Today's News

  • July 22, 2010: Obituaries

    Lisa Bell Lisa Bell, 46, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.   James Carol Drake James Carol Drake, 77, of Eastview, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Drake was a veteran of the Korean War having spent three years in the U.S. National Guard and three years in the

  • July 25, 2010 editorial: Laptops serve as symbol of LaRue's innovation

    A $1 million investment in technology and a 21st century approach to education is taking place in LaRue County.

    Just after fall break, the Laptops of LaRue initiative will provide a portable computer for each student at LaRue County High School.

    Although not unique in Kentucky, the use of laptops in classrooms is a developing concept. Blogs, podcasts and other online tools can engage students in ways a textbook or notepad do not.

  • Bluegrass Middle School receives SACS accreditation

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com A local school’s recognition has moved Hardin County one step closer to complete accreditation in its public schools. Bluegrass Middle School has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Bluegrass joins the vast majority of the local public schools in be

  • CSX to close crossings starting today


    CSX Transportation plans to close two railroad crossings this week for railroad maintenance.

    The East Dixie Avenue crossing near the Justice Center will be closed today through Thursday while the Nicholas Street crossing will be closed Thursday and Friday.

    CSX was scheduled to close the East Dixie crossing at 6 a.m. today and re-open it by 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • Taste of the Heartland returns



    The instability of the economy led the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties to suspend the annual Taste of the Heartland fundraiser in 2009.

    “We felt like we’d give the restaurants a break,” said Jane Cornell, the clinic’s executive director.

    Suspension of the fundraiser meant a suspension of income.

    But the need at the clinic continues to grow, and locals are eager for another taste.

  • July 26, 2010: Services

    Joseph Raymond Atcher, 98, formerly of West Point, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The funeral Mass is at 1 p.m. today at Franciscan Health Care Chapel, 3625 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, with burial in Bethany Memorial Cemetery. Visitation continues at 11:30 a.m. today at the chapel.

    Laura Bair, 71, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, July 23, 2010. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in St. James Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Bank robbery suspect quickly apprehended

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A man accused of robbing a bank inside the Elizabethtown Walmart on Sunday pleaded not guilty via video arraignment Monday morning in Hardin District Court. Randal A. Nabors, 48, allegedly handed a note to tellers at the Woodforest Bank branch inside the Walmart on North Dixie Avenue around noon Sunday warning them that he was armed with a gun. Nab

  • Rineyville fugitive booked on sex offense



    A fugitive Rineyville man jailed Saturday is defending himself — not only against parole violations, which resulted in revocation earlier this year, but an accusation that he sexually assaulted a toddler in March.

    According to a warrant and criminal citation filed Monday against Cochise Court resident Christopher Wayne Cecil, the 22-year-old convicted felon had sexual contact with a 4-year-old on March 14 at Cecil’s home.

  • July 18 Howevalley news


  • Lions Club installs new member

    Garritt “Mack” McElroy was installed as the newest member of the Elizabethtown Lions Club. Officiating was PDG Lion Norman Jones, Vice President Lion Brian Dennis was his sponsor. Lion Mack, who is a retired NCO with more than 20 years service in the military, expressed pride in service to country and shared how welcome he feels among his fellow Lions. Attending the installation was Lion Mack’s wife of 13 years, Jeanette.