Today's News

  • Fiscal Court to hold called meeting today

    Hardin Fiscal Court has called a special meeting at  3:30 p.m. today

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the meeting was called because the court failed to reach a quorum at its regularly scheduled meeting time last week when Commissioners Bill Brandenburg and Bill Hay were absent.

    The agenda will mirror last week's agenda, Berry said, including approval of monthly bills for payment.

    Waiting until the next regular meeting would place the county behind on payments, Berry said.

  • Oct. 31 Traffic and misdemeanors

    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.

    Patrick Ard (1991). Speeding 18 mph over; state traffic school. Total $180.

    Jason E. Campion (1971). Speeding 20 mph over; state traffic school. Total $194.

    Octavia Crawley (1965). Theft by deception (nine counts). Total $210.

  • Recommendation withdrawn in Radcliff mayor's race

    Mistakes have consequences. It's a life lesson that comes to us all.

    J.J. Duvall, a candidate for mayor of Radcliff, must confront the reaction from three incidents in which he falsely claimed to be a graduate of the University of Kentucky. One consequence is a decision by The News-Enterprise’s editorial board to rescind its recommendation of his candidacy.

  • E’town awards more sports park contracts



    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved two more bid packages for the ongoing construction of the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Bid package 11 was awarded to Cox’s Creek-based Filcon Construction LLC for roadways and other concrete work including curbs, concrete edges, unit pavers and installation of abutments for prefabricated bridges. The contract was awarded at $1,872,000.

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  • Oct. 29 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Oct. 31, 2010: Our readers write

    Common Sense for Kentucky  I never in a million years would have thought I would share my opinions for political elections with people I didn’t know personally, but now is the time for me to step up and share facts that I know to ensure the best candidate is elected based on truth. I first want to Thank Jimmie Lee for the long term support he has provided to the Rineyville Community

  • Shots fired after altercation

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Police are investigating what happened early Saturday morning at the Knights of Columbus after officers responded to a call and found shell casings outside the building.

    EPD responded to 1851 Leitchfield Road at 2:23 a.m. Officers had just cleared a call in the vicinity  when officers heard shots coming from the hall, according to an EPD news release. Arriving officers said they saw vehicles leaving the scene.

    Witnesses said there was a fight inside the hall that moved to the parking lot.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, obituaries

    Charles David Bird

    Charles David Bird, 64, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.

    He was retired from Gates Rubber Co., a Hardin County native, a Christian and a loyal Kentucky Wildcats fan.

    He is survived by a brother, James Harold (Connie) Bird; two sisters, Alta (Duvall) Embry and Margie Cook.

    The funeral is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Whisnant officiating. Burial will follow in the Cook family cemetery.

  • Dog mauling case headed to trial



    “We’re after a guilty plea, not the death penalty, and not money.”

    That’s what Carl McKinley, the father of a woman fatally attacked by a dog last year near White Mills, said Monday morning regarding the misdemeanor case against the dog’s alleged owners.

    “They seem to be decent people,” McKinley added, “(But) we want them to admit their part in this.”