Today's News

  • July 16, 2010, editorial: Cruisin' through time

    A new event will enhance an already over-the-top event tonight in Hardin County. The annual Pops in the Park Louisville Orchestra performance — sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank — has a new attraction this year as cars from yesteryear gather at Freeman Lake to start the weekend.

    Kudos to First Federal for continuing to provide quality listening entertainment through the orchestral performance and a visual treat with fireworks after, both at little cost to those wishing to attend.

  • Child endangerment case resolved



    A Louisville man jailed for leaving a child inside a hot car in Elizabethtown will complete his 30-day jail sentence Wednesday, but Bairon A. Garcia isn’t likely to taste freedom this week.

    According to Hardin County Detention Center records, immigration officials placed a detainer on Garcia to prohibit his release from jail custody even after his time is served. It’s unclear what allegations immigration officials made against Garcia.

  • E'town man dies in four-car crash



    An Elizabethtown man is dead after a four-vehicle crash near Springfield ended tragically Friday morning.

    Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown died after his 2001 Honda was struck by an out-of-control tractor trailer on U.S. 150 about five miles outside of Springfield, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Brandenburg woman charged in forgery case

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A Brandenburg woman has been accused of stealing more than $11,000 from an Elizabethtown businessman by printing, signing and depositing checks into her bank account. According to a warrant filed Tuesday in Hardin District Court, 33-year-old Vanessa Z. Tucker-West, of Lawrence Street in Brandenburg, printed 235 checks over a six-month period

  • Former LaRue jail deputy fired, jailed for alleged threats



    In wake of big change at the LaRue County Detention Center, a deputy jailer this week was suspended, arrested, fired and jailed after she allegedly threatened to kill the recently appointed jail boss, Joey Stanton.

    Tammie Burden, a floor deputy with about three years experience, was suspended Monday after Stanton said he got word of her alleged threats.

    According to Stanton, Burden told others she’d kill him if he fired her from her position at the jail.

  • Downtown car cruise Saturday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Streets in downtown Elizabethtown will be blocked off Saturday for a car cruise with a retro flair. Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and Comcast are sponsoring Cruisin’ the Heartland, which is expected to become an annual event, chamber President Rik Hawkins said. The cruise begins with a breakfast at the Histo

  • Hinson challenges Rider again



    Sonora resident Tim Hinson has publicly challenged the residency status of Democratic judge-executive candidate Al Rider, an Elizabethtown business owner who faces Republican incumbent Harry Berry in November.

    Hinson, who finished third to Rider and Perry Malito in the Democratic primary, filed a formal complaint against Rider with the Hardin County Board of Ethics.

    The board has refused to address the issue until a judge in Hardin Circuit Court issues a ruling.

  • June 23, 2010: Our readers write

    Atcher lacks vision for Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown Councilman Steve Atcher has announced his candidacy for the office of mayor.

    Atcher is a vocal member of city government, but it is difficult to point to accomplishments he has initiated during his term in office.

  • Cyclist still in critical condition after crash

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A London bicyclist was listed in critical condition Thursday at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was flown after crashing head-on into a car Tuesday evening in rural western Hardin County. Frank L. Cornett, 63, was, according to police, trailing a pack of cyclists on a narrow, unstriped road near the Breckinridge County line when he

  • Crash passengers recovering at Louisville hospitals

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Passengers injured in a head-on collision Wednesday morning remain hospitalized in Louisville, but are expected to physically recover. Emotional recovery could be more difficult. A relative, Damon Jackson, said Breehah Jackson, 13, took news that her mother, 34-year-old Yumeko Jackson had died, very hard. Breehah was with her mot