Today's News

  • CHHS grad uses study abroad to analyze China's progress



    ELIZABETHTOWN — An Elizabethtown college student was able to combine the topics of his multiple majors into one study abroad course in China.

    Stefan Poikonen, 19, recently returned from a month-long study abroad trip to China. Poikonen, a Central Hardin High School graduate, visited Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for a Chinese economics class.

  • Focus on Finance: Advice for first-time car buyers


    Focus on Finance columnist

    Question: My 18 year old son is interested in buying his first car. What advice should I give him about financing?

    Answer: Automobile financing can be a terrifying experience if you, as a buyer, are not properly prepared when you enter a car dealership. There are many things that go into financing a vehicle, therefore, I am mainly going to focus on issues a first-time buyer needs to assess when looking to buy a vehicle. 

  • PREP WRESTLING: Wednesday's results (02/04)

    WRESTLING PREP WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS LOUISVILLE — Results from Wednesday's tri-match at Pleasure Ridge Park High School: PLEASURE RIDGE PARK 78, JOHN HARDIN B 3 LOUISVILLE DESALES 42, JOHN HARDIN B 28 112: Jimmy Kitson                         

  • Black History Gallery Open House set for Saturday

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Black History Gallery Open House has become a February tradition. For nearly two decades, the first Saturday of this month — Black History Month — has been reserved for an open house and reception. The Fort Knox Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosts the annual event. Sat

  • Cops describe attempted murder-suicide



    RADCLIFF – Radcliff police say a teen tried to kill himself, his girlfriend and her unborn child Wednesday after an argument between the two erupted while they were driving on Wilson Road.

    “Apparently, he said he was going to ‘end it,’ and they were going to ‘go out together,’” Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said, explaining a narrative of criminal case filed against Brandon Schwindt. “So he crashes on purpose into another car.”

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: E'town faces No. 1-ranked Marion (02/04)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — When the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers met the Marion County Lady Knights in the Republic Bank Holiday Classic semifinals at Lexington Catholic prior to Christmas, the outcome wasn’t exactly what the Lady Panthers had in mind. The Lady Panthers get another shot at

  • Act 1: Planning & Auditions



    HARDIN COUNTY — Just south of Cairo, Ill., the tumultuous waters of the Great Ohio River meet the turbulent currents of the Mighty Mississippi, a confluence of two forces composed of and sustained by the very volatile nature of their existence.

    In early 2009 drama coaches from Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools began discussing plans for a collaborative production. They would put on a play together, something that — to their knowledge — hasn’t been done before.

  • Act 1: Planning & Auditions: Coaches



    HARDIN COUNTY — They might not be mounting strategic defenses against opposing sports teams, but the drama clubs at North Hardin High School and Central Hardin High School mount productions that require coaches nonetheless.

    For North Hardin Drama, a club that averages about 35 student members, that coach is Michael Radford. For Central Hardin High School Drama Club, which has 57 dues-paid members, it’s Sarah Ryan.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: Bagley signs with UK (02/04)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — Since winning two state championships in May, one school remained in constant contact with John Hardin senior Brandon Bagley. Those phone calls from the University of Kentucky’s track team coaching staff made Bagley’s decision that much easier to pick Big Blue on the first day of the early signin

  • Waffle House damaged by fire

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A Wednesday night blaze damaged the Waffle House on North Mulberry Street. The fire, which likely started in a rooftop HVAC unit, did not cause structural damage to the restaurant, according to an Elizabethtown Fire Department news release. No one was injured. Kyle Turner, a Waffle House division manager, sai