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Today's News

  • Witness: Burke wanted to shoot wife in 2005

    FORT CAMPBELL — The two charges of murder are the same, but the setting is wildly different.

    Accused of murdering his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, in Rineyville, Brent Burke is not wearing bright orange detention center garb. He’s not in restraints. He occasionally smiles, writes notes to his attorney, and even exchanges a few warm glances with his mother, who is only a few feet behind him.

  • Rev up the engine with downtown fun

    The issue: Cruisin' the Heartland
    Our view: Accomplishing its goal

    Ladies and gentlemen, start the engine. The engine of redevelopment in downtown Elizabethtown, that is.

    The return this weekend of the immensely successful Cruisin’ the Heartland is another opportunity to remember yesteryear, the music, the dances, seeing movies at the State Theater and admiring the cars. It’s an opportunity to walk downtown’s streets, admire the architecture and mingle with friends and neighbors.

  • Former LCHS teacher pleads guilty to charges

    A former LaRue County High School teacher pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Jeremy Todd Blair, 33, formerly of Hodgenville and now living in Leitchfield, was sentenced to 15 days in jail and is not allowed to teach for five years. He was charged with assisting or causing a minor age 16 or younger to disobey parents.

    According to a criminal complaint served by Deputy Eric Williamson, Blair had been “told to stay away” from the girl by her parents earlier this year.

  • Bypass ramp to parkway to be closed next week

    Motorists traveling U.S. 31W Bypass in Elizabethtown will have limited access to Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway beginning Monday.

    The southbound bypass exit to Western Kentucky Parkway east/to Interstate 65 will close along with the eastbound parkway ramp onto the bypass. On Tuesday, the southbound bypass exit to westbound Western Kentucky Parkway will close.

    Contract crews are removing and replacing old pavement on the ramps as part of U.S. 31W Bypass rehabilitation. The ramp closures will continue for 10 days from their start date.

  • Elizabethtown Woman's Club makes donations to HCEC-TV and Free Clinic

    On July 8, The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown gave away most of their money to 20 very worthy organizations. The club works all year to raise money and at the end of their fiscal year divide that into donations to be given. Representatives from these organizations came to The Brown-Pusey House to receive their check.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club makes donation

    Radcliff Woman’s Club member Barbara Proffitt present a check for $300 to Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffitt, a member of the committee to erect a monument to the victims and survivors of the 9/11 terror attack at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central.

  • Thank you for State Farm Open

  • Thank you from White Mills Civic League

    Once again White Mills Days has come and gone. We want to thank all those who contributed in any way to the success of the program this year. The men who grilled the chicken are to be commended for an excellent job. The members of White Mills Volunteer Fire Department contributed numerous hours to help security and setting up. Also, we want to thank them for all that they do throughout the year.

  • United Way starts ‘win-win’ partnership

    For the United Way of Central Kentucky, an opportunity to better serve the community always is welcome. So when the Ohio Valley United Way approached Executive Director Christopher Wilborn a year ago about the possibility of shifting the coverage of Breckinridge County into his territory, he saw the potential the move could have.

    “It was certainly an opportunity I was excited about,” Wilborn said.

  • Summer job led to golden arches for CHHS student

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    Though most high school students seek a summer job for sheer financial need, many other considerations come into play when choosing where to apply.

    The type of job, the location of the business and the hours involved, not to mention whether or not the business is hiring, are just a few examples.

    That was true for Central Hardin High School student Kaitlynne Wilcox, who found herself looking for a job last summer.