Today's News

  • Former Radcliff resident named CEO of Murray-Calloway County Hospital

    Col. Jerome Penner III could not ignore the signs.
    A 29-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Penner is retiring from the military in June and will take over as chief executive officer at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray on April 1.
    Penner, who grew up in Radcliff and graduated from North Hardin High School, said he is ready to place his feet back in the bluegrass.
    “I need to be able to watch the Big Blue games,” said Penner, an avid University of Kentucky Wildcats fan.

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  • Showcase for wedding planning — and actual weddings

    At Bridal Showcase 2011, many visitors were just starting to prepare for their big day. But for one couple, the preparation came to an end.
    The showcase, sponsored by The News-Enterprise, took place Sunday at Pritchard Community Center. More than 30 vendors offered an array of services to assist in wedding planning, from caterers to cakes.
    For Stephanie Masden and Ivor Lewis, both of Elizabethtown, the planning was over. Masden and Lewis exchanged vows at the event after winning a wedding package through a reader contest in the newspaper.

  • Sizemore named KPA president

    Jamie Sizemore of Elizabethtown, publisher of the Kentucky Standard in Bardstown and former circulation director of The News-Enterprise, has been named the 2011 president of the Kentucky Press Association.
    Sizemore began her new role Friday, and will serve until next January, when she will stay on the board for one more year as past president.
    Her main responsibility is to lead the board and its various committees, she said.
    “It’s obviously not a one-man show,” she said.

  • State of the Union watch party is Tuesday

    A former local government official wants to ensure people tune in this week for an important political event.
    Jeannette Stephens, a former Radcliff City Council member, is hosting a President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Las Chalupas in Radcliff. Attendees will be able to watch the address with others and register to vote.

  • Home sales: Up, up and away

    Sales of new and existing homes in Hardin and several surrounding counties increased by nearly 23 percent in 2010.
    Local real estate experts say the big leap is a reflection of new residents in the area because of Base Realignment and Closure and an economy that appears to be on an upswing.
    “It’s almost totally related to BRAC and what is going on at Fort Knox,’’ said Johnny Melloan of Melloan Real Estate. “We are fortunate to be where we are.’’

  • Bullet-riddled office belonged to inspirational man

    Nearly three decades ago, a young reporter arrived in Morgantown to interview the editor of a small weekly newspaper.
    A couple days before, the plate glass window in the storefront office had been shattered by late-night gunfire. It was a message for Larry Craig, the bold editor and owner of the Butler County newspaper.

  • Local employers make the grade

    Three local employers have been ranked among the best workplaces in the Louisville Metro area.
    Hardin County Schools, First Federal Savings Bank and LaRue County Schools were included in a list of top places to work compiled by The Courier-Journal, based upon employee surveys.
    HCS was ranked eighth in the top 10 of large employers, and First Federal and LCS were ranked second and 13th, respectively, in the top 15 of midsize employers.

  • Buggeland psychiatric evaluation continues

    The News-Enterprise
     The double-murder case against former Shepherdsville Road resident Erik J. Buggeland hit another snag Friday.
    Buggeland was scheduled to appear before Hardin District Court Judge John Simcoe for a competency hearing to determine if he is fit to stand trial for the September killings of his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, but the hearing has been moved to March 4. An official with the Hardin County Attorney’s office said Buggeland was unable to attend court Friday and would undergo additional evaluation.