Today's News

  • HCS launches social media efforts

    Hardin County Schools has entered the world of social media with an official Facebook page and Twitter stream. 

    “Our world communicates in so many different ways,” Superintendent Nannette Johnston said. “This is another way to keep in touch with our students, parents, faculty, staff and our community friends.”

    The district will post on facebook.com/hardincounty schoolsand twitter.com/ HardinCoSchools or search @HardinCoSchools.

  • State plan would limit entry to U.S. 31W on 10-mile stretch

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has drafted an access management plan for U.S. 31W that will restrict median access on a 10-mile stretch connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

    State highway officials have patterned the estimated $6 million project after similar road plans across the country and believe the changes will reduce the number of crashes on the heavily trafficked corridor.

  • Adventures in babysitting

    When parents have to leave the care of their children in someone else’s hands, there can be concerns about the capability of the care provider.

    The American Red Cross is helping put those fears to rest by offering babysitting training courses to students ages 11 to 15.

    On Tuesday, the Hardin-LaRue County chapter began a two-day babysitting training course to help 14 students better understand the responsibilities of caring for a younger child.

  • E’town councilman: Use of reserves should be avoided

    Concerns about the use of reserve funds to balance Elizabethtown's $57.7 million budget proposal surfaced among the council members.

    Councilman Ron Thomas said he may be unable to support the budget because the city would pull $3.8 million from reserves for projects to avoid racking up additional debt, including roughly $2.7 million for stormwater repairs and upgrades.

  • Photos: Hopping on horses
  • Attorney enjoys extra role clowning around

    As an attorney practicing domestic and criminal law, Phyllis Lonneman sees many a case that is no laughing matter.

    As Choco-lotte the clown, laughing and smiles come with the territory.

    Lonneman, who graduated from clown college about three years ago, said clowning is her escape from the rigors of court, and it is a rewarding activity for her.

    So occasionally she dons makeup and becomes Choco-lotte the clown.

    “I’m a big chocolate fanatic,” Lonneman said.

  • 3GC — hotrods and music



    A taste of the Nashville music scene, hotrods and motorcycles are all a part of local band 3GC.

    Wade Perry and Jason Dowell, of Elizabethtown, rode their motorcycles to Nashville in the fall of 2009. They walked down the sidewalk on lower Broadway and heard a band that stood out from the others at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn.

    Dowell said they had to go in and listen. The band was Lane Kristian and the Jakehead Mob.

  • Army at 236: Healthy, ever changing force

    America's fighting force celebrates its 236th birthday today. In fact, the U.S. Army is older than the U.S. government, having been established by the Continental Congress more than a year before adopting the Declaration of Independence.

    Today also is Flag Day when the world's most recognizable symbol of freedom is celebrated.

    That seems an appropriate mix since the men and women of the Army and all branches of the U.S. fighting forces put their hearts and souls on the line to defend freedom and protect the flag.

  • Nearly 800 cadets set to train at Fort Knox

    The News-Enterprise
    The Leader’s Training Course, an annual Army ROTC summer event designed to recruit and train future leaders, is under way.
    Cadets making up the first of four cycles arrived throughout the day Sunday and were in-processing Monday. In all, roughly 800 cadets train during June and July at Fort Knox.

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Down 6-0, Bobcats rally past Hustlers in Snappy fashion (06/14)

    Kyle Medley’s plan worked out perfect.

    And the inaugural Snappy Tomato Baseball Classic received a bit of a surprising result.