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Today's News

  • Convicted of murder, Burke faces life sentence

     By Benjamin Joubert

    For The News Enterprise

    Nearly two and a half hours after starting deliberations Tuesday morning, a Fort Campbell jury found Sgt. Brent Burke guilty on all counts. He was convicted of premeditated murder, felony murder, burglary, child endangerment and obstruction of justice.

    The mandatory sentence is life in prison and after a period of deliberation, the possibility of parole was eliminated.

  • Move to have military counted where they live

    ISSUE: How the Census counts military members
    OUR VIEW: Give U.S. communities credit for deployed troops

    The Census should not short change communities, especially not military communities, say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Reps. Ed Whitfield and Brett Guthrie.

    The three late last month introduced the Services Members and Communities Act of 2012, a move to change the way deployed service members are counted in the national census taken once every 10 years.

  • Candidates for 25th District state their case

    With the primary approaching, the three Democratic candidates vying for the 25th state legislative district seat touted their credentials to voters this week.

    Incumbent Rep. Jimmie Lee, Kendrick Bryan and Glenn Fonda addressed the Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club during its meeting Monday night at Nolin RECC, explaining why their services could be beneficial to Frankfort.

    Bryan, 24, the youngest candidate,  addressed the crowd first and said he would not kowtow to lobbyists or take money from special interests.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Elizabethtown rallies by Green County in eight (05/09)

    Junior Garrett Morgan drove in sophomore Preston Patterson with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday as the Elizabethtown Panthers ended their four-game losing streak by rallying by 5th Region rival Green County, 5-4.

    The visiting Dragons (15-13) entered the bottom of the seventh with a 4-2 lead.

    Junior Cannon Pender doubled, while sophomore Jon Tarrence added two RBIs for the Panthers (11-17).

    Eighth-grader Hunter Sullivan worked a scoreless eighth for his third win of the year.

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  • All local letter carriers commit to Saturday's food drive

    By PETE COUNTRYMAN

    On Saturday, all post offices in Hardin County will team up with the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive to provide food for those in our area dealing with hunger everyday.

  • Tribute acts to headline summer concert

    Elizabethtown will welcome three bands to Freeman Lake Park on September 28 who play tribute to a trio of iconic rock bands.

  • PREP TRACK: Knox girls and boys place second at region meet (05/09)

    BARDSTOWN — Kiara Austin put last season to rest with a stellar performance during Tuesday’s Class 1-A, Region 3 Meet at Bardstown.

    Hampered by nagging leg injuries, Austin had a less-than-spectacular junior year. But at Garnis Martin Field, the Fort Knox senior made sure the past remained behind her.

    Austin won 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump and helped lead Fort Knox to victory in the 1,600 relay. She set personal records of 17 feet, 6 inches in the long jump, 36-07 in the triple and 15.11 seconds in the 100 hurdles.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town girls clinch 5th Region Tournament title (05/09)

    Reza Haider looked like he was about to get skunked in his 5th Region Tournament boys’ singles semifinal match.

    Central Hardin junior Tad Skaggs, the No. 3 seed, was taking it to the second-seeded Elizabethtown senior in their first set.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Wilson, Meade shut out North (5/9)

    Meade County’s Bo Wilson thought his fastball lacked its usual pop, but that’s about all he could find wrong with his pitching performance Tuesday evening.

    The senior right-hander tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the Green Wave to a 5-0 victory over the North Hardin Trojans at James R. Aldridge Field.

    “My fastball wasn’t popping like it usually does, but I was trying to keep them off-balance,” Wilson said. “I had to mix it up. They hit the ball hard, but right at people.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin clinches top seed with rout of North Hardin (05/09)

    North Hardin had no problem Tuesday night getting two outs on the 14th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins. That third out proved to be quite elusive, however.

    The visiting Lady Bruins scored all of their runs with one out left in an inning – including their nine-run top of the fourth – as they locked up the No. 1 seed for this month’s 17th District Softball Tournament with a 13-0 rout of the host Trojans.