Today's News

  • 'The Heartland Review' announces two contests

    The News-Enterprise

    “The Heartland Review,” a literary publication of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, is announcing two contests.

    Submissions to the 2011 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize will be accepted until Jan. 30. The review requests a $5 contribution for each poem to support the contest and publication.

  • Terry Strange: The man, the music, the teacher

    For more than four decades, Terry Strange has been strumming along to the music of life, beginning with an interest in guitar and mandolin.

    “It’ll be 45 years in July,” Strange said. “I started when I was 5 years old.”

    Over the years, music has become a driving force in Strange’s life, particularly Bluegrass music.

    Today, as the owner of a music studio where he teaches banjo and guitar, among other instruments, Strange is hoping to preserve what he loves.

  • Veterans nursing home a step closer

    Hardin County is a step closer to landing a veterans nursing home.
    Congress on Wednesday passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2011, which included conveyance of 194 acres from Fort Knox for the proposed facility.
    The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs has requested a federal grant to build the nursing home — and is on a priority list to receive the money, said Allen Workman, an internal policy analyst for the KDVA.

  • Santa's sleigh to leave tracks in snow

    If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, it’s OK to wake up.
    Snow is forecast for Friday night and early Christmas morning.
    Kevin McCormick, a meteorologist at Fort Knox’s weather station, said he expects a couple of inches to accumulate.
    The snow and cold temperatures will be enough to slicken roads.
    A low pressure system will form over the Rocky Mountains and combine with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Locals react to DADT repeal

    President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America’s military. And he urged those kicked out under the old law to re-enlist.
    Local veterans had mixed reactions to the news.
    Jesse S. Hall, commander of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, said the action taken Wednesday was likely correct.

  • Vine Grove: Donovan Smith facing life’s next phase

    After eight years as mayor of Vine Grove, Donovan Smith will turn most of his attention toward the great joys in life: his five grandchildren and fishing.
    He plans to travel, read and garden too with some of his free time.
    “I’ve got the grandchildren and I’m an addicted bass fisherman,’’ he said. “I like to do all kinds of fishing, but 95 percent of it is bass.’’

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins, Lady Panthers, Lady Bulldogs, Lady Hawks all win (12/23)

    Senior guard Jordan Daniel hit three 3-pointers and scored 17 points as the Central Hardin Lady Bruins beat Owensboro Apollo, 52-40 on Wednesday in the Hardees/Warren East Classic.

    Daniel was named to the All-Tournament team.

    Senior post Kristina Krupinski chipped in with 14 points, while senior guard Alysse Bishop scored eight and freshman guard Aislynn Barnes had six.


  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Hendrix goes for 26 and 16 as Trojans roll (12/23)

    Junior post Adam Hendrix scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the North Hardin Trojans to an 82-50 win over Deming on Wednesday in the Whitaker Bank/Fort Harrod Holiday Classic at Mercer County.

    Sophomore guard Jordan Brangers hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, while senior forward Chris Sterusky scored 15.

    Senior guard Trevino Coney chipped in with 10 points.


  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Western falls to Cardinals (12/23)

    BOWLING GREEN — This was not the type of year Steffphon Pettigrew expected to have in his final season as a Western Kentucky Hilltopper.

    The former Elizabethtown High School star got a gut check Wednesday night as the Louisville Cardinals traveled down I-65 and handed his Hilltoppers a 114-82 beatdown.

    Pettigrew shined as the Hilltoppers upset the Cardinals in Nashville in 2008, which allowed the Hilltoppers to beat a ranked team for the first time in seven years and knock off their highest-ranked opponent in more than 40 years.

  • Property Transfers

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

    Michael D. and Linda Sutherland to Marty L. Sutherland, 1830 Hodgenville Road, Elizabethtown, $54,643.
    Dana and Zebulon D. Willoughby to Ryoko U. Myers, 553 Peters Drive, Elizabethtown, $128,000.
    Rosalee Norman to Charito R. and James J. Hanson, 716 N. Logsdon Parkway, Radcliff, $103,000.
    Donald W. and Lois M. Pierce to Robert R. Hodges, 1214 Williamsburg Drive, Elizabethtown, $114,250.