Today's News

  • Soldier’s body found at bottom of Salt River


    The News-Enterprise

    WEST POINT — Divers found the body Sunday of a Fort Knox soldier who apparently drown after falling into the mouth of Salt River when trying to rappel from a off-limits and active railroad bridge.

    West Point Police said it appears Army Spc. Joe Don Land, 19, of Colorado, was hanging from the 50-foot trestle on a rope not made for rappelling when he fell from about four feet above the water around 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Ferrellgas award

    Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., one of the nation’s largest propane distributors, recently was nominated for the 2008 Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is given annually by the U.S. Secretary of Defense National Committee for Employer Sup-port of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to honor American employers of National Guard or Reserve members for their exceptional support above the requirements of federal law.

  • Still among county's Most Wanted



    HARDIN COUNTY — Of the four dozen fugitives listed in the premiere installment of Hardin County’s Most Wanted in February, only 13 have not been served arrest warrants or surrendered to authorities.

    Three dozen fugitives named in the newspaper series have either surrendered or been arrested since the effort began in February.

  • Broken connection



    HARDIN COUNTY — An Elizabethtown company that once claimed it could bring high-speed Internet to the rural areas of Hardin County is under the microscopes of counties throughout Kentucky.

  • Peterson receives prestigous Bowl of Hygeia Award

    Charles David Peterson of Rineyville was the recent recipient of the 2008 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. A Wyeth Pharmaceutical representative presented the award to Peter-son at the Kentucky Pharmacists Association’s 130th Annual Convention on June 19.

  • Radcliff Wal Mart makes community donation


    Radcliff Wal-Mart associate Brandy Cox, left, recently presented a $1,000 community grant to Officer Bryce Shumate for the city of Radcliff.

  • Helm convicted of rape, sodomy

    By BOB WHITE and


    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A Radcliff man who admitted to loving two sisters younger than 12 was convicted Friday night on 11 sex offense counts.

    Sentencing for William “Bill” Roy Helm Jr., 40, is scheduled for Monday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    He originally was charged with an assortment of 13 counts of first-degree rape, sodomy and sexual abuse. These were reduced to 11 counts of second-degree rape and sodomy. He also was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • June 30: Services

    Teddy Rousseau Bunnell, 62, of Horse Cave, died Saturday, June 28, 2008. The funeral is at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Sego Funeral Home in Munfordville. Burial will be in Goodman Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. CDT today, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CDT Tuesday and continues at 8 a.m. CDT Wednesday at the funeral home. Edith Imogene Watts Churchill, 76, of Radcliff, died Thursday, June 26, 2008. The funeral is at 11 a.m.

  • Two people receive head injuries in crash Sunday on Ky. 1600

    Staff Report

    Two Elizabethtown residents were flown by emergency helicopter from the scene of a two-car crash Sunday on Ky. 1600 near the Hardin-Meade line.

    Sheila Crowe, 26, and Robert Chapman, 27, both were airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with head injuries, Kentucky State Police reported.

    At 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Crowe was driving a 1991 Mercury Topaz on Ky. 1600 when a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer pulled from the intersection of Ky. 920 into her vehicle’s path, Trooper Sam Shacklette’s report says.

  • Link to Lincoln began with visit to Grandpa Zeke

    Stories from the Heartland by John Friedlein

    RANTOUL, Ill. — Back in the ’50s, when Kent Tucker was of coonskin-cap-wearing age, he visited his grandpa’s Hardin County-area farm.

    Besides falling off a donkey or a mule — he can’t remember which — he discovered a granite monument of neoclassical design in the middle of the woods.