Today's News

  • Radcliff considers landscape changes

    Radcliff City Council is considering allocating up to $10,000 to replace mulch with rock in roughly 64 landscape beds around the city. The expense is part of the city’s plan to improve its aesthetics, which included a streetscape project on Dixie Boulevard.

    The idea to use rock came to Mayor J.J. Duvall’s attention after he realized it would cost several thousand dollars each year to replace and maintain the mulch. Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said the mulch will be reduced to “dust” within a year while the rock will have a much longer lifespan.

  • Military sets trial date for Brent Burke

    The U.S. Army has set a 2012 trial date in the case against Sgt. Brent Burke after an investigating officer referred his charges to a general court-martial, the most serious level of military courts, Fort Campbell officials announced Wednesday.

    This news comes more than three weeks after Burke’s second Article 32 hearing in October, which was heard by investigating officer Maj. Jenny Hamby. The Army has scheduled a Feb. 6 trial date.

  • Trial date set for Brent Burke

    The military has set a Feb. 6 trial date for Sgt. Brent Burke, Fort Campbell officials announced today.

    Maj. Jenny Hamby, investigating officer in Burke's second Article 32 hearing, recommended Burke be referred to a general court martial, the highest of military courts.

    Burke is charged with murdering his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law in September 2007 in Rineyville.

    Please see Thursday's edition of The News-Enterprise for more details.

  • E'town residents arrested for incest

    Two Elizabethtown residents were arrested Friday and charged with incest.

    According to police citations, Misty D. Clark, 19, and Justin W. Preston, 23, are half siblings. Both were arraigned via video Monday in Hardin District Court.

    Elizabethtown Police Department declined to comment Tuesday on the arrests. The investigation is ongoing.

    Clark and Preston are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. They are scheduled to appear in court for preliminary hearings Nov. 23.

  • Church to open collection site for Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child kicks off its National Collection Week today and volunteers at Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown will be busy preparing shoeboxes for impoverished children.

    Nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, according to a news release. Its goal is to fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, candy and necessity items. The boxes are hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

  • Meade County’s Adam Edelen: Wired for politics

    Adam Edelen wrapped up his statewide campaign in familiar territory on Election Day.

    Edelen, the 36-year-old Democrat who replaces Crit Luallen as auditor after besting Republican challenger John Kemper in Tuesday’s race, returned to Meade County just six hours before the polls closed, surrounded by friends and family at Dairy Queen in Brandenburg.

  • Commission recommends alcohol zoning standards

    The Elizabethtown Planning Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday night to recommend the allowance of package liquor stores in four of the city’s five commercial zones as well as a planned neighborhood commercial zone with limited residential use.

    The recommendation for changes to the city’s zoning ordinance move to the Elizabethtown City Council as it works to iron out new alcohol regulations by early December.

  • Tami Delaney works to feed soul and body

    Tami Delaney helps nourish the soul and body.

    Through a Louisville church group she provides prison ministry at a women’s correctional center; as development director for Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, she helps feed the needy.

    “I feel that everybody in the world was put here for a purpose,” Delaney said.

    The Elizabethtown native said she couldn’t see sitting around while there was a “whole vast world of need” beyond her own.

  • Got to be Real: Thrift shopping lets you be a diva on a dime


    I have been dressing up ever since I can remember.

    I think my mother is the cause of me loving clothes the way I do. It all started with the Bo-Peep Shoppe, Spalding’s and Dobbs Family Shoe Store in Bardstown. I would walk by their windows every day after school and admire all the outfits on display. I was a pretty-plus child, so all my clothes were expensive because of my size. As time went on and I was able to buy my own clothes, I would get fashion ideas from magazines, TV and just watching people.

  • Listen before sharing your own beliefs

    We had just left the Hindu temple when I noticed the red dot on my mother’s forehead. It was the “tilaki,” the third eye or mind's eye, associated with many Hindu gods, also symbolizing the idea of meditation and spiritual enlightenment. 

    I, a recent graduate of a high school education, feeding on my scholastic possibilities, feeling strong in my evangelical superiority, upbraided my mother: “You let them mark you! And, that’s a false religion.”

    My mother was neither intimidated or perturbed by her 19-year-old son.