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Today's News

  • Independence Day options abound

    By MARIANNE HALE

    mhale@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Fort Knox’s celebration of the United States’ 233rd Independence Day will start with a boom — 51 booms to be exact — as cannon shots are fired for each U.S. state and another for U.S. territories.

    The cannons are part of the 11:30 a.m. “Salute to the Nation” ceremony at Brooks Field. The ceremony is the official beginning of Fort Knox’s celebration on Saturday.

  • Breaking News Second St. Clair re-trial hinges on appeals decision

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com 

    ELIZABETHTOWN – In a 180-degree turn from prosecutors’ long-standing opinions, special attorneys with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office chose this week to postpone a Hardin County re-trial of convicted killer Michael St. Clair until a Supreme Court ruling on his appeal of a Bullitt County death penalty is made.

  • Sunshine Child Care opens with ribbon cutting/open house

    Sunshine Child Care opens with ribbon cutting/open house

    Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Chairperson-elect Tom Hewlett, Chamber Ambassadors, and other well wishers were on hand for the ribbon cutting/open house for Sunshine Child Care and Learning Center located at 1257 Woodland Drive, Elizabethtown.

     

  • July 2, 2009: Obituaries

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 73

    Shurilda M. “Pee Wee” Harrison Embry, 80

    Helen Miracle Skaggs, 68

    Isaiah D. Smiley, 77

    Robert “Bob” Sydnor Smith, 83

     

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 73, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville with her family at her side.

  • Stephensburg stays old school

    By MARIANNE HALE

    mhale@thenewsenterprise.com

    STEPHENSBURG — Stephensburg Fire Chief David Painter wonders what the old Stephensburg schoolhouse’s walls would say if they could talk about the things they’ve seen and heard in the building’s 106-year lifetime.

    If those walls could talk, they might tell the story of the Sarver family, a family who made a lot of memories within those walls.

  • St. Clair retrial on hold

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Prosecutors this week put the brakes on a retrial of Michael Dale St. Clair, choosing to first learn how Kentucky’s Supreme Court rules on a statutory appeal of the convicted killer’s 2005 death penalty before resuming prosecution.

  • July 2, 2009: Services

    Florence S. Mitchell, 90, of Paris, Ky., died Saturday, June 27, 2009. The funeral is at 7 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church with burial at 10 a.m. Friday in Cove Haven Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at the church. Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

     

  • Rineyville teen seriously hurt after falling from pickup

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RINEYVILLE – A Rineyville teen falling from a pickup’s bed just before midnight Wednesday was recovering from surgery Thursday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville.

    According to Justin Christians, who also was riding in the back of the truck at the time of the incident, over-correction by the driver caused the accident.

  • Tee'z Clothes opens for business

    The Radcliff Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting for Tee’z Clothes for Kids on May 13th. Tee’z is located at 2033 Wal-Mart Way Radcliff and is owned by Tiffany Gambrell. Pictured center helping his mom cut the ribbon is Ms. Gambrell’s son, Terren.

  • Fire damages North Main Street home

    ELIZABETHTOWN

    Fire damages home

    A North Main Street home was damaged after fire broke out early Thursday evening.

    The two-story stone house at 510 N. Main St. sustained fire damage to one room and smoke damage to the remainder of the structure.

    The home’s owner, Ed Cummins, was out of state at the time of the blaze, officials said. No injuries were reported, according to Elizabethtown Fire Chief Michael Hulsey.

    Cummins owns and operates Ed’s Dollhouse on the opposite side of the house from where the fire started.