Today's News

  • Rising Voices to include tribute to late theater enthusiast

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — The arts community lost a generous talent and friend Dec. 15, 2009, when Bruce Caldera, 53, was killed in a collision on Ky. 86.

    Among area residents feeling the loss are young people involved in Youth Theatre of Hardin County, a program to which Caldera devoted countless hours coaching and teaching the dramatic arts. He was to be drama coach and assistant director in this year's production of "Bye Bye Birdie."

  • Jan. 13 Lending a Hand


  • New voice to speak for state pork group



    ELIZABETHTOWN — The Kentucky Pork Producers Association has appointed a new CEO to succeed Mike Ovesen, who died earlier this month.

    Bonnie Jolly, who served as secretary for 20 years, now heads the Elizabethtown-based group, which is a liaison between producers and government agencies.

    The 58-year-old Sonora woman said the KPPA will continue to make sure farmers’ voices are heard in all the right places, including Frankfort.

  • Michigan man tours in van for vets



    HARDIN COUNTY — A Michigan barber with an enthusiasm for patriotic vehicles visited this area Wednesday to express his gratitude to the military.

  • Faith or folley ... 'Eli' is a thinker

    The Book of Eli

    Rated R for some brutal violence and language.

    Release date: Jan. 15

    Runtime: 118 min

    Rating: three and a half out of five take slates



    Some people are not going to like this film. That I knew from the very beginning.

  • Photo: Patching potholes
  • State takes next step in Race to the Top



    HARDIN COUNTY — Local superintendents are pleased to see Kentucky take another step toward securing federal education funding, now that a key piece of legislation has been passed.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 176 on Thursday, as well as Kentucky’s application for the Race to the Top federal grant. The new law sets provisions for what the state will do for low-achieving schools, which is an aspect of Race to the Top.

  • Former jailer's son files as candidate



    ELIZABETHTOWN – When it comes to running a jail, Joseph Marshall Heady Jr. said he “learned from the best.”

    Joe Marshall “Mutt” Heady Sr., who died 15 years ago, served seven terms as Hardin County jailer spanning the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

    Now his son hopes to run the jail.

    Heady Jr. filed as a Democratic candidate for the post, making him the seventh person seeking to fill the shoes of veteran Jailer Louis Lawson.

  • ECTC-WKU partnership meets Hardin County's postsecondary needs

    By Dr. Thelma White and Dr. Gary Ransdell

    Education is a driving force in the economic development of Hardin County and the surrounding area. Enrollment at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and at Western Kentucky University’s campuses in Hardin County continues to grow. And, as the area prepares for the changes at Fort Knox brought by the Base Realignment and Closure, postsecondary education will play a major role in making the changes positive.

  • Alcohol measure tabled

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown City Council on Tuesday agreed to table a measure to lift restrictions on alcohol at Pritchard Community Center.

    A preliminary agenda released to the media earlier this week included the city’s alcohol policy as an agenda item, but Councilman Marty Fulkerson requested the item be removed for the finalized agenda.

    Fulkerson, who supports the push for alcohol at Pritchard, said he removed the item after council members asked for additional time for information gathering on the subject.