Today's News

  • Long lines at ECTC
  • First Lady Beshear focuses on education at Chamber lunch

    Education was the centerpiece of Wednesday’s chamber of commerce luncheon, and it featured one of the state’s most well-known education champions.
    Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear spoke at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on the importance of education in building a successful community. She discussed her Graduate Kentucky program, her goal to raise the dropout age and the importance of children finishing high school, for their own future and for the state’s.

  • Plea deal struck in LaRue human trafficking case

    Landmark News Service

    A LaRue County case that drew statewide attention is drawing to a close.

    James Merritt Curtsinger, 64, a Hodgenville man who was charged with promotion of human trafficking, pleaded guilty to lesser charges last week in LaRue Circuit Court. His trial-by-jury was scheduled to start Monday.

    In December, former Kentucky State Trooper Bruce Reeves said it was the first human trafficking case opened by state police working from the Elizabethtown post.

  • HCS to honor eight distinguished alumni

    The News-Enterprise
    Hardin County Schools will honor eight new members of its Distinguished Alumni group Sept. 1 at a luncheon at the Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown.
    “This is a tremendous group of honorees,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said. “We have entrepreneurs, CEOs, doctors, educators, researchers and military heroes. When our alums go out into the world, it is a direct reflection of the quality education they received in Hardin County Schools. Our alums are a true standard of our success.”

  • Walking in another's skin

    In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch tells his daughter: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

    In the past several weeks, I had a chance to do a little walking around in another’s skin. A co-worker and I have been working on a series of stories about poverty in Hardin County.

    I talked to homeless people, others living in low-income housing and just trying to keep their heads above water.

  • Under Construction: Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center

    Under Construction will appear each Thursday on the Money page to highlight building projects around the area.

    What is it? The Metro Auto Spa and Lube Center
    Location: 4060 S. Dixie Blvd, Radcliff
    When will it open? Expected to be open in early November
    Number of employees: About 15
    Services offered: Full service oil change, car wash (tunnel wash and touch-free)
    Square footage: About 9,500 square feet

  • Fiscal Court passes reapportionment plan

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to reapportion districts based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau totals for the county. Magistrate Roy Easter was absent.
    The passage came after the court received the recommendation from the appointed, three-person commission tasked with realigning the districts based on the population increase.

  • P&L Railway urges E'town to close Black Branch Road

    The manufacturing presence of New Delhi-based Uflex Ltd. is expected to create 250 new jobs in Elizabethtown, but it  poses a traffic dilemma for city officials.

    Executive Assistant Charlie Bryant on Monday told Elizabethtown City Council the construction of a railroad crossing along Black Branch Road to accommodate the manufacturing facility could pose serious traffic disruptions and delays — to the point that Paducah & Louisville Railway has requested the city close the road altogether.

  • The Art of Performance: The Incredible "122"

    Women’s soccer is very important to the fabric of the American culture. For young girls, the ability to see female soccer players succeed helps to change the way girls see their potential as athletes. The heroes of women’s soccer have included such household names as Mia Hamm and Brandy Chastain. As a new generation of female soccer players grow up, it is important to see the new players succeed on the field.

  • Ask the Expert: Parents should be reminded of the importance of

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the No. 1 killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

    On average, five children ages 14 and younger are killed and 640 are injured in motor vehicle crashes every day.