Today's News

  • U.S. 62 to see closures

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The state will close a portion of U.S. 62 between the Elizabethtown Police Department and Pritchard Community Center this weekend.

    The closures will allow crews to repair the bridge over Valley Creek. The eastbound lanes are scheduled to be closed Oct. 24-26. Traffic will be detoured to U.S. 31W Bypass onto College Street Road and back to U.S. 62. 

    The westbound lanes were closed Oct. 17-19.


  • Oct. 15, 2008: Our readers write

    Obama: Ultra-liberal liberal

    I have been watching presidential elections closely for many years. Barrack Obama is the most far out liberal nominated for president in my memory. President Clinton was a conservative compared to Obama. A far-left president along with Nancy Pelosi leading the House and Sen. Reid leading the Senate, and allies like Barney Frank would present a government far too liberal for most Americans.

  • Oct. 14, 2008: Our readers write

    Endorses ‘three men’

    David McCullum (“Misunderstanding the restaurant tax,” Oct. 10) did little homework studying the challengers for Elizabethtown City Council, and even less about the restaurant tax.

    The “three men” McCullum singled out all are college educated and well prepared for the “tests of life.” One is a professor, one a financial adviser and one has more than 24 years of business management experience.

  • Oct. 15 editorial: Don't forget the flu shot

    THE ISSUE: Flu shots

    OUR VIEW: Vaccinations work

    At a time when our minds are focused on the health of the nation, it is important that we remember to take care of our own health, and our family’s as well. One way to do this is by being vaccinated annually against the flu.

    Once thought of as necessary only for the senior population or those working in the health care industry, the Center for Disease Control now recommends that “anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu,” and can, should be vaccinated.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, editorial: We still need pink

    Sixteen years after pink ribbons first appeared in a coordinated campaign to raise awareness of — and money for — the fight against breast cancer, miraculous progress has been made.

    The Living Ribbon created Thursday night at Hardin Memorial Hospital is evidence that the awareness campaign is working. More than 130 women, all wearing pink, stood shoulder to shoulder on the roof of the parking garage to form one more giant pink ribbon.

    The odds of a woman developing breast cancer in her lifetime are 1 in 8.

  • Oct. 20, 2008: Our readers write

    Lee makes a difference

  • Needs assessment survey begins


    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Cheryl Freeman is looking for new ways to help those in need through Hardin County Community Action.

    A meeting Monday morning could go a long way to finding out what in other areas those in the low-income population may need assistance with when the annual community needs assessment meeting is held.

  • North succeeds in Florida band competition



    RADCLIFF — The North Hardin High School band placed in the top five in a Bands of America regional competition, which band director Brian Froedge called “a big achievement.”


    The North Hardin High School band placed fourth in the BOA regional competition, which took place Oct. 11 in Orlando, Fla.


  • Rineyville teen expected to make full recovery


    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY– A 13-year-old Rineyville boy struck by a car Friday near Rineyville has extensive injuries, but nothing fatally wounding, the teen’s mother said.

  • Wake-up call was entirely too literal

    I didn’t hear the sirens.

    Didn’t smell any smoke.

    At 4:30 a.m. last Wednesday morning, I only could hear the sound of my daughter coughing in her crib.

    She’s been fighting a cold — or maybe it’s allergies — and had woken up coughing for several nights. As had become routine, I walked to her crib and lifted her to hold and rock her until she stopped.