Today's News

  • PREP SPORTS: Concussion testing for Hardin County student-athletes is unveiled


  • Beat the heat in your garden

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com This summer seems hot enough to roast eggplants on the vine.

  • PREP GOLF: Tuesday's results (08/04)

    GOLF BOYS’ PREP TUESDAY’S EVENTS FRANKLIN COUNTY FLYER CLASSIC FRANKFORT — Results from Tuesday’s second round of the Franklin County Flyer Classic at the par-70 Juniper Hills Golf Course: 17. Elizabethtown (322) Ian Black                     

  • 'Intensive crackdown' declared on DUIs



    The DUI caseload in Hardin County between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 18, but that doesn’t mean crime fighters are close to snuffing out impaired driving.

    Even if the decline persists this year, there still will be 500 to 600 drivers getting caught dangerously drunk or high and behind the wheel, officials say.

    Earlier this week Assistant Hardin County Attorney Jenny Pitts Oldham vowed to increase efforts to fight impaired driving.

  • Ard wants fewer taxes, more enforcement



    Tommy Ard says he’s tired of the abuses he believes are being perpetrated by his local government.

    A driving instructor who lives on Preakness Drive, Ard was the first candidate to file for the Elizabethtown mayor’s race and said he will work to bridge the chasm he believes has formed between the city council and its constituents.

    Ard outlined his platform just days after Councilman Steve Atcher announced a plan steeped in initiatives to spur job recruitment and cost cutting.

  • Aug. 5, 2010: Services

    Lucy Edna Heath, 93, of Florence, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, July 31, 2010. The service is at 1p.m. today at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial to follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

    Mary Elizabeth Deavers, 65, of Lebanon Junction, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with burial in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Cleanup to close I-65 inbound at parkway

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN " The inbound lane of southbound Interstate 65 will close at the 93 mile-point Wednesday for an environmental cleanup, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 news release issued Monday afternoon. According to District 4 spokesman Mark Brown, the far left lane of I-65 near the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway exit will b

  • Former bookkeeper faces more charges in dental office theft


    Landmark News Service

    Additional charges have been filed against an Elizabethtown woman accused of taking more than $17,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Hodgenville dentist.

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury in January on one count of theft by unlawful taking.

  • Deputy commander will be promoted

    The News-Enterprise

    Col. Victor Petrenko, deputy commander for Army Accessions Command and Fort Knox, will be promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today, the Public Affairs Office announced Thursday.

    A 27-year career officer, he has served with Accessions Command since June 2009. His previous assignment was chief of staff for the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center at Fort Sill, Okla. He held two brigade-level commands, both as the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery Commanders and the 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Rineyville roundabout should be done this month

    The News-Enterprise

    A roundabout designed to simplify traffic flow at the intersection of Ky. 1600 and Ky. 220 in Rineyville could be complete by late August, according to Transportation Cabinet engineers.

    Construction, which required closure and detour of Ky. 220, began in June.