Today's News

  • Search for chamber director escalating

    The search for a leader to guide the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is heating up.
    Tom Hewlett, chairman of the executive search committee charged to lead the search, said applications from a “slew” of candidates have been received and resumes are being evaluated and interviews under way to find the person best suited to lead the unified chamber. The chamber will be one of the largest in Kentucky after its launch.

  • Suspect in motel robberies found on West Coast

    An Elizabethtown man was arrested last week in Spokane, Wash., charged with aiding and assisting as the driver in two robberies last July in Hardin County.
    Glen Alan Peeler Jr., 26, was picked up in Spokane for his role in the robberies.
    Peeler is charged with complicity on two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree burglary; two counts of complicity to first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, and nonpayment of fines.

  • EPD seeks help in two burglaries

    Elizabethtown police are investigating two separate burglaries that could be part of a statewide spree.
    The first one occurred Jan. 4 at Kentucky Fried Chicken. The second one occurred Feb. 13 at at McDonald’s at 900 North Mulberry St.
    In both of these burglaries the suspects entered through the drive-thru windows. In both cases the suspects used power tools to make entry into the safes where an undisclosed amount of money was removed.
    According to an EPD news release, the suspects appeared to be white males.

  • The importance of 'we'

    Displaying quotes and photos of such strong and successful women as Edith Wharton, Ruth Gordon and Oprah Winfrey, a bulletin board in the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College science building is representative of the achievements aspired to by the students who created it.

    The bulletin board was created by the ECTC organization “we.”

  • Talent Pool opens gifted education to primary students

    Local school districts use the Talent Pool program to encourage students to dive into learning.
    To ensure that bright and creative students’ needs are met before they are allowed to enter gifted and talented programs, schools in Kentucky enroll students in the Talent Pool program, which is for students in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Photo: Like a hiker in a wood stack
  • Students bang the drum in music education

    On Mondays after school, students from Woodland Elementary School can be found making a lot of noise without getting into trouble.

    Members of The Woodland Drums, a group of auditioned students led by music teacher Aaron Dale, are putting sticks and hands to a variety of drums, gaining a deeper understanding of music, performance and teamwork.

  • ExCEL winners bring honor to educational profession

    ISSUE: Award-winning teachers
    OUR VIEW: Their efforts improve lives

    Great things happen daily in local schools. Dedicated teachers are responsible for most of those accomplishments.

    The ExCEL awards provide an opportunity annually to access and honor the best of the best.

    A love for teaching and connections with children are obvious in the most basic of conversations with this year’s honorees, Laureen Laumeyer and Thad Elmore.

  • Fort Knox sergeant dies in Afghanistan

    The News-Enterprise

    A Fort Knox soldier died Sunday of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Sgt. Kristopher James Gould, 25, of Saginaw, Mich., was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.

  • Basketball hall of fame looking for home downtown

    The push for a hall of fame honoring Kentucky’s storied high school basketball players reached the steps of Elizabethtown City Hall with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asking the city Monday to partner and invest in the project by providing a suitable host site downtown.
    The request came just days after the KABC publicly announced its interest in Elizabethtown as the location for the hall of fame, which would honor high school male and female players and coaches who have helped mold the game since 1918.