Local News

  • Farm Services on the move

    Agricultural agencies have a new home in Hardin County.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Service Center in Elizabethtown has moved to a newly built location at the intersection of Lincoln Parkway and Sportsman Lake Road. The USDA center houses the Hardin/LaRue Farm Service Agency, the office of Rural Development, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Resource Conservation and Development program.

    Services began to reopen Monday after the move.

  • Locals react to Osama bin Laden's death

    On Sept. 11, 2001, Tony Rose of Elizabethtown was watching the result of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center at the Pentagon.

    He felt an earthquake as he was walking to his desk 20 feet away from the television he had just been watching.

    It was 45 minutes later before he saw the nose cone of the 747 that had crashed into the building, killing 29 soldiers and civilian personnel.

    Now retired from the U.S. Army, Rose said he was probably angrier than he has ever been in his life when Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Driver's truck stuck in water
  • Street dedication ceremony moving indoors

    Because of the weather forecast, the ceremony to celebrate the naming of Floe Bowles Way is being moved indoors.

    Two blocks of Strawberry Lane surrounding The News-Enterprise's office complex in Elizabethtown is being renamed for the paper's former publisher. Today's ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature remarks from Frank Batten Jr., who followed Bowles into the publisher's chair and now serves as chairman of Landmark Media, the parent company.

  • Blond squirrels, Schmidt museum and spirits at another Knox

    Three things this week.

    First: Who is to say gray squirrels must live up to their drab name? A blond one lives in Elizabethtown’s Cardinal Creek neighborhood. And it’s turning heads.

    For instance, a local resident – who described its color as similar to a golden Labrador’s – said a police officer once stopped to watch the fair-coated animal run across a power line.

    The squirrel is said to behave like the normal, gray ones.

  • Senior Life: Grieving while caregiving

    It’s been more than two years since the doctor gave his symptoms a true diagnosis. Time has stood still yet flown by since those words were spoken. Both the man, as a patient, and his wife, as a caregiver, have started on a journey they never thought possible.

    As hard as it has been for him to accept all of the tests, labs, appointments, treatments and discussions, it seems to be harder for his wife. Others have come to terms with the diagnosis and outcomes and accepted the disease for what it is. So why can’t she?

  • Preservation work begins at two Lincoln sites

    A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md., will begin masonry preservation work today at the Sinking Spring site and Plaza Basin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The work is expected to take five to six weeks. Stairs leading to the Sinking Springs will be closed while the work is under way.

  • New cardiac monitors ‘will save lives’

    Hardin County EMS demonstrated the service’s new 12-lead EKG monitors Thursday. The monitors can wirelessly send a printout of a patient’s heart activity to emergency room physicians at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    The machine, connected via Bluetooth technology to the ambulance’s computer, sends a real- time printout for doctors to evaluate and prepare to give proper care when the patient arrives at HMH.
    The monitors are being placed on seven front-line ambulances. Two more are used for critical care transport to other hospitals.

  • Area students to perform a song with Foreigner

    Central Hardin High School students will have the chance to perform this summer alongside some jukebox heroes.

    The Central choir will perform May 27 with Foreigner at the Heartland Music Festival at Freeman Lake. They are to receive $1,000 for their program from the band.

    Foreigner has been asking for local school choirs to perform with them for about a year, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis said. The band asked Lewis to find one for them.

    “I told them I didn’t think that would be a problem at all,” he said.

  • Animal shelter looks for friendlier confines

    Hardin County Animal Control’s facility at 116 Nicholas St. in Elizabethtown feels a little cramped.

    With thousands of animals collected each year, dog warden Jerry Foley said the need for a new location is rapidly approaching.

    “We’re basically out of room,” he said.

    The facility was built decades ago and does not have adoption rooms in which prospective pet owners can spend time with animals before they take them home, he said.