Today's News

  • Area bands fare well

    The News-Enterprise

    Adair County won the annual Lincoln Days Invitational Band Contest held Saturday at LaRue County High School. The grand champions finished first in every judging category to record a score of 87.66.

    Taylor County placed second in Hodgenville with a score of 83.84. Elizabethtown High ranked fifth in the field of 11 at 78.57.

    At the South Oldham Marching Band Contest in Crestwood, Central Hardin finished third Saturday with a score of 85.33 and John Hardin was fifth at 84.50. Any score above 80 is classified as distinguished.

  • Photo: Uplifiting work
  • Fire Chiefs Association holds drawing


    Hardin County Fire Chiefs Association Public Information Officer Steven Townsend presents Paige Pence and Jeffrey Butterworth with a plush Dalmatian after their names were selected during a prize drawing on Oct. 2 at Home Depot Safety Day. The drawing was sponsored by the Hardin County Fire Chiefs Association. The association represents the 14 departments that serve Hardin County.


  • EPD promotes two officers


    The Elizabethtown Police Department promoted two officers to the position of patrol supervisors (sergeants) on Aug. 23. Sgt. Merle Young has been with the department since September 1992. He was promoted from the patrol division. Sergeant David Neary has been with the department since July 1995. He was promoted from the Investigations division.


  • Photo: That's a mighty big burger
  • Craddock remembered as community giant



    A former state legislator known as a pillar of Hardin County has died.

    Allene Allen Craddock, a community activist and former state representative for the 25th district, died Monday at her residence in Elizabethtown. She was 96.

    Craddock started her career in the Kentucky General Assembly in 1976 and served five consecutive terms, where she sat as a member of the Rules Committee, Appropriations and Revenue Committee and Labor and Industry Committee.

  • Police made three domestic disturbance runs to Buggelands



    Kentucky State Police investigating last month's deaths of Terje and Margaret Buggeland have not identified a motive for their live-in adult son, Erik Buggeland, to kill them.

    KSP Post 4 spokesman Bruce Reeves suggests Buggeland’s mental condition — he has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic — could have played a role in the killings.

    Erik Buggeland, who has been accused of murder, might have “just snapped,” Reeves said.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: North Hardin's Gumm in contention at State; Central Hardin misses team cut (10/06)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com North Hardin sophomore Lydia Gumm and the Central Hardin Lady Bruins didn’t have their best day of this season. The difference was Gumm found a way to extend her season one more day, while the Lady Bruins saw their season come to a close. Gumm fired a 2-over-par 74 in the Leachman/KHSAA Girls’ State Tournament on Tue

  • Oct. 5, 2010: Obituaries

    Bradley Allen Edwards

    Bradley Allen Edwards, 34, of Hodgenville, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

    Michael Louis Harned

    Michael Louis Harned, 50, beloved husband of Colleen and father of William, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.

  • Man indicted for murder in fatal June crash



    A Hardin County grand jury returned an indictment last week charging an alleged auto thief with murder, assault and numerous other crimes stemming from a fatal June crash in Radcliff.

    According to the indictment, 24-year-old Brandon Lee Jessie failed to stop a stolen 2010 Mitsubishi he was driving when Hardin Sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Browder attempted a traffic stop on northbound Interstate 65.