Today's News

  • Battlefront stories provide insight into sacrifice, struggles

    The issue: Berlin to Baghdad
    Our view: Series honors service

    On the front page today, The News-Enterprise concludes its six-part series paying tribute to servicemen and women and their wartime sacrifices.

  • Community met the BRAC challenge, too

    By Col. Rick Schwartz

  • Kentucky Speedway fails to impress

    The race started at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Leaving Elizabethtown at 1 p.m. should provide plenty of time to reach the Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR’s Sprint Cup debut in the Bluegrass State.

    At 2:15 p.m., we were 19 miles from the track on Interstate 71.

    That’s more than five hours before the white flag.

    At 8:45 p.m. — 75 minutes after the race began — we pulled into the main road leading to the track, still three miles away. That’s 16 miles in 6 1/2 hours. That’s a snail’s pace, not a NASCAR race.

  • Coalition addresses issues faced by military families

    The issue: Military Outreach Coalition
    Our view: Red Cross addresses need

    The United States is not alone in its War on Terror, as we often hear about coalition forces fighting side by side with American troops battling bad guys around the world.

  • Watching the action
  • Midway a central part of Hardin County Fair

    There are certain elements that are essential for a county fair — a variety of deep-fried foods, livestock shows of every kind and drivers ready to show what their vehicles can do.

    And, of course, rides that turn fair-goers upside down as many times as possible.

    The midway is a county fair staple, and it’s the main draw for many at the Hardin County Community Fair.

  • Jenkins assumes garrison command at Fort Knox

    In the military, change is inevitable. Duty stations change, commands change and recently with the Base Realignment and Closure initiative, even the physical appearance of Fort Knox has changed.
    The newest change coming to Fork Knox is in the Garrison Command. In a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Waybur Theater on Fort Knox, the community’s colors were passed to incoming Garrison Commander Col. Bruce Jenkins.
    Jenkins steps into position to replace outgoing Garrison Commander Col. Eric “Rick” Schwartz.

  • Glendale holds Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off on Saturday

    The streets of Glendale will be filled with the aroma of barbecue and chili Saturday.

    The first Glendale Olde Time BBQ & Chili Cook Off, sponsored by the Glendale Business Group, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and features at least 10 cooks. All events are in the park or orchard.

  • Fort Knox schools provide multiple student programs

    The first day of school for Fort Knox students is August 1. For our students, the Fort Knox Community Schools district provides an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all for success in a dynamic, global environment.

    The following are highlights:

  • E’town police chief recommendation coming soon

    Elizabethtown City Council could hear a committee recommendation Monday afternoon on a new police chief for the city.

    Mayor Tim Walker said a lengthy round of interviews wrapped up Wednesday with four finalists to replace retiring Chief Ruben Gardner. One of the finalists is an an internal candidate, Walker said.

    “We’re still in the process of trying to make a decision,’’ Walker said. “We’re hopeful to be prepared to make a recommendation to council Monday or at least discuss it in closed session.