Today's News

  • E'town church holds Black History Month dinner tonight

    Saturday’s Black History Month event will not only look to the past but to the future.
    First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown is hosting a Black History Month celebration and dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. This is the fourth year for the event, which highlights achievements within the black community as well as future goals, said Brenda Jordan, coordinator of the event.
    Those who attend are encouraged to make a $6 donation, which will go to the church’s youth and music programs, Jordan said.

  • Three thrown from SUV die on I-65 near Glendale

    Three members of a Chicago family returning from a wedding in Florida died Wednesday morning and four other family members were injured when a tractor trailer rear-ended their vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Officials still are investigating the cause of the Interstate 65 collision.

    A Nissan Pathfinder and a FedEx tractor trailer pulling double trailers collided at 3:25 a.m. just north of mile marker 87 on I-65, KSP spokesman Bruce Reeves said.

  • Amendment would allow building setback alternatives in Glendale overlay zone

    Hardin Fiscal Court heard first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that will create a compromise of sorts for an approved interstate and highway overlay zone near the Glendale industrial mega site.
    Hardin County Planning Director Chris Hunsinger presented amendments to the county’s zoning ordinance that allow for reductions in building setbacks and define the term green space.

  • EIS to use April 1 as make-up day

    The News Enterprise

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools will use April 1 as a make-up day for instructional time lost because of snow. Students were scheduled to be dismissed that day while teachers used it for professional development.
    The district has missed five days of school because of snow. Students attended school on Feb. 18 and 21 to make up two of the days.  

  • Former LaRue deputy jailers charged with providing contraband to inmates

    Landmark News Service
    A two-year investigation by Kentucky State Police has led to allegations against three former LaRue County Detention Center employees.
    All three are accused of bringing banned items into the jail. Two are accused of offering contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

  • Tearful man pleads guilty to sex crimes

    A bailiff had to hand Loren Dale Asbell Jr. a tissue so he could wipe away tears as he pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to multiple counts of sex crimes with underage boys under a plea agreement with the Hardin County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
    Under the terms of the plea agreement, Asbell, 48, had to confirm he had committed each of the 20 acts of which he was accused as he stood before Circuit Court Judge Ken Howard and a courtroom nearly full of onlookers, including some of his victims.

  • Spring Fling teaming with KoC car show

    Event planners hope merging two annual community events will double attendance and promote a spirit of cooperation.
    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Spring Fling and the Knights of Columbus fourth Annual Car & Bike Show will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. April 30.
    The car and bike show has increased in attendance every year and attracted 88 people last year, said John Pike, grand knight for the Knights of Columbus and show organizer.

  • BOYS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Meade punches ticket to region (02/23)

    CLOVERPORT — After banking in his first 3-pointer Tuesday night, junior guard Bo Wilson knew he and the Meade County Green Wave would be in for a good night.

    Sparked by Wilson, the Green Wave jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the Hancock County Hornets in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at the Cloverport Sports Center. But just like Meade County coach Jerry Garris predicted would happen, the Hornets slowed the tempo down in the second quarter and Meade County’s momentum evaporated.

  • Helping Hand of Hope set to launch in June

    Helping Hand of the Heartland partnered with North Hardin HOPE to build a wall of hunger that shattered a Guiness World Record. Now the two agencies are looking to tear down a few walls.
    Helping Hand and North Hardin HOPE are merging into a single agency serving Hardin County with a tentative completion date of June 30, said David Dozer, executive director of both agencies.

  • WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Former North star Brown playing final home game for WKU (02/23)

    BOWLING GREEN — It shouldn’t be a surprise that a certain former area girls’ basketball standout has Hope the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball team can beat Florida International tonight in the Lady Toppers’ regular-season home finale.

    Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m., but senior night festivities get underway at 8:05 as WKU honors its senior trio of Arnika Brown, Amy McNear and 5-foot-8 guard Hope Brown, who still stands as North Hardin’s all-time leading scorer for both genders.