Today's News

  • Rineyville Days schedule change could draw audience longer

    Rineyville Days planners think a small schedule change could make a big difference in how long patrons stay at the festival.

    The event takes place this Saturday, rather than the first Saturday in October. That traditional date has conflicted in the past with some other events, most notably Lincoln Days.

    Rineyville Fire Chief Shane Crutcher said area residents have been visiting Rineyville Days, but they leave sooner than they might otherwise because they try to visit both festivals.

  • E'town man waives preliminary hearing in sexting case

    The News-Enterprise
    An Elizabethtown man accused of soliciting sex from a minor via cellphone waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Hardin District Court.
    Jakeb Meredith, 21, was arrested last month at the Budget Holiday Motel after allegedly transmitting a photograph of his genitals. According to police, the photo was accompanied by a sexually graphic text message.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Top seed for district volleyball tourney up for grabs (09/22)

    Two of the area’s premier volleyball teams are ready for Round 2.

    The top seed for the 17th District Tournament is up for grabs at 7:30 tonight.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: No. 1 Elizabethtown rolls in debut with new ranking (09/22)

    Senior Sarah Greenwell and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers will have to wait until the weekend to see how it feels to take the field for a full game as the No. 1 girls’ soccer team in the state.

    Wednesday evening against visiting 10th District rival Meade County was their first chance to experience that rush – and it lasted all of 47 minutes.

    Taking the spot of injured senior Tara Gilpin, Greenwell filled in admirably with one goal and three assists as the Lady Panthers rolled to a 10-0 mercy-rule win against the Lady Waves.

  • EIS considers offer from KSBN

    An opportunity for Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ events to be seen by a larger audience comes before the school board tonight.

    EIS could vote to allow Kentucky Sports Broadcasting Network to begin live streaming sporting events and other activities in the schools over the Internet. The board was presented with the proposal at Monday’s regular meeting and decided to table the decision until a special meeting at 7 p.m. today.

  • Pantry helps eases area hunger

    Gayle Robinson of Sonora led 2-year-old Skyler Cook by the hand to a box of books to fill a shopping bag the girl held with “Cinderella,” juice, freezer pops and other little treasurers.

    “I gave her one of these bags,” Robinson said. “She couldn’t carry it. She had to drag it away.”

    Robinson is sometimes met in public by excited children who exclaim, “Candy lady!” as they run up to her.

  • United Way sets new fundraising goal high

    United Way of Central Kentucky is not satisfied with playing it safe.

    The organization has set its fundraising goal high again this year, hoping to notch $1,025,000 by the end of its campaign.

    The money collected each year is used to benefit agencies in Grayson, Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties. The organization recently expanded its service area to include Breckinridge County.

  • Mary Lou Hall, an artist in the groove

    Children have been a continual theme in artist Mary Lou Hall’s life. From teaching to raising her own children and life with her five grandchildren, children are the subject of her portraits.

    Hall, of Elizabethtown, is an established member of the local arts community with paitings displayed throughout Hardin County and Kentucky.

    Her medium of choice is watercolor and she thinks it’s the best way to present a child on canvas.

    Recently, she’s been inspired by reflections, particularly on surfaces such as glass.\

  • Radcliff earmarks up to $50,000 for amphitheater

    Radcliff City Council authorized up to $50,000 for construction of an amphitheater at Radcliff City Park North, earmarking additional revenues to be generated from property taxes this year.

    Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall said the council wanted to use the money to give back to the community through the quality-of-life establishment.

  • Local foundations combining resources

    Two foundations with a local presence are planning to broaden their focus in the coming months by consolidating resources.
    Members of the North Central Education Foundation have announced plans to merge the foundation with the Heartland Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Louisville. The merger would give the new foundation roughly $8 million in total assets and it would emerge as one of the larger foundations in the region, said Al Rider, president and chief executive officer of NCEF.