Local News

  • Plunging for a playground

    With Maroon 5’s “Moves like Jagger” sounding across the Colvin Community Center campus, a small band of local politicians abandoned their professional demeanors in the baking sun for a dip in the pool.

  • Consumers playing with fire in hot, dry conditions

    You crouch and strike the ignition source. Set it to the fuse. Watch a crackle of fire race toward the tube of compressed black powder, magnesium, copper and strontium carbonate. A dull silence fills the evening air as both fire and fuse vanish into the tube.

    Then a shower of bright red, white and blue sparks flares from the tube as everyone around watches, cheering at the spectacle of a patriotic firework fountain.

    Why ruin this moment by getting hurt or accidentally causing a fire?

  • Gen. Jason Evans' promotion ceremony proves dedication

    Prichard Chapel filled Friday with family, friends and comrades of Adjutant General Jason T. Evans for his promotion from colonel to brigadier general at Fort Knox.

    Evans was selected for a promotion from a pool of 200 to 300 other colonels in the U.S. Army, making this promotion ceremony “more prestigious,” said Mark Edwards, public affairs officer.

    The committee made its decision based on performance, background and experience, Evans said.

  • Fair seeking exhibits, displays

    Locals who want to test their skills against fellow competitors should ready their entries.

    Organizers from the Hardin County Homemakers, Hardin County Master Gardeners, Hardin County 4-H Agents, Stitchers Quilt Club and Elizabethtown Garden Club are looking for exhibits for competition and display in the Family Living Hall for the Hardin County Community Fair and Horse Show from July 9-14.

  • History on high

    Elizabethtown’s downtown district carries on its corners and streets a lengthy history filled with colorful characters. Those faces and stories now are featured in a more vivid way.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau began placing historic decorative banners Thursday on the main thoroughfares of the downtown area, paying tribute to those who have helped shape the city.

    Sherry Murphy, executive director of ETCB, said the bureau has secured 26 streetlight banners and 16 pedestrian banners, which will be hung from decorative light poles.

  • From the kitchen to the front door

    Not all soup kitchen patrons are without a home. In fact, some of them can’t leave home.

    That is one reason Warm Blessings in Elizabethtown is gearing up to deliver meals to patrons’ doorsteps.

    Linda Funk, executive board chairwoman, said many seniors and shut-ins who need food also need personal contact.

    “As folks get older and can’t get out, it’s a very lonely thing in their lives,” she said. “When they live alone, it’s good to have someone check on them and have personal contact with them.”

  • Supreme Court ruling receives mixed reception in Hardin County, state

    Eliciting a mixture of outrage and celebration across the nation Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring all Americans to carry insurance or face a penalty.

  • Ride with a Hero contest will honor soldiers


    The News-Enterprise

    Twenty-five soldiers will have a chance to ride the rails and enjoy a four-course meal July 6.

    Area residents can enter their soldier of choice in the Ride With a Hero contest by explaining why the soldier is a hero. Twenty-five entries will be selected for a complimentary dinner train excursion staged by My Old Kentucky Dinner Train and WQXE radio. Email submissions to desiree@wqxe.com.

    Dinner is aboard the train from noon to 5 p.m. The train’s depot is at 602 N. Third St. in Bardstown.

  • Local hypnotist offers weight loss parties


    Struggling to stick to a diet and exercise regimen? After exhausting all traditional weight loss techniques, some dieters are turning to hypnosis.

    The service is available in group settings at home from the Lifestyle Weight Loss Hypnosis Program.

    “I think a lot of people like that because they have a support group,” said Travis Hawkins, a certified hypnotist. “I think that helps when they get a bunch of peers around them because it makes them feel more comfortable and safer.”

  • Touching up the paint