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Today's News

  • Icon Engineering opens in Elizabethtown

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a grand opening and ribbon cutting for Icon Engineering’s new offices in renovated location at 35 Public Square, Elizabethtown. Joining owners Christy and Michael Childers were Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker, interim Chamber President Rik Hawkins, board members, family, friends and chamber ambassadors.

  • Census reflects decade of growth

    Numbers are critical to making viable comparisons.

    That’s why businesses produce profit statements and revenue variance reports. It’s why teachers record grades and why they keep score in the NCAA basketball games this week.

    The 2010 Census figures help us track ourselves.

  • FarmStart meets needs of tomorrow’s producers

    ISSUE: Extension FarmStart program
    OUR VIEW: Investment worth making

    Investing in the future makes sense.

    Through a year-long program called FarmStart, the Hardin County Extension Service is striving to build the knowledge of novice farmers and ensure a brighter future for the agriculture sector of our economy.

  • Hatred and hyperbole not needed

    In reference to Jim Waters March 11 column in The News-Enterprise, I would just like to voice my disagreement.

    My wife and I are both retired from Ford Motor Co. and belonged to UAW Local 862. I can tell you that our union president is not the godfather nor are we his “minions.”

    Without union representation, Ford Motor Co. would have run over us rough-shod just as Henry Ford did prior to 1941.

  • Burke retrial starts Monday

    After a week of questioning more than 200 potential jurors for the murder trial of Brent Burke, 15 people — six men and nine women — were seated Friday.

    Because the trial is expected to last about three weeks, Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton explained that three alternate jurors were selected in addition to the 12 jurors needed to deliberate.

    All 15 jurors will listen to the evidence and the final 12 jurors selected when testimony concludes will deliberate a verdict.

  • Hosparus holds its annual tea and auction fundraiser

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  • St. James places in state quick recall competition

    When it comes to recalling facts, St. James School students have some some of the quickest wits in the state.

    The St. James School quick recall team placed in the top eight of the state Governor’s Cup competition this past weekend. The team made its way to the state competition after placing first in district and second in regional competitions.

  • KSP report released on triple fatality

    The official traffic collision report provides little new information on last month’s triple fatality on Interstate 65 near Glendale.

    Three members of a Chicago-area family heading home from a Florida wedding died after being ejected from their vehicle following an early morning crash with a tractor trailer. No charges have been brought against the truck driver, 31-year-old George T. Grimes Jr. of Louisville.

  • Secretary of State candidate to visit

    Democratic Secretary of State candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes plans to visit Hardin County on Monday.

    A release from her campaign said she will be at the Holiday Inn Express in Elizabethtown at 8 a.m. and later will tour the county with former Ky. State Rep. Mike Weaver, D-Radcliff.

    Grimes is a business attorney whose campaign platform revolves around business growth and economic opportunities.

  • Census: Local officials react to latest numbers

    Area officials were pleased but not surprised to see the U.S. Census Bureau recorded a 12.1 percent population increase over 10 years in Hardin County.

    Fort Knox changes have brought a lot of growth to the area during the past 18 months. The 2010 census only captured the beginning of the population surge expected from those changes, Judge-Executive Harry Berry said.

    An analysis conducted during the past 18 months almost certainly would show Hardin County at the forefront of growth within the state, Berry said.