Today's News

  • Pageant dreams



    HARDIN COUNTY — After finding a hole in her dress, losing a swimsuit and struggling through a not-so-great interview, 19-year-old Alex Perkins said she wasn’t thinking about winning the Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant on Monday. She was thinking about making it through the night.

  • Fiction: They Were Gonna Meet


  • Pullin' trucks and slingin' mud

    The truck pull, a Kentucky Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pullers Association event, was held Tuesday night at the Hardin County Community Fair.

  • Fair maintains heritage amid change



    HARDIN COUNTY — Larry Jaggers remembers the early days of the county fair, when farmers would unhitch their tractors from whatever chore they were doing, dust them off and head up to the pull.

    That was also when if they ran out of the concrete blocks used to add weight, a bunch of spectators would stand on the sled.

  • July 1, 2009: Obituaries

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 72

    Ora Mae Tucker, 76

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers

    Mary Elizabeth Hagan Brangers, 72, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

    Ora Mae Tucker

    Ora Mae Tucker, 76, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Extrovert finds niche as chamber executive director

    Getting to know Jo Emary:

    Born: May 16, 1960 at Hardin Memorial Hospital

    Husband: John

    Children: Billy and Rae

    Canine companions: Tucker, miniature schnauzer; Dory, black lab mix (rescued); Ginger, Great Pyrenees (rescued)

    Feline companion: Mattie (born in a downspout)

  • SPORTS: A new home for an old friend (07/07)


  • Girl power

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Demery & Associates will present the Beautiful Girls Empowerment  Workshop Saturday. The seminar is intended for girls between the ages of 10 and 16 and aspires to empower young girls to make smart decisions and change their lives for the better.

    The program includes dynamic worships, health and wellness, beauty and wardrobe, team building, self-esteem, manner alerts, college planning and fun activities. Attendees will be mentored in a variety of life skills and team building projects.

  • Hospice braces for medicare cuts



    D.L. Routte has seen the benefits of hospice care up close. He lived it for more than four years.

    After his wife, Dorothy, suffered a series of strokes, she was bedfast and ultimately came under the care of Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky, which stood beside her for most of the remainder of her days until she died in October.

  • July 3 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Robert Hatfield, 4406 N. Long Grove Road, Cecilia. Use: addition.

    Nelson Rodriguez, 66 Reva Ridge Road, Elizabethtown. Use: roof.

    Randall Bow, 597 Gilead Church Road, Glendale. Use: addition.

    Raymond O. and Maymie Bland, 3209 Centerpoint Road, county. Use: storage shed.