Today's News

  • June 10, 2009: Obituaries

    Mary Jane Dalton, 91

    Marlene A. Gillespie, 68

    Michael David Jenkins Sr., 51

    Pearl Miller Lobb, 95

    Lillian Frances Ryan, 97½


    Mary Jane Dalton

    Mary Jane Dalton, 91, of New Haven, formerly of White Mills, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown with all her children at her bedside.

  • Minnesota man jailed as out-of-state fugitive



    Elizabethtown police nabbed a convicted Minnesota sex offender Monday after a tip from the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby, a call from Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office came in Monday reporting fugitive Kim D. Kirschbaum, 53, of Clarkfield, Minn., was staying at an Elizabethtown motel.

    Kirschbaum was videotaped by EPD officers leaving a room at the motel and was taken into custody without incident, Willoughby said.

  • County enters new agreement as part of dead animal disposal program

    Hardin County 

    County officials have entered into a one-year agreement with DARS, Inc., of Winchester, as part of the county’s dead animal disposal program.

    The county accepted the bid from DARS at $37,500 to be billed in monthly increments of $3,125 that also will include a fuel surcharge to range according to the cost of diesel fuel per month above $2.50 per gallon.

  • Plea nets 7- and 10-year sentences for assault, chase



    ELIZABETHTOWN – A Radcliff man who tried to fake his death last July by submitting a bogus obituary to The News-Enterprise after police accused him of serious crimes pleaded guilty Tuesday to an array of charges in exchange for seven and 10-year sentences.

  • Trevis Powell claws his way into fantasy writing

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  • Pine sentenced to 20 years



    HARDINSBURG – Former Elizabethtown resident Ernest D. Pine admitted Wednesday to the August 2008 sexual attack and knifing that left his neighbor barely clinging to life as part of a plea deal putting him behind bars for at least 17 years.

    Why a man with Pine’s clean record and reputation for being active with his Elizabethtown church would commit the horrific crime is something that may never be known by anyone but the assailant.

  • Radcliff Wal-Mart houses storeful of renovations



    RADCLIFF — The Radcliff branch of the store famous for its “rollback” prices celebrated the store’s rolling forward with new renovations Wednesday.

    The Radcliff Wal-Mart celebrated its grand re-opening after about 12 weeks of renovations, said store manager Jeff Wilson.

    The fixed-up store boasts changes including a new layout, wider aisles, brighter decoration and an expanded electronics section.

  • Fiscal Court OKs budget, magisterial districts



    HARDIN COUNTY — Placing weeks of debate on both issues behind it, Hardin County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved the second and final reading of both the 2009-10 county budget and a magisterial district map.

    The members of Fiscal Court said it took compromise to complete both tasks, but all agreed that it was time to move forward, particularly concerning the districts, which had to be chosen by June 22 to avoid a ruling by a Circuit Court judge.

  • This bug's a real bore



    HARDIN COUNTY — Purple triangular prisms hang nestled within the leaves of many local ash trees, and though some might think such prisms are box kites, they’re traps designed to catch a nuisance that’s after Kentucky’s ash trees.

    They call it the emerald ash borer, and it’s a tiny, metallic green beetle, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County Extension agent for horticulture.

  • Hardin Sheriff OK after crash



    Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams was slightly injured in a head-on collision Wednesday during his drive home from his Elizabethtown office.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Executive Officer Greg Lowe, Williams was westbound on U.S. 62 just past U.S. 31W bypass, when an eastbound vehicle attempting to enter a turning lane hydroplaned, entering the path of Williams’ vehicle.

    The two vehicles collided virtually head-on, Lowe said, but neither driver was seriously injured.