Today's News

  • E'town mayor unveils plan to redevelop downtown

    Mayor Tim Walker presented a plan to Elizabethtown City Council he believes will help re-invent the downtown area.
    The initiative is an active way for the city to invest in downtown’s resurgence, Walker said, and will be an ever-evolving process with the city playing numerous roles, including facilitator, designer, installer, code enforcer, lender and property owner. In essence, Walker said, the city would emerge as the developer of downtown.

  • Fort Knox loses one of its own

    The News-Enterprise
    A soldier who had been stationed at Fort Knox for 16 months died Sunday from injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
    U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher James Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He is the first soldier from Task Force Duke to be killed during this deployment.

  • EXPLORE, PLAN scores increase for most

    Scores for the EXPLORE and PLAN tests increased for the most part for the 2010-11 school year, with the EXPLORE test seeing more growth in the scores than the PLAN.
    The EXPLORE and PLAN tests are precursors to the ACT, and are taken by eighth- and 10th-graders as a predictor of how those students eventually will do on the ACT. The tests cover English, math, reading and science, and are structured the same as the ACT.

  • BOYS' 3RD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Muhlenberg County moves past Meade

    GREENVILLE — In order for his team to beat the Muhlenberg County Mustangs on Tuesday night, longtime Meade County coach Jerry Garris knew the Green Wave had to do two things: speed up the tempo and be physical.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: John Hardin, LaRue take on foes tonight

    GREENSBURG The two teams with the best 5th Region records collide tonight as the Boys’ Region Basketball Tournament kicks off at Green County.

  • GIRLS' 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: LaRue County pulls out a victory (3/2)

    LEBANON– The LaRue County Lady Hawks made sure their first trip to the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament since 2004 will be lengthy one.

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 14-2 lead and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Washington County Commanderettes in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday night.

  • GIRLS' 5TH REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Elizabethtown holds off Taylor (03/02)

    LEBANON Tara Gilpin will readily admit that when she’s on the basketball court, she doesn’t quite have the same confidence she does when she shows off her all-state abilities on the soccer pitch.

  • Judge considers motions filed in sex charge case

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton tentatively ruled against two of four motions Tuesday made by a defense attorney on behalf of a local man arrested on child sex charges.
    Attorney Mike Moulton, who is representing Jeff Farmer of Elizabethtown, asked for a more defined explanation of the charges against Farmer.

  • Former prosecutor faces grand jury indictment

    Susan Streible, a former commonwealth’s attorney, was indicted Tuesday by a Grayson County grand jury on a charge first-degree official misconduct.  
    “I have no idea what the factual allegations are,” Streible told The Record of Leitchfield in a telephone interview. “I will respond appropriately in court.”
    A Meade County resident, Streible said she had not been offered any information and was not interviewed regarding the charge, which is a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Search for chamber director escalating

    The search for a leader to guide the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is heating up.
    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the executive search committee charged to lead the search, said applications from a “slew” of candidates have been received and resumes are being evaluated and interviews under way to find the person best suited to lead the unified chamber. The chamber will be one of the largest in Kentucky after its launch.