Today's News

  • Otter Creek is a treasure once again available

    The woodsy hiking area known for more than 70 years as Otter Creek Park has reopened and been rechristened as Otter Creek Outdoor Recreational Area. Besides its new name, the attraction has changed guardianship moving from jurisdiction of the Louisville park system to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
    The park closed in December 2008 because Metro Louisville cut budgets when city leaders decided it could no longer afford to maintain the 200-plus acre facility.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Leather, technology changing a glove's appearance

    If you want to know what makes a good baseball glove, just ask Rob Storey.

    His family has only been in the business since 1932.

  • Lake open to outboard motors during June

    Freeman Lake Park could see new visitors in June thanks to a decision by the city of Elizabethtown.

    Boats with outboard motors will be allowed on Freeman Lake in June as a concession to boaters who have requested the privilege.

    The decision was included on the agenda for Monday’s Elizabethtown City Council meeting as an informational item.

    Councilman Ron Thomas said residents have questioned over the years the city’s decision to allow wakeboarding and water skiing events on the lake while forbidding certain kinds of boats on the reservoir.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Players go through some unusual practices to break in their mitts

    Baseball players have always had plenty of idiosyncrasies.

    They chomp on sunflower seeds and gum with obsessive-compulsive tendencies. They have superstitions involving their hats and bats. They even have mannerisms involving jewelry and clothes.

  • Pornography disrupts real-life intimacy

    Why did the news that the Osama bin Laden’s residence contained a sizable amount of pornography grab our attention?

    After all, our culture is saturated with pornography. It’s everywhere. It's even an accepted part of life for much of society.  

  • Police find missing teen

    The News-Enterprise

    Police and fire officials in Vine Grove and Radcliff are searching for a 15-year-old male who has been missing since Tuesday night.

    Shawn McLuckie was last seen at his home on Vineland Avenue in Vine Grove at around 8:30 p.m. Police say he may be distraught.

    McLuckie is a white male and is 5-foot-6 and 123 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair that is cut short, military style. He was last seen wearing a gray jacket.

  • PREP TENNIS: Elizabethtown claims double 5th Region team titles (05/18)

    Elizabethtown’s tennis teams have locked up dual 5th Region Tennis Tournament titles for another year.

    But the Panthers needed a couple of thrilling semifinal victories Tuesday night to do so.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers knock off Hart (05/18)

    Junior Mary Beth Russell struck out 11 to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 7-1 win over 5th Region foe Hart County on Tuesday evening.

    Russell (13-11-1) allowed four hits and three walks in seven innings.

    Sophomore Caroline Pirtle had a single, double and a run, while seventh-grader Erin Boley added two singles, a run and an RBI.


  • PREP SOFTBALL: Krupinski, Central Hardin roll by John Hardin (05/18)

    In a game that meant little, Kristina Krupinski kept getting on base a lot.

    The Central Hardin senior first baseman homered to right field in the first inning before reaching base three other times as the No. 12 Lady Bruins routed the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 15-1 in five innings Tuesday in both teams’ final 17th District regular-season game.

    Over the last five games, Krupinski has reached base 20 times in 21 plate appearances. She said she’s in such a zone it feels that she can do nothing wrong.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central rolls past Meade, 15-4 (5/18)

    Even an unusually cold, dreary day in mid-May with a steady mist wasn’t enough to cool off the Central Hardin bats.

    After scoring 46 runs in three games over the weekend, the sixth-ranked Bruins continued their offensive onslaught, pounding out 14 hits en route to a 15-4 five-inning mercy-rule victory over the Meade County Green Wave on Tuesday evening at Meade-Olin Park.