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Today's News

  • National retailer planning to open next year in Elizabethtown

    A California-based retailer with more than 1,000 locations nationally will open one of its first Kentucky stores in Elizabethtown next year.

    The property management firm for Mall Park Center finalized a contract with Ross Dress for Less for a 30,000-square-foot location at the heart of the shopping center on North Dixie Avenue. Ross will go alongside the new Gap Outlet that’s being developed.

    It fills a vacancy created by the bankruptcy of Goody’s and creates a concentration of clothing retailers in the center that includes Old Navy and T.J. Maxx.

  • Eastview man injured in single-vehicle motorcycle wreck

    An Eastview man sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle wreck on KY 1375 in Rineyville on Sunday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Martin Hawkins Jr., 35, was traveling northbound on a 1997 Honda motorcycle when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway just before entering a curve.

    According to the release, the motorcycle overturned upon leaving the roadway and ejected Hawkins, who was not wearing a helmet.

  • HCU looking for legal clarification on unification law

    Hardin County United wants the state to clarify certain elements of the 2006 legislation enabling the creation of a unified local government before the voters of Hardin County consider the idea here.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, chairman of the HCU governance subcommittee, said Monday the state needs to confirm the majority votes within a city is respected should a city oppose unification.

  • CORRECTION-Football schedule

    The pocket guide of local high school football schedules found in Sunday's edition of The News-Enterprise contained an error. John Hardin's opening game against Lexington Henry Clay is scheduled for 8 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 19, at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, which is on central time.

  • Traffic patrol eases the flow at ECTC

    Because of expectations of heavy back-to-school traffic, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College contracted for extra security at least for the first week of school.

    Mike Burns, ECTC security supervisor, said the Fraternal Order of Police provided officers to help control traffic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two of the college’s entrances — the main entrance at College Street Road and St. John Road at University Drive.

    Contracting out the traffic officers is a “new thing” for ECTC, Burns said.

  • MWR makes critical decisions

    And the band played on and on.

    Despite the cancellation of southern rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd for Saturday’s concert at Fort Knox, some quick thinking and a kind gesture made the concert series a hit again.

    About 3,600 fans came out to a free concert featuring the Doobie Brothers and Kansas, the classic rock group which was a last-minute replacement for Lynyrd Skynyrd after the hospitalization of a band member.

  • Vine Grove teen becomes state's youngest pilot

    Charlie Morris always knew he would fly an airplane some day.

    His father and grandfather both did it, and the freshman at North Hardin High School often rode in a small plane with his father.

    “It’s in our blood,” he said. “I knew I was going to, and my dad knew it.”

    Charlie, of Vine Grove, didn’t know that his first solo flight in a Schweitzer 2-33 glider on Aug. 6 would make him the youngest pilot in the state.

  • Guthrie: Credit downgrade 'embarrassing' for U.S.


    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, said the United States’ credit downgrade from AAA to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s is an embarrassment for a country that has allowed its debt to spiral out of control.
    Guthrie sat down with The News-Enterprise on Friday to discuss the debt ceiling agreement and recent stock market fluctuations.
    America now holds credit worthiness lower than France, Guthrie said, but the downgrade is more of a failure by the U.S. to meet S&P’s desire to see a larger reduction in the national debt.

  • My Old Kentucky stopover: Sandhill cranes make habit of Cecilia visit

    When sandhill cranes pick something, they like to stick with it.
    Up to 7,000 of the tall gray birds – which are in the news as Kentuckians debate whether to hunt them – stop for a few weeks each winter near Cecilia on their way back north for the summer. They keep returning even though a tornado killed more than 20 of them there a few years ago.
    “They’re real creatures of habit,” retired state biologist Brainard Palmer-Ball Jr. said. Living more than two decades, the cranes recognize places they’ve been before.

  • Elizabethtown man arrested on sexual assault charges

    An Elizabethtown man on the Sex Offender Registry was arrested Saturday on further sexual assault charges.

    Kelly Charles Ferguson, 35, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registry in the first degree. The registry listed a Kentucky Drive address for him.
    He was lodged in Hardin County Detention Center.