Today's News

  • Parents welcome Jillian Marie

    Adam and Amanda Parker Higginbotham of Lexington announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Marie, on May 17, 2011. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    She has two sisters, Claire Elizabeth and Lucy Danielle.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Marie and Bud Ireland of Hodgenville and Roger and Elaine Parker of Pennsylvania. Paternal grandparents are Charlene and Ken Kuykendall of Birmingham, Ala., and the late Jim Higginbotham.

  • Grandparents welcome Madeline Nicole

    Dennis and Anita Cowley of Radcliff announce the birth of a granddaughter, Madeline Nicole Cowley, on May 24, 2011, at Medical Center of Lewisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18¼ inches long.

    Parents are Sheldon and Natalie Cowley of Lewisville, Texas.

    Additional grandparents are Brenda Lee Mills of Corbin and the late Edward Mills.

  • Yates-Larkin

    David and Clarissa Yates of Cecilia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Ann Yates, to Jacob Lee Larkin.

    The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management.

  • Miller-Prestia

    Larry and Joyce Miller of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Miller, to Lindsey Prestia, son of F. Michael Prestia of Prairie Village, Kan., and the late Marilyn Prestia.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis and the Pierre Laclede Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She is the marketing director for Project Control of Texas and PC Sports in San Antonio.

  • Four generations of the Wilson family gather

    Tony Lee Wilson graduated from North Hardin Christian School on May 27, bringing four generations of the Wilson family together. From left, Tony Lee Wilson; his father, Wendell Lee Wilson; his paternal grandmother, Brenda Smallwood Wilson; and his paternal great-grandmother, Doris M. Smallwood.

  • Mercers celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Carl and Joyce Mercer will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 16, 2011.

    They were married June 16, 1951, in Ada, Ohio.

    They owned and operated Mercer Dry Cleaners in Vine Grove for 33 years. They are both member of the Church of Christ in Elizabethtown.

    They have two children, David Mercer of Peoria, Ill., and Renee Stamp of Elizabethtown; and three grandchildren.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini

    As I mentioned in last week’s column, I lucked out the day Carl Pitts brought his friend Tom Kasey in to The News-Enterprise. We all started talking about food, imagine that, and I got a recipe from each of them.

  • EPD chief announces retirement

    A job opening for chief of police was posted Friday on Elizabethtown’s city government website.
    Chief Ruben Gardner is retiring effective July 31, Mayor Tim Walker said. Gardner has held the position for 21 years and has been a member of the Elizabethtown Police Department for 41 years.
    According to EPD’s website, Gardner has been a resident of Hardin County since 1965. He began working as a patrolman in 1970, and by 1977, was lieutenant of investigations.

  • Mother plans candlelight vigil Tuesday

    While still experiencing grief and anger, one family is trying to work through their pain to let others know help is available for prescription drug addiction.

    Tina Clark lost her daughter, Jessica Killion, on June 14, 2010, to an accidental prescription drug overdose. Killion was  24.

  • New mayors produce their first budgets

    The issue: First-time efforts
    Our view: It's been a healthy process

    Since their victories in November, new mayors in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have been on the learning curve.

    Each brought council experience to the new job, but it’s not the same as sitting in the big chair. Especially not during budget season.

    Mayors draft budgets. Council members challenge the draft versions.