Local News

  • Open house on pipeline draws large crowd

    Williams pipeline company officials hoped to convince skeptics and opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline they will use sound environmental and safety practices to install the line during an open house Thursday in Elizabethtown, but several residents said they would leave the meeting with continued unease.

    Some who mingled through the large crowd said they came away from the open house with more questions than answers.

  • Rosecreek residents' patience eroding

    Some Rosecreek Drive residents affected by erosion in Vine Grove said they’re considering legal options to address runoff water that has created a deep ditch behind their homes.

    Residents said for more than a decade they have seen runoff  from construction of Radcliff Middle School, North Hardin High School and housing developments erode their land and kill their foliage.

    They have asked every Vine Grove mayor since then to address the problem, including approaching current Mayor Blake Proffitt soon after his election more than two years ago.

  • Submit back to school photos

     Take any photographs of your children or grandchildren heading back to school? The News-Enterprise would like to see them.

    In our Aug. 18 Faces & Places section, the front page will be dedicated to your youngsters returning to school.

    Send JPEG photos only to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo can be submitted from each family. Photos used for the paper will be selected by The News-Enterprise.


    Please include the names of all individuals in the photo, school and the city where the student resides.

  • Country artist J.D. Shelburne to perform at Saturday's AGstravaganza

    Country artist J.D. Shelburne said he’s a farm boy at heart.

    He learned the meaning of hard work as he grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville. The work ethic he learned from his father and grandfather “molded him” into the man he is today.

    Playing sports – something he excelled at – was easy compared to housing tobacco.

    “It’s the hardest work there is,” he said.

  • Fort Knox hosting blues fest

    Following the success of May’s BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival in downtown Elizabethtown, Fort Knox is dipping its hands into blues and barbecue.

    The post is hosting the Fort Knox Blues Fest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Eastman Park, according to the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. It is free and open to the public. Live music is set to begin at 3 p.m.

  • Magnolia man dies of motorcycle crash injuries

    A Magnolia man involved in a Sunday morning motorcycle crash on Ky. 470 died Wednesday at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Aaron Barnes, 44, was eastbound on a 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle when it left the roadway, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    Barnes, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle, KSP spokesman Jeff Gregory said.

    Barnes worked at Akebono.

  • 'Tied up in Knotts!' at Nelson County High School on Saturday


    Landmark News Service

    Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, will perform her one-woman-show, “Tied up in Knotts!,” Saturday at Nelson County High School.

    The show is a tribute to her father, best known for his role as Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” who won five Emmy Awards before he died in February 2006.

    “Tied up in Knotts!” is a fundraiser for Nelson County High School’s Band of Pride. 

  • Hotbed for hotel beds

    Tourism officials said Elizabethtown needs more hotels, but hotel representatives on the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission said the city needs to attract more complementary businesses to justify investors taking the plunge.

    The commission engaged in a spirited discussion Wednesday morning about how to improve availability of lodging in the wake of the Athletx Baseball Youth Nationals, which was staged over two weeks and attracted nearly 180 youth baseball teams from around the country.

  • Murder trial postponed a year

    Abdullah R. White, 37, of Radcliff is charged with 12 felonies, including murder, in Allen’s slaying. Samantha J. Kolley, 21, of Elizabethtown is accused of assisting White in concealing the body and fleeing the home in Allen’s car, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Vine Grove to consider water, sewer rate increase

    Vine Grove officials plan to discuss at their next meeting the possibility of increasing water and sewer rates.

    Andy Lange, assistant director of Bowling Green-based Kentucky Rural Water Association, proposed increases Monday to Vine Grove City Council during the council’s monthly meeting.

    The proposed changes would increase the rate for the first 1,000 gallons of water used from $13.40 to $14 and from $7.76 to $10 for sewer.