Today's News

  • State Auditor: Sheriff's office is compliant

    Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams considers the collection of taxes by his office “a monumental task’’ each year.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen on Tuesday released results of an audit of the local sheriff’s office and found “no instances of noncompliance,’’ according to a news release. The audit covered April 16, 2009, through April 15, 2010.

  • E’town family’s home destroyed by fire

    A fire in Elizabethtown resulted in the total loss of a family’s home on Monday morning.

    Firefighters responded to a fire at 192 Second St. at about 8:30 a.m. after a neighborhood resident and bus driver saw smoke, banged on the door and then called emergency responders, neighbors said.

    The cause of the fire is undetermined, but it doesn’t appear to be suspicious in nature, said Ben Green, captain of the Central Hardin Fire Department.

  • Three counties push to speed improvements on I-65

    In a concern for safety, three county judge-executives have developed resolutions asking the state to create a Safer 65 Project Authority to accelerate the interstate’s expansion to six lanes.

    The objective is to widen the final unimproved 38-mile stretch of Interstate 65 that runs from about the Park City exit north to Elizabethtown. The state practice of expanding short stretches — as much as funding will allow — has been covering only two or three miles per project.

  • After debate, council approves expanded role of Heritage director

    Elizabethtown city officials this week showed solidarity in supporting Mayor Tim Walker’s vision for downtown revitalization, but it was a rocky journey reaching that point.
    The Elizabethtown City Council voted unanimously to support the restructuring of the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council’s executive director position, which will be expanded to oversee Walker’s downtown redevelopment program.

  • ECTC to host free event tonight regarding impact of 'Words'

    While languages are taught at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, a special event will focus on more than just conjugating verbs.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will host a panel discussion on the impact of language called “Words that Fly and Words that Die: Acceptable Language in Diverse Communities.”

  • E'town-Bardstown to play for 5th Region boys' basketball title

    Elizabethtown will play Bardstown on Tuesday for a chance to reach the Boys' Sweet Sixteen.

    The Panthers defeated Bardstown Bethlehem, 59-44 in Monday night's second semifinal. Bardstown beat Marion County, 59-31 earlier Monday to earn its spot in the finals, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST Tuesday at Green County High School in Greensburg.

    For details of photos of the regional action, see Tuesday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • BOYS' 5TH REGION TOURNAMENT: E'town knocks out Bethlehem (3/8)

    GREENSBURG The Elizabethtown Panthers have made a habit of starting slow this season, but they’ve learned it’s more important how a team finishes.

    And the Panthers have been closing out games lately.

    After trailing by as many as three in the first quarter, Elizabethtown used a strong second quarter to pull out to a 10-point lead en route to a 59-44 victory over the Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles in the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament semifinals Monday at Green County High School.

  • Tornado warning test is today

    A statewide tornado warning drill is planned today by the National Weather Service. The test is part of the annual Severe Weather Awareness campaign.

    The test warning is scheduled to sound at 10:07 a.m. EST. In the event of troubling weather conditions, the drill will be rescheduled.

    For information, visit www.crh.noaa.gov/lmk/?n=swawmain.

  • Portion of Strawberry Lane designated Floe Bowles Way

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a request by The News-Enterprise to rename a portion of a street surrounding the newspaper offices after its former publisher.

    The council unanimously voted to designate two blocks of Strawberry Lane as Floe Bowles Way after Editor Ben Sheroan brought the request before the governing body in mid-February. Bowles, who died in 2002 at age 90, was a prominent figure in the Hardin County community and crucial component of the newspaper’s history, leaving an indelible mark that remains years after his death.

  • Mark Chesnutt coming to the Historic State Theater

    Country musician Mark Chesnutt is bringing his brand of twang to the Historic State Theater in May.

    Executive Director Emily West announced Monday that the singer, known for hits such as “Too Cold at Home,” "She Was" and “Brother Jukebox,” will play two shows at the theater May 21 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Bluegrass Cellular is sponsoring the shows.

    Tickets go on sale April 4 and are $27.50 for general admission and $40 for preferred seating, West said. For information, contact the Historic State Theater at (270) 234-8258.