Local News

  • Remembering the Holocaust
  • Farmer says marketing experience an advantage for ag commissioner

    Robert “Bob” Farmer said he holds a card in the race for agriculture commissioner no other candidate on either side of the aisle possesses: inherent marketability.
    Farmer, a Democratic candidate and private businessman, said his extensive background in marketing and public relations can help raise the office’s profile and diversify its ability to promote the state’s agriculture industry.

  • Several roads closed by high water

    High water this morning forced motorists to take detours including major highways. Hardin and all of its neighboring counties also were under a flood warning today.

    Pre-school classes at Valley View Education Center on Hawkins Drive in Elizabethtown were canceled Tuesday and alternative students were moved to Elizabethtown High School.

    Schools in LaRue and Nelson counties were closed Tuesday because flooding has made some primary roads impassable, including U.S. 31E near Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.

  • Chain of fires in Radcliff park spurs investigation

    Three fires in a Radcliff mobile home park over the weekend left one couple homeless and investigators searching for answers.

    Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson said the string of fires started around 1 a.m. Saturday when firefighters were alerted about a fire at lot 329 in the Parkside Manor Mobile Home Park.

    By the time crews arrived, the abandoned trailer was completely engulfed in flames and damaged beyond repair, Henderson said.

  • Rain slows spring planting

    Rain for nearly all of April did not help area farmers, but it could have been worse.

    Matt Adams, an extension agent for agriculture and natural resources with the Hardin County office, said in mid-April the beginning of planting season traditionally has been April 15. It marks the halfway point between the earliest experts advise planting, April 1, and the latest day advised, May 1.

    Then, the rain continued and experts predicted more rain to come, which could present a problem if it continues much longer, Adams said.

  • Pair of sports park packages approved

    The Elizabethtown City Council approved two more Elizabethtown Sports Park packages on Monday, bringing the total for construction to nearly $24 million.

    The council approved a bid by Atlas Metal Products for building specialties, such as bathroom partitions and fire extinguisher cabinets, at $83,898 as well as a bid from Toadvine Enterprises Inc. for the grandstands, press box and bleachers at $359,138.

    The two packages push construction to about $23.9 million.

  • 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.