Today's News

  • Tornado warning test is today

    A statewide tornado warning drill is planned today by the National Weather Service. The test is part of the annual Severe Weather Awareness campaign.

    The test warning is scheduled to sound at 10:07 a.m. EST. In the event of troubling weather conditions, the drill will be rescheduled.

    For information, visit www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=swawmain.

  • Portion of Strawberry Lane designated Floe Bowles Way

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a request by The News-Enterprise to rename a portion of a street surrounding the newspaper offices after its former publisher.

    The council unanimously voted to designate two blocks of Strawberry Lane as Floe Bowles Way after Editor Ben Sheroan brought the request before the governing body in mid-February. Bowles, who died in 2002 at age 90, was a prominent figure in the Hardin County community and crucial component of the newspaper’s history, leaving an indelible mark that remains years after his death.

  • Mark Chesnutt coming to the Historic State Theater

    Country musician Mark Chesnutt is bringing his brand of twang to the Historic State Theater in May.

    Executive Director Emily West announced Monday that the singer, known for hits such as “Too Cold at Home,” "She Was" and “Brother Jukebox,” will play two shows at the theater May 21 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bluegrass Cellular is sponsoring the shows.

    Tickets go on sale April 4 and are $27.50 for general admission and $40 for preferred seating, West said. For information, contact the Historic State Theater at (270) 234-8258.

  • Area Relay For Life events collecting canned goods

    The American Cancer Society is taking on area hunger, as well as cancer, during Elizabethtown and Radcliff Relay For Life events.
    The events are collecting canned food to place at the bottom of paper bags during the annual luminaire ceremony during each Relay. Candles will be placed inside the bags on top of the cans. The bags are marked and the candles lit at the same time to represent those who have died from or are fighting cancer.
    The cans will be divided among area food banks.

  • Robert Taylor's music delivers a message

    Music is a medium for the message country and gospel singer Robert Taylor wants to pass along.

    “I’m a minister, and my main goal is to tell people about the Gospel,” Taylor said.

    Though sometimes he sings traditional hymns in his church, Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg, Taylor also sings original music. His love for music began when he was a child.

    “Originally when I started, I was a big Elvis Presley fan,” Taylor said.

  • A Dash of Class: Adopt a platoon

    Nora’s Note: in honor of my Dad, Joe Vaillancourt, who served in the Army and was stationed on Fort Knox, as well as several other bases in the United States, I am writing this column.

    March is Adopt a Platoon month, and I would like to do my part to encourage you and groups to which you belong to consider participating in this worthwhile cause. On Feb. 2 there was an article in The News-Enterprise called “Offering Soldiers Enduring Support,” and I will be using much of this article in case you missed it.

  • Judge finds probable cause in rape case

    The alleged victim in a rape case was brought to a preliminary hearing in handcuffs Monday in Hardin District Court after she failed to appear on a subpoena issued by a defense attorney representing the man she has accused of raping her.

    Attorney Doug Miller is representing Joseph E. Snyder, 30, a staff sergeant in the 5/15th Cavalry, who is accused of first-degree rape in the case but has pleaded not guilty and is  out on bond.

  • North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape work up for vote today

    Radcliff City Council will vote today to accept a contractor for the North Dixie Boulevard Streetscape Project, which the city rebid last year after multiple bidders were disqualified for failing to meet bid qualifications.

    The city’s engineering department is recommending the city accept C&A Concrete’s bid of $779,268, the lowest of six bids. The highest bid was from Bluegrass Contracting at $1,182,388.75, according to a report released by the department.

  • Rescued from a grain bin

    Cecilia farmer Pat Owsley came face to face with a farming danger Thursday. It brought him within seconds of a suffocating death in his own grain bin and he credits God for circumstances that led to an amazing rescue.

    He was checking corn in the top of a bin when suddenly he found himself being pulled down in the corn like quicksand.

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