Today's News

  • Rain, rain ... enough, already



    Heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday in southern Hardin County and Central Kentucky closed roads and flooded homes and businesses.

  • Rain will likely wash out today's games (5/3)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com Rain, rain, go away. That’s the wish for area baseball and softball coaches after excessive rainfall in central Kentucky caused flooding and many road closings.

  • E'town moves to replace ailing HVAC system at Pritchard

    The News-Enterprise

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to replace an ailing air conditioning and heating system at Pritchard Community Center.

    City officials accepted a bid of $56,460 from Knights Mechanical to replace the system, which will be powered by natural gas.

    City Engineer Scott Reynolds recently approached the council, warning that the cooling system would fail if repairs were not done or a replacement system wasn’t installed soon.

    Reynolds said the project should be finished within 30 days once the contract is signed.

  • District 3 candidates seek economic growth



    With a county unemployment rate of about 10 percent, jobs and prosperity are major themes in Hardin County’s District 3 Magistrate race.

    Six candidates — four of them Republicans — are vying for a chance to represent a northeastern area of the county that includes Colesburg and portions of Elizabethtown. The field will be reduced in the May 18 primary.

  • GIRLS' PREP TENNIS: Fort Knox's Whitaker, Potes have thrived since partner switch (05/02)

    By GREG CREWS gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com Krista Whitaker and Kali Potes knew something needed to be changed. So, with discontent and a relative lack of success plaguing their respective doubles teams, all four of the Fort Knox Lady Eagles’ varsity doubles players decided to convene and discuss possible solutions. They decided the best move would be to swap partners, pairing

  • Union troops stationed here considered ‘exotic’

    Stories from the Heartland by JOHN FRIEDLEIN


    Elizabethtown briefly had a newspaper with a name that conjured up images of men in exotic clothing.

    And it was pro-Union to boot. Not a popular stance around here.

    James Henry Haynie, who once served as New York Times’ foreign editor, referred to the Civil War-era populace of Elizabethtown as “secesh” who needed to be “handled carefully.”

  • May 3: Services

    Charles Gary Essex, 58, of Loretto, died Friday, April 30, 2010. The funeral is at 8 p.m. today at Mattingly Funeral Home in Loretto; cremation will follow the funeral. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

    Ralph James Garner, 79, of Radcliff, died Friday, April 30, 2010. A memorial service is at 6 p.m. today in the chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

  • May 4, 2010: Services

     Ina Vivian Morgan Kerfoot Cain, 78, of Vine Grove, died Sunday, May 2, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Blue Ball Cemetery.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Some trends in baseball need to go (5/3)

    In baseball, like everything, trends come and go. Some add to the game, some take away. Some have their place, others are just plain tacky. Over the past few seasons there have been a few fads that have gotten a bit out of control in high school baseball — at least in this area. Meanwhile, some timeless classics of America’s pastime seem to have unjustly slipped into the history books.

  • 4th District Republicans ready to be 'true voice'



    The four Elizabethtown Republicans in the District 4 primary race feel the needs of their district are unique; therefore, a true voice is needed.

    Whether it is business acumen or a willingness to listen, all feel they have the attributes needed to heed the call.

    Shannon Bates, owner of Hardin Motors, has been active in the business world for several years as he worked under his father before taking over the family business.