Today's News

  • Cheer for underdogs in someone else's upset

    “The thing I like about the NCAA college basketball tournament is that any team can win it all.”

    I was explaining to my wife why I was standing in front of the TV, eyes glued to the NCAA Tournament and not sitting in my usual place with her watching the evening news.

    Although I have a few favorite teams, the truth is my main attraction to March Madness is in anticipating the little guys, the Lehighs, the Virginia Commonwealths, and the Norfolk States taking down the big boys, the Dukes, the Michigans,and the Missouris.

  • E'town approves more than $500K in equipment purchases for sports park

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved roughly $520,000 worth of equipment purchases for Elizabethtown Sports Park with more equipment requests expected.

    The purchases are part of a sizable list of maintenance items needed for upkeep of the park and its fields once the park opens this summer.

    Seth Breitner, park director, said Monday’s purchases are big-ticket, specialty mowing and field equipment needed to properly maintain, trim and fertilize sports fields and differ from normal mowing equipment.

  • Liquor stores report brisk sales, happy customers

    Just as beer sales surpassed expectations in the first weeks, the first liquor outlets in Hardin County are reporting brisk business.

    The day after the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced license recipients Feb. 21, Best Buy Liquor Outlet arrived at Radcliff City Hall to pay for its $1,500 local license.

    Harry Patel, who operated a convenience store on Rogersville Road near its intersection with South Wilson Road, quickly cleared shelves to make room for liquor and wine supplies at Best Buy Liquor Outlet.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Monday's results (03/20)





    Results from Monday’s match in Hodgenville:


    Ryan Abell (LC) def. Dakota Stokes (FK), 6-0, 6-0

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Mark Rice (FK), 6-2, 6-0

    Kyler Hart (LC) def. Kentrez Pope (FK) 6-0, 6-0


  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs, North, LaRue all lose (03/20)

    The News-Enterprise

    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs were shut out for the second straight game as they fell to No. 25 Louisville Assumption, 10-0 on Monday.

    John Hardin (0-3) has been outscored 18-0 in its last two games.

    No statistics were available.

    UP NEXT: John Hardin hosts LaRue County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

    BULLITT EAST 10, NORTH HARDIN 0 (5 INNINGS). Sophomore Kayla Raymer homered as the visiting Lady Chargers blanked the Trojans (0-1).

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: North, Central pick up wins (03/20)

    The News-Enterprise

    Senior Antonio Simmons hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning as host North Hardin knocked off Louisville Fern Creek, 4-3 on Monday.

    Simmons finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs for North Hardin (2-0), which won its second straight.

    Senior Brady Patterson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first, but Fern Creek (1-1) took a 2-1 lead in the third. The Trojans regained the lead in the bottom half, but the Tigers tied it in the seventh.

  • Radcliff looks to quit One Knox

    ISSUE: Funding for One Knox
    OUR VIEW: Organization must clarify its current mission

    Radcliff City Council members have indicated they’ll vote to pull out of One Knox, reducing the program’s funding, when they meet today.

    Council members have questioned the value of One Knox, now that changes on post set in motion by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure are complete.

  • Afterschool program finds new home

    Nelle Thomas’ hope to find a new home for Kids Café by spring has materialized.

    The agency’s name has changed to Mission Hope for Kids, but the mission to improve the lives of Hardin County’s youth remains, said Thomas, who serves as executive director.

  • Three vehicles involved in interstate head-on collision

    A head-on collision Sunday night near the 101-mile marker of Interstate 65 left two women and a 9-year-old child injured.

    Shelly Thrasher, 30, of Louisville was driving north on I-65 in a 2006 Toyota Corolla, according to Kentucky State Police. For unknown reasons, the Corolla drifted right and struck the guardrail, causing her to veer left, crossing the northbound lanes and median and into the path of southbound traffic.

  • Cyclist injured in collision on Dixie

    Elizabethtown Police Department responded to an injury wreck involving a motorcycle Monday morning on West Dixie Avenue.

    David K. Curry, 42, of Elizabethtown, was riding a blue 2006 Yamaha motorcycle, police say. Curry had just turned from North Mantle Avenue and was northbound on Dixie when the cycle collided with the left side of a silver 2005 GMC driven by Willis E. Rich Jr., 76, of Elizabethtown.

    Rich was leaving the McDonald's parking lot to pull onto the road when the wreck occurred just after 7:30 a.m., according to an EPD news release.