Today's News

  • Focus on Finance: Supplement plans

    By Beti M. Turner

    Question: I have heard that there recently have been changes in Medicare supplement plans on the federal level. Does that affect  my current supplement or just supplements purchased by others in the future?

    Answer: Beginning this year, consumers will see dramatic changes in available Medicare supplement plans, including addition of two plans and elimination of four plans. The changes, which took effect June 1, will lower out-of-pocket expenses for consumers and give consumers additional benefits in their plans.

  • July 16, 2010: Obituaries

    Dorotha Helen Cardin Dorotha Helen Cardin, 84, passed away peacefully July 13, 2010, surrounded by family at Wesley Manor Nursing Home in Louisville. She was foremost a loving wife, mother, homemaker and devoted member of First Baptist Church of Sonora. She served as a Sunday school teacher and was active in numerous church activities. She was widowed at an early age with the untime

  • Faces & Places: Sounds and scenes of summer
  • July 16, 2010, editorial: Cruisin' through time

    A new event will enhance an already over-the-top event tonight in Hardin County. The annual Pops in the Park Louisville Orchestra performance — sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank — has a new attraction this year as cars from yesteryear gather at Freeman Lake to start the weekend.

    Kudos to First Federal for continuing to provide quality listening entertainment through the orchestral performance and a visual treat with fireworks after, both at little cost to those wishing to attend.

  • Child endangerment case resolved



    A Louisville man jailed for leaving a child inside a hot car in Elizabethtown will complete his 30-day jail sentence Wednesday, but Bairon A. Garcia isn’t likely to taste freedom this week.

    According to Hardin County Detention Center records, immigration officials placed a detainer on Garcia to prohibit his release from jail custody even after his time is served. It’s unclear what allegations immigration officials made against Garcia.

  • E'town man dies in four-car crash



    An Elizabethtown man is dead after a four-vehicle crash near Springfield ended tragically Friday morning.

    Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown died after his 2001 Honda was struck by an out-of-control tractor trailer on U.S. 150 about five miles outside of Springfield, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Brandenburg woman charged in forgery case

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A Brandenburg woman has been accused of stealing more than $11,000 from an Elizabethtown businessman by printing, signing and depositing checks into her bank account. According to a warrant filed Tuesday in Hardin District Court, 33-year-old Vanessa Z. Tucker-West, of Lawrence Street in Brandenburg, printed 235 checks over a six-month period

  • Former LaRue jail deputy fired, jailed for alleged threats



    In wake of big change at the LaRue County Detention Center, a deputy jailer this week was suspended, arrested, fired and jailed after she allegedly threatened to kill the recently appointed jail boss, Joey Stanton.

    Tammie Burden, a floor deputy with about three years experience, was suspended Monday after Stanton said he got word of her alleged threats.

    According to Stanton, Burden told others she’d kill him if he fired her from her position at the jail.

  • Downtown car cruise Saturday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Streets in downtown Elizabethtown will be blocked off Saturday for a car cruise with a retro flair. Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and Comcast are sponsoring Cruisin’ the Heartland, which is expected to become an annual event, chamber President Rik Hawkins said. The cruise begins with a breakfast at the Histo

  • Hinson challenges Rider again



    Sonora resident Tim Hinson has publicly challenged the residency status of Democratic judge-executive candidate Al Rider, an Elizabethtown business owner who faces Republican incumbent Harry Berry in November.

    Hinson, who finished third to Rider and Perry Malito in the Democratic primary, filed a formal complaint against Rider with the Hardin County Board of Ethics.

    The board has refused to address the issue until a judge in Hardin Circuit Court issues a ruling.