Today's News

  • Changing of the guards

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com About a month from now, the authority at Fort Knox will change hands, ushering in the post’s future role within the U.S. Army. Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commander of U.S. Army Accessions Command, is set to take the reins of the post May 27 from Maj. Gen. James Milano, commander of the U.S. Army Armor Center. On that day, Accessions Comm

  • Board begins plans for possible new pre-k site



    With the home of its new early childhood center in limbo, Elizabethtown Independent Schools board reviewed plans for a new scenario.

    Architects from RBS Design Group of Owensboro presented a schematic plan Thursday for the preschool and kindergarten center to be placed on North Mulberry Street property now occupied by First Christian Church. The firm previously designed plans for the building on the campus of Helmwood Heights Elementary School off Cardinal Drive.

  • Youth Theatre prepares for auditions

    In the months of January, February and March, the Youth Theatre of Hardin County held workshops to help the youth prepare for the upcoming summer production of Bye Bye Birdie. Auditions for the production are from 5 to 9 p.m., April 23 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 24 at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. Those auditioning will be asked to sing, dance and read a selected scene from the show. Those auditioning are encouraged to wear appropriate clothes to allow for movement and bring dance shoes if possible.

  • Stitchers share quilts

     March Featured Stitcher Eileen Robbins of the Stitchers Quilt Guild showed many quilts she has made in the past. She is pictured with her airplane quilt. 

    Margot Van Lengen shares a quilt she made using Asian fabrics during show and tell. The stitchers are planning this year’s quilt show to be held at Pritchard Community Center on Sept. 24-25.

  • Cabezas earns Eagle Scout Award

    Eli Cabezas celebrates at his Eagle Court of Honor with his parents, Kathleen and Craig Cabezas. Eli is Troop 233’s 115th Eagle Scout. He is a senior at Elizabethtown High School and plans to attend the University of Kentucky in the fall. Troop 233 has been sponsored by Memorial United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

  • Rhodes completes military training

    RHODES. Ethan Rhodes graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, S.C., on April 2. He is the son of Shanda Brunson and is a former student of Elizabethtown High School and is enjoying leave in Elizabethtown. Upon completion of Military Occupational Specialty School Infantry he will report to duty on the east or west coast or overseas.


  • Bland receives Eagle Scout rank

    Justin Bland, a senior at John Hardin high School, recently earned his Eagle Scout rank and was recognized at a ceremony on March 14 by Troop 233.


  • Carroll to celebrate 90th birthday

    Geneva Whitlock Carroll will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4, 2010, at Howard Johnson Motel behind Arby's at I-65 and Mulberry in Elizabethtown.

    She was born April 8, 1920, in LaRue County. She was married for more than 56 years to the late James “Joe” Carroll and retired from Fort Knox Laundry. They have three daughters, Glenda McFadden and Donna Lasley, both of Elizabethtown, and Deborah Fegett of Vine Grove; seven grandsons, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

  • Thank you from the American Red Cross

    The “Open Up!” fundraiser on March 18 at the State Theater raised $210 for the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. The free concert showcased excellent entertainers and was an opportunity for the community to “open up” to local performers as well as to “open up” their hearts to the Red Cross relief in Haiti.

    We thank the State Theater for donating the use of facility for the event to the performers and those “behind the scenes” who donated their times and talents and to those who generously donated to the cause.

  • Phillips Receives award at Lincoln Day Dinner

    A large number of GOP supporters, candidates and elected officials gathered at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown on March 26 for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Hardin County Republican Party. Hardin County GOP Chairman Bill Betson welcomed  those in attendance and noted the large number of candidates present who are running for elected office in 2010.