Today's News

  • Santa tackles the Great Recession



    HARDIN COUNTY – While some kids at malls and get-togethers across the country are scaling back their requests to Father Christmas this year, those around here seem more inclined to support a stimulus package for the North Pole workshop.

    Accounts of several locals helping compile Santa’s list point to limited, if any, effects of the Great Recession on gift requests.

  • JROTC Cadets complete charitable mission



    RADCLIFF – Thirty JROTC cadets at North Hardin High School can say “I did something for Christmas for somebody.”

    That’s what volunteer Esta Pigg told the cadets as they prepared to complete the organization’s 17th annual Christmas Food Basket mission.

  • Dec. 20 Services


    Bruce Allen Caldera, 53, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with burial in Camp Ground Cemetery in Bonnieville. Visitation continues at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Swope receives French honor for WWII service



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Local auto dealer Bill Swope on Saturday was recognized for helping liberate France from German occupation during World War II.

    He is one of at least five local residents who have received the French Legion of Honor medal since it became available in 2004.

    Former Congressman Ron Lewis presented the medal to Swope at the American Legion Post 113 during a company Christmas party.

  • Survey worker struck by car, killed

    The News-Enterprise

    MEADE COUNTY —  A survey worker from Louisville was killed in Meade County Thursday after being struck by a car on Old State Road, the Meade County Sheriff’s Department reported.

    According to Meade County deputy sheriff Mike Cummings, Vernon J. Findlay, 47, was working in the grass along the southbound side of the 2300 block of Old State Road when an out-of-control Chevy Cobalt struck him shortly after 3:30 p.m.

    The car was driven by 19-year-old Aaron E. Thompson of Brandenburg, Cummings said.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Trojans top Bulldogs to remain perfect (12/19)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The North Hardin Trojans can hurt opponents in a variety of ways and most of those weapons were on display Friday night. The Trojans used a balanced attack to hand the John Hardin Bulldogs a 65-47 loss in a 17th District game at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

  • Repeat sex offender gets another 15 years



    LOUISVILLE – A Radcliff man already serving 20 years in state prison for sex crime convictions in Hardin County was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Louisville to 15 years after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography.

    According to U.S. Attorney Candace Hill, a joint investigation by federal investigators and Radcliff police resulted in 44-year-old Scott Centofanti being caught with child pornography.

  • Focus in finance: Matters of trusts

    Question:  I have been told that I should set up a trust for my minor children. Is there more than one kind of trust?

    Answer: Although trusts have existed for hundreds of years  — they trace their roots to 16th century England — they are sometimes misunderstood. They are not old-fashioned or out-of-date, and they are not only for the most affluent.

  • Dec. 18, 2009: Services

    Pamela Barlow, 53, of Radcliff, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. The funeral is at noon Saturday at Sign of The Dove Church with burial in North Hardin Memorial Gardens. Visitation is after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.

    Minnie Pearl Conlin, 90, of Lebanon Junction, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. today at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with burial in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Victim Impact Program credited for decline in DUI cases

               DUI 1st    1st Aggr.  DUI 2nd  2nd Aggr. DUI 3rd   3rd Aggr. DUI 4th    4th Aggr.  Total Annual

    2009 394 110 94 50 16 15 4  8 691

    2008 568 146 131 78 26 20 4 1 974

    2007 609 163 118 78 29 23 5 2 1,027

    2006 642 157 131 92 22 24 6 4 1,078