Today's News

  • Shrinking water level could help in paddler search



    The search for one of two Radcliff kayakers who paddled themselves into grave danger on the swollen and fast moving muddy waters of Green River on  Monday resumed Thursday morning near Hicks Springs where the two ran into trouble. Five boats were navigating a four-mile stretch of water that remains 35 feet above flood stage.

  • Vine Grove Spring Fling happening Saturday

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com Optimist Park will be buzzing this weekend with the annual spring festival in Vine Grove. The fourth annual Vine Grove Spring Fling will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Optimist Park. The spring festival will feature craft booths, yard sales, game booths and food vendors, more than 50 in all, said Donna Broadway, executive

  • May 6, 2010, Obituaries

    Hazel Dell Daugherty

    Hazel Dell Daugherty, 86, of Irvington, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

    The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

    Brenda Kay Goodman Thomason

    Brenda Kay Goodman Thomason, 66, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

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  • Democrat commissioner has share of competition



    Bill Hay hopes to recapture his spot on Hardin Fiscal Court this November, but he has a robust group of opponents to beat in the May primary first.

    In addition to Hay, four other Democrats are eyeing the District 7 magistrate seat, including a former magistrate.

    Patrick Clark, a business owner and Elizabethtown tourism commissioner, said the county is starting to follow disturbing trends often seen on state and federal levels.

    “We’re not balancing our budgets,” he said.

  • Vets to benefit from weekend ride



    Saturday marks the eighth year for the Spring Fling Poker Run for Homeless Vets and event coordinators expect this year’s ride to Louisville and back to lure more bikers and raise more money for a Louisville shelter than ever before.

    “Last year we raised $9,800 or $9,900,” said event coordinator Matt LaPierre. “I’ve done a lot more advertising this year. I expect 350 to 400 riders this year.”

  • Find reputable contractors

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Spring brings rainy weather and, unfortunately, fly-by-night contractors who offer to repair storm damage or do construction work and then don’t follow through or do a shoddy job after they are paid.

    “Most of the time it’s hit and go,” said Kenny Vessels, owner of Vessels Roofing in Elizabethtown.

  • Search continues for missing kayaker

    The News-Enterprise

    The multi-agency search for a Radcliff paddler swept down Green River Monday resumed at 7 a.m. today.

    Bobby Atcher and Gary Tyler paddled their kayaks on Green River for less than five miles Monday before strong currents pushed them into a log jam, which created a massive deadly strainer.

    Tyler escaped, but Atcher has not been seen since.

    Search and rescue boats from Hart, Metcalfe and Barren counties, a cadaver and search dog, and Radcliff's Fire Department are taking part in the search today.

  • Knox soldier died in barracks Sunday

    The News-Enterprise

    Post officials confirmed Wednesday that the cause of a Fort Knox soldier’s death Sunday has not yet been determined.

    According to Connie Shaffery of Fort Knox Public Affairs, Pvt. 1st Class Nicholas Mathews, of D Troop, 1st Squadron, 16 Cavalry Regiment, died May 2 in his barracks room.

    Mathews enlisted in 2008 and was assigned to Fort Knox in October.

    A memorial service is planned for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Prichard Chapel at Fort Knox.

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