Today's News

  • Oct. 18, 2009, editorial: Another proactive step

    How often do we hear about a crime and think whoever is responsible must be crazy. While “crazy” isn’t the correct terminology, the sad fact is that a large percentage of the American jail and prison population suffers from mental illness.

    Hardin County Jailer Louis Lawson told The News-Enterprise recently that detention centers are “a dumping ground for mentally ill” who often are jailed for crimes committed without intent.

  • With new BRAC road comes relocations

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — Fort Knox realignment is expected to bolster the local economy, but progress also can come at a steep price. Some residents who live just north of Vine Grove likely will lose their homes to a road meant to ease the congestion planners think will come with the addition of the Human Resources Command a

  • PREP FOOTBALL: After slow start, Meade one win from region finals appearance (11/13)


  • Oct. 25, 2009: Our readers write


    Thank you, Alan Laslie, for your letter of Oct. 22 regarding Elizabethtown’s incorrect city classification.

    Why does Elizabethtown’s administration desperately cling to an incorrect fourth class? Could it be because mayors have term limits in second-class cities? Could it be because the mayor and council do not want the responsibilities of providing the advantages of a second-class city? Could it be that a restaurant tax is available only in fourth- and fifth-class cities? Perhaps, all the above?

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Marion grounds LaRue County's ground game in 41-14 win (10/14)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com LEBANON — The LaRue County Hawks found their running game grounded Friday night. Marion County held the Hawks to more than 100 yards below their average en route to a 41-14 victory in the second round of the Class 4-A playoffs at John J. Boswell Stadium. LaRue County (7-5) entered Friday night averaging 280 yards per

  • Oct. 26, 2009: Our readers write

    The trick has been on us

    Booh! It is almost Halloween, a time of the year that can be fun but sometimes very scary for children. Many may recall the three scary witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth who predicted that Macbeth was safe “until Birnam Wood shall come to Dunsinane.”

  • Focus on Finance: Home tax credit newly revised

    By Birgit Stubblefield

    For The News-Enterprise

    Question: I am in the process of selling my home and buying a new home. Will I be eligible for the new $6,500 tax credit?

    Answer: This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. With tax credits for first-time home buyers and move up/repeat buyers combined with low interest rates, there never has been a better time to purchase a new home than now.

    You can save thousands on the purchase of a new home.

  • Oct. 16, 2009: Our readers write

    Left/right rift

    The “Our Readers Write” segment of the Oct. 15 edition of The News-Enterprise featured a letter condemning violence but focusing the consternation of this anti-social behavior on “right wing extremists.” The author is obviously naive, mis-informed or has a liberal — that is pro-Obama — agenda to promote.

  • Radcliff backs bid for repairs

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The lack of fire protection within some city-owned buildings and the hefty overtime fees needed for a human fire watch has led city officials to act. After much debate, Radcliff City Council has agreed to move forward on needed repairs to sprinkler and alarm systems, according to Planning Director Steve Barno.

  • Nov. 13 Services

    James Robert Bailey, 47, of Radcliff, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with burial in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and beginning at noon Saturday at the funeral home.

    Mary Beachie Houston Fraze, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Hardin Memorial Park.