Today's News

  • HCS hosts roundtables to discuss funding

    The Hardin County Schools district has been preparing staff for expected budget cuts with district-wide meetings during the last few weeks.

    The HCS board met with site-based decision-making councils of their schools at several roundtable meetings to discuss the expected shortfall in state funding and its impact on individual school budgets. The councils each were asked to analyze their budgets, find funding priorities and identify expenses that could be eliminated more easily.

  • FEMA to assist LaRue residents

    Individual assistance is available for LaRue County tornado victims through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Hardin County residents continue to await word on whether federal help will be available to supplement any insurance they carried to repair damage or find new permanent homes.

    Jim Homstad, public affairs officer of FEMA in Frankfort, said Monday that 16 counties were declared eligible for federal individual assistance.

  • Photos: Hail storm hits Elizabethtown
  • March Madness scores big for area restaurants

    For some area restaurants, March Madness means more than brackets and last-minute jump shots.

    It means big business.

    St. Patrick’s Day, the most important business day of the year for Beef O’Brady’s, falls on Saturday this year for the first time since the Elizabethtown restaurant opened in Cool Springs Center.

    That bodes well for the business’ bottom line. A perfect storm this weekend means third-round NCAA games also air day and will be featured on large-screen televisions at the restaurant.

  • EPD nabs two Midwestern men for possession of a forgery device

    Elizabethtown police have arrested two out-of-state residents after uncovering suspicious checks and forgery equipment in their vehicle.

    Officers pulled over Robert L. Compton, 42, of Springhill, Kan., and Robert L. Brandkamp, 29, of Sedalia, Mo., in a Lowe’s parking lot for a routine traffic stop after two Elizabethtown banks reported suspicious visitors, according to an EPD news release.

    According to the banks, two men entered the businesses and “asked a lot of questions,” police said, then left in a blue Hyundai Sonata.

  • Alonso family raising money for playground

    The family of a former student at Radcliff Elementary School is ensuring their son will be remembered through smiles and laughter for years to come.

    The parents of Isaiah Alonso, a 6-year-old who died of cancer in September 2010, are raising money to donate playground equipment to the school and create a memorial playground for their son.

    The school’s Parent-Teacher Association plans to raise money for other necessities, such as fencing and landscaping for the play area.

  • 'Golden' opportunity for fun tonight at State Theater

    If the names Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia are familiar favorites, you’re in for some killer entertainment Saturday night at the Historic State Theater.

    “The Golden Girls” Murder Mystery Dinner starts at 7 p.m. in the First Federal Gallery Banquet Room.

    Actors from Lexington group Fantastical Theatricals portray television’s comedic quartet, and audience members have an opportunity to interact with them as a murder mystery unfolds.

  • House unanimously approves synthetic drug ban

    The state House of Representatives approved a bill aiming to outright ban synthetic drugs in a unanimous vote of 96-0.

    “As the proverbial word goes, it was a no-brainer,” said Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, about the passage Tuesday of House Bill 481.

  • Accidental shooting: One round fired, two men injured

    Two men were injured Wednesday night in an accidental shooting on Lee Road in Elizabethtown.

    Anthony T. Mason, 25, of Mayfield, was attempting to clear a weapon when he accidentally fired a round, said Virgil Willoughby, Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman.

    Mason dropped the weapon’s magazine, pushed the slide back and placed his hand in front of the barrel before the trigger was pulled, Willoughby said.

    Mason sustained gunshot wounds to his hand and thigh while Jacob W. Roach, 25, of Elizabethtown was shot in the calf, he said.

  • Local musicians host benefit concert for tornado victms

    The News-Enterprise

    Two local musicians are hosting a benefit concert tonight in Hodgenville for tornado victims.

    Joseph Williams, an Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty impersonator, said he approached his friend Ray Glenn about the idea, and the two decided to use their talents to help people affected by the late February storms.

    Admission to the concert is donated items, which Williams said will be given to tornado victims in LaRue County and elsewhere in Kentucky. Recommendations include cleaning supplies and gift cards, he said.