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Today's News

  • State police continue hunt for escaped inmates

    By SARAH BENNETT
    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    State police continue to search for two minimum security inmates who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center late Saturday night.
    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators have followed up on several leads, but nothing has turned up yet.

  • Shop safely this holiday season

    Holiday season is a time of giving, but it also is a peak time of year for con-artists, pickpockets and thieves, warn area law enforcement officials. With Black Friday close by, police encourage caution and awareness this shopping season.

    If you plan to go holiday shopping, you should go during the day rather than night if possible, according to the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition's "Christmas Safety Tips." In the event you have to go at night, park in a well-lit area, if possible.

  • E’town council delays maintenance agreement for Veterans Tribute

    Elizabethtown City officials on Monday delayed approval of a maintenance agreement for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road because of concerns surrounding its maintenance.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson told Elizabethtown City Council he could not vote for the agreement as drafted because it contains language releasing the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee from any responsibility in taking care of memorial once it is completed.

  • Photo: Who’s that peepin’ out the window?
  • Police: Drivers should be safe, avoid distractions during holiday travel

    Thanksgiving is not just a peak travel season, but it's also the deadliest time of year for drivers, according to a Kentucky State Police official.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said more drivers are killed on roadways during the holiday than any other time of the year in Kentucky and nationwide.

    During the holidays, more vehicles hit the roadways for travel season, Chaffins said, and drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them.

  • Early morning wreck leaves two injured

    LARUE COUNTY — A two-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 31E about 7 miles north of Hodgenville left two drivers with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police say.
    Sharon D. Bush, 56, of Elizabethtown, was traveling north on 31E in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
    Bush overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Felipe Ramirez, 21, of Hodgenville.

  • Linda Funk speaks to Upton UMC women about Warm Blessings

    Recently the United Methodist Women at Upton UMC invited Linda Funk, board chairperson for Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, to be the guest speaker at their monthly fellowship meeting. Funk explained the meal program provided by Warm Blessings which serves a hot meal weeknights to an average of 50 or more persons in need of this service, and offered suggestions on how the church could support the program. 

  • A stitch from the heart: Astrid Whitacre crochets afghans for soldiers

    Astrid Whitacre has been crocheting afghans for soldiers for 30 years. She estimates she’s made thousands of blankets, sending them to soldiers all over the world.

    “They’re all my boys,” said Whitacre, a member of the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans. “It’s just a thing I do.”

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • The Best: Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

    I’m sharing again today two of my favorite recipes that I usually serve on Thanksgiving.

    The recipe pictured, 24-Hour Mashed Potatoes, originally came from Karen Himmelheber, who was stationed at Fort Knox several years ago and attended my church. Karen was a fantastic cook. I shared another of her recipes, the Frozen Bread Dough Coffeecake, a few weeks ago.