Today's News

  • Parole denied for Ricketts



    A Kentucky Parole Board decided last Thursday that a woman convicted earlier this year of killing her boyfriend in Hardin County will not be freed before next year.

    Angie Teresse Ricketts, 33, who faced a murder charge for the Sept. 28, 2008, shooting death of Eric West, approved a deal state prosecutors offered in January amending a murder charge to reckless homicide in exchange for a four-year sentence.

  • Truly blessed


    I can’t pinpoint when it happened. There was no ‘aha’ moment that signified I was finally an adult, that I finally felt like a mother. But nevertheless, here I am.

    I didn’t feel that different in the beginning, but maybe I just didn’t have time to feel different, what with all the feedings, loss of sleep and diaper changes. Now, though, I almost can’t recognize who I’ve become and I can’t remember who I was.

  • Funding impasse halts first reading of county budget

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com A failed motion and a brief debate on parliamentary procedure grounded plans to pass the first reading of a county budget on Tuesday. Commissioners Bill Brandenburg and Bill Hay lobbied to increase funding for senior programming at Wesley Hilltop House from $500 to $2,000, but the motion failed to pass in a rare parliamentary impasse within Hard

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: Randles, Trojans place fourth at North Hardin Invitational (05/09)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com After his performance Saturday, North Hardin senior P.J. Randles has a big target on his back. Randles accounted for nearly half of the Trojans’ points, amassing 26 of North Hardin’s 64 points as the Trojans finished fourth out of 23 teams at the North Hardin Invitational. Randles swept the long

  • Handling BRAC influx hot topic for Vine Grove mayoral candidates



    The expected growth boom in Vine Grove from BRAC is on the minds of the three candidates for the city's top spot.

    Donna Broadway, Chris Canaday and Blake Proffitt — the candidates to replace outgoing Mayor Donovan Smith — point to growth and how the city administration handles the influx of new citizens as a key to the future.

    The top two vote-getters in next week's primary election will move on to a November showdown.

  • Shooting suspect leads EPD on high speed chase

    The News-Enterprise

    A shooting suspect on Monday evening led police on a high-speed car pursuit through Radcliff.

    After a foot chase, one man who had been in the fleeing Cadillac was in custody and another was still at large, Sgt. Tim Cleary said.

    Police first received a report of people in two cars firing at each other around 5:30 p.m. near the Swope Chrysler Dodge dealership on North Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown.

  • Councilman urges common sense in sign removal

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Councilman Kenny Lewis has asked the Elizabethtown City Council to review its policy on the removal of signs from public rights-of-way, claiming the current method is unfair and inconsistent.

    The issue is often debated during political season as the number of signs surges. Under current city law, signs, political or otherwise, are prohibited in city rights-of-way.

    But Lewis said the city is not consistent with the policy and does not give warning to sign owners before removing the signs.

  • Photo: Rineyville roundabout work begins Monday
  • Fire Department urges council to amend fireworks ordinance

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN —  The Elizabethtown Fire Department has requested the city amend its fireworks ordinance to comply with state law.

    Under the change, businesses would be able to sell high-consumer fireworks within city limits at wholesale, which would include airborne fireworks such as bottle rockets and firecrackers.

  • May 10, 2010: Obituaries

    Wayne Brackett

    Wayne Brackett, 80, of Hodgenville, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. 

    He was a native of Upton and a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Sonora, and the Upton Masonic lodge.

    Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Fern A. Dooley Brackett; his parents, Jerome Arley and Katie Ann Cruse Brackett; and by three brothers, James Walter “Dub” Brackett, William Brackett and Herman Brackett.