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Today's News

  • Under Construction: Big M Chevrolet
  • E’town man charged with sex abuse

    An Elizabethtown man faces multiple felony sex charges involving three alleged victims following a weeks-long investigation by the city’s police department.

    Charlie A. Runyon, 44, is charged with first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. According to police, two individuals filed complaints March 21 against him with the Elizabethtown Police Department and a third filed a complaint March 25.

    One complainant is a male younger than 18.

  • All county post offices to fight hunger

    Postal workers across the nation plan to help feed hungry people in their communities Saturday during the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger event.

    The event takes place in about 10,000 cities nationwide with support of more than 200,000 letter carriers. That makes it the largest one-day food drive in the country with an average collection of 70 million pounds of food, said Pete Countryman, a retired postal worker and annual participant in the food drive.

    Elizabethtown and Radcliff usually bring in about 8,000 pounds of food each, he said.

  • Fourth-graders create 'living museum' of famous Kentuckians

    Students at Morningside Elementary School brought research on famous Kentuckians to life Tuesday and shared information about everyone from the first Native Americans to NBA player Tayshaun Prince.

    Fourth-grade students in the classes of Roseann Thrush and Sharon Billings created a “Famous Kentuckians Living Museum” for the end of the school year. Each student depicted an influential person from the Bluegrass State and discussed their lives with fellow students who weaved their way through the “museum” in the school library.

  • 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.