Today's News

  • CSX to close crossings starting today


    CSX Transportation plans to close two railroad crossings this week for railroad maintenance.

    The East Dixie Avenue crossing near the Justice Center will be closed today through Thursday while the Nicholas Street crossing will be closed Thursday and Friday.

    CSX was scheduled to close the East Dixie crossing at 6 a.m. today and re-open it by 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Taste of the Heartland returns



    The instability of the economy led the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties to suspend the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser in 2009.

    “We felt like we’d give the restaurants a break,” said Jane Cornell, the clinic’s executive director.

    Suspension of the fundraiser meant a suspension of income.

    But the need at the clinic continues to grow, and locals are eager for another taste.

  • July 26, 2010: Services

    Joseph Raymond Atcher, 98, formerly of West Point, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The funeral Mass is at 1 p.m. today at Franciscan Health Care Chapel, 3625 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, with burial in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation continues at 11:30 a.m. today at the chapel.

    Laura Bair, 71, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, July 23, 2010. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in St. James Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Bank robbery suspect quickly apprehended

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A man accused of robbing a bank inside the Elizabethtown Walmart on Sunday pleaded not guilty via video arraignment Monday morning in Hardin District Court. Randal A. Nabors, 48, allegedly handed a note to tellers at the Woodforest Bank branch inside the Walmart on North Dixie Avenue around noon Sunday warning them that he was armed with a gun. Nab

  • Rineyville fugitive booked on sex offense



    A fugitive Rineyville man jailed Saturday is defending himself — not only against parole violations, which resulted in revocation earlier this year, but an accusation that he sexually assaulted a toddler in March.

    According to a warrant and criminal citation filed Monday against Cochise Court resident Christopher Wayne Cecil, the 22-year-old convicted felon had sexual contact with a 4-year-old on March 14 at Cecil’s home.

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  • Lions Club installs new member

    Garritt “Mack” McElroy was installed as the newest member of the Elizabethtown Lions Club. Officiating was PDG Lion Norman Jones, Vice President Lion Brian Dennis was his sponsor. Lion Mack, who is a retired NCO with more than 20 years service in the military, expressed pride in service to country and shared how welcome he feels among his fellow Lions. Attending the installation was Lion Mack’s wife of 13 years, Jeanette.

  • Ashlock - Gray


    Kenny and Sandy Ashlock of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsea Lauren Ashlock, to Eric Wayne Gray, son of Rick and Melissa Gray and Mona Curtis, all of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with a degree in human resource management. She is a manager at McDonalds.

    The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. He is employed at Publisher’s Printing Company.

  • Campers 'on the fence'



    Under normal circumstances, Elizabethtown Christian Academy officials likely would discourage the use of swords, but last week was an exception.

    The Fencing Club in Elizabethtown completed its first fencing camp this week, with 14 students ranging from elementary to college age building on their fencing skills or learning for the first time.

  • Elizabethtown Woman's Club sponsors student writing contest

    Above left, the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown sponsored a student writing contest this year. Several students from St. James School participated and the winners are pictured with Diane Willis. Following the winners of the seventh grade short story contest were: first place Victoria Christine Skillman who also won third place at the Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Clubs state convention; second place, Gabby Oropilla; third place, Luke Travestad. Other students who entered the contest were Haley Jones, Jackie Thompson and Mary Seither.