Today's News

  • Holiday season increases fire hazards

    Cooking is considered the greatest cause of fires annually, and Thanksgiving is one of the top days for home cooking fires.

    The number of home cooking fires last Thanksgiving was three times the national average of that day the year before, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

    Thanksgiving also kicks off a holiday season marked by a number of other fire hazards that area families should be careful of, said Rusty Todd, investigator and chief fire inspector for the Elizabethtown Fire Department.

  • Black Friday a time to shop wisely

    Bargain hunters are ready for a head start on Black Friday.

    The after-Thanksgiving shopping rush begins earlier this year, with several stores opening at midnight Friday and some pushing into the late hours of today. Shoppers have extra hours to search for great deals, but that makes planning ahead and being aware of possible pitfalls more important than ever.

    Kohl’s opens at midnight Friday, with the shopping day lasting a full 24 hours until midnight Saturday. Last year the store opened at 3 a.m., so shoppers have an extra three hours to sniff out deals.

  • GIRLS' ALL-AREA CROSS COUNTRY: John Hardin's Lever the runaway choice (11/24)

    Katie Lever has been building for this season.

    The John Hardin senior increased her training regiment, and the results paid off as she won conference and region championships and finished sixth in the Class 3-A state race in Lexington.

    Lever is an all-around gifted runner who is well-liked and genuinely cared for by her teammates and opposing competitors – hence the reason she won the 3-A Forcht Group of Kentucky Sportsmanship Award after the state meet.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2011 All-Area Team (11/24)

    Abbey Sorrells loves setting people up.

    No, not in the match-making sense, although the Central Hardin junior does have a keen eye for who to find with a quick pass – short or high – on the volleyball court.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2011 All-Area Team (11/24)

    A blossoming but friendly rivalry nearly pushed Marcus Terrell over the edge this season.

    The North Hardin sophomore had never seen such fierce competition before, but that’s exactly what he got from Meade County junior Will Strickland and Central Hardin junior Josh Price.

    In the end, Terrell beat Strickland three times in five races head-to-head and topped Price in seven head-to-head meetings. And when it came time to choose the All-Area award winners, Terrell yet again came out on top.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: 2011 All-Area Team (11/24)

    Central Hardin senior striker Lauren Norton had a solid junior season, scoring 21 goals and assisting on 10 others as the Lady Bruins went 18-5-1 and advanced to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time.

    Her encore performance was quite prolific as well. This year, she scored 22 goals and had 11 assists to lead her team to a 21-3 record and its second straight 5th Region Tournament championship.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: 2011 All-Area Team (11/24)

    Central Hardin’s Noah Wiersema had many memorable moments during his junior season in 2010, from returning from what was thought to be a season-ending injury to extending the Bruins’ season in the elite eight of the state tournament with one of the most bizarre shots.

    Still, the area coaches found a way to give Wiersema another memory to end his career.

  • BOYS' ALL-AREA GOLF: Irwin wins Player of the Year honors again (11/24)

    North Hardin senior Anthony Irwin started the season with a bang, and now he’s ending it the same way.

    Irwin won his first two tournaments of the season. He admits he cooled off, but he finished the season strong, placing second at the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament and making the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Championship for the second consecutive year.

    Following the season, Irwin earned a spot on the 10-member All-State team and was named the Kentucky Golf Coaches’ Association 5th Region Player of the Year.

  • GIRLS' ALL-AREA GOLF: Make it six in a row for Gumm (11/24)

    This is becoming an annual event for North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm.

    Not that she’d have it any other way.

    Gumm was named the Area Player of the Year for the sixth consecutive year on the annual News-Enterprise/Coaches All-Area Girls’ Golf Team. Since The News-Enterprise began doing postseason awards for all sports, no one has won the top honor six times.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs brace for Bowling Green's offense (11/24)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have caused opposing offenses a lot of headaches this season. Now it’s the other way around for once.

    The Bulldogs are preparing to face one of the most explosive offenses in the state Friday night when they play at Bowling Green in the Class 5-A state semifinals. Game time is set for 8 at El Donaldson Stadium. Bowling Green’s offense has put up mind-boggling statistics this season and no defense has really had an answer for what the Purples do.