Today's News

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Meade County improves to 4-2 (08/16)

    The visiting Meade County Lady Waves improved to 4-2 with a 25-18, 25-23, 25-22 over Corydon (Ind.) Central on Monday night.

    No statistics were available.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers notch season-opening win (08/16)

    Senior Tara Gilpin and juniors Madison Conway and Emily Richardson each had a goal and an assist to lead the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 4-1 win over Scott County on Monday in the SON Cup in Oldham County.

    Senior Morgan Thompson also scored for Elizabethtown, which out-shot Scott County, 16-4.

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  • Single-engine plane crashes in front of elementary school

    Seventeen-year-old Lorrie Benningfield was waiting in her car Monday afternoon at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School where her mother works when she looked up and saw an airplane strike a power line and begin to spiral.

    “I didn’t even know it was a plane at first,” Benningfield said. “I saw it spiral near where the line was on the pole. I think it hit nose first.

  • Monthly event to promote Elizabethtown businesses

    Elizabethtown leaders and business owners want to give residents more reasons to stay in town.

    Cooperative businesses in downtown Elizabethtown will be open and offer various attractions on the second Saturday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 10.

    The series of events, called “Second Saturday,” are aimed at getting local residents into stores and restaurants using sales, demonstrations and other methods.

  • Taste of Heartland tonight is benefit for community clinic

    This year’s annual benefit for the Community Health Clinic in Elizabethtown will include a lot of thanks for donations supporters already have given.

    A goal by organizers for the Taste of the Heartland and Art Auction is $40,000 for the event’s eighth year.

    The clinic already brought in many important donations earlier this year when expenses were higher than revenue, said Jane Cornell, executive director for the clinic.

  • National retailer planning to open next year in Elizabethtown

    A California-based retailer with more than 1,000 locations nationally will open one of its first Kentucky stores in Elizabethtown next year.

    The property management firm for Mall Park Center finalized a contract with Ross Dress for Less for a 30,000-square-foot location at the heart of the shopping center on North Dixie Avenue. Ross will go alongside the new Gap Outlet that’s being developed.

    It fills a vacancy created by the bankruptcy of Goody’s and creates a concentration of clothing retailers in the center that includes Old Navy and T.J. Maxx.

  • Eastview man injured in single-vehicle motorcycle wreck

    An Eastview man sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle wreck on KY 1375 in Rineyville on Sunday afternoon.

    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Martin Hawkins Jr., 35, was traveling northbound on a 1997 Honda motorcycle when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway just before entering a curve.

    According to the release, the motorcycle overturned upon leaving the roadway and ejected Hawkins, who was not wearing a helmet.

  • HCU looking for legal clarification on unification law

    Hardin County United wants the state to clarify certain elements of the 2006 legislation enabling the creation of a unified local government before the voters of Hardin County consider the idea here.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, chairman of the HCU governance subcommittee, said Monday the state needs to confirm the majority votes within a city is respected should a city oppose unification.

  • CORRECTION-Football schedule

    The pocket guide of local high school football schedules found in Sunday's edition of The News-Enterprise contained an error. John Hardin's opening game against Lexington Henry Clay is scheduled for 8 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 19, at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, which is on central time.