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Today's News

  • District 4 Democrats see need for innovation, integrity

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Democratic primary for the District 4 magistrate race may have fewer candidates than its GOP counterpart, but those running are not lacking for ideas.

    The three Democrats vying for the party’s nomination in the race say they have track records of success, and plan to present that to voters come May 18.

    Emery Martin, owner and operator of Martin’s Towing and Recovery as well as Derby King Promotions, said he is tired of standing in the background.

  • Summer concert tickets on sale

    The News-Enterprise

    Tickets are now on sale for the Elizabethtown summer concert at Freeman Lake Park.

    This year’s installment is scheduled for June 26 and features classic rock acts The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad.

    Tickets are $25 and will be available at the gate for $30. VIP tickets are $35. They can be purchased at Pritchard Community Center, TJ Rhoades State Farm Insurance, area Wendy’s restaurants and Ticketmaster. VIP tickets will only be available at Pritchard Community Center.

  • St. Clair wants attorney fired

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Senior Judge Tom Castlen denied a motion Monday by Michael Dale St. Clair to fire attorney Vince Yustas, who has represented the convicted killer since 2006.

    St. Clair said the Department for Public Advocacy’s public defender has not given proper attention to motions St. Clair has filed on his own.

    St. Clair has been allowed a rare form of representation, in which he and two Department of Public Advocacy attorneys are working equally on his defense.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: LaRue County's Huff stands her ground (05/02)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Ellen Huff didn’t need a full season to realize how big of an impact she could have this season with the LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    Shortly before the season began, the junior catcher was a unanimous choice by her teammates to serve as one of the Lady Hawks’ three captains.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: Marion nips Ulis-less Panthers for Twilight title (05/02)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    A little help from a rival coach went a long way with Elizabethtown junior Clayton Patton on Friday night.

    After going through a stretching session with Christian Academy of Louisville coach Chris Jelks, a Hardin County resident, Patton won two events and one relay to lead the Panthers to a runner-up finish in the Panther Twilight Invitational.

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK: Weaver bounces back after bad accident (05/02)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com Seven months ago, North Hardin senior Hope Weaver almost lost it all. A car accident in northern Indiana left her future in doubt and nearly took her life. While on her way to Fort Wayne for a tryout with Indiana Tech’s women’s soccer team in mid-September, Weaver and her dad Ralph were T-boned in an intersection just a f

  • Rain, rain ... enough, already

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    Heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday in southern Hardin County and Central Kentucky closed roads and flooded homes and businesses.

  • Rain will likely wash out today's games (5/3)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com Rain, rain, go away. That’s the wish for area baseball and softball coaches after excessive rainfall in central Kentucky caused flooding and many road closings.

  • E'town moves to replace ailing HVAC system at Pritchard

    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to replace an ailing air conditioning and heating system at Pritchard Community Center.

    City officials accepted a bid of $56,460 from Knights Mechanical to replace the system, which will be powered by natural gas.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds recently approached the council, warning that the cooling system would fail if repairs were not done or a replacement system wasn’t installed soon.

    Reynolds said the project should be finished within 30 days once the contract is signed.

  • District 3 candidates seek economic growth

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    With a county unemployment rate of about 10 percent, jobs and prosperity are major themes in Hardin County’s District 3 Magistrate race.

    Six candidates — four of them Republicans — are vying for a chance to represent a northeastern area of the county that includes Colesburg and portions of Elizabethtown. The field will be reduced in the May 18 primary.