Today's News

  • A Dash of Class: Thanksgiving dinner ideas

    By NORA SWEAT I imagine most of you, especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, have been planning for it for some time. If so, maybe you can use my favorites today for another family dinner. If not, I hope today’s column about favorite Thanksgiving recipes will be helpful to you.

  • Pastor files candidacy for jailer



    ELIZABETHTOWN – The Encourager: handling inmates in his own special way.

    That might sound like the first line of some comic strip describing a mask-wearing superhero in tights and a cape, but this story isn’t fictional.

    “Encourager” is the phrase one man running for Hardin County Jailer uses to describe himself and his views on how to deal with inmates at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • First school flu shot clinics set



    Heartland Elementary SchoolNoon-3 p.m.

    West Point6-8 p.m.


    Howevalley Elementary School9-11 a.m.

    Helmwood Heights Elementary School5-8 p.m.



    HARDIN COUNTY — Several hundred elementary school-aged students will receive the H1N1 vaccine early next week as clinics begin to open in schools around the county.

  • Hardin more prepared for next major ice storm



    HARDIN COUNTY — Folks around here may take this year’s Winter Weather Awareness Week more seriously than usual.

    Just 10 months ago a massive ice storm caused widespread and prolonged power outages and sent residents scrambling for food, fuel and a warm place to sleep.

  • Former USPS worker indicted on theft charges

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    LOUISVILLE — A federal grand jury in Louisville indicted a former postal employee on charges of mail theft Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney Candace Hill.

    According to a news release, 44-year-old Louisville postal employee Joseph Bourg stole drugs, DVDs, trading cards and other items from packages and letters being handled by the U.S. Postal Service.

    Hill said detectives found packages at Bourg’s home and claims he admitted some thefts.

    Bourg is scheduled for arraignment Dec. 22.

  • PREP GOLF: Elizabethtown's Garrett Hinton signs with EKU (10/18)


  • Former deputy makes second run for jailer



    ELIZABETHTOWN – The 2010 election won’t be Patrick M. McElvaney’s first run for the Hardin County Jailer position.

    The 55-year-old Army retiree and former deputy jailer from Radcliff ran as a Republican challenger to incumbent Louis Lawson in the 2006 contest.

    Complimenting Lawson’s management and widely-applauded programs, McElvaney said “the jail’s good,” but he hopes “to make it better.”

  • GOP candidates challenge status quo



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Resistance to politics as usual was in the air Tuesday night when a well-known conservative activist and two Republicans running for U.S. Senate visited town.

    Alan Keyes, a fiery speaker and perennial presidential candidate, stumped for candidate Bill Johnson at Pritchard Community Center shortly after competitor Rand Paul addressed the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club in a much more subdued speech across town.

  • Tell us about your Christmas tree

    The News-Enterprise plans to run a photo page featuring Christmas trees in homes and businesses in Hardin County in our Faces and Places section on Sunday, Dec. 20.

    Do you have a special tree?

    Please send one JPEG photo and no more than 150 words on why your tree is special and we may use it.

    Send photo and content to jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com.

    Deadline to submit photo and content is Monday, Dec. 14. 

  • Radcliff moving forward on building repairs



    RADCLIFF — Radcliff gave the official green light to SimplexGrinnell to complete sprinkler and alarm repairs in some city buildings this week, but it took the mayor’s tie-breaking vote to seal the deal.

    Opinions are still frayed on the council as Councilwoman Barbara Baker issued the first opposition to the bid Tuesday. SimplexGrinnell was the lone bidder for the projects and Baker said she still is not convinced it is the right bid.