Today's News

  • Lincoln's Hardin County ties strongIncluding Video

    Today’s Hodgenville events for Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial birthday

  • Plea deals reached in alleged pot 'syndicate'



    ELIZABETHTOWN – The last of seven defendants charged with engaging in organized crime over an interstate marijuana deal pleaded guilty in Hardin Circuit Court this week with all but two taking prison time.

    Over the course of the past week, the six remaining defendants in the alleged marijuana syndicate case pleaded guilty to an array of charges from facilitation of organized crime to trafficking in more than five pounds of the illegal plant.

  • Altec cuts staff



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Altec Industries Inc. became the latest local manufacturer to reduce its work force Thursday with an expected staff cut of 50 full-time employees, according to a company news release.

  • Wind damage locally minor compared to rest of state



    HARDIN COUNTY – Hardin County’s blast of high winds Wednesday resulted in spotty damage and a few thousand short-term power outages. Compared to the rest of Kentucky, this area fared well.

    By all accounts, the winds caused minimal damage, especially compared to the ice storm two weeks ago.

  • Moore invites public discussion on shortfall work

    HARDIN COUNTY —  Kentucky State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, has invited residents to meet with him this weekend to discuss the General Assembly’s work on the projected $456 million state revenue shortfall and taxes on cigarettes and alcohol approved by the House to balance the budget by the end of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to vote on the proposal next w

  • A crafty collection

    By KELLY RICHARDSON krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The local community college has begun a partnership with a state museum, and it will be showcased this week. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will begin showing an exhibit from the collection of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft on Friday in the Morrison Gallery, and the exhibit will be on display un

  • Art of Performance


    We have just experienced one more Super Bowl from the National Football League. It is billed as the biggest sports event in American culture. The hype for the event is intense. We hope we will see a great game. This week we all witnessed an incredible of example of one particular athlete playing in the zone of optimal performance.

  • Trooper Island offers license plates for supporters

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky State Police are offering supporters of Trooper Island a new Kentucky license plate.

    Trooper Island is a KSP sponsored camp focused on improving young people’s lives and developing relationships with law enforcement. The camp began in 1965.

    Nine hundred applications are needed before the plates can be made and KSP is currently soliciting for donors.

    The plates cost about $44 each and applications are available online at www.kentuckystatepolice.org. Applications are also available at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • A Bit of Fiction


    Sarah and her brother, Fallon, got off the school bus and looked back as it disappeared around the curve. Then they started the long walk to their newly-acquired home. It was a home, but not a house like everyone else lived in. It was a cave in the side of a small mountain at the end of the narrow, curvy trail-like road leading to it.

  • KENTUCKY BASKETBALL OPINION: Meeks' shot appears to have changed Wildcats' fortunes (02/11)

    LEXINGTON – The shot heard around the Commonwealth.

    With Kentucky riding a three-game losing streak and its postseason hopes possibly hanging in the balance, junior guard Jodie Meeks – like he has done so many times this season – put his team on his back and hit arguably the biggest shot of the Wildcats’ season.

    Coming out of a timeout with 12 seconds remaining, Meeks rushed to the left side of the key and flung up a prayer that was answered. Yes, flung. It wasn’t the usual pretty jump shot Big Blue Nation has grown accustomed to watching.