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Today's News

  • Update: Two killed in parkway crash

    Two passengers were killed in a single-car wreck Monday afternoon at the 132-mile marker of Western Kentucky Parkway.

    Driver Rose M. Davis of Cincinnati and passengers Marion A. Petrie of Fairview and Yolanda Davis, also from Cincinnati, were traveling east on the parkway in a black Chrysler 300 when it left the roadway and entered the median, Kentucky State Police Sgt. Darran Broyles said.

    “For undetermined reasons — we don’t know why yet — they traveled down the median for some time,” Broyles said.

  • Committee created to guide HOF talks

    Elizabethtown could look to Indiana for a little basketball inspiration.

    Mayor Tim Walker appointed three members to a steering committee designed to progress negotiations in bringing a Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame to the city, with a downtown location as a possible landing point.

  • Rebecca Signorino is a fan of lifelong learning in whatever she does

    When Woodland Elementary School teacher Rebecca Signorino's children graduated and were no longer involved in band, she and her husband experienced empty nest syndrome. They tried to find something to fill the gap.

    They started with marathon training, and it led to ownership of a fitness center.

    Physical fitness not only filled that empty nest, but provided financial security to the couple and gave Signorino, who has taught special education for 18 years, another outlet for life long learning and teaching. 

  • Clear to intern at N-E

    Gina Clear, a 13-year instructor of journalism at North Hardin High School, is spending the next six weeks interning with The News-Enterprise via a grant from the Kentucky Press Association. Clear is the media adviser for North Hardin instructing the newspaper and yearbook courses. Both are Kentucky High School Journalism Association award-winning programs.

  • Learning about the man I call father

    With Father’s Day just around the corner, I can’t help but think about my dad.

    They (whoever “they” are) say you’re supposed to keep learning as you get older. That is so true when it comes to learning about my father.

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  • Dash of Class: Creative recipes for young cooks

    For those of you with children of all ages, all of a sudden your children are free from school and now it is time to think of some activities that are not so boring. Of course, they can readily think of other things to fill their time, like watching television, playing video games, anything to keep from playing outdoors in the heat and humidity.

  • Filming continues for local family company

    In the animated film “The Incredibles,” the father’s desire to get back to his superhero glory days ends up getting him in trouble, and it takes his whole family teaming together to save him.

    The film is Jamey Sampley’s favorite to watch on Father’s Day. The theme resonates with him. It’s present in a movie that Sampley and his family are working on locally. While the father character doesn’t have superhuman strength, he is still the hero.

  • Teens accused in murder case to stand trial this fall

    Prosecutor and defense attorneys in the Conner Galenski case met Monday to discuss evidence.

    Galenski is one of three teens charged with complicity to commit murder for his alleged role in killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser on Nov. 2, 2010.

    In the courtroom Monday, prosecutor Heather Paynter said the defense has not presented evidence to the Commonwealth. However, Kentucky law does not mandate defense to present evidence to prosecution.

  • Elizabethtown attorney publishes young adult novel

    Stephen Van Zant might be an attorney practicing law in Elizabethtown, but the Oldham County resident had a story to tell that required him to put on another hat.

    The attorney is now an author, with his young adult novel, “Far From Good,” recently published by WinePress Publishing.