Today's News

  • Borders celebrates 75th birthday

    Charles R. Borders will celebrate his 75th birthday with an open house given by his daughter and son-in-law from 6 to 9 p.m., July 16, 2011, at 435 Hargan Road in Vine Grove.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Sherry Murphy welcomes area visitors for a living


    Town of birth: Russellville

    Favorite TV shows: “Justified” (because it is set in Kentucky); “Law & Order” series; “Suits.”

    Favorite music: All kinds, particularly '80s; Adele; Train; The Script; Harry Connick Jr.

    Favorite genres of movies: Murder mysteries, thriller, suspense.

    Pets: None, due to extensive travel and being “kind of a neat freak.”

  • Area under excessive heat advisory

    Hardin and LaRue counties are under an excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. today according to the National Weather Service.

    Temperatures today and into the evening, outside of any thunderstorm activity, will range between 95 and 100 degrees. These temperatures combined with dew points in the middle 70s to near 80 will produce heat index values ranging from 105 to 115 degrees or higher.

  • The Best: Puffy Corn Fritters

    Since corn is in season now, I thought I would share my favorite corn recipes with you. I think all these have been printed in this column at some time or another; they’re all great.

    The Puffy Corn Fritters recipe is from Frankie Bell of Hodgenville; her mother used to make the corn fritters when Frankie was a child. Warren Wheat was editor of The News-Enterprise when I ran this recipe and he was wild about these because he ate them as a child, too.

  • E'town appoints sports park director

    After receiving more than 75 resumes from 20 or more states, Elizabethtown leaders have chosen a director for Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    City Council unanimously voted Monday to appoint Seth Breitner as director of the still-under development park, a class 10 department head position.

    Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant said Breitner’s starting salary is approximately $58,000. His expected start date is Sept. 6, if not sooner, Mayor Tim Walker said.

  • 2011 ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Bruins land eight on team (07/12)

    Since Central Hardin won the Kentucky National Insurance/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, the honors have continued to roll in for the Bruins.

  • Time to get busy

    ISSUE: Recreational activities
    Much to see and do

  • Beauty is in the eyes of the judges

    Whitney McKoy preferred chocolate chips and powdered sugar on culinary judging entries at the Hardin County Community Fair.

    McKoy, a John Hardin High School graduate and Franklin County Youth Development agent, while judging the competition also realized how much she likes butterscotch pie with meringue.

    “This is good,” she said after swallowing a mouthful and digging her fork into the piece again. “This is really good.”

    Soon after, the pie had a blue ribbon on top.

  • U.S. 31W access plan comes under fire again

    A controversial plan to restrict median access on a 10-mile stretch of U.S. 31W — the “Dixie” — connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff suffered another blow Monday from city officials critical of the design.

    State officials presented the plan to Radcliff City Council and were met with criticism as city leaders said the plan could cause more crashes and would restrict access for emergency responders.

  • Man charged in neighbor’s shooting to be arraigned today

    An Elizabethtown man accused of killing his 36-year-old neighbor in her home will be arraigned in circuit court today.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Joshua Hines, 24, shot Toni Ballard on April 7 in her home on Bardstown Road.

    Hines placed the 911 call himself and confessed to the shooting, KSP Det. Jason Propes said at a probable cause hearing in April. Hines also told police a revolver found in his home was the weapon used in the shooting.