Today's News

  • E'town Chamber holds its final luncheon

    The News-Enterprise

    After 70 years, the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce held its final luncheon Thursday.

    The chamber, founded in 1941 with 61 members, is combining with three other local chambers to form the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

    Vine Grove Chamber of Commerce held its final meeting earlier this week and Radcliff will host its final meeting Monday at Colvin Community Center with Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall as the keynote speaker.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: UK's Coyle talks at Chamber meeting (02/11)

    While basketball and football command attention, the University of Kentucky athletics department is much more.

    As an example, Kentucky’s deputy athletic director relayed a story about his boss while addressing Thursday’s luncheon meeting of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Cool and Unique Classes: Science, social studies and family consumer sciences

    Some classes at area high schools seem more like the TV shows “CSI,” “Law & Order” or “Project Runway” than readin’, writin’ or ‘rithmatic.

    Take the Forensics class taught by Deborah Whelan at North Hardin High School, for example.

  • A Picasso of sorts hanging at library

    What started as an offer to display student artwork at Hardin County Public Library became so picture- perfect it was donated instead.
    “It’s just in the perfect space,” said Kim Bland, adult services librarian, as she stood near a student copy of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica.”

    Students from Tapestry of Grace Home School Co-op donated their artwork Thursday to the library in a formal presentation.
    “We were just going to hang it,” co-op instructor Margaret Cooney said.

  • Woman avoids jail time in welfare fraud case


  • "Virtually Me" confronts cyberbulling

    Cyberbullying and technology will be addressed in musical form Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School .

    “Virtually Me” is a musical presentation produced by Matt Murphy who also brought Tony nominated “Memphis” and “Thurgood” to the New York stage.

    The rock musical examines the pitfalls of technology that many teens face.

  • Gospel Music Extravaganza celebrates 25 years

    When the first Gospel Music Extravaganza was held in the 1980s, Pam Harper remembers there were as many people outside the Science Auditorium on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College as in the 175-seat facility.

    “You had no place to sit, but we had a good number of people there then and it has continued to grow so much over the years,” said Harper, coordinator of the musical.

  • Local violence advocacy groups call attention to teen dating violence

    It can start subtle, ballooning into something terrible over time.
    Jealousy and control can manifest into rage and abuse if left unchecked, leaving victims trapped in a domestic violence carousel with no happy ending.
    A counterattack for the growing problem of teen dating violence is rolling out this month as President Barack Obama signed a nationwide proclamation declaring February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Two arrested on sex charges

    An Elizabethtown man and Radcliff woman were arrested Tuesday at their homes and charged with felonies for allegedly involving a child in sex.
    Jeffrey Mark Farmer, 46, and Christin Nicole Dague, 26, face Class B felony counts of complicity to use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance and complicity to promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
    Radcliff Police Department Detective Ralph Craig said the investigation that led to the charges has been ongoing for “about a year now.’’

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL OPINION: Could UK be ready to change its course?

    LEXINGTON — After Kentucky’s loss at Florida on Saturday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari knew he had to do something to get his young team’s attention if the Wildcats were going to change the course they were on.

    Calipari called his team “selfish” early this season and the Wildcats were falling into that trap. They had become too worried about their scoring and not about the game’s other fundamental parts. Calipari sat down with the team and challenged each player.