Today's News

  • Winter 2010: Flakes are flying



    HARDIN COUNTY — This season’s most potent winter storm blanketed the area with a half-foot of snow Tuesday.

    The flakes, which started falling around 10 p.m. Monday, accumulated as fast as an inch an hour Tuesday morning, said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station. The heaviest snow fell between 7 and 10 a.m. and tapered off around noon.

    Unlike two previous snows on recent weekends, this one not only was deeper but also fell during a morning commute.

  • LaRue escapee caught

    The News-Enterprise

    LARUE COUNTY — An escapee from the LaRue County Detention Center was captured Wednesday morning, about seven hours after he escaped.

    Kentucky State Police were notified by the LaRue County Detention Center at 6:10 p.m. of an escapee from their facility. George Richard Gaunt III was serving a sentence at the facility on charges of burglary and theft.

    Gaunt was caught by the Boone County Sheriff's Department around 3 a.m.

    Gaunt stole a 1999 Blue Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle was recovered as well.

  • When bad cars do good things


    A couple of weeks ago my car died.

    It was late afternoon and I was on my way home for a few hours before leaving for an evening assignment. It’s only a few blocks from work to my home. About a block from my destination, my car — a 2007 model — decided it didn’t want to go any further.

  • Feb. 10, 2010: Obituaries

    Oscar Louis Crain

    Oscar Louis Crain, 68, of Hardyville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his home in Hardyville.

    A native of Hart County, he was former owner and operator of Crains Grocery in Hardyville for 32 years. He was a member of Canmer Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Paul Crain.

  • Nothing to write home about

    Dear John

    Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence

    Runtime: 105 minutes

    Release date: Feb. 5

    Rating: two out of five take slates

  • Local firms among Kentucky's best employers

    Staff report

    LEXINGTON — Several local businesses recently made a distinguished list of Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

    Among businesses receiving the Sixth Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky award were several Elizabethtown corporations.

    First Federal Savings Bank, Sun Tan City, AllTech and KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) were among those making the list of large employers.

    All the large employers named employ 250 or more.

  • Struthers, Gallagher to star in Elizabethtown presentation of 'Love Letters'

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN —  Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Sally Struthers and nationally syndicated talk show host Mike Gallagher will take the stage in Elizabethtown in April in A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters," a Kentucky Repertory Theatre production.

  • Tele-scammers strike using new tactic



    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Labor Cabinet reported Wednesday numerous complaints about telemarketers trying to sucker employers with a false claim that the state no longer provides workplace posters for free.

    The scam, according to state officials, is an attempt to coax employers into purchasing new “required posters” for as much as $89 each.

  • No school for HCS Thursday

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Schools will not be in session Thursday. Superintendent Nannette Johnston made the decision Wednesday afternoon. This will be the district's fifth snow day of the school year and third this week.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools will return to session Thursday.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be closed Thursday as well.


  • Jan. 17 Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    James Marvin Hilligoss III, 33, Central, Ind., and Rhonda Yvette Bale, 36, Brandenburg. Married 13 years.

    Joseph Terrigino, 48, Radcliff, and Cheryl R. Sullivan, 47, Vine Grove. Married 20 years.

    John Anthony Frommeyer, 34, Fort Knox, and Stephanie Marie Frommeyer, 33, Alexandria. Married 13 years.

    Kerry Lee Waller, 41, and Jessica C. Wilkins, 30, both of Elizabethtown. Married 10 years.