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Today's News

  • Bringing history to life on the sidewalks

    Local pioneer Samuel Haycraft Jr., Gen. George Armstrong Custer, President James Buchanan and other historic figures walk the streets of Elizabethtown each Thursday night.

    Haycraft led the way last week for about 40 guests touring Elizabethtown history during one of the summer’s Downtown Charlie Logsdon Walking Tours that have taken place for the past 24 years.

  • Vine Grove places restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

    Vine Grove City Council replaced the city’s ordinance regarding sexually oriented businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstores during its meeting Monday.

    Although alcohol sales are not legal in the city and it has no sexually oriented shops, the new ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol at sexually oriented businesses.

  • Life or Something Like It: Summer foods

    One of the best things about summer is eating.

    At farmers markets, in grocery stores and in our own gardens, there are piles of big-leafed Swiss chard, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers and lots and lots of zucchini.

    And summer will really start, of course, when we pick the first ripe tomato from the garden or the pots on the porch (and if you’ve already done that, I’m envious).

  • Hardin's reapportionment goes quickly, smoothly

    The issue: Legislative districts
    Our view: Hardin County got it right

    Legislative boundaries are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population shifts detected by the latest U.S. Census. The constitutional requirement assures balanced representation.

    It also creates periodic political infighting because some districts are enlarged and others shrink to obtain a balanced number of constituents. It should be noted, however, that Hardin County completed the process in record time without any public bickering.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central removes interim tag from Goodman (7/20)

    When Jamie Goodman was promoted to interim head coach in the final week of the regular season, he never viewed it as an audition for the job.

    Central Hardin athletic director Chris Bauer didn’t either, but it sure didn’t hurt. Goodman guided the Lady Bruins to 17th District and 5th Region tournament championships and a berth in the state tournament, where they went 2-2.

  • Elizabethtown nonprofit receives funding from Kentucky Arts Council

    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    The Music and Arts Center of Cultural Learning recently received more than $2,000 in operational support from the Kentucky Arts Council.
    “We really needed it, and it came just at the right time,” Director Victor Collins said.
    The Elizabethtown center, which provides music and arts programs for children, will use the $2,681 it received to purchase new instruments for the orchestra as well as to pay for classes for 10 scholarship students, Collins said.

  • E’town police arrest suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

    Two Radcliff men have been arrested in connection to the June 27 robbery of Boost Mobile in Elizabethtown and investigators expect more arrests will be made.

    Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Anthony Carter, 26, on July 13, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Carter is  charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

    Willoughby said police did not reveal Carter’s connection because they were searching for Terrell Boyd, 18, who allegedly robbed Boost Mobile, at 600 N. Miles St., with Carter.

  • HMH partners with Studer Group

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Hardin Memorial Hospital is looking to enhance a patient’s view of its services and has recruited help to do so.
    HMH President and CEO Dennis Johnson said Tuesday the hospital is partnering with The Studer Group, which specializes in improving clinical outcomes such as service and patient satisfaction.

  • Radcliff police arrest two robbery suspects

    Jr. Food Store was robbed
    Sunday night

    By SARAH BENNETT
    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    Two Radcliff men were arrested early Monday and charged with robbery and assault after cash and merchandise were taken from a conveniece store and a clerk was injured.
    Radcliff Police Department arrested James Smalley, 22, and Terrell Boyd, 18, in a neighborhood near Jr. Food Store at 1400 Hill St. in Radcliff, according to police.

  • Residents, employees try to beat the heat

    It’s July but some people still are doing their jobs in heavy winter coats.

    Employees who work in the cooler at Bluegrass Ice on East Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown stay bundled up while performing their work in the year-round cool.

    It’s a different story for employees responsible for delivering ice to stores, owner Karen Rodgers said.

    “The ones that are hauling ice outside to the coolers look pretty hot,” she said.