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Today's News

  • Man charged with arson for car blaze

     

    HARDIN COUNTY — A Hardin County man was arrested and charged with arson Wednesday, a week after his 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo was found ablaze in the vicinity of 1600 Miller Road.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Executive Officer Greg Lowe, Eric Brandon Gilkey used an accelerant to roast his car in an attempt to defraud an insurer.

    Valley Creek Fire Department’s Lt. Dillon Turner and sheriff’s office detectives investigated the fire.

  • Tennessee couple charged with child abuse

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – A Tennessee man and woman were arrested and jailed Wednesday after being served arrest warrants claiming they abused a 5-year-old.

    According to Radcliff Police Department’s Jeremy Davis, who investigated the case, Tammy Westra, 39, admitted to whipping her son with a “switch.”

  • The road to renewable resources

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Alternative fuels, renewable sources and energy independence are buzz words this election season.

    Likewise, energy is a topic of interest that has filtered into the Elizabethtown City Council race as candidates Steve Atcher, Bill Bennett and Matt Wyatt reached out to the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition and its executive director, Melissa Howell, to become savvier on the issue of alternative energy.

  • Fiscal Court shoots down trash motion

     

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Hardin County landlords returned to Fiscal Court this week to argue their case against an ordinance that places mandatory trash collection fees on the shoulders of property owners. The group was focused squarely on waste hauler’s claims that reduced rates would emerge from the bids if the property owners carried the responsibility for the bills.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central Hardin shuts out John Hardin again (10/16)

     

  • Coming to America

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — For one evening, Sheila Enyart was no longer the mayor of Radcliff, but its “bürgermeister.”

    Six teenagers from Munster, Germany, were welcomed Friday evening to Radcliff by Bürgermeister Enyart and others at Colvin Community Center. The students are here as part of the exchange program Radcliff has with Munster, its sister city.

  • Accused intruder found not guilty

     

      By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – An Elizabethtown man was found not guilty last week on charges stemming from an alleged November 2007 domestic violence incident with his ex-girlfriend. The two-day trial concluded Friday.

    Terry Lee Thames, 29, was tried on charges of burglary, unlawful imprisonment, assault and of being a persistent felony offender.

  • Getting a haircut for a good cause

     

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    GLENDALE — Central Hardin High School junior Jessica Brooks, 16, shared a piece of herself for others on Wednesday by donating her hair to Locks of Love.

    Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that helps to provide hairpieces to children under the age of 18 with long-term medical hair loss. The organization uses donated hair to make hairpieces for those who are financially in need.

  • Twins at Knox share basic training together

    The Turret

    FORT KNOX — Arthur and Eric Traslavina have done most things together throughout their lifetimes.

    They are identical twins, born moments apart, and grew up in Phoenix, each the other’s best friend. They attended school together, played organized baseball on the same teams, and both worked in the construction industry following graduation from high school.

    It came as no surprise then that, at the age of 22, both decided to enlist in the U.S. Army.

  • Lee, Williams face off at forum

     

    By KELLY RICHARDSON krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A forum between local candidates for a seat in the state legislature came down to experience versus new ideas.

    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, and Lisa Williams, candidates for the 25th District seat in the state House of Representatives, participated in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Tuesday night at the Historic State Theater.