Today's News

  • Elizabethtown unveils $60 million budget plan


    Proposed budget expenditures

    General Fund (most operating expenses):  $22,601,929

    Special Revenue Fund (grants):  $5,070,100

    Fiduciary Fund (cemetery):  $40,000

    Internal Service Fund (employees’ health insurance):  $1,400,000

    Water & Sewer:  $9,603,507

    Natural Gas:  $15,075,274

    Tourism:  $6,180,780

    Total:  $59,971,590


  • HCS board approves next step in roofing projects


  • County government a major player in recycling efforts

    In the May 10 edition of The News-Enterprise, I read with great interest Ann Scott’s letter expressing the community’s thanks to those who were involved in the recycling of electronic scrap held on April 25 at AGC Automotive Americas. It was indeed a great success and all who were involved certainly deserve recognition and thanks. Although I’m sure it was unintention

  • 'Another relic gone'

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Friday arson that left the Lincoln Heritage House in ruin has done more than topple the cabin, local officials said. It also successfully robbed the city of a visible touchstone to Abraham Lincoln and Hardin County’s roots. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to an emergency call to Freeman Lake Pa

  • 'We're all a bunch of cut ups here'

    Every job has its perks and its pitfalls. But some jobs are messier than others. Some jobs deal directly with dirty situations. This is the last in a series of stories that takes a look at some of those jobs.



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Robert Bush has a job most people probably would rather not do.

  • When you don't have shovel ...

    By Kerrie L. Lewis, guest columnist

    Recently I received my diploma in the mail from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. As I opened the envelope, I realized what a long journey this had been and all the hours of hard work it had taken to get to this moment. Looking forward to the scheduled graduation, I also have to look back and remember. ...

  • Man arraigned in Lincoln House arson


    The man charged in setting Friday's fire that destroyed the Lincoln Heritage House at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown had a plea of not guilty entered on his behalf Monday by a Department for Public Advocacy attorney.

    A bond of $5,000 was set for Kenneth Robert Earl Bennett by Hardin District Judge John Simcoe and Bennett returned to the Hardin County Detention Center where he's been held since being arrested at 10:30 a.m. Friday by city police.

    He is charged with the Class D felony of third-degree arson.

  • Closings doing harm

    By John Zimmer

    I am president of Zimmer Chrysler Jeep in Florence and currently serve as chairman of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. It is with disbelief that I find myself writing this today, but as of last week our dealership was told by Chrysler that they were terminating our franchise. I have been working at our family-owned dealership, Zimmer Chrysler, since 1984, and our family has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1929.

  • Application deadline extended

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Local young people looking for a job opportunity through the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board have a little longer to get their applications ready. The application deadline for the GEL-IN Summer Youth Employment Program has been extended to June 5. Those between the ages of 16 and 24 can apply for the program, which will provide an interactive experie

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