Today's News

  • Teens plead not guilty to murder

    Three Louisville teenagers indicted on charges of complicity to murder and tampering with physical evidence pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Ryan Wilt, Jason Gowers and Connor Galenski are accused of driving Mackenzie Smyser to Patriot Lane near Ky. 313 in November. He was shot once in the face and later was shot three times in the chest to make sure he was dead, authorities say.

  • Two arrested on child sex crime charges appear in court

    Two Hardin County residents arrested on sex charges involving a minor pleaded not guilty Tuesday and will remain free on bail.

    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, of Elizabethtown, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, of Radcliff, entered separate pleas Tuesday morning when they were arraigned in Circuit Court.

    Both defendants were arrested Feb. 8 at their residences and charged with Class B felonies of complicity to commit use of a minor in a sexual performance and complicity to commit promoting a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Hansen’s life was dedicated to serving, helping others

    The topic: Passing of Dottie Hansen
    Our view: 
    She was a beloved community icon

    All you have to know about the kind of person Dottie Hansen was is this: Often when there were people in need for food or shelter in the middle of the night, she would be called to offer help.

    She always answered and always helped.

    That’s just who the 91-year-old community icon was. Hansen died early Monday morning after a battle with cancer.

    She leaves a legacy of serving with many, many organizations.

  • Kyu Reisch: Volunteering is her life

    Kyu Reisch may stand just under five feet tall, but the long list of ways she’s served her community makes her one of the tallest women in town.

    She's logged more than 17,000 hours of volunteer service with the American Red Cross, donated another 5,000 volunteer hours to Army Community Service, provided her bilingual skills as a volunteer translator and has somehow found time along the way to run a restaurant and stand out athletically.

  • Thankful for time spent in Kentucky

    “My friends, no one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.” 

    These were the words of President-elect Abraham Lincoln upon leaving Springfield, Ill., for Washington, D.C. Since President Lincoln is Kentucky’s most famous son, I believe it’s only appropriate I adopt his words as I turn over the reins of the United States Army Recruiting Command to Maj. Gen. David Mann.

  • Group opposes expanded alcohol push

    As the petition drive begins to place expanded alcohol sales in voters’ hands come summer, opposition to the drive has surfaced.
    The newly formed Hardin County Christian Coalition publicly denounced the plan and is in the process of developing a strategy to counter the push. Proponents of expanded sales say loosening the law could benefit the county economically and retain revenue seeping into neighboring counties’ bars and package liquor stores.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Hawks set school record for wins; Central boys roll past Hart (02/15)

    Lyndsay Whitlock and the LaRue County Lady Hawks can cross one of their preseason goals off the list.

    Whitlock scored 15 points and had six assists, five rebounds and five steals as the Lady Hawks broke the school record for wins with a 48-29 victory over 5th Region rival Washington County on Monday night.

    The homestanding Lady Hawks (23-3) broke the record set by the 1994-95 team, which went 22-8 and reached the 5th Region Tournament semifinals.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Trojans beat Lady Waves, 58-49 (02/15)

    Good thing for the North Hardin Lady Trojans, games aren’t won after the first quarter.

    Visiting Meade County jumped out to a nine-point lead after the first period, but North Hardin took control after that.

    The Lady Trojans used a 23-6 run over the second and third quarters and never relinquished the lead for a 58-49 victory Monday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

  • Newspaper requests roadway designation in honor of former publisher

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council is considering a request from The News-Enterprise to rename two blocks of Strawberry Alley in honor of its former publisher.

    Editor Ben Sheroan approached the council Monday asking it to rename the area of the street surrounding The News-Enterprise buildings as Floe Bowles Way. The request involves the northernmost part of the roadway that begins at West Dixie Avenue, intersects with Washington Street and ends at South Maple Street.

  • Community leader Dot Hansen dies at 91

    A 91-year-old Elizabethtown resident quietly died at Hardin Memorial Hospital at 5:24 a.m. Monday, but her family and friends said that her life was anything but quiet.
    Even before Dot Hansen and her now-deceased husband, John, moved here from New Jersey in the 1960s, she was committed to community involvement, said friend Nancy Lea Owen.
    When Owen met Dot Hansen at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown shortly after the couple moved to the area, she saw the woman take on every cause that came her way and encourage others to do the same.