Today's News

  • 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

  • June 29, 2010 editorial: Wall Against Hunger aims for generosity record

    Look in your kitchen cabinets. You hold the key to setting a world record right there.

    Hardin County charitable organizations are teaming with Hardin County’s chambers of commerce and Fort Knox to construct the world’s largest wall of canned food.

    The massive display windows behind the former bottling plant at North Dixie Avenue and the U.S. 31W Bypass will be center stage for the Wall Against Hunger.

  • July 14, 2010 Editorial: Henry White leaves legacy of caring leadership

    After more than a decade of hard work in a key leadership position, Helping Hand of the Heartland Executive Director Henry White retired last week. White is well deserving of thanks and recognition for his many years of contribution and service to the community through the charitable organization. White’s accomplished career of service has been broad. His active military service

  • County ‘dons’ keep selling smoke-free agenda

    By JIM WATERS/Bluebrass Beacon

    A smoking-ban “family” of government officials and health nuts wants to make some northern Kentucky residents “an offer they can’t refuse.”

    Think of it as “The Godfather,” Kentucky style.

  • June 25, editorial: Finding the forgotten is act of honor, service

    If patriotic ferver was expressed in currency, Hardin County would be one of the wealthiest spots in America.

    Influenced certainly by a long and healthy relationship with Fort Knox and the concentration of veterans locally, love of country runs deep here. Hardin County residents and communities routinely recognize and honor America, the flag and the military.

    For that reason, it surprises no one that thousands of people came out on Flag Day to attend a special memorial service for veterans whom most had never met.

  • Court of Appeals denies stay in KU case; landowners looking for answers



    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has denied a stay blocking Kentucky Utilities from condemning portions of land held by three Hardin County landowners.

    The court issued the ruling after the two sides argued the case in front of a three-judge panel in Elizabethtown, but landowners are hoping pending litigation will help them regain some leverage.