Today's News

  • Bill Wiseman faces Ben LaRue in November’s 5th District tilt



    For Hardin County’s District 5 magistrate race in November, a financial services firm owner will face a man retired from inside sales and warehouse management positions.

    Republican Ben LaRue of LaRue Financial Advisors, won his party’s primary Tuesday.

    Bill Wiseman was Democrat’s choice for the district.

    Neither candidate has held public office before. Both are from Elizabethtown.

  • Police search for missing teen

    The News-Enterprise

    GUSTON — Kentucky State Police at Post 4 in Elizabethtown are looking for information regarding the whereabouts of a Guston teen who was reported missing earlier this week.

    Fifteen-year-old Rebecca Jane Short, a Meade County girl with blond hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing Mountain Dew pajama pants and a T-shirt, police said. A scar over Short's left eye is another descriptor police noted. According to a KSP Post 4 dispatcher, Short went missing about two days ago.

  • May 9 Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    James Price, 37, Fort Knox, and Lyndsey Neidigh, 29, Greenville, Ind. Married two years.

    Timothy Joe Hudson Sr., 32, Hodgenville, and Melissa Dawn Mattingly, 32, Hardinsburg. Married four years.

    John Routh, 31, Tucson, and Melissa Herrin, 30, Elizabethtown. Married five years.

    Timothy Ramon Buckler, 46, Lebanon, and Gwendoline Elaine Sweatt, 39, Radcliff. Married 20 years.

  • EIS board:No salary raises for teachers



    City school staff will not receive an improvement in their salary schedule because of unknown budget cuts that could be ahead for the district.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools approved a measure on Monday against raising staff salaries, but there will be step increases based on experience.

    Superintendent Gary French said the decision is a product of the economic times. The district is committed to keeping staff and programs, and makes decisions with that goal in mind, he said.

  • May 7 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Accent Homes, 40 Brentwood, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Mickey Stinnet, 3671 Hodgenville Road, county. Use; addition.

    Dennis Riggs, 5580 Millerstown Road, Upton. Use: roof.

    Matt Watts, 23 Gala Court, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

  • HMH capital budget shrinks



    True to their word, Hardin Memorial Hospital officials on Tuesday presented a capital budget considerably smaller than recent years.

    The $6.1 million fiscal year 2011 capital budget is more than $4 million leaner than last year’s $10.4 million budget and half the size of the $12.1 million capital budget approved in 2008.

  • May 14 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Nicole Bowman to Philip L. and Karen A. Staskal, lot 21 Majestic Oaks Subdivision, county, $174,500.

    Brenda L. McKinney to Courtney L. Borders, 1301 Emory Drive, Elizabethtown, $72,500.

    Byron and Mary Bennett to Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, property in Hardin County, $172,500.

    Michael A. and Meghan A. McPeek to Gerald T. and Linda M. Mayer, 105 Peblestone Way, Elizabethtown, $555,000.

  • 'Courtesy of the red, white and blue'

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Country music artist Toby Keith will be in concert May 29 at Fort Knox’s Goodman Army Airfield. Keith has had a successful career in country music, releasing 44 singles and 16 studio albums since his debut album in 1993. During that time he only released six singles he didn’t write. His latest album is “American Ride,” r

  • Disabled man dies in West Point blaze

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Having ruled out foul play early on, investigators said Tuesday morning’s fatal mobile home fire in West Point was accidental — likely sparked by a hot cigarette dropped in a bathroom trash can. West Point firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home of Walter T. Riddle III at 1110 South St. around 12:22 a.m. Tuesday after getting a r

  • Flexible vacation: much-needed

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA Vacations can be funny things. Sometimes you spend so much time and effort trying to enjoy yourself that by the end of it you need a vacation from your vacation. That wasn’t the case for me when I took a week of vacation with my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks. I can’t say it was because we didn’t go anywhere; we made several trips during our time off. What