Local News

  • New parkway exit at Ring Road opens

    Nine years after rights of way were completed, the extension of Ring Road to the Western Kentucky Parkway has been completed. The parkway exit opened today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    The $13.5 million extension now is less than a mile from Interstate 65. Using football terminology, state Rep. Jimmie Lee defined a new southern exit for Elizabethtown off I-65 as the goal line.

    “As of today, we’re in the red zone,” he said.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger offered a similar sentiment in an interview.

  • Send us your vacation photos

    Summer vacation has come and gone and we would like to see how you spent yours..

    Send in a photo from your vacation for possible publication in the Sept. 22 edition of Faces & Places. JPEG photos should be sent to photos@thenewsenterprise.com

    Please include only one photo in your submission and include details such as name the names of all those in the photo and where it was taken.


  • E'town tourism commits $200,000 for Hall of Fame

    The Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau opened its pocketbook Wednesday, removing $80,000 from reserves to help pay for two projects it believes will attract out-of-town visitors and beef up county tourism.

    The bureau’s commission committed $200,000 to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame for construction and operational expenses, $50,000 of which will be paid upfront from reserves.

  • Food pantry serves needs in Cecilia

    A donation of paper towels and canned goods was a way of saying goodbye for Karen Wilson and Doris Cook.

    Relocating to a branch of The Cecilian Bank in Elizabethtown soon, the co-workers chose to donate to Hope for Today, a food pantry and clothing store run by Cecilia Baptist Church.

    “We’re kind of leaving home,” Wilson said.

  • Industrial foundation considering move

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation is exploring a plan to move its offices from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Elizabethtown to one of the properties it owns in the Elizabethtown Industrial Park.

    Rick Games, president of the EIF, said the foundation has discussed a need to be closer to its clients and could use extra space.

  • State to pay for improvements near Fort Knox entrance

    Thanks to money from the state transportation cabinet, Radcliff is remaking its express lane for Fort Knox commuters permanent and more attractive.

    About three years ago, the city installed a yellow plastic wall along Wilson Road to separate commuter traffic headed on post. Instead of backing up at the Knox Boulevard traffic signal, vehicles can maintain a constant stream to the installation's entrance gate.

  • McConnell in LaRue, Grayson today

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will make a handful of stops in the area today, including Hodgenville and Grayson County.

    At 10 a.m., McConnell will speak with LaRue County community leaders at the Lincoln Museum Community Room at 66 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville.

    He also will appear in Clarkson at 10:45 a.m. CDT with workers at Kelley Bee Co. in Clarkson at and at noon CDT at the Leitchfield Rotary Club meeting at the Grayson County Extension Service office at 123 Commerce Drive in Leitchfield.

  • E'town PD ready to launch Coffee with a Cop program

    Elizabethtown Police Department is launching a program this month inviting residents to share a cup of coffee with an officer and ask questions, or air concerns they have about their community.

    From 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 27, three to four EPD officers will set up at McDonald’s at 517 W. Dixie Ave. to converse with community members as part of the Coffee with a Cop program.

  • Bevin engages crowd in Elizabethtown

    Standing before a packed house that blanketed him with questions, U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin said he does not care if he is a one-term politician and would not pander to his colleagues to be the popular guy on the Senate floor.

    The problem, he said, is too few politicians are willing to do the hard work in Washington and instead delay action on passage of a federal budget and other vital pieces of legislation because they are worried more about their job status than what is best for the American people. 

  • Second blood drive scheduled in honor of E'town toddler

    The American Red Cross will hold a second blood drive this month in honor of an Elizabethtown toddler who is battling cancer.

    The blood drive honoring Brooklyn Disselkamp, who turned 2 Saturday, begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at St. James Catholic Church and continues until 2 p.m.

    Brooklyn is fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma — a pediatric cancer that forms from nerve cells and can create tumors throughout the body. It most often occurs in infants.