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Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Bowling Green pounds John Hardin (11/26)

    BOWLING GREEN — The John Hardin Bulldogs saw their season end in disappointing fashion Friday night.

    The Bowling Green Purples erupted for 34 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 62-20 victory over the Bulldogs in the Class 5-A state semifinals at El Donaldson Stadium. It’s the third time in four years the Bulldogs have lost in the state semifinals.

    John Hardin finished the season 13-1. This year’s seniors finished their careers with a 52-5 record. The 52 wins are the most in a four-year span at John Hardin.

  • Shooting ruled murder-suicide

    Tuesday's shooting in rural LaRue County which left three people from Hardin County dead has been ruled a murder-suicide by Kentucky State Police.

    KSP confirms that Steve Bottoms, 55, of Radcliff, died from a gunshot wound to the head. Barbara Walker, 51, of Elizabethtown, died from gunshot wounds to the chest and torso. KSP has ruled those deaths as homicides.

    Walker's husband, 51-year-old David Walker of Elizabethtown, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police say.

  • This Digital Life: A little research goes a long way when purchasing electronics

    By Forrest Berkshire

    Caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware.

    It’s an old term, but it still applies today, especially as the holiday shopping season ramps into full gear.

    Electronics — from TVs to tablet computers to digital cameras — are always hot items for Christmas. And judging by the sale ads in the Thanksgiving edition of The News-Enterprise, this year is no different.

  • Former foster children facing difficult futures

    In the foster care system, it’s called “aging out.” It involves foster kids between 18 and 21 years of age who are no longer eligible for the care provided through the system. For those who exit foster care this way, the statistics stacked against their odds of success as independent young adults aren’t good.

  • Thompson graduates from Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course

    THOMPSON. Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary C. Thompson, son of Sharon A. and Philip D. Thompson of West Point, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. A 2010 graduate of Bullitt Central High School of Shepherdsville, he joined the Marine Corps in March 2011.

  • Sanders graduates from Marine Urban Breacher course

    SANDERS. Marine Corps Pvt. Quentin K. Sanders, son of Bonita and stepson of Mark Boright of Elizabethtown, recently graduated the Marine Urban Breacher Course at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Upon graduation Sanders has become equipped to make sound choices, mitigate hazards and effectively communicate with others involved in a breach.

    Sanders, a 2005 graduate of Franklin High School of Franklin, Tenn., joined the Marine Corps in March 2011.

  • Mapp graduates from basic training

    MAPP. Air Force Airman Stephen B. Mapp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    Mapp is the grandson of William Mapp of  Rineyville.

    He is a 2010 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • AUSA gets flag from 3/1 Brigade

    Fort Knox Chapter AUSA President Gene Gudenkauf recently received an award and flag that was flown in Afghanistan by the 3/1 Task Force Duke Brigade from Sgt. 1st Class Elliott. The presentation was made in recognition of AUSA’s support of Task Force Duke and the Duke Association.

  • A Thanksgiving of fellowship and grace

    Area churches ensured a warm turkey dinner filled the stomachs of hundreds this Thanksgiving.

    The Sign of the Dove Church in Radcliff and St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown opened their doors to the community as they served a traditional holiday meal. St. James also delivered boxed meals.

    Sign of the Dove has been serving meals on Thanksgiving since 1997, the Rev. Edward Palmer said.

  • Judge denies motion to sever counts in ex-teacher's case

    Steven Gray will face just one trial for the charges of alleged sexual abuse that have been brought against him.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton is denying the motion to sever the two counts of sexual abuse against Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with two of his students. The defense filed the motion in hopes of trying the two counts separately.

    Easton is expected to enter a written explanation Monday, but planned to inform the attorneys of his decision before then, he said in an email.