Today's News

  • April 14, 2010: Our readers write

     Endorsing Patrick M. McElvaney

    This is a time when all Americans should pull together to help one another. I am asking the honorable and humble residents of Hardin County to stand with me in the upcoming primary election to make the right choice for Hardin County jailer. Patrick M. McElvaney is the right choice for the position; he has been a true servant of country, state and county for more than 33 years.

  • ECO House unveiled after four years of work



    A house behind the Occupational Technical Building at the local college isn’t ready for occupancy, but it still made its debut this week.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College unveiled the ECO House on Tuesday, a project that has spanned several years and two continents.

  • Tea party tax deadline protest Thursday



    A local Tea Party group on Thursday plans to mark income tax filing deadline day by protesting at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown.

    The second annual rally against what members believe to be excessive government spending will feature speakers, live performances, a children’s clown and an open mic for people to air their views.

  • April 4 Traffic

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Calvin R. Greer (1957). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Thirty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $194.

    Brandon L. Heady (1987). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Thirty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $244.

  • April 4 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


    Jonathan L. Gilliland (1986).

    DUI, BAC 0.10.

  • Dollars and Sense: Tax issues to consider when you’re unemployed


  • ‘More than an empty field’

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com The disappointment of failing to land a lithium-ion battery plant on the 1,551-acre Glendale Industrial Site has been replaced with positive energy. Like winter surrendering to spring, the pain of rejection has been overtaken by the hope found in new opportunities. “I see more than an empty field,” Gov. Steve Beshe

  • April 13: Our readers write

    Demand action on your behalf Obamacare has doomed taxpayers to be victimized by the IRS. Now that the IRS has been made the government’s chief enforcer for health care reform, it has the power to monitor both businesses and individuals to certify whether they have the insurance coverage the government requires. So what does the government require? We don’t even k

  • MDMA surfaces in E'town indictments

    Two  charged with trafficking designer drug MDMA



    It was quite a bit.

    That’s how drug task force agent Rob Green described the load of MDMA he said he found Jan. 19 on two young adults in the parking lot of Elizabethtown’s Towne Mall.

    Green said he and other police officers responded to the mall lot that day after someone complained to Elizabethtown police that drugs were being sold there.

    “Officers responded and stopped two vehicles,” Green said.

  • April 12, 2010: Obituaries

    Michael Lamar Padgett

    Michael Lamar Padgett, 50, of Vine Grove, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family.

    Mr. Padgett was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty. He was a farmer, loved his grandchildren and was an avid John Deere fan.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hazel and Aliene Padgett, and James Cletus and Lillian Powers.