Today's News

  • Weather takes toll on pumpkin crop



    This year’s hot, dry weather has squashed hopes for a spectacular pumpkin crop.

    John Strang, a cooperative Extension fruit and vegetable specialist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, predicted a below-average harvest — meaning fewer, smaller pumpkins, although nice ones still can be found. A scant supply could push up prices.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins face critical three-game stretch (10/5)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com Central Hardin’s season has been reduced to a three-week stretch where the Bruins will play three consecutive Class 6-A, District 2 games. The Bruins sit at 6-0, but they were undefeated at the same point last season before finishing a disappointing 6-5.

  • Absentee voting opens next week



    Residents needing to cast votes prior to the Nov. 2 general election will get their chance starting next week.

    In-house absentee voting opens Monday at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office and runs until Nov. 1. Likewise, the Hardin County Clerk’s office is open two Saturdays in October for those who need to vote early.

  • Marcischak-Frakes


    Alyssa Ann Marcischak and Shaun Frakes announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Phil and Brenda Marcischak of Chardon, Ohio. She is a 2010 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

    The prospective groom is the son of Ron and Sherry Frakes of Radcliff. He is a graduate of North Hardin High School and is attending Eastern Kentucky University.

    The wedding is Oct. 30, 2010, at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove.


  • Oct. 3, 2010: Services


    Ethel Louise McDonald, 90, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 4, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.  

  • Bracketts celebrate birthdays


    George and Marcella Brackett of Upton will celebrate their 88th and 80th birthdays from 2 to 4 p.m., today, Oct. 3, 2010, at their home.

    Mr. Brackett was born Oct. 13, 1922 and Mrs. Brackett was born Oct. 1, 1930. They were both born in Hardin County and are life-long members of Lucas Grove Baptist Church in Upton.

    They have four children, Beverly Cox of Elizabethtown, George Ray Brackett and Harvey Brackett, both of Upton, and Georgena Brackett of Scottsville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club sets up booth

    The Radcliff Woman’s Club set up a booth at the Radcliff celebration of Thank you from the Heartland: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Aug. 27.

    Area women who are interested in becoming part of the organization are invited to join the Rad-cliff Woman’s Club at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Colvin Community Center.


  • Heartland Festival Parade winners announced

    The 2010 Kentucky Heartland Festival “Thank You from the Heartland” A Salute to the Vietnam Veterans Parade Award winners recently were announced. The winners are: Festival Award Winner – Memorial United Methodist Church; Heartland Trophy Winner – First Federal Savings Bank; People’s Choice Award – Central Hardin High School FFA; Mayor’s Award Winner – Hardin Memorial Hospital; and Sweepstakes Award Winner – Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church-Kids First.

  • Parents welcome Nathan Thomas


    Justin and Chasity Lucas of Cecilia announce the birth of a son, Nathan Thomas Lucas, on Aug. 19, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.25 inches long.

    Grandparents are Stacey and Travis Miller of Cecilia and Mark and Tina Lucas of Elizabethtown.

    Great-grandparents are Sara and Thomas Forves of Caneyville, Rosemary Booker of Upton and the late W.T. Booker, Brenda Heath and Wilma Lucas, both of Upton and the late Edward Lucas.


  • A living miracle, Part 1


    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com   Their words to Dee and Jeff Corkran were numbing: “Your son is going to die.”

    In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, a doctor told them their 1-month-old son Josh’s kidneys were almost nonexistent. He was in total renal failure, not expected to live through the week.