Today's News

  • Man gets five years for jury tampering by text

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A Hardin County defendant accused last year of trying to sway a juror in the state’s third-degree rape case against him was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for jury tampering and six years probation for an amended version of the sex crime. Michael Lee Bruce II, 30, was slated to be tried on the non-violent charge of third-degree rap

  • March 23, 2010: Obituaries

    Nancy Lee Blaylock

    Nancy Lee Blaylock, 72, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Survivors include two daughters, Laura Kiefer and Lynn Bolen.

    There are local services. Burial will be in Maple Shade Cemetery in Independence, Ohio.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.nebfh.com.

    Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

    Chad Conder

  • The joyous arrival of Spring

    By Suzanne Darland I consider myself a level-headed, balanced person, not given to vocal outbursts or undue expressions of either anger or jocularity. So it was with surprise that I caught myself almost blabbering with joy when I stopped at the bank on my way to work March 2. Not only was I conveying my joy that the sun was out, but I was describing to the tellers the carpet of purple and yellow crocus I had seen in the lawn of a home I’d passed on the way there. In a fast-talking, high-pitched voice. I guess

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs



    Corey Yates is inheriting a pretty young squad at John Hardin, but the Lady Bulldogs’ coach isn’t discouraged. Instead, he’s very optimistic.

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The LaRue County Lady Hawks



    Restore the roar.

    That’s the goal Mielle DiStefano’s LaRue County Lady Hawks have set for themselves this year. Sure, there are the usual goals – hit the 20-win mark, win the 18th District Tournament and get to State for the first time since 2005 by winning the 5th Region Tournament – but the main objective is to make their softball program relevant again.

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: 2010 Area Composite Schedule

    Note: All times below EASTERN P.M. unless noted.


    Central Hardin at Nelson Co.    5:30

    Elizabethtown at LaRue Co.    5:30

    Meade Co. at North Hardin    5:30


    Lou. Beth Haven at Fort Knox    5

    Bardstown at John Hardin    5:30

    Central Hardin at Meade Co.    5:30

    LaRue Co. at Taylor Co.    5:30

    Hart Co. at Elizabethtown    6

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The Central Hardin Lady Bruins



    Ask any coach and they will pretty much all tell you there is nothing easy about beating a team three — let alone four — times in a season.

    Being on the losing end isn’t easy, either.

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins found that out last season, having an otherwise strong year derailed by four losses to 17th District rival North Hardin, including losses in the district and 5th Region Tournament finals.

  • Photo: Christmas lights come down
  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers



    Matt Mardis hasn’t been on the job very long, but already he fully understands his young and relatively inexperienced Elizabethtown Lady Panthers could be in for a long season.

    Elizabethtown, which went 15-14 last year under former coach Kyle Goodlett, lost six players due to graduation and one starter to transfer.

  • Ask the Expert: A Girl’s Gotta Eat

        By Amy Keeling Walton It is that time of day again. You open the fridge or the pantry hoping a meal will assemble itself right before your eyes. You try to think of foods your kids will eat that will also not add inches to your waistline and maybe even hit on a few of the food groups. Sometimes, there is just nothing to find, yet most of the time the ingredients are there, they just need to be grouped so you can put the meal together quickly.