Today's News

  • Guthrie hosts local town hall forum



    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie on Wednesday talked with constituents about an array of issues – from immigration laws to federal debt and raw milk.

    The forum at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College was part of a series of GOP-sponsored events called America Speaking Out.

    Guthrie, who is on a Memorial Day recess, has had four such forums and plans more.

  • Sonora Days poised to fill the streets



    Main Street will be hopping in Sonora the next two days.

    You might see a car cruise or a parade. Or hear music or watch cloggers.

    Or you may just see area veterans honored for their commitment to freedom with a cake and punch event. It’s all part of Sonora Days today and Saturday, and while there will be a handful of other venues, Main Street will host the majority of the events.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Nelson County tops Central Hardin (06/02)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com Central Hardin’s consistently faulty defense finally unraveled in a history-making loss Tuesday night. After committing a combined seven errors in their previous two postseason outings, the Lady Bruins opened the game with the first of their four infield errors and Nelson County’s upperclassmen trio of Paige Holt, Lacy Haga

  • Grad, dropout rates improve for most local schools



    Graduation and dropout rates for the class of 2009, released this week, showed improvement in most areas for local schools.

    John Hardin High School had the highest graduation rate of the four local high schools, and Central Hardin High School had the lowest dropout rate. All four schools lowered their dropout rate from 2008 to 2009, and three of the four schools increased graduation rates from 2008;  Central Hardin did not.

  • June 3, 2010, editorial: Needed road creates conflict for some

    Home is where the heart is. And for many of us, this adage speaks not only to the importance and significance of loved ones with whom we share a dwelling, but also sentimental attachment to the very houses and grounds on which they’re built. Anyone who is blessed with the experience and ability to  fondly reflect on their childhood home can understand the truth exuded through this axiom.

  • Graduation 2010

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  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Bruins hammer Green County (06/02)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com The Central Hardin Bruins came out swinging, landing several blows before landing the knockout punch in the fifth inning. The Bruins scored in every inning as they routed the Green County Dragons, 12-1 in a mercy-rule, five-inning game Tuesday night in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament semifinals at

  • Fatal crash heads to grand jury

    Mattingly case goes to grand jury



    A manslaughter and DUI case against a 19-year-old driver blamed for a fatal May 26 crash in Elizabethtown will be presented to a grand jury for consideration for possible indictment this month or next.

    After a Wednesday morning hearing, 9th District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause that Lawrence W. Mattingly was liable for the crash on Valley Creek Road that killed his passenger, Brandon Ray Johnson, 29.

  • Forestry district wins top awards



    The Kentucky Division of Forestry’s district office in Elizabethtown recently received several awards from the state agency — including one for Outstanding Forester of the year.

    Adam Michels won the top forester award, and his co-worker, Byron Nelson, was named Outstanding Ranger Technician for last year. Also, the Central District received a runner-up recognition for forest stewardship.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Green County's Estes perfect in rout of North Hardin (06/02)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com It was a day of firsts Monday in the 5th Region Softball Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin, and Kasey Estes left the North Hardin Trojans as the first team eliminated. A sophomore pitcher, Estes struck out 10 in a six-inning perfect game to lead the 18th District Tournament champion Lady Dragons to a 10-0 win over the 17th Dis