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Today's News

  • PREP WRESTLING: Senior Upswing (01/14)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com FORT KNOX — Kevin Thomas is quietly having a successful senior year for the Fort Knox Eagles. Entering Saturday’s Capital City Classic at Franklin County, Thomas has improved his record from 16-14 as a sophomore and 18-20 as a junior to 23-9 this season. Not bad for someone who four years ago would rather be on the soccer

  • Kill the chill

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The cold snap has dug its heels into Hardin County, but it does not have to leave your home an arctic wasteland.

    Though winter is in full bloom, some simple steps can be taken to protect your home from chilly gusts and frigid temperatures.

    One of the big concerns winter brings for homeowners is the vulnerability of water lines and pipes to outside forces, said Elizabethtown Public Works Superintendent Don Hill.

  • Who are Realtors?

    By MARGIE HARPER

    Who are Realtors? Realtors are licensed real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of Realtors, The Voice for Real Estate, the Kentucky State Association of Realtors and, locally, the Heart of Kentucky Association of Realtors. Realtors are the most trusted source for real estate information.

  • Local family safe after Haitian quake

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    At least one Hardin County family was in Haiti during Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake, and area residents have been calling the local American Red Cross chapter to see how they can help.

    The International Red Cross said a third of the country’s nine million people may need emergency assistance.

  • Photo: Back to class
  • Photo: WL Plastics Corp. breaks ground
  • RPD arrests four Meade residents on meth charge

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – A report of public intoxication at Wal-Mart in Radcliff on Wednesday resulted in the arrests of four Meade County residents on felony methamphetamine-related charges.

    According to police and jail records, Radcliff police responded to the department store late Wednesday afternoon after a caller reported what appeared to be an intoxicated man roaming the store.

    “Sure enough, he came staggering out of the store,” said Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate.

  • Sanders to delay wet/dry petition push

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Local resident Craig Sanders launched an effort in November to push a new wet/dry vote to the ballot box and now is strategizing his next move.

    Sanders would need more than 10,000 signatures from registered voters to force a special election this year, so he is targeting his petition push for after the general election in November.

  • Lincoln House arson case settles in Mental Health Court

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The criminal case against a mentally ill man charged with May’s destructive Lincoln Heritage House arson is scheduled to become the first of Hardin County Mental Health Court’s resolved cases. According to Hardin Circuit Court records, Kenneth Earl Robert Bennett, 34, will be formally sentenced Tuesday to 10 years probation in exchange for a guilty plea to second-degree arson and enrollment in a Hardin County Mental Health Court program.

  • Cold snap hits local coffers

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Last weekend’s snowfall kept road crews busy, with costs surging over several days of work. Hardin County government reported an out-of-pocket expense of more than $52,000 for the weekend, which included 436 hours of overtime, 1,835 gallons of fuel and 600 tons of salt poured. More than $38,000 of the cost was attributed to salt use.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the salt expended cost about $92 per mile.