Today's News

  • Tree planting efforts nothing new to area

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Humans sometimes serve the same function as bumblebees spreading pollen from flower to flower or the wind blowing helicopter seeds across a field.

    Tree species thrive by dispersing their genetic information and we, despite our record of deforestation, often are all too glad to help.

    One of the more interesting local tree planting efforts happened during the Great Depression.

  • Howlett speaks to Rotary Club members

    Coleman Howlett, Elizabethtown district superintendent for the United Methodist Church, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Feb. 16. He gave a talk about his experiences playing college baseball at the University of Kentucky for coach Harry Lancaster. From left, Rotarian Dr. Michael Owsley, Howlett and Rotary Club President Tim Asher.

  • Woman's Club caters Chamber lunch

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club catered the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 8 at Colvin Community Center. The theme was Valentine. A lasagna luncheon was served along with several varieties of cake, coordinated by Emma Day and Barbara Proffitt. From left, Sheri Williams and Brenda Coffee go through the food line.

  • Wired65 offers seminar

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWNThere will be a Wired65 Entrepreneurial networking seminar at 1 p.m. March 18 at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    The free seminar will inform entrepreneurs and small business owners about resources available to them, according to a news release from Wired65. Those who attend will hear from other business owners to learn about their experiences.

  • E'town clinic controversy spurs bill



    FRANKFORT – After failing last year to stop a controversial clinic from dosing local addicts with methadone, Elizabethtown leaders turned Thursday to Frankfort in hopes of tightening the licensing process for opiate replacement clinics operating in Kentucky.

  • From the pulpit to politics



    HARDIN COUNTY — Some could argue that God and politics don’t mix, but the Rev. Jacob Pearman questions the logic of such a claim.

    “I really don’t see why they should be (separate),” he said.

  • Green


    Sarah Jean Phillips of Radcliff and Jeffrey Charles Green of Killeen, Texas, were remarried in a candle light ceremony on Feb. 13, 2010, in a wedding chapel in Killeen.

    The bride is the daughter of Irene Lydian and William Thomas Phillips of Bardstown.

    The groom is the son of Jerline Smoot and Jimmy Green of Charles County, Maryland.

    The couple reside in Radcliff.


  • Islamic Center helps out at Warm Blessings


    Preparing to clean tables at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen (609 E. Dixie Hwy.) are children from the Islamic Center of Elizabethtown. In addition to and evening meal Monday through Thursday Warm Blessings offers showers for homeless or others with this need and a washer and dryer is also available on a limited basis. For these services persons must call 763-9276 (WARM) for an appointment.

  • Arrest made in double homicide

     BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY — Kentucky State Police Post 4 troopers on Friday arrested a man in Breckinridge County on charges of homicide and kidnapping.

    Librada Rosario Ramirez was wanted in Bourbon County for double homicide, double kidnapping and robbery. Troopers located Ramirez on Friday at a residence in Breckinridge County and took him into custody .

    Ramirez was transported to Bourbon County and lodged there.


  • Shinkles celebrate 50th wedding anniversary


    Bill Jr. and Lois Ertel Shinkle of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a family reunion at their home and dinner at Stone Hearth in Elizabethtown.

    They were married Feb. 6, 1960, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Fort Mitchell with Monsignor Leo Streck officiating.

    Mr. Shinkle is a retired pharmacist and is a 36-year member of St. James Catholic Church.

    Mrs. Shinkle is a homemaker and is also a 36-year member of St. James Catholic Church.