Today's News

  • E’town tax rate stays steady


    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Elizabethtown city officials on Monday joined the county in holding its property tax rates stable for the year.

    A rate of 11.6 cents per $100 of assessed value was set on real and personal property tax rates, as well as motor vehicles and watercraft taxes. The bank deposit tax rate also holds steady at 0.025 percent. The rate has remained unchanged in recent years.

  • Meet Hardin County's banana man

    By John Friedlein


    Local plants may have given us another indication of just how hot it has been this summer.

    Not 20 miles from where the relentless heat may have contributed to an unusual “popped kernel” phenomenon on feed corn stalks, Bob and Yvonne Burrell are harvesting what is probably their best banana crop in their two decades of growing them.

  • E'town man charged in botched robbery



    An Elizabethtown man is facing felony charges stemming from what police say was an attempted robbery and assault Saturday at a Five Star convenience store on Dixie Avenue.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, 38-year-old Danny L. Carter entered the store at 624 East Dixie Ave. at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, armed with a knife and demanding money.

    While demanding money, Willoughby said, Carter lunged at a cashier who was standing behind a counter in the store.

  • Sept. 12 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Priscilla Jean Estremera, 30, Radcliff, and Michael Adrian Spears, 31, Vine Grove.

    Laura Sue Reedy, 30, Corrigan, Texas, and Jason Robert Hayes, 26, Roanoke, Texas.

    Tiffany Alexandra Cawthra, 29, and Jeremy David Warnick, 27, both of Elizabethtown.

    Angela Elizabeth Skaggs, 25, and Lemar Vontrel Henry, 21, both of Radcliff.

    Briana Page Sauerheber, 20, and Walter Akins Jochim, 24, both of Radcliff.

    Mary Nicole Wagner, 21, and Kenneth Chad Millick, 21, both of Fort Knox.

  • July 21 Local History


  • Sept. 6, 2010: Our readers write

    Drop another anchor

    At a recent Rotary meeting, Ben Humphries, a young, intelligent, Christian attorney posed the question, “What is wrong with America?” The quick answers were tremendous debt, high taxes, poor education, governmental controls and regulations of agriculture, banks, health care, and industry, continuous war, and “I-am-in-your-face” foreign policy. With all of these and more, is there something underlying democracy, capitalism, Western civilization that is not right?

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  • Sept. 7 editorial: Final score a sidebar to this UK-U of L game

    When the game ended Saturday, the first of the season for both the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, coaches Joker Phillips of UK and U of L's Charlie Strong found each other amid the thrill of victory and disappointment of defeat to share a warm embrace.

    Take a snapshot of that picture, because it hasn't happened often in the world of college football.

    This season, there are only 15 black head coaches leading the 119 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision series programs. Of the 15, three lead this state's only three Division I football programs.

  • July 26 Local History

    30 years ago, Elizabethtown Schools Superintendent Nap DuFault resigned as superintendent, saying he was tired; he blamed his frustration on the tension and “high-powered atmosphere” created by some of the school board members.  

    20 years ago, a landfill fire in Bullitt County caused evacuation of West Point; the fumes had caused nausea and irritation; officials went from door to door, asking residents to leave the area; the 1,500 residents were asked to go to shelter at Fort Knox.