Today's News

  • Wireless Retail /T-Mobile officially opens

    Recently, Mayor David Willmoth, Chamber Ambassadors, Wireless Retail/T Mobile staff and other well wishers were on hand for the Ribbon Cutting/Open House for Wireless Retail/T Mobile located at 2408 Ring Road, Suite 600, Elizabethtown.

  • Officials: Discard peanut butter in emergency rations


    Discard emergency meal peanut butter

    Federal and Kentucky officials are urging the public to throw away peanut butter packets found in emergency meals received at a distribution point or shelter. This is part of a precautionary national recall.

    Some mass peanut butter products have been traced back to Peanut Corporation of America, where salmonella recently was found and tied to hundreds of illnesses and eight deaths.

    At this time no one has been reported sick as a result of peanut butter in emergency meals.

  • Donations made to Habitat gain buisnesses rewards

    1 From left, Paula Tymitz (Habitat for Humanity), Denise Boyles (Calvary Assembly of God), Mike Smith (Texas Roadhouse), and Alan Boyles (Calvary Assembly of God).

    2 From left, Alan Boyles (Calvary Assembly of God), Joe Kocher (Sara Lee), Denise Boyles (Calvary Assembly of God), and Paula Tymitz (Habitat for Humanity).

  • Jan. 30 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    Kentucky Neighborhood Bank v. Robert M. Duke, et al, Star Mills Eastview Road, Glendale. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $31,016.72 plus interest.

  • Jan. 25 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Robin Baker (1968). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Ninety days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $194.

    Rodney A. Bargar (1954). Violation Federal part 392 safety regulation. Total $144.

    Shelby J. Brooks (1974). Speeding 50 in a 25; state traffic school. Total $254.

  • One-year anniversary: Weird winter weather

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — It’s February, and once again limbs are strewn about Billy Carl Wright’s yard. This time it was an ice storm. Last time, a tornado. The twister, which struck Wright’s dairy farm a year ago today, spun with winds up to 115 mph and cut a seven-mile swath of wreckage through the middle of the county sh

  • Still fighting the fight for lights

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — In the small town of Eastview, power has been restored to several homes. Betty Moran is still waiting to get the power on at her Eastview Road residence. “Right now it’s been nine days and 10 nights without it,’’ she said Thursday morning. “...The last couple of nights it (the cold)

  • Slow it down


    If last week’s snow and sleet bring on dreams of spring gardening, be sure to dream a little bit about the water those plants will need to thrive.

    Even if you don't plan to put in a garden, think about the spring rains that inevitably come to central Kentucky, and what they bring with them — flooding, erosion and pollution. Then, in July or August the rain stops and the dry landscape bakes in the hottest months of the year. 

  • Odes for Abe




    ELIZABETHTOWN — Abraham Lincoln’s legacy takes center stage next week as the nation celebrates the 16th president’s birthday Feb. 12. But Chris Vallillo plans to be in Elizabethtown on Saturday, helping concertgoers get in touch with the man rather than the politician.

  • Jan. 25 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


    Kenneth C. Laslie (1965).

    DUI, BAC 0.12; disregarding stop sign.