Today's News

  • Jessie sentenced to 35 years in prison

    Amid the high-profile court cases Tuesday in Hardin County, Brandon Jessie, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on a murder charge.

    On June 6, 2010, Jessie fled police in a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander. While running a red light, the vehicle struck another car. The collision killed the driver, James Fentress of Elizabethtown.

    Another vehicle also was struck during the crash and its passengers also were injured.

    Jessie pled guilty June 7 to murder and eight more charges.

  • Louisville woman charged with criminal abuse

    A Louisville woman who allegedly allowed her young son to be physically abused was arrested Tuesday at the Hardin County Detention Center.

    Louisville Metro Police began investigating Jacqueline Hutchins, 31, when her 2-year-old son was admitted April 19 to Kosair Hospital with a potentially life-threatening head injury, said Detective Eugene Maxwell of Kentucky State Police.

    At the hospital, authorities detected other signs of abuse and investigators believe those injuries occurred at the family’s previous residence in Radcliff, Maxwell said.

  • Burke case does not offer simple solutions

    The issue: Dismissal motion for Burke case
    Our view: Justice is not always simple

    In pursuit of justice, truth can be elusive and errors sometimes occur.

    Despite a motion for dismissal from the prosecution, criminal charges remain in effect against Brent Burke. For more than three years, he has been in jail on multiple charges, including two counts of murder related to the brutal deaths of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

  • Elizabethtown author holds reading, booksigning

    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown author Donia Lawson will read from her novel “Always” at 6 p.m. today at Hardin County Public Library.

    “Always” is the first novel by Lawson and was published in May.

    Set in Elizabethtown area “Always” tells the story of a young woman struggling with her past as she rebuilds her life following a broken engagement. The novel also features Hodgenville, Lexington, Louisville and other area locations.

  • Zonta celebrates 25th anniversary

    The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown met May 26 at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale to celebrate 25 years of service to the community and the world. The club also honored Ruth Ellen Stanley, the only founding member still an active member of the club. Zonta members from the Elizabethtown club present were Ruth Ellen Stanley, Loretta Cardin, Ramona Jeffries, Julia Workman, Lyn Taylor Long, Mehrmon Tabibzahed, Pam Kelley, Linda Denham, Barb Jones and Lois Pierce.

  • Club has program on The Brandenburg Stone

    At the June meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown, Jon Whitfield presented a program on “The Brandenburg Stone,” which was found many years ago by Craig Crecelius on his farm in Meade County. Many believe that the markings on the stone are those of an ancient language. The stone is now being held by the library in Charleston, Ind.
    ATHS President Steve Rafferty presented Gary Kempf with a plaque and gift card for his years of service to Ancestral Trails.

  • Marilyn McLane celebrates 40 years in real estate

    Marilyn McLane’s life has many components including work, family and art. Each is a source of happiness and an outlet for kindness.

    In September, McLane will celebrate 40 years in real estate and receive special recognition for that accomplishment from fellow realtors.

    While Hardin County is now her home, she was born in Beaver Dam and grew up in Louisville. Later she went to Western Kentucky University.

  • Lynnvale High Class of ’61 celebrates 50th anniversary reunion

    Lynnvale High School Class of 1961 celebrated its 50th anniversary reunion with a reception and then joined other Lynnvale graduates for dinner on May 21 at the Christian Life Center of White Mills Christian Church.
    Twenty-one of the 46 graduates reminisced with each other and faculty members David Miller, Karolyn Sisk Hayden and Brad Mertens. Nine of the graduates are deceased. A special time of remembrance was observed in their honor.

  • Buggeland competency ruling is July 5

    The competency of Erik John Buggeland, the man accused of killing his parents in September, will be decided next month.

    Experts testified Tuesday in favor of and against his being competent to stand trial and testify. Judge Ken Howard will announce his ruling during a court session set for 1:15 p.m. July 5.

    Buggeland was indicted in April on two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking over $500. He was arrested in October for the deaths of his parents, retired gynecologists Terje and Margaret Buggeland.

  • City-post deal will expand Saunders Springs

    With a no-cost lease from Fort Knox, Radcliff plans to expand the Saunders Springs Nature Preserve to 100 acres in what the post garrison commander described as “a joint venture, a true partnership.”

    The natural area on the north side of Radcliff off Wilson Road offers picnic areas and wooded terrain with walking trails venturing through the unspoiled hills and hollers. The park will expand to nearly four times its current size thanks to the agreement announced Tuesday at the opening of the Radcliff City Council meeting.