Today's News

  • Locals react to Osama bin Laden's death

    On Sept. 11, 2001, Tony Rose of Elizabethtown was watching the result of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center at the Pentagon.

    He felt an earthquake as he was walking to his desk 20 feet away from the television he had just been watching.

    It was 45 minutes later before he saw the nose cone of the 747 that had crashed into the building, killing 29 soldiers and civilian personnel.

    Now retired from the U.S. Army, Rose said he was probably angrier than he has ever been in his life when Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Driver's truck stuck in water
  • Club Members Welcome Mallory Chaney

  • Street dedication ceremony moving indoors

    Because of the weather forecast, the ceremony to celebrate the naming of Floe Bowles Way is being moved indoors.

    Two blocks of Strawberry Lane surrounding The News-Enterprise's office complex in Elizabethtown is being renamed for the paper's former publisher. Today's ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature remarks from Frank Batten Jr., who followed Bowles into the publisher's chair and now serves as chairman of Landmark Media, the parent company.

  • Weather watchers watch over us

    I used to wonder why my wife, Lori, and her family are such avid weather watchers. Whenever we are in a storm warning in Kentucky, my mother-in-law in Oklahoma usually knows about it before I do.

    Not long ago she called me on my cell phone: “Are you OK?”

    I had no clue why she asked. I quickly glanced around my office for vandals, felt my pulse and answered, “I guess so. Why?”

  • Fort Knox Federal plans 60th anniversary

    Celebrating 60 years of service, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union will host its annual membership meeting Tuesday, May 10, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. 

    The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and doors open at 5 to The PAC, which is at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown 

    “This is a tremendous milestone for Fort Knox Federal and the occasion is made even better because we will report on another strong year of growth in 2010,” said J. Marvin Hawk, chairman of the Board of Directors. 

  • Blond squirrels, Schmidt museum and spirits at another Knox

    Three things this week.

    First: Who is to say gray squirrels must live up to their drab name? A blond one lives in Elizabethtown’s Cardinal Creek neighborhood. And it’s turning heads.

    For instance, a local resident – who described its color as similar to a golden Labrador’s – said a police officer once stopped to watch the fair-coated animal run across a power line.

    The squirrel is said to behave like the normal, gray ones.

  • Senior Life: Grieving while caregiving

    It’s been more than two years since the doctor gave his symptoms a true diagnosis. Time has stood still yet flown by since those words were spoken. Both the man, as a patient, and his wife, as a caregiver, have started on a journey they never thought possible.

    As hard as it has been for him to accept all of the tests, labs, appointments, treatments and discussions, it seems to be harder for his wife. Others have come to terms with the diagnosis and outcomes and accepted the disease for what it is. So why can’t she?

  • Preservation work begins at two Lincoln sites

    A crew from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md., will begin masonry preservation work today at the Sinking Spring site and Plaza Basin at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The work is expected to take five to six weeks. Stairs leading to the Sinking Springs will be closed while the work is under way.

  • New cardiac monitors ‘will save lives’

    Hardin County EMS demonstrated the service’s new 12-lead EKG monitors Thursday. The monitors can wirelessly send a printout of a patient’s heart activity to emergency room physicians at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
    The machine, connected via Bluetooth technology to the ambulance’s computer, sends a real- time printout for doctors to evaluate and prepare to give proper care when the patient arrives at HMH.
    The monitors are being placed on seven front-line ambulances. Two more are used for critical care transport to other hospitals.