Today's News

  • Voter turnout lower than expected



    Apart from a handful of spikes, Hardin County’s voter turnout came in under projections.

    Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb expected a turnout between 45 and 49 percent. In the end, 28,296 of Hardin County's 64,409 eligible voters headed to the polls for a 43.93 percent clip.

    Officials in the Cecilia and Elizabethtown North  precincts came prepared for a sizable turnout.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins finally hosting a playoff game (11/4)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com It’s been a long wait for the Central Hardin Bruins, but after more than 15 years, they are hosting a playoff game. The Bruins, who earned the second seed in District 2, host the Lexington Bryan Station Defenders at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs.

  • Terry Cruse wins second term as Hodgenville mayor



    Terry Cruse believes Hodgenville voters entrusted him with a second term as Hodgenville mayor because he lived up to his initial campaign promise to run city government like a business.

    "I've been doing what I told the voters I would do," Cruse said Tuesday after the votes were tallied. He called his 544-392 victory over LaRue County Chamber of Commerce director and City Council member Rita Williams to be decisive.

  • Berger, Bishop rejoin incumbents on Elizabethtown City Council

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com Experience won over at the polls Tuesday in the Elizabethtown City Council race. Despite a field of 19 candidates, all four incumbents recaptured their seats, and former council members Edna Berger and Tony Bishop filled slots vacated by incoming Mayor Tim Walker and outgoing Councilman Steve Atcher. Berger was the top vote-getter, finishing with

  • E'town council approves tax incentives for Remington Arms


    Elizabethtown city officials have approved a pair of tax incentives for Remington Arms Co. Inc., which is expanding its research and development facility and adding 15 new technological jobs.

    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday voted to give Remington Arms a wage assessment while also approving a property tax abatement for five years.

  • Nov. 3, 2010: Services

    Charles David Bird, 64, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. The funeral is at 3 p.m. today at Tunnel Hill Baptist Church with burial in the Cook family cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. J.L. Steen Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

  • Role of constables an-after election issue

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Only one of Hardin County’s three current constables retains his law enforcement position in 2011. District B Constable Randy Morris won his unopposed bid for the District 4 office. The 74-year-old Mount Zion Road resident is joined by six men and one woman chosen by voters to fill the constitutional offices. The increase from three to eigh

  • Political signs move out

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com With election season over, the signs of the times are changing. As in, political signs are moving out. Local road crews say they will provide plenty of warning for candidates before removing signs, though many are removing them on their own. Elizabethtown Public Works Supervisor Don Hill said his crews will start removing signs from rights of wa

  • Guthrie easily wins House race



    Republican incumbent Brett Guthrie, who represents Hardin County in the U.S. House of Representatives, cruised to a win for his second term.

    Guthrie’s victory was part of a GOP wave that will give the party control of the House.

  • Kids Voting makes Election Day for kids, too

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Election Day was an opportunity to exercise the right to vote, and on Tuesday the kids spoke. Children across the county cast their votes in the same precincts as their parents as part of Kids Voting Hardin County. Paper ballots listing choices for U.S. Senate, Kentucky Senate, Hardin County jailer, Hardin County judge-executive and Hard