Local News

  • Dottie Sims withdraws from House race

    Dottie Sims, Democratic candidate to represent the 19th state House District, dropped out of the race citing “personal reasons.”

    Sims said she “really enjoyed being a public servant” but also enjoys being a grandmother. Her desire to spend time with grandchildren Anna, 4; Jonathan, 2; and Katie, 2, means cutting back on other activities.

    “They’re only young once,” she said, “and they grow up fast.”

    She continues to work in her family-owned business, Hart County Auto Parts.

  • Upton Days takes place this weekend

    The annual Upton Days festival is this weekend, offering residents an opportunity to mingle, eat, play and even worship together.

    It’s that aspect that makes the festival an important part of the community, said Rhonda Smith, president of the Upton Civic Club.

    “It kind of brings the town together,” Smith said.

    The festival begins with a 5K run at 8 a.m., a parade at 8:30 a.m. and a free breakfast at West Point Bank at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Staples including an auction, baby contest and karaoke contest return.

  • Woman accused of hitting officer, receives assault charge

    An Elizabethtown woman faces charges of assault and disorderly conduct after being accused of striking a law enforcement officer Tuesday at the Hardin County Justice Center.

    Tia Hager, 21, was arrested Tuesday at the courthouse. She is charged with third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct.

    Detective Rob Green of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task force was testifying at a probation revocation hearing for Cynthia V. Peters in Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton’s courtroom, according to court records.

  • An unknown journey: 'She's going to beat it'

    Mary Jane Stillwell is a married mother of three who loves to spend time with her family. She works as an instructional assistant at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.
    She also has breast cancer.
    News Editor Jeff D'Alessio will follow Stillwell's journey in this ongoing series as she faces cancer head-on.
    Less than one month after her diagnosis, the 37-year-old begins chemotherapy today at James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.

  • Brushy Fork Debates look to rebound after low turnout

    Coming off a down year, Vine Grove hopes its annual political showcase bounces back this weekend despite a small field of contested local races.

    The third annual Brushy Fork Debates kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vine Grove Optimist Park in conjunction with the Autumn Daze Festival. Events Coordinator Donna Broadway said Brushy Fork, designed in a similar format as the longstanding Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County, will have a mix of local, state and national candidates arguing the merits of their policies and platforms.

  • Radcliff teen charged with burglary, sexual abuse

    A Radcliff teen was arrested Tuesday on charges he unlawfully entered a woman’s home and requested she remove her clothes.

    David Shin, 19, is charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department, said the teen was arrested just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on arrest warrants.

    Around 1 a.m. May 29, Shin entered a residence on Robbie Valentine Drive through a window, according to a warrant.

  • Greensburg gets ready for Cow Days


    For The News-Enterprise

    Greensburg’s square comes alive Friday and Saturday when the Rotary Club’s Cow Days returns.

    Greensburg’s downtown will feature two stages, assorted vendors, athletic competitions and a street lined with food booths.

    The traditional Cow Days parade Saturday, which featured Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer as grand marshal last year, will be scaled back at bit but remains a highlight of the celebration.

  • Officials hope to draw newcomers to Autumn Daze

    Officials hope increased advertising attracts new residents to eat and party during Vine Grove’s 53rd annual Autumn Daze Festival and parade this weekend.

    Planners advertised the event more than ever this year. Brushy Fork Debates planners raised money for advertising to make sure the debates and corresponding festival were successful, said city events coordinator Donna Broadway.

    New to this year’s Autumn Daze, which begins Friday at Optimist Park on Knox Avenue, are more bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and miniature golf.

  • Walk/run to support cystic fibrosis research

    A local business is hosting a premiere event Saturday to raise money to fight cystic fibrosis.

    Backyard Essentials by Pools Plus has organized a 5K fun run and one-mile walk as a fundraiser for the University of Louisville Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    The school operates one of two cystic fibrosis care centers in the state. The other is with the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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