Today's News

  • Senior life: Seniors connect to the community

    When Older Americans Month was established in May 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. At that time, about a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were only a few programs to meet their needs. However, national interest in senior citizens and their needs began to circulate through the efforts and wisdom of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Broken patterns
  • Join us today to begin a new laughing habit

    It’s easier to start a new habit than break an old one.

    Today as The News-Enterprise makes a change on the daily comics page, please consider it an invitation to a new, fun habit.

    “DeFlocked” joins the daily and Sunday lineup. It’s a relatively new feature by Jeff Corriveau, who made a life writing for TV programs including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show” and “Talk Soup,” before bringing his talents to  newspaper pages.

  • Female officers work to prove themselves

    Cristina Davis always has felt the need to help people.

    That feeling led to four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and 12 years as a patrol officer for posts in Kentucky and California. Most recently, Davis joined Vine Grove Police Department as its second female certified police officer in the history of the force.

    Capt. Dale Riggs of VGPD said it’s important to have diversity in any profession.

  • Hardin County Farmers Market launches 2011 season

    Dark clouds hovered and a chill permeated the air Saturday morning, but weather did not dampen the opening of Hardin County Farmers Market.

    Patrons lined up to test wares and stock up early on plants and vegetables while vendors worked to oblige them despite torrential rains that have slowed farmers’ hands.

    Angie Lane was delighted to find out a farmers’ market operated  in Hardin County, having just moved from Clarksville, Tenn., with her son to rejoin her husband, a civilian worker at Fort Knox.

  • Women tap into their creative side

    The Kentucky Derby did more than just attract celebrities and world-class horses to Churchill Downs on Saturday.

    It also may have played a role in a slight dropoff in vendors at the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, said organizer LaDonna Eastman.

  • May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    Guest column by JERIANNE STRANGE

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures:

  • Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    StanleyDavid Compton, 40, and Carrie G. O’Brien, 40, both of Elizabethtown. Married 18 years.

    Bruce Alan Mahneke, 60, and Margie Faye Morrison, 62, both of Elizabethtown. Married seven years.

    Steven Louis Fields, 56, Satellite Beach, Fla., and Colleen Dee Norman, 58, Cecilia. Married 18 years.

    George Turner, 60, Clarkson, and Shannon E. Turner, 42, Vine Grove. Married 11 years.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Natalie Nicole Daugherty, 24, and Sean Nathaniel Fisk, 24, both of Elizabethtown.

    Emily Ann Bateman, 22, and Daniel Paul Alendal, 22, both of Radcliff.

    Nikke Von Powell, 35, Surprise, Ariz., and Montez Dennis Halsell, 33, Louisville.

    Jennifer Amanda Lobato, 24, Jacksonville, Fla., and Frank Walter Drzewiecki II, 24, Fort Knox.

    Leilani Elaine Marazzo, 30, and James Walter Nelson, 29, both of Chicago.