Today's News

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    A young steer finds the barbed wire fence used to confine him makes a nice scratching tool for his neck Sunday afternoon in a field along Hutcherson Lane in Elizabethtown.

  • Quality care pays dividends at Ireland

    Staff Report

    FORT KNOX — During an era of tightening budgets and economic uncertainty, Ireland Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Rhonda Earls recently was given the opportunity to share with her command, the news of some fiscal good fortune, to the tune of $210,000 in performance awards.

    The performance awards were given on behalf of U.S. Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Shoomaker for Ireland’s successful efforts to increase productivity, efficiency and customer satisfaction with regards to the access to care and quality of care received.

  • Beshear to detail BRAC spending

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com FORT KNOX — Gov. Steve Beshear plans to announce today how the state will spend $100 million on infrastructure improvements to help the surrounding communities cope with a major realignment of this Army post. The governor’s office has embargoed details of the announcement until the 10:30 a.m. press conference at the future

  • Healthcare open house is Tuesday


    Several healthcare providers will be present for a healthcare open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the practice of R.B. Faulkner at 650 West Lincoln Trail Blvd. in Radcliff.

    “We want to let people know what healthcare resources are out there for them,” said Brooke Taylor with Faulkner’s office. “With BRAC coming in, it’s important for people to know what is out there for them in healthcare in this area.”

  • Committee to begin mapping districts

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The Magistrate Reapportionment Committee will convene again today, moving forward on its goal to have new Fiscal Court districts drawn by May. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the R.R. Thomas Government Building. The committee, which consists of three voting members, was created by Fis

  • March 20, 2009: Services


    Marvin Kenneth ‘Ken’ Barksdale, 79, died Saturday, March 14, 2009. The memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brandenburg United Methodist Church. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg is in charge of arrangements.

  • NCAA TOURNAMENT: Pettigrew leads Western to 76-72 upset of Illinois (03/20)

    The News-Enterprise PORTLAND, Ore. — Steffphon Pettigrew hit two clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds to help the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to the biggest upset in the first day of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. A former Elizabethtown High School standout and 2007 Mr. Basketball, Pettigrew hit two free throws with 30.5 seconds left and the 12th-seeded Hilltoppers bea

  • Former Burkhead leader named Nelson County High principal

    Landmark News Service

    NELSON COUNTY — A former principal at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School and a Hardin County Schools graduate is the new principal at Nelson County High School.

    The school’s site-based decision-making council unanimously voted Curt Haun to the position Monday.

    Haun is the principal at Dayton High and Middle School. He spent one year as principal at G.C. Burkhead and resigned for what he said were "personal reasons" last May.

  • Tea time for Hosparus

    The annual Hosparus-Hospice of Central Kentucky tea and auction fundraiser was held Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown. This year’s event was called World UniTea, with a theme of world unity. The event was to be held in January but was rescheduled because of the Ice Storm of 2009. Forty-four tables were filled, a sell-out crowd according to Lisa Sanford, director of development and community relations at Hosparus.

  • Radcliff police investigate violent text messages


    The Radcliff Police Department is investigating several complaints of threatening text messages pertaining to possible acts of violence at Wal-Mart sent to local residents.

    Police Spokesman Bryce Shumate said the complaints started Wednesday night when the police department received an anonymous call about the threat. Shumate said two more complaints were received Thursday after two John Hardin High School students received threatening text messages claiming an incident would occur at Wal-Mart.