Today's News

  • Elderly driver’s whereabouts before crash a mystery



    Investigators continued Thursday to piece together events leading up to Wednesday morning’s crash on Interstate 65 that killed a McDaniels man.

    Where 78-year-old Mendle Hester was returning from, or heading to, when he lost control of his Jeep Liberty and crashed near an Elizabethtown exit ramp at 10 a.m. Wednesday remains unclear.

  • 17th District state representative recommendation

    Candidates for public office are easy to spot during election season. But elected public servants who show up year-round are more difficult to find.

    A four-term state representative from the 17th District, C.B. Embry of Morgantown is known for his legwork across the three-county service area. As he sees it, a hectic schedule of community meetings and events helps “stay in tune” with constituent interests, opinions and needs.

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  • Last-minute deal ends trial



    Jurors on Wednesday were expecting to hear testimony in the state’s case against a 57-year-old man who Radcliff police say raped a 4-year-old twice last year.

    But an eleventh-hour plea deal Tuesday saved Ralph R. Bassitt Jr., and the child, from the pains of a trial.

    Bassitt was being prosecuted on two Class A felony counts of first-degree rape and incest.

    If convicted as charged, the Cypress Drive resident would have faced penalties ranging from 20 years to life in prison.

  • E'town council recommendations

    Once Elizabethtown voters rule on the fate of 19 candidates, certainly some capable and qualified people will not be selected. The city is blessed to have a ballot packed with quality individuals willing to serve.

    Some of the interest level is influenced by dissatisfaction with the current council's actions. In reviewing the field of candidates in detail, a need for new energy and new ideas surfaced. Two candidates with business success in different fields can provide that influence.

  • Conway campaigns on veterans issues


    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway on Tuesday made a veterans issue out of his opponent’s comment about accessibility for workers with physical disabilities.

    Republican Rand Paul said during a National Public Radio interview in May that, instead of the government making a business install a $100,000 elevator for a handicapped employee, it might be reasonable to give him a first floor office.

  • Judge-executive recommendation

    The campaign for judge-executive has focused in part on running county government as a business.

    One candidate continually has demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, budget savvy and a command of the information necessary to direct the community’s future.

    Harry Berry has served Hardin County well and deserves a third term.

  • Secretariat exhibit among new offerings at renovated Derby Museum


    The News-Enterprise

    Two new attractions at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs allow visitors to try a hand at jockeying a Wii-guided racehorse or record a karaoke-style race call like a professional track announcer.

  • Fire risk high today


    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin County — Forestry officials say weather conditions are expected to be ripe today for wildfires.

    Low humidity, combined with arid soil and foliage will put the region at great risk of forest fire, according to state forester Steve Gray.

    Hardin and surrounding counties are under a ban of all outdoor burning of debris.

    Elizabethtown fire safety officer Rusty Todd said a city ban also prohibits use of fire pits, which have become popular patio items in recent years.

  • Dealing with health issues more difficult when loved ones are involved