Today's News

  • True role models

    Over the years little girls have had a myriad of women to look up to for a multitude of reasons. Some are known for their beauty, others for their brains. Marilyn Monroe. Jacqueline Kennedy. Barbie. Britney Spears. Michelle Obama. There aren’t a lot of characteristics these women share, but they’ve been admired by girls across America for years, be that positive or negative.

  • Click it or ticket


    By Chuck Gevedan

    For anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle, here’s a crash course in reality:

    n 826 people were killed on Kentucky’s roadways in 2008.

    n 55 percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

    n When worn correctly, seat belts are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat occupants by 45 percent and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minivans.

  • Safety first



    HARDIN COUNTY — The warm weather hints at eruption, and closets may be in danger of this as well as the spring cleaning process continues.

    In the midst of stacking those boxes and cleaning grime away, it’s also helpful to consider how cleaning items are used, and how to properly maintain fans and air conditioners that will be working on those nice spring days, said Elizabethtown Fire Investigator Rusty Todd.

  • Feds take over investigation of cloned credit card ring



    ELIZABETHTOWN – The investigation of five Cincinnati-area men arrested locally on charges relating to cloned credit cards is now in the hands of federal law enforcement.

    According to Elizabethtown detective Dave Neary, U.S. Marshals are scheduled to take custody this week of five men charged May 21 with multiple counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • St. Clair Timeline

    Michael St. Clair crime and punishment timeline

  • John Hardin graduation 2009 photos
  • Elizabethtown unveils $60 million budget plan


    Proposed budget expenditures

    General Fund (most operating expenses):  $22,601,929

    Special Revenue Fund (grants):  $5,070,100

    Fiduciary Fund (cemetery):  $40,000

    Internal Service Fund (employees’ health insurance):  $1,400,000

    Water & Sewer:  $9,603,507

    Natural Gas:  $15,075,274

    Tourism:  $6,180,780

    Total:  $59,971,590


  • HCS board approves next step in roofing projects


  • County government a major player in recycling efforts

    In the May 10 edition of The News-Enterprise, I read with great interest Ann Scott’s letter expressing the community’s thanks to those who were involved in the recycling of electronic scrap held on April 25 at AGC Automotive Americas. It was indeed a great success and all who were involved certainly deserve recognition and thanks. Although I’m sure it was unintention

  • 'Another relic gone'

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The Friday arson that left the Lincoln Heritage House in ruin has done more than topple the cabin, local officials said. It also successfully robbed the city of a visible touchstone to Abraham Lincoln and Hardin County’s roots. The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to an emergency call to Freeman Lake Pa