Today's News

  • PREP BOWLING: Area teams ready to get rolling (11/30)

    Could spare you the (bad) puns, but that’s not going to happen.

    So as three area schools are bowled over to be able to participate in the newest KHSAA-sanctioned sport, Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin aren’t pinning their hopes on anything outlandish as a state championship, but rather, they’re hoping to strike it rich in the fun and growth departments.

  • Elizabethtown Sports Park begins to book events

    Recent news that the under construction Elizabethtown Sports Park is beginning to get a flow of traffic on its tournament calendar is refreshing.
    After all, one of the reasons to build the much-debated, $28 million multi-sports complex was to bring in out-of-town teams and generate additional revenue within the county for restaurants, hotels and businesses.

  • Town Hall meeting blossoms into robust auction for kids

    When it comes to fast and furious bidding, cakes are among the top choices at Thursday night’s town hall meeting in Vine Grove.

    The annual Christmas for the Kids program, which has been around for about 12 years, benefits children who otherwise may have a gloomy holiday gift season.

    Auctioning cakes, holiday decorations and Christmas trees has been a successful venture over the years. Last year, more than $8,000 was raised through the auction, said Capt. Dale Riggs of the Vine Grove Police Department.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North falls to Doss, Adair tops E'town (11/30)

    The News-Enterprise

    Visiting North Hardin couldn’t hold on to a four-point halftime lead Tuesday night.

    Louisville Doss outscored North Hardin by 11 in the second half en route to a 77-70 win in both teams’ season opener.

    Senior Jermaine Ruttley paced the Trojans with 26 points, seven assists and four steals, while senior Adam Hendrix chipped in with 24 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

    Senior Sam Coachman added nine points and three rebounds.


  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Elizabethtown beats Meade for 15th consecutive meeting (11/30)

    It’s definitely noticeable some of Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ veteran players have retooled their games.

    Senior Kaylyn Cecil has added some aggressiveness. There’s a more confident Anna Bowling and a more vocal, patient and tenacious Tara Gilpin.

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  • Vine Grove to vote on alcohol ordinance

    Vine Grove could have an ordinance Monday regulating the sale of alcohol following an Oct. 4 citywide vote to allow the sale of alcohol in stores and restaurants.

    City Council members listened this past Monday during a called meeting to a first reading of an ordinance that regulates issues related to the sale of alcohol, such as the days and times it can be sold and licensing fees. It also establishes the authorities and duties of the city’s alcoholic beverage control officer.

  • Two die on Kentucky roadways over Thanksgiving holiday

    State police have referred to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as the deadliest time of year for drivers, and this year, two died on Kentucky roadways between Nov. 23 and 27.

    The two fatal collisions occurred in Fayette and Mercer counties, and both victims failed to wear a seatbelt, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    KSP statistics indicate nine motorists were killed on Kentucky roadways in 2010 over the same stretch.

  • E’town council re-evaluating Navaho Drive fence situation

    A fence along Navaho Drive that Elizabethtown has planned to build for years soon may be a go.

    Elizabethtown City Council gave the nod this week for the city to seek updated estimates for the fence, which will serve as a buffer between homes and nearby businesses after a number of trees were removed several years ago.

  • CASA's Angels will host Christmas Extravaganza

    The recently formed CASA’s Angels is hosting a fundraising event tonight with its Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday shopping event that benefits CASA of the Heartland.

    The shopping event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fiddlesticks Children’s Store on Ring Road in Elizabethtown and features several local vendors, said Kelly Emerine, CASA’s Angels co-chairwoman and finance director on the CASA board.

    Though the event is at a children’s store, she said vendors will sell items for all ages.