Today's News

  • Rise of the machines: New press tower
  • CKCAC offers heating assistance

    The Central Kentucky Community Action Council Inc. is assisting low-income families with heating costs.

    Community action offices are accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program subsidy component from Monday until Dec. 16.

    Applications must be completed by computer at 1111 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 5, in Elizabethtown.

    Applications are accepted alphabetically by last name. To find out what day to apply or for more information, applicants can call Hardin County coordinator Cheryl Freeman at 769-1927.

  • For Your Health: Education, lifestyle changes could turn back alarming diabetes trends

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Kentucky had the fourth highest percentage of diabetes diagnosed in 2009, according to the Kentucky Diabetes Fact Sheet, which is published yearly by the Center for Disease Control. Kentucky’s rate of diabetes is 11.4 percent compared to the national average of 8.3 percent. Experts estimate that if the current rate of diabetes diagnosis continues, by the year 2050 one in three Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes.

  • E'town Sports Park lands Cal Ripken regional tournament for 2012

    Elizabethtown Sports Park has secured its first high-profile tournament for the 2012 schedule.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau on Wednesday announced the park has acquired the 12-year-old “50/70” Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament, which is July 26-31.

  • Flex Films, E'town officials outraged over Williams' comments about Hindu ground blessing

    The director of Flex Films (USA) said comments made Tuesday by GOP gubernatorial candidate David Williams were offensive and hurtful and called for the state Senate president to be “ostracized” from his own party.

  • Holiday movie preview

    The holiday movie season kicks off in November and I might as well start with a film many people are looking forward to that might be the one that does not live up to the hype, “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.”

    The fourth installment of the best selling book series begins with the marriage of Edward and Bella. I’m not sure there’s enough to the story to make two parts but Summit Entertainment is going to try to get their money’s worth out of this franchise.

  • Living in a banana peel puppet world

    A few weeks ago I saw a commercial I had seen several times but never really thought about.

    What it came down to was this: cannibalistic cereal.


    No, really. One piece of cereal eating another piece of cereal.

    It’s not like I’m shocked or freaked out or anything. (If it happened in real life — pardon the unintentional but appropriate joke — that would be different.) I just never really paid that much attention to the commercial until it struck me that it was just a bit odd.

  • West Point Police sponsor annual Red Ribbon Week

    West Point Police Department and Chief Butch Curl sponsor Red Ribbon Week at West Point School every year, but with the help of several donors, this year’s event turned into something a “little bigger than normal,” Curl said.
    Red Ribbon Week encourages the students to spend a lifetime free of drugs.

  • Janay Sutton hired as HCS health director, FRC contact

    After serving families in Vine Grove, Janay Sutton is excited to broaden her scope.

    Sutton has been hired as the new health director and Family Resource Centers district contact for Hardin County Schools.
    Sutton is a counselor for Vine Grove Elementary School and will begin her new position sometime in December, she said.

  • RUNNING: Murley coming out of retirement to run - for charity - in NYC Marathon (11/03)

    For The News-Enterprise

    At Elizabethtown High School, Thomas Murley won three state titles running cross country.

    He’s coming out of retirement Sunday to run in the New York City Marathon.

    Murley began running cross country for Elizabethtown in the sixth grade and continued until his senior year in 1996. He won three individual state championships and was named a Foot Locker national finalist his sophomore and senior years.