Today's News

  • Work Ready designation sends signal to job creators

    As communities look for an edge in today’s competitive global economy, there are few things as powerful as developing a high-quality workforce.

    Here in the Lincoln Trail region, it’s exciting to see multiple counties taking steps to develop a highly skilled workforce that is ready to go to work. Leaders in those counties have applied or are in the process of applying for Work Ready Community certification.

  • 39th annual White Mills Days kicks off Friday

    For 39 years, the community of White Mills has celebrated White Mills Days to properly commemorate the small town and its tight-knit residents.

    “White Mills Days has a theme of a community homecoming,” said Tim Dennis, president of the White Mills Civic League. “It’s a chance for people to come back here and visit old friends and enjoy some good food.”

  • Mourning dove in the morning
  • Brice Taylor remains hospitalized from ATV crash

    As Brice Taylor fights to recover from a severe head injury at University Hospital in Louisville, the county he calls home is rallying around him and his family.

    Taylor is in critical but stable condition after he was thrown around 12:30 a.m. Monday from an ATV when it collided with a deer. Taylor was flipped from the vehicle and onto the pavement where he suffered the head injury. He was not wearing a helmet, police said. His parents were following him on Springfield Road when the collision happened.

  • Visit to Israel clarifies 'promise' in Kentucky

    Over the last couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to visit a region of the world that is a constant source of international news. In my spare time, I volunteer with Lamb & Lion Ministries. I speak as needed and am the designated leader for Pilgrimage trips to Israel. During our visit, the Middle East was once again in the headlines.

  • Hilton's arraignment continued for lack of representation

    An Irvington man charged with murder for his involvement in a June 22 fatal crash at the intersection of Deckard School Road and Patriot Parkway appeared Tuesday in Hardin District Court for an arraignment, but will have to wait another day to set a preliminary hearing.

    Michael Todd Hilton, 34, appeared but had no attorney present. He is scheduled to return to court at 8:45 a.m. today.

    Hilton told the court he hired attorney Richard Hardin, but Hardin was unable to be in court. Hardin was to send another attorney in his place, but she was not present.

  • Geese flock to Ring Road feeding area

    The designated duck and goose feeding area at Freeman Lake Park’s access on Ring Road across from the Elizabethtown Nature Park has been bustling.

    The lakeside lookout has become a nesting area of sorts for Canada geese as hundreds of the birds flock to the site at certain times of day, walking the shore and scrambling for food.

    The presence of the birds has been a complication over the years for the city, which has voiced its desire to remove them from the park but is limited by wildlife regulations.

  • Mannequin art highlights exhibit at Wild Earth Gallery

    The News-Enterprise

    A classical guitar performance by musician John Riitchie will be included during an exhibit opening Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery & Gifts in downtown Elizabethtown. Titled “Art Bodies,” the exhibit will feature mannequins altered by area artists.

  • Patriotic Pups

    Debbie Smith of Vine Grove dresses her pets, Caiden and Karma, Australian Shepherds, to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Fourth of July weekend prompts reminders of firework safety

    Sparklers, bottle rockets and other explosives are commonly associated with traditional Fourth of July weekend celebrations, but local fire departments want residents to know they should use them responsibly.

    “They are an explosive device, so if you’re dealing with a fire cracker or any type of popping firework, there is a danger of injury to skin and soft tissue,” said Elizabethtown Fire Department administrative chief Mark Malone.