Local News

  • Nearly 300 3/1 soldiers return from deployment

    Family and friends of 285 soldiers received an early Christmas present Sunday night: The return of their loved ones who are members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    The soldiers were welcomed home during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on post.

    This was the third main body flight to return home for the 3/1.

  • E'town teen safely returns home

    An Elizabethtown teen reported missing by her family Sunday safely returned Monday morning to her home.

    Kristina West, 15, a student at Central Hardin High School, disappeared from her home sometime between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Sunday, her family said.

  • Radcliff council to keep current waste hauler

    In a called work session Monday, Radcliff City Council quickly dismissed the possibility for twice-a-week waste disposal to consider bids for once a week.

    The decision was economical as the bids for residential weekly pickup for a five-year term were as low as $12.02 per month. The price for twice-weekly disposal for the same term was $24.50 per month.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted on 69 charges

    The small town of Hodgenville was rocked Monday after two of the city’s top officials were indicted by a LaRue County grand jury following a lengthy investigation prompted by residents’ complaints.

    Mayor Terry L. Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback were indicted on a combined 69 charges ranging from abuse of public trust to theft by unlawful taking.

    Hodgenville City Councilman Jim Phelps Jr. said the city was “blindsided” by Monday’s events.

  • Hodgenville mayor, city clerk indicted

    Hodgenville Mayor Terry L. Cruse, 56, and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback, 52, were each indicted Monday by a LaRue County grand jury.

    Cruse is facing nine counts of abuse of public trust; one count of theft by unlawful taking; two counts of campaign contribution restrictions/expense limits; and two counts of second-degree forgery.

    Hornback was charged with 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

    Bond was set at $9,500 cash or property.

  • Stories from the Heartland: Christmas construction gets creative at HMH


    The News-Enterprise

    Food is the root of many Christmas traditions. And one root in particular, the ginger root, is especially embraced this time of year as folks celebrate the season with gingerbread houses.

    This year Hardin Memorial Hospital’s employee appreciation committee used the time-honored tradition to stir some competition among departments. Charged with crafting entirely edible projects, employees framed up some creative buildings. There were 10 in all.

  • Prather to receive honorary degree from U of L

    Former state Senator and Transportation Secretary Joe Prather will be honored this week by the university for which he has been a steadfast advocate for years.

    The University of Louisville is bestowing the honorary degree of doctor of public service upon Prather during Thursday’s commencement ceremony, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville.

  • Troop 600 advances first four Eagle Scouts

    Rineyville Boy Scout Troop 600 advanced its first class of Eagle Scouts last weekend after the teenagers dedicated service projects to the improvement of Rineyville Community Ballpark.

    Noah Childress, 14; Nicholas Clark, 15; Ryan McQuillin, 14; and Xavier Thomas, 14; earned scouting’s highest rank Saturday evening during a ceremony Scoutmaster Tracy Childress called special.

  • Local cheer squads fall short at state

    Three local cheerleading squads fell short in their bids to capture a state title this weekend, but their coaches said the performances showed growth and the experience was rewarding.

    Central Hardin, LaRue County and Elizabethtown high schools advanced to the KHSAA Competitive Cheer State Championships on Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington after winning the coed, all-girl medium and all-girl large varsity divisions, respectively, Wednesday during the KHSAA Competitive Cheer 5th Region Championships at Central Hardin High School.

  • KSP looking for teen

    Kentucky State Police say they are looking into the disappearance of an Elizabethtown teen.
    Trooper Jeff Gregory, spokesman for KSP Post 4, said the family of Kristina West,  15, a student at Central Hardin High School, filed a missing person report Sunday after discovering Kristina was not in their home.
    The family told KSP the teen disappeared some time between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
    Anyone with information is asked to call KSP at 270-766-5078.