Local News

  • Rolling Thunder to host chili cook off benefit

    With a need to increase its services to veterans, Rolling Thunder Chapter 4 President Mike Hill decided last year to add a chili cook off to the organization’s fundraising events.

    The event was so successful – raising more than $2,400 – the group decided to host another this year. The event begins at noon Saturday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. It costs $5 and the meal includes chili, a hot dog, chips and drink.

  • Hendrickson aims to open in 1 year

    Hendrickson USA LLC should be fully operational in Elizabethtown by January 2015, spokesman Mark Slingluff said.

    The company, a global manufacturer and supplier of suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, announced plans last week to place a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the T.J. Patterson Industrial Park on North Black Branch Road in Elizabethtown. The expansion into the city is expected to create 75 jobs as part of a $20 million investment.

  • 'We Pick for Food': Music teacher, students strum for others’ suppers

    Terry Strange has offered music lessons on “anything with strings” since 1978.

    It was interesting a few weeks ago how the meaning of those dozens of lessons each week took such a drastic turn, thanks to what one 5-year-old student noticed near Interstate 65. There, Stuart Owens saw a man holding a sign that read, “Will work for food.”

    It struck an emotional chord in the youngster and in the music teacher when Stuart told Stange what he saw.

  • Bucksnort Longhunters offer glimpse into the past

    This weekend, Pritchard Community Center will look more like 1814 than 2014.

    For 17 years, the Bucksnort Longhunters have presented an 18th Century Market Fair.

    The event brings those with interest from as far away as St. Louis, organizer and club member Danny Hill said.

    At the market, patrons can purchase items made in the same way they were in the 1800s, Hill said.

    Tanned leather, hides, blacksmith wares, clothing and many other items representing Kentucky’s frontier days will be for sale, he said.

  • PHOTO: An early sign of spring?
  • 8 dogs escape from Rineyville kennel fire

    Eight dogs escaped harm Sunday afternoon after their kennel was destroyed by fire, which also heavily damaged a garage.

    A large camping trailer also was damaged in front of the garage in the 4000 block of Thomas Road near Rineyville. A car, also parked in front of the garage, was moved away from the blaze by a neighbor.

    Homeowner Meg Moore said she had eight dogs that slept in the kennel and all survived.

    “I don’t know what I would have done if one of my babies had gotten hurt,” she said as the dogs ran around firefighters.

  • More winter weather, more school closings

    The region is under a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service. The alert is in effect until 7 a.m. today.

    Rain turned to sleet and ice in mid-afternoon Sunday and forecasters are predicting accumulating snowfall overnight.

    Road conditions were slick and hazardous at 5:30 p.m., according to police advisories. Multiple injury wrecks were reported.

    A two-hour delay has been announced for all operations at Fort Knox today. Fort Knox Community Schools previously had announced a two-hour delay.

  • E'town man charged with wanton endangerment

    Slyvester Clay, 28, of North Main Street in Elizabethtown, was arrested by Elizabethtown Police Department on Saturday morning and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    According to a police citation, Clay went to the Haycraft Street residence of Tina Stewart, a former girlfriend, early Saturday morning and threatened her with a 9mm handgun.

  • Fort Knox forefront of Radcliff mayoral race

    It may only be days into election season, but the debate has begun between Radcliff mayoral candidates Jacob Pearman and Mike Weaver.

    In a statement sent to The News-Enterprise, Pearman said his position with respect to Fort Knox was misrepresented by Weaver in his candidacy declaration.

    In the statement, Pearman said although the city’s “core strengths are a direct result of Fort Knox,” the city can no longer be “tied solely to Fort Knox as our principal major industry.”

  • Agency severs ties with Via Colori, releases license

    Opponents of a decision by Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services’ board to discontinue the Via Colori street painting festival were expected to argue their points to the agency later this month, but now that won’t happen.

    Weeks ahead of the meeting, the board of directors for the agency, formerly known as the Advocacy and Support Center, voted to uphold its decision to cancel the event, severing ties with the festival and releasing the licensing rights back to Via Colori’s founder, Rick Compton.