Today's News

  • March 17, 2009: Our readers write

    Blood donation:

    The need is real

    One of the most remarkable acts of human kindness is the act of donating blood. Each time a blood donation is made, the donor invests in the life of another human being. Among the most dedicated blood donors is a small group of people who give just one component of their blood — platelets — through a process known as Apheresis.

  • March 15 editorial: Is it stone soup yet?

    Demand is up and donations are down. Not good news for the United Way of Central Kentucky and the agencies that receive funding, but especially for those who rely on those organizations. Unfortunately, as jobs in the area have been cut donations have too, in part because many who made payroll deduction pledges now are out of work. This year’s United Way campaign is estimated to be short of its goal by $200,000.

  • March 11, 2009: Our readers write

    Why, why, why?

    Why is it that people push their shopping carts all around the store and to their cars, but they cannot push the cart to one of the cart racks? They leave them in parking spots and the next person has to get out to move them or try and park without hitting them.

    On windy days I have seen carts go rolling and hit other people’s cars.

    Now, why do mostly girls and some guys wear pajamas to the store and to the mall? Are they too lazy to take the time to get dressed into clothes?

    Charles Phillabaum

  • March 31, 2009: Our readers write


    Gillispie: The man for the job

    I disagree with your editorial regarding UK’s basketball coach.

    Now folks are living in the Dark Ages. Under the new model for measuring performance, (Coach Billie Gillispie’s) own record entitles him to a retention bonus.

    Since he created the mess, he is the person most qualified to deal with it. We sure don’t want to lose him at a time like this.

    Austin Hansel

  • March 16, 2009: Our readers write

    Sewer expansion sought

    I read the March 5 article, “Water project could receive stimulus dollars,” with great interest. I have lived on North Miles Street for almost 16 years, and have spoken to city officials three or four times over the last 10 years about improving the wastewater situation along our stretch of road.  We live between Winchester Park and Ring Road and are not connected to the sewer system. 

  • City approves bid for wastewater treatment plant expansion


    Elizabethtown City Council on Monday unanimously approved a bid from W. Rogers Company for the expansion of the Valley Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant at $20,115,753, with the approval of the bid by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority and W. Rogers Company finishing the required contract documentation.

  • After trips, it's back to work for softball and baseball coaches (4/6)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — High school baseball and softball coaches are not just coaches, but also groundskeepers. Coaches are meticulous about their fields, spending countless hours mowing, watering, dragging and weeding their fields.

  • March 8, 2009: Our readers write

    Presidential credentials

    First off, I would like to applaud George Gootee, Steven C. Barrowes, J.B. Armstrong and others who speak out against the unconstitutional “bailouts” which are, in my opinion, crushing our nation. Bailouts cause inflation, which causes recession, a.k.a. depression, in the long run. In this letter I have a different point to make though.

  • Agencies to give away seedlings
  • March 26 editorial: Employment offices streamline processes

    As the human toll of the recession began hitting home around here last fall, a number of near-frantic men and women whose jobs fell victim to the global economic nosedive called The News-Enterprise newsroom to complain about having to stand in impossibly long lines to file for unemployment benefits and to get help in looking for work.

    You could hear the stress in their voices, feel the tension, the fear. It was one of the worst days of their lives.