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Today's News

  • Litchfield to retire

  • Radcliff mayor: A bittersweet farewell

    For Radcliff Mayor Sheila Enyart, walking away from her duties as the chief executive of the city will be more than difficult.

    “It is bittersweet,” she said. “I’ve come to look at the departments as my family, and I’ve probably spent more time with them than my natural family.”

    Enyart walks away after 12 years at the helm, turning the office over to J.J. Duvall, who captured the Nov. 2 general election. By state law, Enyart could not run for another term.

  • Driver OK after train collision

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Radcliff police say a female driver was lucky to survive an impact with a train Sunday night.

    According to Radcliff spokesman Officer Bryce Shumate, the impact happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when a driver northbound on Logsdon Parkway disregarded a train signal.

    While crossing the tracks near Hill Street, an oncoming train collided with the rear quarter of the woman’s car, sending it into a spin.

  • Officials accept bids for Elizabethtown Sports Park

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Elizabethtown tourism officials on Monday approved seven bid packages totaling about $7.8 million for construction of the town’s future sports park.

    This was the first group of projects that are a part of the largest phase of bidding, which will total about $18 million. While the bids are in, officials can’t decide on them all because they still are evaluating the companies.

    The city has capped bonding for Elizabethtown Sports Park at $29 million.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin knocks off Owensboro (12/21)

    Senior guard Malcolm Foster hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and junior guard Jeremy Harness hit three 3s and finished with 11 as the John Hardin Bulldogs remained unbeaten with a 68-52 win over Owensboro in the Hardees/Warren East Holiday Classic on Monday.

    Foster is averaging 21.5 points per game during John Hardin’s six-game win streak.

    Senior forward Jeff Richard scored 11 points, while senior forward Blake Bonner had 10 and junior forward Ervin Montgomery scored eight.

    JOHN HARDIN 68, OWENSBORO 52

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bulldogs rout East Jessamine (12/21)

    Freshman guard Tajah Haley scored 14 points and the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs held East Jessamine scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 70-30 win in the first game of the Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament at John Hardin.

    Haley also had seven steals, four assists and three rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs (4-3), who led 33-6 at the half.

    Freshman post Zacchea Small chipped in with 12 points, while sophomore post Michelle Montgomery added 10 points and nine rebounds.

  • Free Christmas dinner is Saturday

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com
    Those without holiday plans are welcome to pull up a chair at a free dinner in Elizabethtown.
    There is a free Christmas dinner from 1 to4 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Elizabethtown.
    The dinner is available to anyone who would like to attend.
    This is the third year Barbara and Bennie Grissom have hosted the dinner. They served between 120 and 160 diners last year, and Barbara Grissom hopes it will grow.
    “I’m hoping more, but you never know,” she said.

  • Restaurant standards benefit businesses and customers

    The issue: Health Department restaurant ordinances
    Our view: Requirement provides assurance for patrons

    Two ordinances recently adopted by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department serve a dual local benefit.

    For restaurant owners, the ordinances provide extra motivation to ensure their eateries are up to par with food preparation, health and cleanliness requirements. For restaurant patrons, the ordinances serve as an added measure of assurance that their dining experiences are safe and pleasurable ones.

  • Home for the holidays

    By CALEB SEDLAK

    Having a parent deployed overseas is a burden by itself. It is even harder when that parent is gone during the holidays.

    Here are the stories of three local young people — including me — whose fathers have been deployed overseas in the last two years.

  • EIS breaks ground on pre-k project

    After a lengthy journey, the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district broke ground Monday afternoon on its newest school building.

    Board members, administrators and others gathered for a ceremony celebrating the new preschool and kindergarten center at the former site of First Christian Church.

    Discussions for the site of the facility have taken place for a few years and it originally was going to be built on the campus of Helmwood Heights Elementary School.

    This is the first new building the district has added since 1972.