Today's News

  • Ring Road at U.S. 31 W will close Monday night for work

    The News-Enterprise

    Ring Road at Dixie Highway will be temporarily closed beginning at 10 p.m. Monday while traffic signals are installed, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Installation of the new system will begin Monday and continue through the week between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., according to the release.

    Ring Road will be closed during Monday night’s work, and Dixie Highway will have periodic lane closures during the project, according to the release.

  • Dec. 13 Services

    Dulcenia Frances Powers, 82, of Leavenworth, Kan., died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with burial in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

  • Dec. 11, 2009: Services


  • Nov. 24 editorial: Simple, straight forward steps

    In an effort to simplify the pay structure and create a more fair and equitable system for compensation, Hardin County Fiscal Court recently passed a step-in-grade pay plan for county employees reporting to the judge-executive, jailer and coroner. About 210 employees will be affected by the new plan, and most of them, at least according to Deputy Judge-Executive Jim Roberts, are positive about the change.

  • Dec. 11 editorial: Hawkins the man for the job

    The baton of leadership within the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce was passed yesterday into very competent hands. Those capable hands belong to local businessman Rik Hawkins.

    During a special press conference held early Thursday morning at the chamber office in downtown Elizabethtown, Chamber Board Chairman Ronnie Pence announced the appointment of Hawkins to the president’s position within the business organization. Hawkins replaces chamber president Tim Asher, who announced his resignation in November to pursue other personal business interests.

  • Nov. 25: Our readers write

    Veterinary hospital eases the heart On the morning of Nov. 18, I awoke to find our beloved family dog, Pika, struggling to walk and breath. Just the night before, he was active and happy as he did his “little dance” when each of us came home, then curled up on the pile of clothes my husband intentionally left for him on the floor every night to go to sleep. But now his co

  • Guest column: Classification questions

    At our recent Elizabethtown City Council meeting, a resolution was introduced to change Elizabethtown from a fourth class to a second class city.

  • Guest Column: New fiscal policy tone has implications for agriculture

    By DOUG SHEPHERD, Guest columnist

    Maybe it was the positive economic growth in the third quarter. Maybe it was the positive economic assessment for 2010 by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Or, maybe it was the realization that the federal budget deficit and the size of the national debt are starting to get a little out-of-control.

  • Christmas party for animal center is today

    If You Go

    Animal Refuge Center (ARC) is located at 185 Basham Trail, off Deckard School Road and Burns Road. Signs will lead visitors from Deckard School Road to the center.

    The Christmas party is from 1-6 p.m.



    VINE GROVE – The Animal Refuge Center, or ARC, is hosting its annual Christmas party for pets, sponsors and the general public from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the center on Basham Trail in Vine Grove.

  • Nov. 26, 2009: Our readers write

    CKTPP clarifies meeting issues

    On Nov. 17, the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots hosted a meeting at Pritchard Community Center with Dr. Alan Keyes and senatorial candidate Bill Johnson as guest speakers. An hour earlier, the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club hosted an event at a different location with senatorial candidate Rand Paul as guest speaker.  These events were sponsored by different groups and were in no way related to each other.