Local News

  • EIS names first class of alumni recognition

    Doctors, engineers, an accountant, a federal judge and other public servants comprise the inaugural class of the Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ Tradition of Excellence Alumni Award. 

    The 10 honorees, who were announced Friday, will be celebrated Sept. 28 during an awards ceremony at Elizabethtown Country Club. A social hour starts at 6 p.m. with the ceremony to follow at approximately 7 p.m. 

  • Unknown Journey: With life at a slower pace, Stillwell reflects on her cancer year

    There are reminders everywhere of the last year in Mary Jane Stillwell’s life: medical bills that come in stacks of mail; the circled Aug. 17 on the calendar; and the scar where her left breast was.

    Stillwell and her family have lived much of the last year in a blur. The married mother of three received the knee-buckling news that she had breast cancer in an afternoon phone call a year ago Saturday.

    Since then, she has lived with fear and hope. Cried and prayed, prayed and cried.

  • Parade route set for Pentagon fire truck

    Organizers have firmed up the parade route for the Sept. 10 coronation of Foam 161, the damaged fire truck that responded to an attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The truck later will be put on display inside the General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

    Joining the event are three firefighters who responded to the crash aboard the truck: Alan Wallace, Dennis Young and Mark Skipper.

    The men are scheduled to arrive in the area on Sept. 9, taking part in a dinner with local firefighters in Stephensburg.

  • Initiative aims to put veterans to work

    Relying on strong community binds with Fort Knox, a 28-county regional organization is working to connect veterans, outgoing soldiers and military spouses with employment resources and jobs.

    Describing unemployment among veterans in their mid 20s at 20 percent, Beth Avey outlined accomplishments made by the regional veterans’ initiative and connections still are lacking.

  • St. John roadwork scheduled today

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be replacing and extending a guardrail today near the Elizabethtown Sports Park on St. John Road. 

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for KYTC District 4 in Elizabethtown, said the work will commence at 8 a.m. on the sports park side and last most of the day. The state will work in conjunction with the city to build up the shoulder of the road, Jessie said. 

  • School supply distribution features carnival theme

    Cecilia area residents and businesses are combining a new school supplies giveaway with family fun this weekend.

    The free event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Howevalley United Methodist Church on Hardinsburg Road to benefit students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

    This is the first such giveaway. Area residents and businesses thought it was important to help families take home supplies as students return to school, organizer Miranda Hibbard said.

  • Publicizing offenders generates child support leads

    County Attorney Jenny Oldham said advertisements listing information about parents who owe child support led to three arrests and one full payment.

    “It’s worth those four,” she said.

    Ads published in The News-Enterprise in late July listed parents’ names, last known addresses and amounts owed. In addition to the arrests and payments, the county attorney’s office has received four or five phone calls with good information on the whereabouts of other offenders, Oldham said.

  • Making dust for progress
  • Coal train derails in northern Hardin Co.

    Crystal Eaddy stared in disbelief Thursday at the coal spilling onto a hillside in her backyard from a railway car flipped on its side.

    If it were not for the heavy tree line at the top of the hill, Eaddy said it’s possible the derailed train car could have crashed through her house at 131 Red Hawk Drive. She and her family moved there less than a month ago.

    “That is extremely scary,” Eaddy said.

  • Pastor finds comfort in church

    Renee Hudgell’s first assignment as a pastor is making history in West Point.

    The woman who residents say is the town’s first female pastor passed her one year anniversary leading the congregation of West Point United Methodist Church in June.

    Even growing up active in the United Methodist Church, Hudgell never saw herself as a pastor.