Today's News

  • Hodgenville man injured in early Friday crash

    Staff report

    A Hodgenville man was seriously injured Friday morning when his southbound car ran through a cable median barrier spanning Interstate 65, then flipped, landing on its roof in the opposite lane.

    According to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe, Christopher Miracle, 25, was southbound at approximately 5:30 a.m. when his compact car drifted into the path of another southbound vehicle, bumping it.

  • Agreement would anchor restaurant tax as source of sports park funding



    A pair of Monday meetings could cement the restaurant tax as the source of funding for Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    A proposed construction and management agreement between the city and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau would officially set the restaurant tax as the source of funding to pay off principal and interest requirements of the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

  • Spell fights fluctuation

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com At his last official weigh-in — on May 12 — at the fitness center where he’s on an exercise program, 9-year-old Talon Spell weighed in at 289 pounds, having gained weight since his last stand on the scales. In mid-April, Spell weighed in at 282 pounds. “He’s fluctuated,” Megan Wilke

  • 5TH REGION TENNIS: Rain puts tournament on hold (05/21)


  • May 21, 2010: Services

    Dr. Raul S. Abang, 72, of Louisville, died Monday, May 17, 2010. The funeral Mass is at noon today at St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville with burial in Calvary Cemetery.

    Ellen Frances Beeler, 91, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with burial in St. James Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and continues after 9 a.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown where there is a prayer service at 5 p.m. today.

  • Local legislators hope for quick, successful session



    State legislators are hoping that only the second time will be the charm when it comes to Kentucky’s budget.

    Kentucky’s General Assembly will convene in a special session Monday to attempt to pass a state budget before the fiscal year ends June 30, after failing to do so in its regular session. Local legislators are expecting a successful session.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: Weather can’t dampen U of L crowd at Cardinal Caravan (05/21)



    The weather Thursday was a bit on the rainy side, but that didn’t deter area Louisville fans from showing their Cardinal pride.

    A few hundred red-, black- and white-clad fans were in attendance at Pine Valley Golf Resort’s 3 Putt Willie’s restaurant for this year’s fourth stop by the Cardinal Caravan – Louisville’s ninth annual traveling free public meet-and-greet featuring coaches, cheerleaders and other members of its athletics staff.

  • Sometimes saying no is a way to be fair

    Sometimes it’s good to stop and explain why things happen the way they do. It helps me to put the logic behind decisions in writing just to see if my explanation is as clear on paper as it is between my ears.

    Each election season as the polling day draws near, journalism stresses rise. Contrary to popular belief, we strive to be fair and objective.

  • Don't make assumptions about signs of support

    Two days before the election, I want to share a lesson learned two decades ago.

    Passing my parents’ home outside Vine Grove, I noticed an over-sized plywood sign erected on the hillside next to the driveway. It encouraged voters to support a particular candidate in that year’s election.

  • County Landfill 101

    There seem to be a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation regarding the financial condition of the county-owned landfill. While lengthy and dry, the following is worth your time and focused attention. Hardin County Government purchased the Pearl Hollow landfill property in the mid-1990s with development and construction quickly following. The initial land purchase, development and