Local News

  • Rineyville teen arrested following police chase, carjacking

    A multi-county vehicle pursuit ended with a dog dragging a man by his shorts out of a vehicle Monday afternoon on Plum Run Road in Bardstown.

    According to police reports, Aaron Wallace, 18, of Rineyville carjacked a Ford Escape from a woman at a Louisville Meijer off Hurstbourne Lane. Wallace allegedly threw the woman on the ground and drove away in her vehicle.

    Police pursued Wallace in Louisville, through Bullitt County, along Louisville Road and finally to Plum Run Road off U.S. 31E in Nelson County.

  • Marking the sesquicentennial

    Musket rounds, cannon blasts and Civil War drama will dominate downtown Elizabethtown on Friday night.

    The Brown-Pusey House, Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, Hardin County History Museum and Morrison Masonic Lodge are sponsoring a sesquicentennial commemoration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Elizabethtown, which recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Elizabethtown but also provides re-enactments of Civil War life and suffering.

  • ‘Investing Angels’ reach out today

    Area businesspeople plan this week to promote the Lincoln Trail Venture Group and the Lincoln Trail Innovation Center and to encourage potential investors and entrepreneurs with their experiences.

    Investing Angels of the Heartland is from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

  • Martinez pleads guilty to second-degree manslaughter

    An illegal immigrant implicated in a drunken driving wreck that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter.

    Jesus Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was indicted in September on charges of murder, aggravated driving under the influence, failure to use a child restraint, and no insurance and operator’s license.

  • E'town council approves tank mixing system, sports park purchases


    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a new tank mixing system for an Industrial Park water tank, authorized more purchases for the Elizabethtown Sports Park and approved engineering services for work in the Haycraft Neighborhood.

  • Renewing the earth

    A group of environmentally aware organizations are partnering this Saturday to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day through a massive cleanup and renewal project.

    Greenspace, Let’s Spruce Up, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are pooling their talents and resources to clean up around Freeman Lake Park and plant hundreds of trees welcoming new life to nature. The cleanup is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Conference called off but Amy Roloff speaks tonight

    SpringHaven domestic violence shelter has canceled its upcoming Get Real And Create Excellence women’s conference, but a reality TV star still will speak in Elizabethtown as planned.

  • Book sale Saturday to promote history

    Residents interested in local or family history can be educated Saturday on those issues.

    Members of the Ancestral Trails Historical Society are celebrating their 10th annual historical and genealogical book fair with more speakers and lessons than usual to interest community members in historical research and teach how to find information.

    The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center on South Mulberry Street.

  • Country Club allows alcohol sales

    Elizabethtown Country Club members will be allowed to unwind with beer, wine and liquor by the drink.

    Community members in the one precinct voting on the question during a special vote Tuesday approved allowing the private country club on Hodgenville Road to sell alcohol to members.

    The measure passed in a 148 to 86 vote, a percentage of 58.1. There were four absentee votes in favor and one against.

  • Mowing up a cloud of dust