Today's News

  • Man accused in shooting called 911, said he didn't know victim

    The News-Enterprise

    A police citation says a man charged with murder in Thursday afternoon’s fatal shooting called 911 to notify police.

    A 36-year-old woman was shot and killed in her home on Bardstown Road at approximately 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Kentucky State Police arrested her next-door neighbor, Joshua Norman Hines, 24, and lodged him in the Hardin County Detention Center.

    The state police citation filed at the jail says Hines “called 911 and advised dispatch that he had shot his neighbor and believed she was dead.”

  • Learning about Lincoln


    The Lincoln Museum on the square in Hodgenville is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A fee of $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and military and $1.50 for children from age 5 to 12  is charged to tour the museum. Group tours are available by appointment. The museum also conducts bus tours for school children and adult tour groups.

    For information: http://lincolnmuseum-ky.org

  • McNutt Construction to renovate Vine Grove Elementary

    A construction company has been selected to renovate Vine Grove Elementary School.

    McNutt Construction of Elizabethtown was chosen at a special meeting of the Hardin County Schools board Friday.

    Three construction companies were considered with McNutt providing the lowest bid for the project. Its bid came in at about $6.1 million although construction costs had been estimated at about $4.8 million.

  • HCEC temporarily unavailable in Radcliff, Fort Knox

    Insight Communications customers tuning to Channel 25 expecting to find HCEC’s telecasts will be disappointed this weekend.

    A technical problem is interrupting the system’s signal. HCEC Director Gina Ryan said service should be restored Monday.
    HCEC is a community access programming outlet operated by the Hardin County Schools’ instructional services department and carried by local cable services.

  • Fabric, fun and fabulous tutus — Stefanie Weakly and Abby Maddy Designs

    Stefanie Weakley is a mamapreneur who combined her love of fabric and desire to make things for her kids to create an online children’s accessory business, Abby Maddy Designs.

    Weakly was born and raised in Kingsport, Tenn.

    “I married my husband and haven’t been back since,” she said.
    Being a military family, they’ve moved four times in five years and have been in Hardin County two years — the longest they’ve been anywhere.

    But Weakly loves military life.

  • E’town man indicted for smuggling drugs into Franklin County jail

    Kentucky News Service
    An Elizabethtown man serving time in Franklin County Regional Jail has been indicted for allegedly smuggling marijuana and Xanax into the jail.

    Deketric Stephenson, 23, was found with the drugs, a cell phone and about $40 March 29 after jail officials searched his cell, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.

    Stephenson apparently smuggled the contraband into jail while on work release with other inmates on a road crew, Cleveland said.

  • Tim Moore chastises House inaction on Medicaid vetoes

    State Rep. Tim Moore said he is disappointed with the House’s failure to join the Senate in returning to Frankfort last week to review a series of line-item vetoes proposed by Gov. Steve Beshear on a compromise budget plan passed by the General Assembly.

    Moore, an Elizabethtown Republican, was one of few members of the House who returned to the session to consider overriding a series of vetoes considered by the governor. The House adjourned for the year March 24 and did not return when the Senate reconvened.

  • ECTC students visit Elizabethtown Rotary

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students Kristy Raison and Adam Layman were guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on April 5.

  • Troop 221 announces Eagle Scouts

    Boy Scout Troop 221 chartered by College Heights United Methodist Church announces the 2010 Eagle Scouts. Front row from left, Bryce Etter and Matthew Gleitz; and back row, Zachary Emmerling, Jared Daugherty and Phillip Gleitz. Not pictured are Joe Filer and Austin Vaughn.

  • Watkins graduates from basic training

    WATKINS. Navy Seaman Recruit Glenntis A. Watkins, nephew of LaGina Arnett of Sacramento, Calif., and Ragina Arnett of Elizabethtown, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

     Watkins is a 2010 graduate of Long County High School of Ludowici, Ga.