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Today's News

  • Louisville teen enters guilty plea in Smyser killing

    Louisville teenager Ryan Wilt pleaded guilty Monday to charges of complicity to commit murder and complicty to tamper with physical evidence in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Wilt is one of three Louisville teens accused of killing 18-year-old Mackenzie Smyser last November.

    Police say Wilt, Jason Gowers and Conner Galenski drove Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 under the pretense of committing a burglary and instead shot him.

  • Deedie Layman is a pet's best friend

    Deedie Layman’s life has gone to the dogs. And cats.

    And that’s a good thing for four-legged animals in Hardin County.

    “I have a love for all of them,” Layman said of the animals at Hardin County Animal Control.

    Layman, president of PAWS Shelter Foundation Inc., has been spearheading fundraising efforts to build a new animal shelter for the county. PAWS stands for Pets Are Worth Saving.

  • Photo: Parade marches on
  • Curtis named senior civilian and area superintendent for DDESS

  • Locals surprised by rapid rise to majors

    By JOHN HICKEY
    For The News-Enterprise

    SEATTLE — A year ago, there couldn’t have been two more unlikely Major Leaguers anywhere than Nathan Adcock and Stevie Delabar.

    You would’ve had a better chance at hitching a ride on the space shuttle than to have the two of them make it to the big leagues.

    And for both to have come out of Hardin County, well … even the two participants are surprised in the extreme.

  • Bus crash survivors come out against expanded alcohol

    A news conference is scheduled Tuesday morning at the Carrollton Bus Crash Memorial on South Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff to speak out in opposition against expanded alcohol sales.

    Quinton Higgins and Ciaran Madden, survivors of the May 14, 1988, crash will speak at the event.

    The news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.

    A special election for expanded alcohol sales is planned Oct. 4 in separate elections in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

  • Deadline extended for leadership applications

    With 15 of its 25 openings still available, the deadline to enroll in the new Hardin County Community Leadership Program has been extended.

    Applicants now have until Friday to enroll, according to Anthony Conder, Leadership Hardin County chairman. The fee of $800 covers the 12-session, 10-month program and includes costs of overnight stays and a trip to study state government in Frankfort.

  • Hardin County remembers 9/11

    Ten years of healing and 10 years of war melded Sunday in the minds of millions across the world. Hundreds of miles from ground zero, father still from Afghanistan and Iraq, Hardin Countians looked back at the scars and still-raw wounds of Sept. 11, 2001, and paid tribute through ceremony.

    At Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, a monument that includes a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center was dedicated Sunday afternoon.

  • Photo: Racing to remember
  • Local veteran being flown to Washington, D.C.

    A local World War II veteran will be flown on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., courtesy of his electricity provider.

    Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. in Elizabethtown is working with the other 15 Kentucky rural electric cooperatives of East Kentucky Power Cooperative to send 35 veterans to the capital.

    The veterans and their guest will travel for free on a day-long trip to tour the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.