Today's News

  • PREP BASEBALL: Greenwell an All-State first teamer (6/21)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Chase Greenwell was on the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Web site searching for information on the senior 2009 Kentucky East/West All-Star when he received some more good news. After a superb senior season, Greenwell, the News-Enterprise Area Pla

  • From Fort Knox to Iraq, local soldier serves with pride

    By MARIANNE HALE mhale@thenewsenterprise.com When people ask Sgt. Jeremy Levens about Iraq, he tries to set the scene for them. He tells them to fill their hands with a clump of dirt, go to the bathroom and blow the dirt on themselves with a hair dryer — they’ll see what it’s like in Iraq, he jokes. In seriousness, Levens said in a phone interview that he was glad to volun

  • A finger-lickin' tradition



    GLENDALE — The Glendale Community Park was bombarded Saturday evening with the smell of barbecue and the camaraderie of a community, all gathered to honor a fabled tradition.

    The Glendale Lions Club held its annual chicken barbecue this weekend, which President Jon Bell said gives old friends the chance to reconnect.

    “It’s just a good time for the community to get out and catch up with people,” Bell said.

  • Local lawmakers voice concerns about special session



    FRANKFORT — Legislators returned home this weekend to collect themselves after a harrowing five days of special session, and those representing Hardin County voiced concerns over Gov. Steve Beshear’s push for video lottery terminals at Kentucky racetracks, which passed the House Friday by a narrow vote, 52-45.

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  • Second bond reduction sought in murder case

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – Attorneys defending a married woman charged with murdering a former boyfriend are expected to ask 9th Circuit Judge Ken Howard today for a hearing aimed at again reducing her bond. Bond for Angie Ricketts, the 32-year-old mother of four charged with fatally shooting Eric West last fall, is now $100,000. Ricketts’ attorn

  • Logs offered for reconstruction

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Local logs from the pioneer period may help with the reconstruction of the Lincoln Heritage House, which was gutted by a fire last month. City Councilman Tim Walker said several area residents have offered cabins and logs to replace what was lost in the blaze, which is believed to be a

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  • Handling eco-squatters



    As the saying goes, when a butterfly flaps its wings in China, a hurricane is created somewhere else in the world.

    Well, what if a gypsy moth flaps its wings in Kentucky?

    All sorts of things we’d probably never guess would happen are happening as invasive species overrun this region.