Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue County preps for Valley (11/14)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com HODGENVILLE — If opening the playoffs on the road against 1-of-8 No. 1 seeds is supposed to be adversity, all LaRue County High School coach Rodney Armes can do is smile. That’s because the Hawks (4-6) are still alive, maybe not so well, and still have a shot – albeit a long one – at their first Class 4-A state

  • Akebono reducing work force



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Reacting to the automotive industry’s freefalling sales in North America, the county’s largest private employer is now asking employees to retire voluntarily before more drastic measures are needed to reduce its work force.

  • Fifth-graders commit to being 'healthy kids'



    ELIZABETHTOWN — A fifth-grade class at Lincoln Trail Elementary just finished a group project that started with the arrival of the school year. And they’re ready for more.

    Shelly Simpson’s class at Lincoln Trail Elementary School has been running and exercising together since the beginning of school — and not just in P.E. The class trained for a 5K (3.1-mile) run, which took place Nov. 9, almost daily during the school year. Now they have their sights on the next one.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Green Wave planning for an ugly game against Panthers (11/14)

    By GREG CREWS gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com BRANDENBURG — Tonight’s game at Hamilton Field won’t likely be a pretty one, and the Meade County Green Wave are looking forward to it. With two run-heavy teams set to duke it out on a field that may be waterlogged long before the 7:30 kickoff, the Green Wave (5-5) are confident they can slop out a win over Louisville Plea

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Burgess made right choice for future (11/14)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — By giving up basketball three years ago, Alex Burgess made the right decision for her future. A John Hardin High School senior, Burgess quit the Lady Bulldogs to focus on track and field, cross country and academics. Now, Burgess is on the verge of getting a full ride to either Bellarmine University or Western Kentuc

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wolverines have Panthers’ full attention (11/13)


  • Nov. 9 Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Jon David Vandermolen, 25, Elizabethtown, and Ashley Alyane Smith, 25, both of Elizabethtown. Married two years.

    Niles Whitson, 36, and Angela Michelle Harper, 31, both of Rineyville. Married seven years.

    Vincent Brandon Kessler, 35, and Dana Yvette Marcum, 35, both of Elizabethtown. Married nine years.

    Derwin I. Nickelberry Jr., 29, Eddyville, and Leshana Wynn, 23, Radcliff. Married four years.

  • Nov. 9 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Virginia Ann Stoeckel, 28, and Christopher Thomas Payton, 29, both of Elizabethtown.

    Crystal Ann Petrie, 31, and John Franklin Hodge, 40, both of Elizabethtown.

    Cindy Marie Blumenberg, 19, and John Michael Dietrich IV, 33, both of Elizabethtown.

    Joani Chaylene Nathey, 18, and Michael Gene Colomb, 20, both of West Point.

    Chelsea Danielle Kelley, 18, Vine Grove, and David Allen Schultz, 19, Radcliff.

  • Nov. 9 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.


    Joel Ross Puckett (1980).

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Not just dumb luck (11/13)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — John Hardin coach Mark Brown likes to joke that in the Wing-T offense bad fullbacks make good guards. Senior Billy Simmons fits that description. “He’s exactly right,” Simmons said. “We’re just down dumb running backs. You have to be quick to play guard in this offense, because you