Today's News

  • Photo: Honoring the fallen
  • Faces of Cancer project makes stop at HMH

    Most of the time when the word “cancer” appears in news reports it is followed by an onslaught of statistics that rarely makes the illness personal.

    But one exhibit travelling the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, consisting of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, is trying to change that. The exhibit intends on giving the dreaded “C” word a face and associate it with hope rather than despair.

  • Teddy bears being donated for Joplin relief

    An Elizabethtown woman wants to help comfort victims of a tornado that ripped apart much of Joplin, Mo.

    To do so, Becky Meredith hopes to send the embattled town about 300 teddy bears.

    “You still hear stories on the TV where people are still without their homes and children are still without some type of comfort, so I’m hoping a bear would bring some hope to them,” she said. “It’s something to hold on to when everything else seems to be falling apart.”

  • Geocaching: Learning disguised as a treasure hunt

    Kids ran across the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in what would have been a traditional treasure hunt if the treasure map was anything like traditional maps of the past.

    ECTC hosted a geography class through its summer Kids College this past week. Children gathered at the main campus to learn how to use a compass, a Global Positioning System and how to do geocaching, a treasure hunt of sorts in which participants use a GPS to find items.

  • Pfc. Kenneth Snow receives hero's welcome

    Pfc. Kenneth Snow received an unexpected greeting Saturday once his plane touched down in Louisville.

    The Iraq War veteran had returned from a year overseas — his first deployment — and made it home to celebrate the Fourth of July with his family.

  • A double dose of freedom

    Two Hardin County churches kept Independence Day traditions alive Sunday, rolling out campus wide festivals celebrating America’s history.

    The fellowship started in Radcliff at Gloryland Harvest Church’s annual Freedom Day Festival. Country music washed over the church grounds while the smell of barbecue wafted through the air and eager kids sought challengers to target their shields with a water balloon slingshot. Kids frantically bounced off the walls of inflatable houses.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: All-Star tourneys start this week (7/4)

    The News-Enterprise

    The Cal Ripken District 7 All-Star baseball tournaments start this week in Brandenburg, Elizabethtown and Hodgenville.

    Games begin Wednesday and run through July 13. Coaches are asked to call The News Enterprise sports team each night with results.

  • Infant’s death under investigation

    Kentucky State Police detectives are investigating the death of a 4-week-old baby.

    Hardin County 911 was called to a  West Point home at 2:24 p.m. Saturday after a report of an unresponsive infant.

    The child was taken by EMS to Jewish Southwest in Louisville where she was pronounced dead.

    EMS and West Point Police responded to the scene.

    KSP spokesman Trooper Bruce Reeves said an autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

    The girl’s name has not been released.

  • The cost of freedom, Part II

    These are the names of those who called Kentucky home and died in service in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Area service members’ names appear in bold type. Each listing includes the following information, in order: rank, name, age, hometown, service branch, unit, unit home, date of death and place of death.


  • The cost of freedom

    1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III
    A Fort Knox soldier on his first combat tour in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, died April 3, 2011, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He was less than three years into his military career.