Today's News

  • Driver takes 4-year sentence for police chase



    A man accused of leading police on a multi-county chase in March, beginning in Elizabethtown, pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts Tuesday in exchange for a four-year sentence.

    Ollie D. Campbell, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court as part of deal offered by Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw’s office.

  • Burke double murder trial begins



    It took three full days and two separate jury pools to do it, but attorneys on Friday seated a jury of 12 Hardin County residents, along with alternates, to hear the state’s double murder case against Fort Campbell Army MP Sgt. Brent Burke.

    With a jury now seated, opening statements have begun.

    Burke is accused of shooting his estranged wife, Tracy, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer.

  • HMH displays donor quilt



    Hardin Memorial Hospital took time Thursday to remember the sacrifice of a former employee, as well as that of many others.

    The Donor Family Memorial Quilt was on display at the hospital Thursday to honor a former employee who became an organ donor.

    Ginger Beard, an HMH employee who died in 2009, has been commemorated on the quilt, which has five complete panels representing all of Kentucky.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: LaRue County tops North Hardin (08/11)


  • Town Hall meeting, concert locations changed

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com Tonight’s Town Hall meeting and Friday’s opening of the Friday Nite Live concert series in Vine Grove will go on, but at a new location. With no let up in the next few days from the suffocating heat, Mayor Donovan Smith said both events have been shifted to Vine Grove Community Center at 300 W. Main St. A large ten

  • Burke case close to finalizing jury



    The first day in the highly publicized double murder trial against Fort Campbell Military Policeman Sgt. Brent Burke mostly was spent excusing jurors who said they were familiar with the 2007 shootings he’s accused of committing.

    All jurors who admitted having some knowledge of the murders of Burke’s estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and Karen Comer at her Rineyville home, were dismissed.

  • Fair opens eyes to contracting process

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com   “Work smart, not hard.” Those words spoken by Rebecca Vanover served as a mantra for the government contracting and information fair held Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, at the Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. Guthrie started organizing the fair in January after repeated requests from small

  • It's shocking!

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Summer brings not only hot, sunny days to Hardin County, it also brings the threat of lightning damage to homes from pop-up summer thunderstorms. Lighning can cause house fires, but perhaps one of the biggest dangers is electrical surges that can damage appliances and elec

  • ‘Green’ tax money in home improvements until Dec. 31


    The $8,000 home-buyer tax credit ended in April, but the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 also established a number of tax breaks for current homeowners who want to improve their home’s energy efficiency. These improvements qualify for the credit through Dec. 31 and must be to an existing home and your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

  • Heartland Festival adds agricultural village



    This year’s Heartland Festival will celebrate Hardin County’s agricultural roots.

    The festival will feature an Ag Village highlighting the history of farming in Hardin County. The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce revealed the new feature at a news conference Thursday morning.

    The village will be near the bandstand in Freeman Lake Park, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28.