Local News

  • Truck driver killed in Saturday crash was from West Virginia

    Kentucky State Police have identified Saturday’s semi-crash victim as Randall Sharp, 56, of Kenova, W.Va.

    Authorities withheld his identity over the weekend as they sought family members to claim the body.

  • Organizers correct information about Crusade totals

    A story published in Monday’s edition of The News-Enterprise contained inaccuracies regarding WHAS Crusade for Children totals for 2012 after organizers mistakenly released 2011 totals as last year’s amounts.

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey, county coordinator, said he caught the error Monday morning.

    “That was my mistake,” he said.

  • REVISED STORY. Fire departments shatter all-time Crusade for Children record

    Fire departments throughout Hardin County dedicated their WHAS Crusade for Children campaigns to longtime firefighter and city of Elizabethtown employee Tony Scott Sr., and his son said he is smiling down from heaven after Sunday’s milestone count.

  • E'town mayor to propose $60M budget

    Elizabethtown is predicting a slightly smaller budget this year but has proposed what Mayor Tim Walker calls a competitive wage increase for city employees and a plan to remove its pool at American Legion Park.

    The draft report reveals a $60.1 million budget, which is slightly lower than last year’s budget of $60.7 million. The full plan will be released today at Elizabethtown City Council’s 4:30 p.m. meeting.

  • Local woman helps Okla. tornado victims, volunteers

    As a volunteer with the American Red Cross in Elizabethtown, Laurie Jaggers knows when she is sent to a disaster site, she likely will be greeted by Mother Nature’s wreckage.

    Arriving in Moore, Okla., last month, what Jaggers witnessed almost left her speechless in describing the destructive, chaotic scene after a massive tornado ripped through parts of the town outside of Oklahoma City.

  • Family hot dog stand brings flavor to justice center

    Visitors to the Hardin County Justice Center often are facing hearings about debt, traffic tickets, misdemeanor charges and other issues.

    A family business set up outside the center’s back door might provide a pick-me-up to make it a little better.

    Dave’s Delicious Dawgs traveling hot dog cart often can be found on the square in downtown Elizabethtown.

  • Tips for bridal expos

    Wedding planning season is in full swing and bridal expos are headed to the area. Your Better Business Bureau has tips for future brides and bridesmaids attending a show.

  • Crash victim's identity has not been released

    Authorities believe they have identified a truck driver killed on northbound Interstate 65 between the 101- and 102-mile markers Saturday but withheld his name Sunday as they searched for his family.

    Hardin County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger said he is “99 percent” sure of the man’s name and address but was having trouble reaching next of kin and had only spoken to an elderly relative in California. Spangenberger said he would release the name as soon as family was properly notified.

  • Fort Knox 'ahead of the power curve'

    Fort Knox’s energy program has been praised by the Pentagon, saved millions when duplicated in Afghanistan and won enough awards to fill several trophy cases.

    But leaders of the program say some of the most ambitious steps taken by the post to conserve power still are to come.

    The post has developed a geothermal pond adjacent to the mammoth Human Resources Command complex that heats and cools portions of the building while the U.S. Army’s largest solar array will be finished in July, offering another energy option.

  • Ready to fiddle around

    After catching fire with a downtown festival dedicated to barbecue, bikes and blues, Elizabethtown hopes to maintain momentum with the acquisition of a well-established state musical competition.

    The city has released the schedule for the 38th annual Official Kentucky State Championships Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest, scheduled for June 7-8 at Freeman Lake Park. Tickets are $7 Friday, $10 Saturday and $15 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for children 10 and younger.

    The competition pits