Local News

  • Governor calls for renewed focus on education

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday said his primary focus during his second term will be to attract jobs and industry to a state working its way out of an economic morass but still facing challenges.

    In doing so, Beshear said the state actively must build bridges of collaboration and strengthen its core by offering a more aggressive approach to education that will create a well-rounded and intelligent workforce capable of competing on a national and global scale.

  • Show us your trees

    Holiday trees around Hardin and LaRue counties will be on display in the Dec. 25 edition of The News-Enterprise.

    To submit photos, send them to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo per household will be used. Only photos from residents of Hardin and LaRue counties will be used. Please include your name and city of residence in the email.

    Deadline to submit photos is noon Friday.

  • Library roof bid accepted

    Hardin Fiscal Court members Tuesday approved a bid for the repair of the roof of the Hardin County Public Library in Radcliff.

    It also approved a budget for the Hardin County Clerk’s office and discussed bids for the repair of the White Mills bridge among various pieces of business.

    Council members approved a low bid of $128,326.02 from Crepps Construction Company LLC of Bardstown for replacement of the failed roof structure at the branch in Radcliff.

    Both of the two bids returned came in higher than hoped, officials said.

  • Salt supplies in line for winter's best

    With the temperature dropping sharply in recent weeks, the signs of winter’s approach are more clearly defined.

    As the chill of snow and ice approaches, road crews are topping off storage supplies and getting equipment ready for the moment when they will be needed to make sure daily routes are passable.

    Hardin County Road Supervisor Ronnie Goodman said the county has about 2,000 tons of salt and 1,000 gallons of brine on hand as it readies for winter.

  • Vine Grove volunteers Christmas shop with holiday spirit

    Vine Grove volunteers plan to hit the stores tonight to make sure local children have gifts under the Christmas tree.

    Volunteers plan to meet at 6 p.m. at the Vine Grove Optimist Club building on Knox Avenue to begin a shopping trip for clothes and toys using money raised throughout the year, especially near Halloween.

    They’ll also wrap the gifts tonight.

    Club President Morris Coffey said the effort is important to the community, which is why so many volunteers have supported it for 29 years.

  • State representative receives award for statesmanship

    Portrayed by Disney songwriters as “king of the wild frontier,” Davy Crockett served as a state legislator in addition to his more fabled adventurers which ended at the Alamo.

    An award carrying Crockett’s name has been presented to state Rep. Tim Moore of Elizabethtown for demonstrating statesmanship, placing principle above partisanship and working to protect citizens’ inalienable rights.

  • Economic hardship disputed by E'town council

    Beef O’Brady’s co-owner Libby Cecil said she has no problem facing additional competition under loosened liquor laws, but she feels new restaurants should have to play by the same rules she’s faithfully followed for years.

    Cecil spoke out against an economic hardship declaration Monday as Elizabethtown City Council once again locked horns on an issue that would relax restaurant alcohol laws.

  • Radcliff discusses City Hall parking lot renovation

    Radcliff City Engineer Toby Spalding believes the city soon needs to address a dilemma it has faced for years in combating stormwater runoff that perpetually seeps into City Hall.

    Spalding presented a conceptual plan Monday to renovate the City Hall parking lot in a manner that practically would obliterate stormwater runoff on site and rectify an issue that could pose long-term structural and safety concerns if left unchecked.

  • Local mayors meet with WKU students

    BOWLING GREEN  — Two local mayors took part in Dine with Decision Makers at Western Kentucky University.

    The college's Student Government Association invited campus officials, community leaders and members of the Kentucky General Assembly. Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall and Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker took part.

  • Police seek escaped inmate still on the run

    Three weeks after two inmates escaped from Hardin County Detention Center, one remains at large.

    Police continue to hunt for Lonnie Ray Coy, 43, of Shepherdsville, Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen said. State and local police have checked the area, he said.

    Coy was serving time for parole violations and flagrant non-support. Allen said Coy previously has been charged with offenses such as possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license and receiving stolen property of more than $10,000.