Local News

  • Horse found near Cecilia

     A bay mare was found Saturday night by a Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputy in the Cecilia area. The deputy was unable to locate the horse’s owner.

    Anyone with information about the horse or its owner is asked to call Brandon Sink at 502-523-2308. The horse is being held on North Long Grove Road in Cecilia.

  • Folklorist Dick Frymire dies

    Noted weather prognosticator and folklorist L.H. “Dick” Frymire, 87, of Irvington, died Friday at his home.

    Frymire traveled the country giving speeches on folklore of all types, but particularly was known as a “treeologist.” He developed winter forecasts based on his trees.

    A Japanese maple tree which he used in forecasting died in 2010 and was cut down. That year, he used his records to develop the forecast.

  • First responders to be celebrated with convoy

    A convoy of emergency vehicles will lead a damaged fire truck on its final excursion Tuesday afternoon before it becomes a museum piece.

    A truck designated as Foam 161 was on standby at the Pentagon heliport Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists rammed the outer wall with a hijacked airliner. The truck and its three-member crew were less than 100 yards from the impact.

  • Lane closures set for U.S. 31W near Muldraugh

     Inside lane closures in both directions will face motorists beginning Monday along U.S. 31W north of Fort Knox.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract crews will begin removal and replacement of the barrier wall along Muldraugh Hill in Meade and Hardin counties. Closures will be in place Monday through Friday of each week through September. Minor delays are possible during peak travel hours, the advisory said.

  • Fifty jobs headed to E'town

    A new manufacturing operation will open soon in Elizabethtown, creating about 50 jobs over the next few years.

    Structures USA LLC, a newly formed manufacturing arm for VSI Sales LLC, will manufacture steel and aluminum tubular products for use in the transportation, light rail and utility transmission industries.

    The facility will be located on Peterson Drive where Associated Tubing was once in operation. City officials say work is expected to begin soon.

  • Community alert: False solicitation offer reported

    A heavy-set man misrepresenting himself as an agent of The News-Enterprise reportedly has been going house to house in the Governor’s Manor area of Elizabethtown offering a subscription offer.

    This individual, who is not associated with the company, was carrying two-week-old copies of the newspaper and a flyer. He also failed to provide any form of identification when asked by the resident who reported the false solicitation to the newspaper office.

  • LaRue County remembers band founder with show

    This year’s show for the Band of Hawks is centered around a promise of the future, but remembers the past.

    “Beyond the Sunset,” the name of the show for the marching band at LaRue County High School, portrays the idea that “with each sunset comes the promise of a new day,” Assistant Director Michael Collins said.

    But the show also serves as a memorial to Gene Hoggard, founder of the high school’s band who died last year, Collins said.

  • Ring Road extension dedicated

    Standing on the newly finished Ring Road-Western Kentucky Parkway interchange, state Rep. Jimmie Lee likened the labored saga of Ring Road’s construction to a football game.

    The state may only have moved the chains by inches at a time, but the goal line is now in sight, he said. Lee intends to capture money next year to take the road to Interstate 65 and fashion a third usable interstate exit in Elizabethtown.

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

  • Judge-executive plans to hold tax rate steady

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    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry will recommend county government’s property tax rate remain at 10.9 cents per $100 of valuation. It’s been unchanged since 2009, when the rate was reduced from 11 cents per $100.

    Berrymade the announcement Thursday and will take his recommendation to Hardin Fiscal Court at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting. If approved, the county tax rate will be equal to or below the state’s defined compensating rate for the fourth time.

  • Texas Outlaw takes second in national barbecue event

    When it comes barbecue sauce, not many people can do it better than Jim Clayton of Elizabethtown, owner of Texas Outlaw BBQ.

    Clayton finished second to Famous Dave’s BBQ of Plymouth, Minn., in last weekend’s 2013 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nev. In all, 24 barbecue teams competed.

    Clayton said his goal when competing is to “have all the flavors complement one another.”

    “That is what you cook for,” he said.