Today's News

  • Driver sentenced in fatal DUI wreck

    The News-Enterprise

    A Rineyville man was sentenced this week in Hardin Circuit Court to 10 years in prison for a fatal DUI wreck in November.

    Through a plea deal, Michael Louis Brunello admitted guilt. His sentences will run concurrently with the maximum time for a second-degree manslaughter charge. He also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, being a persistent felony offender, DUI and driving without insurance.

  • Valley Creek wreck proves fatal

    The bumper of a Toyota Yaris rests near Valley Creek Road while the car sits in a yard Wednesday evening. Witnesses said the vehicle, driven by Brittany L. Ringenary, 21, of Elizabethtown, careened from the roadway striking a mailbox at 1755 Valley Creek Road, a sign warning of utility work, a rock and soil berm where a water line is being installed, and crashed through a fence a before coming to a stop near a house. Ringenary was airlifted from the scene with life-threatening injuries, emergency responders said. She later was pronounced dead.

  • May 4, 2010, editorial: Too many distractions, too little law

    Finally, Kentucky has a law to deal with distracted driving. In adopting House Bill 415,  the state joins 19 others and the District of Columbia in prohibiting drivers from texting behind the wheel. The measure was signed into law April 12 and also bans “young drivers” from using cell phones while driving.

    What exactly qualifies a driver to be considered young or inexperienced? The answer, under the new law, would be anyone using a cell phone for voice calls or texting while behind the wheel for the first six months after receiving a drivers’ permit.

  • The Duke coming to historic screen


  • A gathering of writers

    The News-Enterprise The Kentucky Christian Writers Conference is headed back to town Friday and Saturday, bringing writers together at Northside Baptist Church located at 1800 Pear Orchard Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Hush didn't quit their day jobs


  • GOLF: Local golfers on pace to make cut at State Am (06/09)


  • May 23, 2010, editorial: Please observe the ‘You can smoke in your own car’ sign

    An official first reading of a proposed expansion of Radcliff’s smoking ordinance prompted considerable debate during a recent Radcliff City Council meeting. At issue is whether the city might step too far and encroach on the individual rights of residents and visitors should it ban all tobacco products entirely from city parks and Saunders Spring Nature Preserve.

  • May 31, 2010: Our readers write

    We owe respect on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is today. It is our day for honoring and remembering those who served our country. It is a day initially reserved to honor those who died serving in uniform during wartime, but over time has been expanded to include honoring and remembering all veterans who have died, and civilians who gave their lives in battle. Honoring and remembering our nation’s defenders —- friends, relatives, neighbors, fellow Americans who were brought together in service to our country.

  • Mind games and a life well lived

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com The mind. Throughout our life we count on it for reason, knowledge, memory and everyday bodily control. The mind can help people sort out problems, learn new things, remember critical life events and keep us moving on a daily basis.