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Today's News

  • ExCEL winners bring honor to educational profession

    ISSUE: Award-winning teachers
    OUR VIEW: Their efforts improve lives

    Great things happen daily in local schools. Dedicated teachers are responsible for most of those accomplishments.

    The ExCEL awards provide an opportunity annually to access and honor the best of the best.

    A love for teaching and connections with children are obvious in the most basic of conversations with this year’s honorees, Laureen Laumeyer and Thad Elmore.

  • Fort Knox sergeant dies in Afghanistan

    The News-Enterprise

    A Fort Knox soldier died Sunday of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher James Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

  • Basketball hall of fame looking for home downtown

    The push for a hall of fame honoring Kentucky’s storied high school basketball players reached the steps of Elizabethtown City Hall with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asking the city Monday to partner and invest in the project by providing a suitable host site downtown.
    The request came just days after the KABC publicly announced its interest in Elizabethtown as the location for the hall of fame, which would honor high school male and female players and coaches who have helped mold the game since 1918.

  • Rains give needed moisture to soil for planting season

    Rain over the last several days has helped saturate crop fields in need of moisture.
    Much more rain could be trouble, but the current amount of moisture should be sufficient to replenish the moisture sucked out of the soil during the drought this past summer, said Doug Shepherd, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources.
    “Hopefully, the rain we’re getting will get us back where we need to be,” he said.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Elizabethtown, LaRue prep for Mercedes, Kenya (03/01)

    LEBANON Like a high-school aged student on the team he has guided for more than a decade, Elizabethtown’s Tim Mudd had some homework to do.

    And boy, is the Lady Panthers’ longtime coach glad his assignment wasn’t due Monday.

  • GIRLS' 3RD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Greenwell too much for Meade (03/01)

    OWENSBORO Without Becca Greenwell, the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces look like an average team.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Epps-ceptional outing leads Marion by North (03/01)

    LEBANON James Slaven is running out of ideas to stop Marion County.

    After North Hardin got knighted by junior guard Bre Elder who scored 23 points in the teams’ first meeting just over two weeks ago, the Lady Trojans’ coach changed his defensive philosophy Monday night.

    He had his players body her up and keep her from scoring. He wanted others to beat them instead. Except that plan didn’t work either.

  • E'town interested in basketball hall of fame idea

    Elizabethtown has been asked to embrace the establishment of a hall of fame honoring Kentucky’s basketball heritage and its greatest players and coaches.

    The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches presented its concept Monday during a work session of Elizabethtown City Council. The group has identified Elizabethtown as its preferred site and wants to partner with city government to find a location downtown.

    The council expressed interest in working with the KABC and asked Mayor Tim Walker to develop some options for review.

  • Valentine’s Dinner with Elizabethtown Fire Station No. 2

    There were no sirens blaring or reason for the big rigs of Elizabethtown Fire Station No. 2 to be at the Allegro at Helmwood. No reason, except to receive a gesture of thanks. Allegro inspired Senior Living; invited heroes to its community for Valentine’s Dinner, a way to honor those who help keep the city safe.

  • ECTC graduate aims for the stars

    A weekend spent with NASA scientists has turned into a months-long opportunity for one former community college student.
    Tim Hennig, a former student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is taking part in a semester-long internship with NASA. Hennig obtained the internship after spending two days with 60 community college students working on a design for the Mars Rover through a NASA program.