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Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town blanks LaRue, 4-0

    Elizabethtown senior Logan Hartlage didn’t log any innings on the varsity level last year, but he showed Thursday night he’s a fast learner.

    Hartlage tossed five shutout innings to lead the Panthers to a 4-0 victory over the homestanding LaRue County Hawks, who were playing without four starters.

    “Last year, I didn’t play much at all,” Hartlage said. “I’ve been working with (assistant) coach (Don Mullins) during the offseason and just trying to get better.”

  • One Knox leader Richardson named as chamber CEO

    Brad Richardson has added another item to his list of responsibilities.

    The executive director of One Knox and the North Hardin Economic Development Authority, Richardson was named Thursday afternoon as president and chief executive officer of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, said the selection was made easier because of Richardson’s background.

  • Victim’s father, lead detective testify in Burke trial

    When David Wilburn took the witness stand Thursday, his face was somber and his voice was steady.

    He has testified before about the slaying of his daughter, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, which occurred in September 2007 in Comer’s LaVista Estates home in Rineyville. This is the fourth attempt at a trial for former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

  • Hardin County United joins alcohol push

    Another prominent Hardin County entity has emerged in favor of placing increased alcohol sales to a public vote.

    Hardin County United formally endorsed the efforts of Yes for Economic Success, arguing the debate is one of economic development and should be taken to voters to decide.

    Y.E.S. is a collective of local organizations and residents working to change existing alcohol laws in Hardin County because, Y.E.S. argues, they are unnecessarily stringent and an encumbrance to business growth.

  • Pops in the Park canceled for 2011

    The annual Pops in the Park concert featuring the Louisville Orchestra will not be held this year.

    The Louisville Orchestra and its musicians are in contract negotiations. First Federal Savings Bank issued a news release Thursday afternoon saying the event has been called off.

    The release added that First Federal will continue to provide the Elizabethtown community with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale at the 2011 Heartland Music Festival on June 4.

  • Call of the wild
  • 6-year-old gospel singer is county March of Dimes ambassador

    At the keyboard in his bedroom, 6-year-old Graham West taps out the notes to “Jesus Loves Me.”

    When prompted for an encore of sorts by his mother, the Elizabethtown boy follows with a brief rendition of “Yankee Doodle.”

    Graham enjoys playing the keyboard, but the boy, who is the Hardin County ambassador for the March of Dimes, has only been playing since October.

    On the other hand, he’s been singing at various churches and community functions since September 2009, when he was 5.

  • New opportunities await women in transition

    The News-Enterprise

    The New Opportunity School for Women is accepting applications for its summer residential program in Berea. The program aims to improve women's lives by building self-esteem and teaching skills including computer basics, job searching and leadership.

    During the free program, set for June 5-25, women will attend classes, complete internships and participate in cultural activities, said Debbie King, of NOSW. They will also have access to health screenings.

  • Hardin County United backs push for increased alcohol sales

    Hardin County United has joined the charge for a special option election to expand alcohol sales in Hardin County.

    The organization formally announced today its support for Yes for Economic Success, a collective of local organizations and residents that have partnered to lead concurrent petition drives in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove.

  • West Point concert lineup includes Conway Twitty's daughter

    A trio of performers, including the daughter of a country music legend, will perform in concert Saturday at Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point.
    Kathy Twitty, daughter of Conway Twitty, is part of the concert that starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Joining Twitty is Ron Gaddis and Tracy Gabehart. Gaddis is the former backup vocalist and bass player for George Jones.

    Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door, or reservations can be made by calling (502) 235-5186.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.