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Today's News

  • Vine Grove officer OK after head-on crash

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Vine Grove police say a soldier set to deploy overseas this weekend caused a head-on crash with a pursuing police officer early Friday morning, causing both drivers minor injuries. Vine Grove Police Chief Steve Manning said the pursuit and subsequent crash occurred during a shift change at about 1 a.m. Friday when two officers on Main Street

  • Tractor incident details vague

    The News-Enterprise VINE GROVE — Details surrounding a tractor-related injury near Vine Grove and the condition of a man injured remained unclear Sunday evening. First responders and emergency dispatches said an adult male was seriously injured shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday by a piece of farm equipment near Hargan Road. Vine Grove Fire and Hardin County EMS officials were unsu

  • Aug. 1, 2010: Obituaries

    Charles A. Clark

    Charles A. Clark, 83, of Vine Grove, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

    Johnnie Lee ‘Cowboy’ Colvin

    Johnnie Lee “Cowboy” Colvin, 41, of Lyons Station, formerly of Campbellsville, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Focus of workshop is veteran stories

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Because of the Fort Knox Army post, Hardin County is a fertile ground for people wishing to record military veterans’ oral histories. Those interested in preserving these stories — in a way they can be saved at places such as the Library of Congress and the local library — can attend a Thursday workshop sponsored b

  • City authorizes phase two packages for sports park

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved two of the four bid packages housed within phase two of the Elizabethtown Sports Park’s construction. City officials voted, 4-2, to award Contech Construction Products of Mt. Washington the bid for prefabricated bridge materials at a cost of $238,881 and the bid for irrigation mat

  • Local police slow to enforce 'texting' law

     By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    A new law limiting driver text-messaging and banning cell phone use by teen drivers went into effect last month, but it hasn’t impacted many lives locally.

    Since the new law was proposed this past winter, much attention has been placed on its restriction of text messaging.

    The law’s final version bans the use of mobile devices for non-vocal communication by drivers, but applies only to moving violations, according to Kentucky State Police Post 4 spokesman Bruce Reeves.

  • Tourism offices seek State Fair volunteers

    The News-Enterprise HARDIN COUNTY — Volunteers are needed for four-hour shifts working at Hardin County’s booth in the parade of counties at the Kentucky State Fair. This year’s booth will feature the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia and Rich Griendling’s mobile sculpture of a Coke van with life-size sculptures of human figures. The booth also will prom

  • July 23 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Yong Li, 210 French St., Elizabethtown. Use: property maintenance.

    Phyllis Roe, 101 Arlingwood Court, Unit A, Elizabethtown. Use: sunroom.

    Danny Alcorn, 604 Harvard Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: covered deck.

    Jacquelyn Benton, 307 Evergreen Garden, Elizabethtown. Use: basement finish.

  • Filing deadline looms

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    With a week left for candidates to file, half of the incumbents on Elizabethtown City Council and Mayor David Willmoth are absent from the race.

    Councilmen Marty Fulkerson and Ron Thomas are the only incumbents to file for the six seats as of Monday night, and former councilwoman Edna Berger has rejoined the race four years after leaving the council.

    “I found out that retirement is not a full-time job,” Berger said Monday when asked what drew her back to public service.

  • Returning to school safely

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    With Hardin County and Elizabethtown district schools resuming classes Wednesday and Thursday, public safety is a primary focus for educators and law enforcement this week.

    The first few days back to school is often a new routine, not only for students, but also for some drivers. Public safety officials are emphasizing the need for drivers’ increased patience, increased awareness and decreased speed.