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Today's News

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Danville's plans have Fort Knox's Combs concerned (09/26)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    FORT KNOX — After viewing game tapes of Class 2-A, District 4 rival Danville, first-year Fort Knox coach Brandon Combs doesn’t know what to expect from the Admirals at 7:30 tonight at Admiral Stadium.

    Danville (2-2), which is coming off a 33-30 loss to Winchester George Rogers Clark, used two offenses and defenses against GRC and the week before against rival Boyle County.

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: District races get underway tonight (9/26)

    This year, each Friday I’ll take a look at the week that was in high school football and look ahead at the upcoming week. District races kick into high gear this week. Although five-team districts, such as Class 6-A, District 2, began two weeks ago, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, John Hardin and LaRue County, all part of four-team districts, play their district openers tonight.

  • Sept. 23, 2008, editorial: Beshear, Prather changing Transportation culture

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation has the worst reputation of any branch of state government in Frankfort, its monstrous new headquarters a monument to everything that's been wrong with state government - partisan favoritism, mismanagement and shady deals.

  • Sept. 26, 2008, obituaries

    Martha Dowell

    Martha Dowell, 74, of Irvington, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at her residence.

    Survivors include four sons, James, Steven, Gregory and Kenneth Dowell; and a daughter, Susan Gilliland.

    The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

    Bowen Goode Sr.

    Bowen Goode Sr., 84, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Benefit walk, dinner supports two agencies

    Staff Report

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Arnold Myers began participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk three years ago, not long after his wife, Roberta, was diagnosed with the disease.

    Roberta died three weeks ago, but Myers is not about to forget the Memory Walk.

    Again this year, the café owner has rallied support from customers and suppliers to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association and another agency which recently became a true blessing for Myers and his late wife.

  • Sept. 25, 2008: Our readers write

    Some changes we don’t need

    Sherry Kelley wants to talk about economics (“Stay on task,” Sept. 11, 2008). This is a subject near and dear to my heart and pocketbook so I will take the time to answer her.

    Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006, we have seen a lot of change. Change is something the Democrats are really for, it seems. Two years ago consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high. Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon. The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. Not bad.

  • GIRLS'/BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Thursday's Results (09/26)

    The News-Enterprise

    Sisters Jessica and Hannah Howard combined for three goals as the surging John Hardin girls’ soccer team pulled away from visiting Barren County on Thursday night, 4-0.

    It was the seventh consecutive shutout for the Lady Bulldogs (9-2), who joined Bardstown and Elizabethtown with a region-best nine victories and became 1-of-8 girls’ teams in state history to record at least seven consecutive shutouts.

    Jessica Howard, a senior forward, gave the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 halftime lead with an unassisted goal.

  • Singin', dancin', quiltin'

    Members of the Bluegrass 101 band perform on stage Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival at Optimist Park. The two day event featured 11 different acts.

  • Swope acquires Nissan, Jones Pontiac

    Staff Report

    Elizabethtown-based Swope Family of Dealerships and the Jones Automotive Group have announced they have exchanged two of their brands.

    Jones acquired Pontiac and will move it into the Jones Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac-GMC at 1601 N. Dixie Ave. Swope landed Nissan and initially will operate Swope Nissan in the former Jones location at 1085 Dixie. Swope Nissan is expected to move into a new location in the near future, according to a news release.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue County preps for Cissell and North Bullitt (09/26)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    HODGENVILLE — Rodney Armes doesn’t need to look at the KHSAA statistics leaders to know what Dalton Cissell is capable of because North Bullitt’s star running back gave LaRue County’s coach an up close and personal view in his Eagles’ 51-31 road victory last season.

    Cissell scored five touchdowns (four rushing, one kickoff return) last year against the Hawks.