Today's News

  • Thankful for time spent in Kentucky

    “My friends, no one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.” 

    These were the words of President-elect Abraham Lincoln upon leaving Springfield, Ill., for Washington, D.C. Since President Lincoln is Kentucky’s most famous son, I believe it’s only appropriate I adopt his words as I turn over the reins of the United States Army Recruiting Command to Maj. Gen. David Mann.

  • Group opposes expanded alcohol push

    As the petition drive begins to place expanded alcohol sales in voters’ hands come summer, opposition to the drive has surfaced.
    The newly formed Hardin County Christian Coalition publicly denounced the plan and is in the process of developing a strategy to counter the push. Proponents of expanded sales say loosening the law could benefit the county economically and retain revenue seeping into neighboring counties’ bars and package liquor stores.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Hawks set school record for wins; Central boys roll past Hart (02/15)

    Lyndsay Whitlock and the LaRue County Lady Hawks can cross one of their preseason goals off the list.

    Whitlock scored 15 points and had six assists, five rebounds and five steals as the Lady Hawks broke the school record for wins with a 48-29 victory over 5th Region rival Washington County on Monday night.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks (23-3) broke the record set by the 1994-95 team, which went 22-8 and reached the 5th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Trojans beat Lady Waves, 58-49 (02/15)

    Good thing for the North Hardin Lady Trojans, games aren’t won after the first quarter.

    Visiting Meade County jumped out to a nine-point lead after the first period, but North Hardin took control after that.

    The Lady Trojans used a 23-6 run over the second and third quarters and never relinquished the lead for a 58-49 victory Monday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

  • Newspaper requests roadway designation in honor of former publisher

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council is considering a request from The News-Enterprise to rename two blocks of Strawberry Alley in honor of its former publisher.

    Editor Ben Sheroan approached the council Monday asking it to rename the area of the street surrounding The News-Enterprise buildings as Floe Bowles Way. The request involves the northernmost part of the roadway that begins at West Dixie Avenue, intersects with Washington Street and ends at South Maple Street.

  • Community leader Dot Hansen dies at 91

    A 91-year-old Elizabethtown resident quietly died at Hardin Memorial Hospital at 5:24 a.m. Monday, but her family and friends said that her life was anything but quiet.
    Even before Dot Hansen and her now-deceased husband, John, moved here from New Jersey in the 1960s, she was committed to community involvement, said friend Nancy Lea Owen.
    When Owen met Dot Hansen at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown shortly after the couple moved to the area, she saw the woman take on every cause that came her way and encourage others to do the same.

  • Photo: Flying in the wind
  • I now pronounce you consonant and vowel

    Some might get cold feet before the big day, but there were no qualms or queasiness about these nuptials on either side of the aisle.
    Mrs. Q married Mr. U on Monday, in a quaint ceremony at Heart and Soul Preschool at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. The wedding served as a quirky lesson to teach the preschool students that the letter Q is always with U in the English language.
    The wedding had to be postponed because of weather, but no one could quarrel with the fact that Monday, Valentine’s Day, proved to be the perfect day to celebrate a marriage.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club Members Welcome Kelsey Kinney

  • Bale speaking to AM Rotary

    Elizabethtown native, Phillip W. Bale, M.D., will give a presentation to the morning Rotary Club on Feb. 18. His topic will concern prevention strategies for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.