Local News

  • Storm after dark leaves damage locally

    First light this morning gave local residents and authorities a better look at the impact of the Wednesday's bedtime severe storms.

    As the front passed through the area between 10:30 and 11 p.m., authorities received immediate reports of uprooted trees, blocked roads and damage along the Hardin-LaRue county line off Ky. 210. Damage occurred along Carter Brothers Road and National Weather Service officials are expected to inspect the area today.

  • NAACP considers Supreme Court decision

    Local NAACP leaders join national figures in voicing their opinions on part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being struck down Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    National NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous called the ruling an outrage and said the Justice Department has lost its most effective tool to prevent voter disenfranchisement. The high court’s 5-4 decision strikes down a formula used to determine, based on a history of discrimination, if states and localities need federal approval before changing voting laws.

  • E’town police offer new class for teens

    The 10-year-old Belgian malinois excitedly led his handler, Officer Chris Bland, counterclockwise around the room before standing on his hind legs to sniff a CD player. After the dog sat and barked, Bland opened the disc tray to remove the fabric casting the drug scent.

  • Abandoned home set for demolition destroyed in blaze

    The Rineyville Fire Department responded at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday to a double-wide trailer at Blue Ball Church Road, Chief Shane Crutcher said. Contractors left the home at 8 p.m., he said, and no electricity was available at the residence.

    When firefighters arrived, the fire engulfed the structure, leaving the department in a “strictly defensive” attack, Crutcher said.

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  • Body found near I-65 identified

    Nearly a month after a woman's body was found off Interstate 65 in Hardin County, authorities have identified her as Madiha E. Roshdy Hafzalla, 27, of Nashville, Tenn.

    An Egyptian national, she was discovered May 29 by crews mowing off the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 99-mile marker.

  • COMMUNITY ALERT: Bogus door-to-door offer

    A man misrepresenting himself as an agent of The News-Enterprise reportedly has been going house to house around Elizabethtown offering a limited time subscription discount with a cash-only option.

    The newspaper accepts all types of payment. This individual is not associated with The News-Enterprise, nor is the offer authorized or valid.

    Anyone who encounters the person should contact local police.

  • Rolling Thunder hosting motorcycle run

    Rolling Thunder is looking for bikers ready to lend a hand for veterans’ issues.

    This weekend, the organization is holding its annual Never Forgotten Run, a motorcycle ride that pays tribute to Americans who are missing in action or prisoners of war.  It also is the primary fundraiser for the veterans’ advocacy group.

  • Officials: No lack of Army jobs

    Changes across the U.S. Army and impacting a Fort Knox brigade don’t mean the military is lacking opportunity, Fort Knox officials said.

    Cadet Command, headquartered at Fort Knox, will not be affected by Tuesday’s announcement of plans to deactivate the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division by fiscal year 2017 as part of a massive restructuring, spokesman Mike Johnson said.

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