Local News

  • Vine Grove passes 'no frills' budget

    Vine Grove City Council members passed a city budget Thursday night for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

    The vote took place at a special meeting so the budget could be adopted as soon as possible.

    The fiscal year began last Sunday and ends June 30, 2013.

    The vote followed a public meeting that allowed interested residents to speak about the budget. None attended.

    The estimated revenue of the budget is $7.6 million and spending is $6.7 million. The difference of about $900,000 is planned to go into rainy day savings.

  • N-E ad, graphics teams honored in statewide competition

    The advertising and graphic arts departments at The News-Enterprise took home 46 awards at the recent

    Kentucky Press Association Advertising Excellence contest.

    N-E staffers captured 15 of the 23 categories in which ads were entered. The N-E also took home 11 second-place awards, 12 thirds and eight honorable mentions.

    In four categories — automotive, real estate, multiple advertiser/sig page and creative use of the newspaper/newspaper promotion — the newspaper swept the awards.

  • John Hardin FFA receives state recognition

    All that glitters is indeed gold for the Future Farmers of America at John Hardin High School.

    The FFA chapter at John Hardin received a Gold Emblem rating from the state FFA Association and was named a National FFA Chapter Award Finalist at the recent state convention.

  • Scenes from Hardin County Farmers Market

    The Hardin County Farmers Market was in full swing Saturday morning as customers came looking for fresh, local produce. The market officially opens at 7 a.m. and shoppers were arriving at 6:30 waiting for vendors to set up. A large array of products were available despite the heat and dry weather affecting the region.

  • KSP searches for bank robbery suspect

    A man wearing a camouflage mask and armed with a handgun robbed a LaRue County bank during lunch hour Friday.

    KSP Post 4 spokesman Norman Chaffins said the robbery at Bank of Buffalo on Ky. 61 was captured on video surveillance. The armed suspect can be seen entering and leaving the bank in less than a minute, exiting through a rear door, he said.

    KSP in Elizabethtown received a call at 12:51 p.m. from LaRue County Dispatch about a robbery at the bank. According to police, the suspect left with “an undetermined amount of cash.”

  • Focus on finance: Retirement rescue, part 2

    Convert your IRA to a ROTH IRA and start building a tax-free retirement. Roth IRAs remove the uncertainty of what future taxes could do to your retirement income. You can control risk – both tax and stock market risk. Using annuities can provide guaranteed income for life, and guaranteed tax-free income for life in a Roth IRA. You need financial security. You need to know your money will last as long as you do.

  • KSP investigates LaRue County bank robbery

    A man wearing a camouflage mask and possibly armed with a handgun robbed a LaRue County bank during the lunch hour Friday, according to Kentucky State Police.

    At 12:51 p.m. Friday, Post 4 received a call from LaRue County Dispatch that the Bank of Buffalo's main office on Ky. 61 in Buffalo had been robbed. The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. Police also have released photos from the bank's surveillance equipment as it seeks input from the public.

  • STATE FARM E'TOWN OPEN: Eden's love of tennis goes from court to collection

    Dr. Michael W. Eden’s fascination with tennis began innocently enough, from playing in a class-wide tournament as an Elizabethtown High School freshman to staring at a metal Slazenger tennis ball can at a garage sale a few years later.

    Just like his email address says he is, Eden is a self-proclaimed tennis nut.

  • ‘Port’s Legacy’ to share story of father-son relationship

    Sometimes it takes those last dying breaths to see the true, raw nature of a man.

    At least, that’s what it took for Doug Wheeler and his father, Port. While many remember Port as an innovative businessman, few know about his relationship as a father.

    Both are topics of a free presentation called Port’s Legacy at 7 p.m. July 20 at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Doug Wheeler leads the event by telling the story of his father supplemented with music and film clips.

  • New Fort Knox commander sets goals

    Nearly half of the books on Col. William B. Ostlund’s office bookshelf are about Islam.

    The collection is a reflection of Ostlund’s dedication to understanding the dominant religion in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he has most recently served with the U.S. Army.

    It also demonstrates an idea he has about what it takes to create well-trained and combat-ready troops.

    “I really, overall, focus on one single thing, and that’s combat readiness,” he said.