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Today's News

  • Council reviews 31W recommendations

    Feasability studies still required before project can emerge

    By MARTY FINLEY
    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    Councilman Larry Ashlock’s plans for interconnections between shopping centers along U.S. 31W were reviewed by Elizabethtown City Council on Monday, and some of the ideas captured interest.
    But City Engineer Scott Reynolds said there would need to be feasibility studies conducted and public input gathered before the proposals could be turned into projects.

  • Brushy Fork Debate boasts handful of political hopefuls

    State politicians again will stand on the bank of the Brushy Fork Creek for old-fashioned debate in front of a feisty crowd during Autumn Daze in Vine Grove.

    So far, gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith, his running mate Dea Riley, state auditor candidate John T. Kemper III and Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Robert Farmer are scheduled to appear at the second Brushy Fork Debate at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Optimist Park.

    Galbraith has gained attention for his stance supporting the legalization of marijuana and openness about his own use of the substance.

  • Martinez arraigned Monday

    An illegal immigrant charged with murder and driving under the influence was arraigned Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Arturo Rodriguez Martinez, 22, was arrested Friday night following a single-car wreck on Interstate 65 near the 86-mile marker that resulted in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Sidolena Martinez. He pleaded not guilty.

    Martinez speaks very little English, said Maj. John Timbers of the Hardin County Detention Center. The jail is searching for an interpreter but in the meantime is using inmates who speak Spanish to translate.

  • It takes a village

    When a Kentucky native and now Utah real estate developer announced plans to invest $4.5 million into Radcliff Village to develop more usable square footage, a burst of enthusiasm enveloped Radcliff. We welcome new destination shops and dining variety in Radcliff and believe announcement of economic development is a significant signal for all of Hardin County.
     

    Radcliff Village will set a new standard for the city and county. Perhaps it’s time other retail space developers look at how they’re positioned to serve the needs of Hardin County.

  • GOLF: Gumm, Cross in Kentucky Open (07/26)

    Lydia Gumm has had a successful summer on the golf course, ranging from a State Girls’ Junior Amateur championship to her second State Women’s Am runner-up to an eagle and a solid finish in the Callaway Junior Golf World Championship at Torrey Pines in California.

    Before her junior year at North Hardin High School and the KHSAA golf season both start next week, Gumm hopes for another solid finish as the two-day Fifth Third Bank Kentucky Women’s Open tees off this morning at the 6,200-yard Standard Country Club in Louisville.

  • FISHING: Snider second in Alabama, earns more than $25,000 (07/26)

    Kevin Snider had a good day on the lake Sunday, but unfortunately for the Elizabethtown professional fisherman, Mark Rose had a better one.

    Rose led wire to wire in the FLW Walmart Tour event on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. He finished the four-day tournament with a total weight of 77 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned $125,000 his first FLW Tour victory.

  • YOUTH ALL-STAR BASEBALL: EABC 11s, 15s eliminated (07/26)

    Back-to-back homers by Paul Fiepke and Logan Greenwell on consecutive pitches in the first inning had the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 11-year-old All-Stars riding high.

    Five innings later, they were on their way home.

    The Newburgh, Ind., All-Stars scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a three-run deficit and end Elizabethtown’s run in the Ohio Valley Regional tournament with a 4-3 win Monday afternoon in Galesburg, Ill.

    After going 1-2 in pool play, Elizabethtown finished 3-3 in the 11-team tournament.

  • YOUTH TENNIS: Quick Start wraps up (07/26)
  • West Park Road opening Aug. 2

    The West Park Road extension will open to traffic Aug. 2, just in time to facilitate the start of a new school year.

    Elizabethtown City Engineer Scott Reynolds made the announcement Monday during Elizabethtown City Council’s work session.

    Though the road will be opening to facilitate school and industry traffic, Reynolds said there is still a “major” safety concern because contractors working on the Elizabethtown Sports Park will continue to transport materials and equipment on the road.

  • Photos: Window dressing