Today's News

  • Free GEDs didn't increase local number of recipients

    A General Equivalency Degree for free didn’t bring out as many people as hoped in Hardin County.

    The period in which the fee for the GED test was waived ends Thursday and while the local GED testing center has been busy these past few weeks, the program didn’t seem to make an overall difference in GED recipients.

    Luanne Barnes, coordinator for the GED testing center at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, said June has been a busy month for testing.

    “We’ve been having full houses this past month,” Barnes said.

  • ECTC partners to bring educational facility to Leitchfield

    The News-Enterprise

  • Whelan-Hall

    Deana LeeAnn Whelan and Everett Alan Hall announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jimmy Whelan of Rineyville and the late Dona Gayle Whelan. She is the granddaughter of Willie and Ruby Berry and Mason (Doc) Whelan, both of Rineyville, and the late Mary Rose Whelan.
    The prospective groom is the son of Kathy and Everett Alan Hall Sr. and Julia Hall, all of Elizabethtown. He is the grandson of the late Jessie Marie Donovan. He is a 2002 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is employed by Sharkey Transport.

  • Community network supports Fort Knox soldiers, families

    Area military members and their families have a new resource at their disposal.

    A program organized and facilitated by the American Red Cross at Fort Knox is offering a variety of services to Fort Knox military and their families.

    The Military Outreach Coalition connects military families’ needs with community support and donations to meet those needs.

  • Shooting victim had a heart for kids

    Susanne Edgell dedicated her life to fighting for the preservation of her family, and according to her friends, she was fighting even in her final moments.

    Edgell, who lived in Rineyville, was fatally injured Sunday in a McDaniels shooting that spurred from a domestic dispute between her husband and son, said Bruce Reeves, public affairs officer with Kentucky State Police.

    Edgell, 48, was transported to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg where she died, according to a news release.

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  • EPD seeking two suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is looking for two suspects in connection to Monday afternoon’s Boost Mobile robbery on North Miles Street.

    Virgil Willoughby, public information officer with EPD, said both suspects are between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall.

    Witnesses describe the suspects as black males wearing black shorts and black shirts, he said. One suspect was wearing a red bandana and the other wore blue.

  • Is Kentucky losing the battle against drunken drivers?

    Darrin Jaquiss remembers May 15, 1988, vividly. He heard the impact, but he didn’t know what happened. He got up and started walking toward the emergency exit when he saw the flames.

    The next thing he knew, he passed out from smoke inhalation. He woke up to the feeling of air on his skin. There were people cheering because he was alive.

  • White Mills bridge closed

    The White Mills bridge has been closed, at least temporarily, to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

    The bridge, which crosses Nolin River, was closed based on state recommendations this weekend. Inspectors found the bridge’s structure, especially beneath the wooden deck, had deteriorated more than they expected.

    The bridge is the only steel bridge in the county and one of the oldest in the state.

  • Fort Knox soldier’s incest case moved to grand jury

    District Judge John Simcoe decided Monday to put the case of a Fort Knox man charged with incest before a grand jury.

    Aubra Green, 24, is charged with having relations with a female relative between the age of 13 and 16 on Sept. 6, 2010. He was arrested June 8.