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Today's News

  • Defense requests later date for Hines murder trial

    Judge Kelly Mark Easton denied a defense motion Tuesday requesting a later trial date in the case of Joshua Hines, an Elizabethtown man accused of murdering his neighbor.

    Hines, 24, is accused of shooting his neighbor, Toni M. Ballard, at her Bardstown Road residence April 7. According to Kentucky State Police, Hines called 911, informing police he shot his neighbor and may have killed her.

    The jury trial is scheduled to begin March 12.

  • JHHS, LCHS marching bands play for Gov. Steve Beshear during Inaugural Parade

    FRANKFORT — John Hardin High School and LaRue County High School marching bands and color guards brought diverse flavors to Frankfort on Tuesday as they serenaded Gov. Steve Beshear just hours before he would be sworn in for a second term as Kentucky’s chief executive.

  • HCS seeking a student drug policy change from board

    Students who have violated the drug and alcohol policy at Hardin County Schools could receive a different punishment if a change is approved by the district’s Board of Education.

  • Governor calls for renewed focus on education

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday said his primary focus during his second term will be to attract jobs and industry to a state working its way out of an economic morass but still facing challenges.

    In doing so, Beshear said the state actively must build bridges of collaboration and strengthen its core by offering a more aggressive approach to education that will create a well-rounded and intelligent workforce capable of competing on a national and global scale.

  • Show us your trees

    Holiday trees around Hardin and LaRue counties will be on display in the Dec. 25 edition of The News-Enterprise.

    To submit photos, send them to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo per household will be used. Only photos from residents of Hardin and LaRue counties will be used. Please include your name and city of residence in the email.

    Deadline to submit photos is noon Friday.

  • Library roof bid accepted

    Hardin Fiscal Court members Tuesday approved a bid for the repair of the roof of the Hardin County Public Library in Radcliff.

    It also approved a budget for the Hardin County Clerk’s office and discussed bids for the repair of the White Mills bridge among various pieces of business.

    Council members approved a low bid of $128,326.02 from Crepps Construction Company LLC of Bardstown for replacement of the failed roof structure at the branch in Radcliff.

    Both of the two bids returned came in higher than hoped, officials said.

  • Acknowledging a woman who recognizes others

    ISSUE: Donna Betson and Wreaths Across America
    OUR VIEW: Well-deserved recognition of volunteer and leader

    Morrill Worcester’s name may not be familiar to many Hardin Countians, but Donna Betson’s should be. Although they likely never met one another in person, there is an important connection these two incredibly giving people have with one another. And the beneficiaries of their connection are the soldiers and families their collective work memorializes through the Wreaths Across America organization.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue downs Trojans (12/14)

    The LaRue County Hawks haven’t had much luck against North Hardin, but they certainly caught the Trojans at the right time this season.
    And they took advantage of it.
    Junior Kelton Ford scored a game-high 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quar-ter, as the Hawks knocked off the Trojans, 68-62 on Tuesday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium. It was LaRue County’s first win over North Hardin since the 1994-95 season.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North knocks off Lady Hawks (12/14)

    North Hardin senior Brianna Woodson and junior Chanel Roberts spent much of the first half watching from the bench with two fouls. But they spent the second half on the floor, terrorizing the LaRue County Lady Hawks.
    Roberts and Woodson combined for 23 points in the second half as the Lady Trojans erased a four-point halftime deficit to post a 49-46 victory Tuesday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.
    “We knew they could hold it together,” said Roberts, who finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds. “But we knew we couldn’t foul anymore. We couldn’t hurt the team anymore.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Knox boys hold off Shawnee (12/14)

    Junior Rashaan Allen scored 19 points to help the host Fort Knox Eagles stave off Louisville Shawnee, 59-56 on Tuesday.

    Fort Knox (2-4) led 35-22 at the half, but Shawnee held the Eagles to 24 second-half points.

    Sophomores Mike Powell and Rashaud Orange each scored 16 points.

    FORT KNOX 59, LOUISVILLE SHAWNEE 56

    Shawnee              8     14     17    17—56