Today's News

  • Lincoln bicentennial events shaping up


    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    While some details are still sketchy, plans to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Feb. 12 bicentennial birthday are beginning to take shape.

    The big event locally for that morning will be at the Hodgenville birthplace park. The program may include a new penny’s introduction into circulation. The tail side of it features a replica of the Lincoln family cabin.

    Other events are planned for Elizabethtown and Frankfort.

  • Drug company confirms Heparin was contaminated



    CHICAGO — A spokeswoman for Baxter International Inc., one of two drug companies sued in numerous courts after tainted blood-thinner was given to patients, says the company accepts responsibility for its role distributing the drug, but had nothing to do with “deliberate” contaminations of Heparin causing allergic reactions and deaths.

  • Owen resigns as public works head



    ELIZABETHTOWN — With more than 25 years of service to the city under his belt, former Public Works Superintendent Bill Owen resigned his position last week, Mayor David Willmoth said Wednesday.

    Owen served his last day Dec. 9, Willmoth said, and offered no explanation for his departure.

    This is not the first time Owen has stepped down, retiring briefly before returning to the position, Willmoth added.

  • 'The Nutcracker' takes stage for 31st year
  • Lawsuit: Heparin caused dialysis patient’s death



    CHICAGO – Attorneys seeking compensation and answers surrounding potentially deadly lots of the anticoagulant Heparin say a contaminated batch of the drug made its way to Elizabethtown last year and was administered to a hemodialysis patient who died the next day.

    Franke Leon Isom, 59, of Webster, died Dec. 14, 2007, a day after he received the drug at Elizabethtown’s Woodland Dialysis Clinic.

  • Icy conditions didn't slow traffic



    HARDIN COUNTY — Icy road conditions didn’t wreak much havoc on Tuesday morning traffic, and left local law enforcement agencies hoping for continued smooth traveling.

  • Dec. 7 Food Service Inspections

    Inspections are conducted on food service establishments by the Hardin County Health Center at least once every six months and retail food markets once annually to determine compliance with the law.

    Published rating scores ranging from 0 to 100 are sanitation ratings only. Ratings from 85 to 100 with no critical violations are considered satisfactory.

    Crossroads Treatment Center, 854 Tunnel Hill Church Road, Elizabethtown.

    Date inspected: Nov. 19

    Regular inspection.

    Score: 100

    Rineyville Food Mart, 686 Rineyville Road, Rineyville.

  • Dec. 7 Divorces

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

    Joseph Wayne Watts, 48, and Michelle Torpisch, 39, both of Elizabethtown. Married 10 years.

    Shannon D’wayne Cox, 38, and Teresa Renee Williams, 38, both of Cecilia. Married eight years.

    Bryan McNeely, 27, Radcliff, and Eva Marie Leidenberger, 33, Neunkirchen, Germany. Married five years.

    Terrance S. DeVille, 38, and Anne Marshall, 42, both of Elizabethtown. Married 14 years.

  • Dec. 15: Our readers write

    Clearing the air

    Recently, there seems to be a lot of misinformation circulating around Radcliff concerning smoking and secondhand smoke. While everyone has to make a choice on protecting his or her own health, we believe protecting “public health” is a top priority and one of the primary functions charged to elected officials today.

  • Dec. 7 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


    Sandra Lee Cummings (1962).