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Today's News

  • Happy birthday, P.T.

    By John Friedlein

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    The guy who’s rightly or wrongly attributed as saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” was himself born 200 years ago today.

    Phineas Taylor Barnum – who walks local streets with Gen. George A. Custer – once passed through Elzabethtown on a train. But it’s uncertian whether he spent the night, as did the European opera singer he was promoting.

    Also, it has been claimed P.T. Barnum brought to town diminutive Gen. Tom Thumb and  his wife.

  • Divinsky

     

    Jeff Divinsky and Dawn Pedigo were married Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the American Legion Hall in Rowletts. The Rev. Larry Brown, uncle of the groom, officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Kathy Cutlip of Horse Cave.

    The groom is the son of Del and Mary Divinsky of Sonora.

    Maid of honor was Allie Pedigo, 8-year-old daughter of the bride.

    The best man was Jayk Divinsky, 9-year-old son of the groom.

    The couple will reside in Millerstown.

     

  • Boy, 4, struck by car in Radcliff

    Staff Report

    Radcliff police say a boy suffered a broken leg Saturday after crashing the electric toy motorcycle he was riding, then being struck by a car.

    Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said the 4-year-old was riding the bike in front of his home on Timberwood Drive Saturday when he ended up in the road, where he was startled by an oncoming car.

    The car stopped. The boy and bike fell.

    Shumate said the driver of the car believed the boy to be clear of her path and drove on, striking his leg.

  • Escapee met halfway house criteria

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Kentucky Department of Corrections officials said no mistakes were made by allowing a state inmate who had served only 11 months of a 23-year sentence to transfer to a halfway house in Louisville.

    Matthew Lee Buckles, a 30-year-old inmate from Elizabethtown, left Dismas Charities’ halfway house in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood June 17 and has not been found by law enforcement.

    The incident frustrates those whose duty it is to arrest, charge and prosecute.

  • County fair kicks off Monday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    If area residents are looking for entertainment in these cash-strapped times, they won’t have to spend much on gasoline to find it this week.

    The Hardin County Community Fair just south of Elizabethtown offers a host of activities, from a pro wrestling match — with a champion nicknamed “Bonecrusher” — to an embroidery competition.

  • Radcliff Rotary Club learns about water

    From right, Club President Bill Dennison, Phil Clark, Jim Bruce and Rotarian Bill Rissel.

    Guests of Radcliff Rotarian Bill Rissel recently was Jim Bruce, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 1 and Phil Clark, plant supervisor of the Pirtle Spring Water Treatment Plant. Bruce’s presentation centered on the new Pirtle Spring facility and the water supply available from that source. The improved plant will allow the water district to provide improved service to its customers and ultimately reduce costs.

     

  • Carson and Caroline announce birth of brother

     

    Carson and Caroline Yates announce the birth of a brother, Chase Allen, on Nov. 17, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    The parents are Dr. Jeremy and Amanda Yates of Elizabethtown.

    Maternal grandparents are Allen and Ann Case of Elizabethtown; paternal grandparents are Dr. Anthony and Tina Yates of Rineyville.

    Maternal great-grandmother is Laura Newell of Albany, Ga.; and paternal great-grandfather is Arthur Wissing of Louisville.

     

  • Miss HC Fair Contestants continued

    11 JESSICA SOSH

    12 AMANDA FAYE CLAN

    13 BRIANNA RENEE BAKER

    14 LORI ANN YATES

    15 CHRISTINA FAIR

    16 ALEXANDRIA PAIGE SKILLMAN

    17 BRITTANY LEIGHWOOD BEAUCHAMP

    18 KALEIGH BROOKE CAMPBELL

    19 CALLI MILLER

    20 ALYSHA MARIE BENITEZ-WHITE

    Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant Contestants

    The Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant is at 8 p.m. July 5, opening night of the Hardin County Fair. Miss Hardin County Fair 2009 Alex Perkins will crown this year’s winner.

  • Book Buzz program wraps up

    Pictured are some of the children in Hardin County who recently completed the Book Buzz Program at the Hardin County Public Library. Under the direction of Marsha Harris, they read the top 50 recommended books for children age five and created a craft related to the stories. During the last meeting they enjoyed a pizza party while Susie Hignite, president of the Hardin County Public Library Board of Trustees, read the 50th book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.  Hignite presented each child with their own copy of the book.

  • Radcliff Rotary gives out scholarship

     

    Guests of Rotarian Derrick Staton at a recent meeting of the Radcliff Rotary Club were Cliff Feltham, state-wide Media Relations manger and Jan Rose Coleman, manager of Business Offices both with Kentucky Utilities. Feltham gave the club a presentation on KU’s new Online Outage Map system which can give users important information on the expectations for restoration of power during weather related and other outages.