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Today's News

  • Outlining skills needed by events coordinator

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown to hire events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Qualified candidate must be a 'numbers' person.

    The city of Elizabethtown and Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau are working out details on a new partnership intended to fill a void left by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce in running the Heartland Festival, Cruisin’ the Heartland and other events.

  • GIRLS' PREP SWIMMING: Central Hardin's Snider shooting for more after surprise 50 breast win (01/24)

    Lane eight.

    It’s likely the hardest lane for swimmers. That’s where they battle turbulent, wave-filled water and have to avoid having it mess with their minds.

    Seeded last in her heat in lane eight and stuck on the outside with all the water drafting to her, Erin Snider wasn’t supposed to contend for the 50-yard breaststroke title two weekends ago at the 10th annual Rock the Blocks meet in Louisville.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town's Gilpin out for the season (1/24)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers received the news they had been dreading since Thursday night. Senior guard Tara Gilpin will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a concussion in a victory over Hart County. It is Gilpin’s third concussion since her freshman season.

    Gilpin’s loss creates a huge void for the Lady Panthers, who have won their last two games without their leader. Junior Alexis Powell has started in place of Gilpin.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Woodson leads Lady Trojans to rout of Bardstown (1/24)

    Senior guard Brianna Woodson scored 23 points and junior forward Chanel Roberts had a double-double as the host North Hardin Lady Trojans breezed past 5th Region rival Bardstown on Monday, 71-33.

    Roberts had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, while sophomore guard Kiera Jones added seven points, six assists and three steals.

    North Hardin (15-5), which won its second straight, led 20-1 after the first quarter.

    NORTH HARDIN 71, BARDSTOWN 33

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers hold off LaRue (1/24)

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have a simple philosophy for getting wins: Start fast and finish strong.

    The Lady Panthers did both Monday night as they built a 17-0 lead and then held off a late charge by the LaRue County Lady Hawks for a 57-48 victory at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • E’town mulling alcohol at some city facilities

    The Elizabethtown City Council could consider revisions to an ordinance banning alcohol at Freeman Lake Park and Pritchard Community Center as soon as Feb. 6.

    The board for the Historic State Theater and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau also could revise alcohol policies.

    Mayor Tim Walker said ordinance revisions will be discussed with representatives of the park and Pritchard for more possible changes before being presented to council members, he said.

  • Bridal guidelines for a smooth show

    SHOW INFO
    A 40-page special section previewing the annual Bridal Showcase will be inside Friday's edition of The News-Enterprise. The free event is scheduled from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The wedding planning season is in full swing - and bridal expos are headed to the Louisville area in the coming weeks! Your Better Business Bureau has helpful tips for future brides and bridesmaids attending a show.

  • Radcliff boy receives 500 Christmas cards

    After Carolyn Rosado published her son’s wish to receive Christmas cards from around the globe on Facebook, her hope that at least one card would be sent  was more than fulfilled.

    More than 500 cards were sent to Jacob Rosado, 8, who told his parents after Thanksgiving he wanted to receive holiday cards from all over the world because he wanted to make friends. Jacob is autistic and his mother said he has longed for friendship for a long time, often crying over it and praying for it.

  • Surprised by a daughter's prayer

    “Why don’t you go with me?”

    I asked my daughter to accompany me to the Abby of Gethsemani. She was home with us for a few days during the Christmas holidays, visiting from New York City. Mary had been to Gethsemani with me before.

    “Sure, I’d love to,” was her ready response.

  • White arraigned in LaRue Circuit Court

    Two Hardin Countians arrested in connection with the death investigation of Kristie Allen, a Buffalo woman found dead Dec. 30 in a LaRue County home, were arraigned Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, and Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Both are charged with theft by unlawful taking-automobile and complicity, and White faces additional charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender and being a fugitive out of Tennessee.