Today's News

  • Retailer eyes Ring Road site for supercenter

    A regional retail grocery chain, long rumored for Eliza­bethtown, is planning to anchor a store and fuel station in the city, which would bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.

  • Hilton arraigned on murder, DUI charges

    After making an appearance Wednesday in Hardin District Court only to have it continued for lack of rep­resentation, Michael Todd Hilton was arraigned Thursday.

    Hilton, 34, of Irvington, is charged with murder and first-offense aggravated driving under the influence for involvement in a June 22 fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway that killed Elizabethtown teenager Bri­anna Taylor.

  • Elizabethtown woman produces polymer clay art

    At the dining room table in her Eliza-bethtown home, Tammy Dye operates an Italian pasta machine, turning the handle to produce a thick, doughy blue and red-violet material.

    Unlike the pasta for which the machine was devised, this material is not edible. It’s polymer clay, a form of plastic, which Dye uses to create jewelry and other items.

    “I think I was attracted to polymer clay because it has color,” Dye said.

    The medium has caught her interest to the point she has taken workshops and has taught it to her high school students.

  • Be smart while celebrating

    ISSUE: Fourth of July safety information
    OUR VIEW: Be responsible with fireworks

    The Fourth of July marks the birthday of our great nation and it also represents one of the most dangerous holidays on the calendar.

    The danger isn’t just the number of families that will be traveling to celebrations and this year enjoying a three-day weekend, nor is it limited to the massive amounts of barbecue food that we will consume over the weekend. The danger can come in the form of mishandled fireworks.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North's Johnson and Webb, Central's Wright honored (07/04)

    There was a time this season when it seemed North Hardin senior Dante Johnson wasn’t entirely focused on helping the Trojans defend their Class 3-A state title.

    Instead of dedicating himself in practice each day, Johnson got a job, thinking it would help his college prospects.

    His choice left North Hardin coach James Webb more than a little miffed.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North Hardin's Gray and Russell, John Hardin's Dickerson honored (07/04)

    Seven state titles in two seasons.

    Owner of three Class 3-A state meet records.

    The fastest time ever recorded in the 100-meter dash (11.53 seconds) and 200 dash (23.72) in Kentucky for a girl.

    Ending the season ranked in the top 50 nationally in all four of her events.

    Those are just some of the myriad accomplishments of North Hardin junior sensation Kianna Gray, who has quickly become one of the best athletes to compete in this state.

    She’s already built a lasting legacy, according to North Hardin coach James Webb.

  • ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Central Hardin sweeps awards (07/04)

    Central Hardin’s infield was outstanding this year.

    The 17th District Tournament champion and 5th Region Tournament runner-up Lady Bruins had five players make the All-Area Softball Team and all five saw time in the infield.

    Leading the way were junior shortstop Kelsey McGuffin and senior Jessica Nall. McGuffin repeated as Player of the Year as voted on by the seven area coaches and four members of The News-Enterprise sports department, and Nall repeated as Pitcher of the Year while finishing second in Player of the Year.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Bulldogs' Edlin, McCann win awards (07/04)

    The ability has been there for Tyler Edlin. Several trips per week to Louisville to hit with high-level players developed his skills so much so that he could overwhelm area opponents with his sheer power as a junior.

    But for the John Hardin senior to take his game to another level this year, he started concentrating on what went on between his ears rather than on the court.

    In other words, he focused on his mental approach. The result was another dominating season.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Lady Panthers sweep individual awards (07/04)

    Natalie Fiepke’s senior season wasn’t exactly how she’d have drawn it up last August.

    Injuries throughout soccer and tennis seasons hampered her, but she fought back with a fury.

    Thanks to a strong finish, Fiepke was the unanimous choice among area coaches for Area Girls’ Player of the Year. She received six first-place votes to earn 30 points. Voting was done on a 5-3-1 scale. A first-place vote was worth five points and coaches couldn’t vote for their own players.

  • ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Panthers headline All-Area Team (07/04)

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Panthers posted the area’s best record at 28-8 and won the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments. It was their first region title since 2009 and first district championship since 2008.