Local News

  • Hornback withdraws back-pay complaint

    Hodgenville City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback said last week she has withdrawn the claim she filed for back pay with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.

    Hornback’s announcement came just days after the Kentucky Labor Cabinet confirmed it opened an investigation into her claim she is owed $196,263.91 in overtime pay.

  • Fort Knox Tax Center provides service to boost morale

    For Capt. Mike Winn and his staff at the Fort Knox Tax Center, their mission is to boost morale for soldiers by using their tax preparation expertise.

    The center, which has a grand opening at 9 a.m. today, prepares income tax returns free of charge for active duty service members, military retirees and dependents. The center at Pike Hall in Fort Knox’s legal assistance office begins processing tax returns for junior soldiers starting next week and expands business to all others eligible Feb. 3.

  • Cold a factor when deciding to close schools

    Frigid temperatures — not road conditions — have been a consideration for school district officials this month when deciding whether to open schools.

    It’s a factor they don’t generally need to take into account, but district superintendents say each day with cold morning temperatures presents a new set of circumstances to consider.

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  • 9/11 exhibit expanding its focus for fundraising

    A fundraising campaign to build an exhibit at the General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership dedicated to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is nearing the $100,000 mark.

    Russ Gold, vice chairman of the Patton Museum foundation and coordinator of the “Never Forget” exhibit, said he hopes work will start soon on the exhibit’s construction, which will be built as the money becomes available.

  • Do you remember ice storm of 2009?

    The paralyzing ice storm of 2009 was five years ago early next week. Do you remember it? What are some of your memories of those days? Please send your memories from the storm to jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com for possible use in a story. Please include full name, area of residence and phone number in message.

  • Utilities see record energy usage

    With wind chills falling below zero several times this month, utility companies are seeing greater energy consumption as consumers strive to stay warm.

    Officials with Kentucky Utilities and Nolin RECC said they have seen record peaks this month with temperatures twice falling to subzero.

    Vince Heuser, vice president of system operations for Nolin RECC, said his cooperative has seen several records for peak demand this month, saying consumption is up about 10 percent from normal levels for January, which typically is a month of high demand.

  • Missing E'town teen found in Louisville

    A missing Elizabethtown teenager who was last seen Sunday night at a party at local hotel was found safe Thursday night in Louisville.

    Alize M. Polk, 15, had attended a gathering at the La Quinta Inn in Elizabethtown Sunday night and had not been located since.

  • Rolling strikes for a cause

    Big Brothers Big Sisters works to serve the children of the Hardin County community, but Thursday’s kickoff luncheon for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser made it clear that the program affects a much wider group of people.

    The luncheon officially started the campaign that brings in revenue for matches within the organization.

  • Church develops campaign around sermon series

    In an attempt to spread their message, members of Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown have developed a campaign surrounding a sermon series beginning in February.

    The campaign, titled areUinlove.com, begins Sunday, Feb. 2 and poses the question "Who or what do you love?". Members developed a website, a YouTube video, bumper stickers, bracelets and 1- by 3-inch cards to promote the series.

    Church members decided to promote this particular sermon series because it is a “come and see” ministry, Associate Pastor Dusty Martin said.