,” she said.

    And so a band career was passed down from mother to daughter.

  • Salvation Army seeks holiday volunteers

    As holiday season swiftly approaches, the Salvation Army Center of Hardin County is seeking help from the community in its efforts to make sure everyone in the county can celebrate this winter.

    “There are several ways you can help by working with the Salvation Army,” said Marie Inmon, director of the local Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army is signing up bell ringers, she said. Volunteers will start ringing bells at approved locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, beginning Nov. 21.