Local News

  • Rineyville home awarded to veteran's family

    Ashley Durbin peered inside the front windows Tuesday of the Rineyville house that is scheduled to soon become her family’s home.

    Her son and daughter scurried around the porch to get their own looks while her husband, Brett, looked on.

    The Bardstown family still hadn’t seen the inside of the 3-bedroom, 1,760-square-foot house that was given to them by a charity that provides assistance and awareness for veterans in need.

  • Blame it on the rain: Fourth of July dampened by weather

    A holiday hailed for its family traditions and public celebrations of American freedom was derailed slightly Thursday when a band of rain couched in the region, dropping buckets of rainfall and forcing delays to several events.

    Elizabethtown and Rineyville postponed their celebrations and fireworks displays Thursday while Fort Knox scaled back its activities from Brooks Field to Sadowski Center. Fireworks tents also felt the chilly touch of the rain, but some vendors said their regular customers were soldiering on and making purchases despite the dreary weather.

  • Founders' Day, Rumble Over Rineyville postponed due to weather

    Because of persistent rain showers, Elizabethtown and Rineyville has been forced to reschedule their July 4th celebrations.

    Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn said a new date for the Founders' Day Celebration should be firmed up by Friday.

    "We don't know yet," Vaughn said. "We've got to figure that out."

    The city initially announced it would reschedule the Founders' Day events Friday, July 12, but Vaughn said doing so would put it in direct competition with the weeklong Hardin County Fair.

  • Soaking up the sun

    Fort Knox has unveiled the installation’s latest green initiative.

    Officials hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning for the largest solar array on a military installation east of the Mississippi River.

    Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commander of Cadet Command and Fort Knox, said the U.S. Army and Fort Knox are interested in reducing their carbon footprint and being more environmentally responsible, finding new ways every year to be greener and more efficient.

  • Man arrested after assaulting probation and parole officer

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday after he struck a probation and parole officer attempting to detain him before running away, police said.

    Quintin D. Lackey, 30, is charged with third-degree assault, first-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

    Trent VanMeter, supervisor of District 5 of the Division of Probation and Parole, said Lackey was detained at the Probation and Parole Office in Elizabethtown for parole violations.

  • Hall of Fame to consider expanded presence locally

    After touring a few downtown buildings Wednesday, a representative of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame’s board of directors reasserted the organization’s commitment to Elizabethtown and its excitement about establishing a permanent facility locally.

    Billy Reed, an award-winning Kentucky sports writer, visited Elizabethtown along with Mike Pollio, a former coach who is preparing the capital campaign to finance the Hall of Fame’s creation. Both stressed an ongoing positive relationship with Elizabethtown.

  • Louisville men indicted in Radcliff robbery

    Two Louisville men accused in a string of business robberies have been indicted on 22 federal charges, two of which are in connection to a December stickup at a Radcliff convenience store.

    Troy Lamont Gaines Jr., 22, and Shaundrell Romani Robinson, 33, are accused in 11 armed robberies committed between Dec. 5, 2012, and Jan. 5, 2013.

    The majority of the alleged offenses occurred in Louisville, but officials said the men also are accused in the Dec. 19, 2012, robbery of Circle P Shell Food Mart at 1500 N. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff.

  • Celebrating independence
  • Bluegrass Cellular reveals new look

    The News-Enterprise

    Bluegrass Cellular has undergone a brand refresh.

    The new look, which includes an advertising campaign, refreshed brand identity, revised logo, Web design and top-to-bottom Customer Care Center remodeling, debuted June 13, in an after-hours event at the company’s newly renovated Elizabethtown location.

  • E'town man killed by train was sleeping on tracks

    The death of an Elizabethtown man struck by a CSX train in May has been ruled accidental.

    Harold Haire, 53, died from blunt force injuries sustained in a May 22 collision near Cox Lane, which turns off North Main Street in Elizabethtown, according to a medical examiner’s report completed last month.