Today's News

  • 19-year-old dies in LaRue County crash

    The News-Enterprise   Joseph David Ray Shoffner, 19, of New Haven died Tuesday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash on Bardstown Road.

    According to LaRue County deputy Marcus Jackson, Shoffner was driving near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle rolled three or four times and Shoffner, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. LaRue County Fire Department responded to the scene.

  • The wheels on the bus ...



    Elizabethtown Independent Schools opened for the school year Thursday, which meant the yellow buses rolled out in the morning to pick up students and take them to their destination. Driving one of those buses was Linda Williams, as she has for the past 21 years.

    Williams said Thursday morning went smoothly, but added the first day of school usually has a few more kinks than other days, as students figure out which bus they need to ride. She said it takes about a week for routines to be perfected.

  • PREP SPORTS: Concussion testing for Hardin County student-athletes is unveiled


  • Beat the heat in your garden

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com This summer seems hot enough to roast eggplants on the vine.

  • PREP GOLF: Tuesday's results (08/04)

    GOLF BOYS’ PREP TUESDAY’S EVENTS FRANKLIN COUNTY FLYER CLASSIC FRANKFORT — Results from Tuesday’s second round of the Franklin County Flyer Classic at the par-70 Juniper Hills Golf Course: 17. Elizabethtown (322) Ian Black                     

  • 'Intensive crackdown' declared on DUIs



    The DUI caseload in Hardin County between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 18, but that doesn’t mean crime fighters are close to snuffing out impaired driving.

    Even if the decline persists this year, there still will be 500 to 600 drivers getting caught dangerously drunk or high and behind the wheel, officials say.

    Earlier this week Assistant Hardin County Attorney Jenny Pitts Oldham vowed to increase efforts to fight impaired driving.

  • Ard wants fewer taxes, more enforcement



    Tommy Ard says he’s tired of the abuses he believes are being perpetrated by his local government.

    A driving instructor who lives on Preakness Drive, Ard was the first candidate to file for the Elizabethtown mayor’s race and said he will work to bridge the chasm he believes has formed between the city council and its constituents.

    Ard outlined his platform just days after Councilman Steve Atcher announced a plan steeped in initiatives to spur job recruitment and cost cutting.

  • Aug. 5, 2010: Services

    Lucy Edna Heath, 93, of Florence, formerly of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, July 31, 2010. The service is at 1p.m. today at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial to follow in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

    Mary Elizabeth Deavers, 65, of Lebanon Junction, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction with burial in Lebanon Junction City Cemetery. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Cleanup to close I-65 inbound at parkway

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN " The inbound lane of southbound Interstate 65 will close at the 93 mile-point Wednesday for an environmental cleanup, according to a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 4 news release issued Monday afternoon. According to District 4 spokesman Mark Brown, the far left lane of I-65 near the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway exit will b

  • Former bookkeeper faces more charges in dental office theft


    Landmark News Service

    Additional charges have been filed against an Elizabethtown woman accused of taking more than $17,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Hodgenville dentist.

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was indicted by a LaRue County grand jury in January on one count of theft by unlawful taking.