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Today's News

  • Presidential race not as heated locally

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — While Sen. John McCain remains a clear underdog during the last week of the presidential race, he is expected to have little problem in this conservative area.

    “The kind of message Republicans send out resonates with Kentucky residents,” said Saundra Ardrey, head of the Western Kentucky University Department of Political Science. The focus on values and “wedge issues” plays well.

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  • Police search for rape suspect

    RADCLIFF

    City police are on the lookout for a rape suspect matching a sketch compiled after a woman said she was sexually assaulted just after midnight Sunday in a parking lot on Pin Oak Court.

    According to Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate, the woman described her attacker as a Caucasian male, between 5-feet-10 and 6-feet tall, about 200 pounds with a mustache and pony tail.

    He was wearing a denim jacket, black pants and tennis shoes at the time of the attack, the woman told police.

  • Districts meet over economics education

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Two education organizations are partnering to ensure the next generation of adults knows how to manage its money.

    The North Central Education Foundation and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education have partnered to expand financial literacy lessons in 15 central Kentucky school districts . They met with most of these districts Thursday to begin working with them, and are awaiting word on a $10,000 grant that would help make the economics education a reality.

  • Bryant pleads guilty to complicity to murder

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The Clarksville, Ind., man who drove two teens to Elizabethtown where both were robbed, one killed and the other beaten, pleaded guilty Tuesday to complicity to murder and a list of violent felonies in exchange for a 20-year sentence.

  • Number of pertussis cases on the rise

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The number of pertussis cases in Hardin County increased slightly over the weekend.

    There were 16 confirmed cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, in Hardin County as of Monday afternoon, up three from the 13 reported on Friday. The confirmed cases have occured in children from three area schools — St. James School, Elizabethtown Christian Academy and Heartland Elementary School.

  • Upton’s new fire station nearing completion

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    UPTON – An effort that began in early 2007 is inching toward fruition as walls, floors and doors are installed as part of Upton’s new city council chambers and fire station.

    The 8,000 square foot building now in the works on U.S. 31W in downtown Upton replaces an outdated building not large enough to house modern fire apparatus.

  • ECTC enrollment up despite cuts

     

      By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Community and Technical College met the school’s enrollment goal for the fall semester, and continues to grow, according to President and CEO Thelma White.

    Unofficial numbers have met the 5,550-student enrollment goal, and the number should grow until Nov. 1, when the figure will become official for Fall 2008, White said.

  • Candidates look to Sonora's future

    INCUMBENTS

    Earl "Tee" Hodges, Duane Manakee, James Harris Routt, Paul C. Stewart

    CHALLENGER

    Claudia Thurman

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    SONORA — The recent residential and business development in the southern end of Hardin County seems to have drawn many of the political season campaign issues as Sonora residents head to the polls next week to elect four commissioners.

  • Fire destroys home

    VINE GROVE

    A single-story home was destroyed by fire, smoke and water Thursday, but no one was injured.

    The home at 1850 Star Mills Road was unoccupied when a neighbor called 911 Thursday afternoon to report the blaze.

    Firefighters from White Mills, Stephensburg and West 84 fire departments responded and gained control of the flames within 20 minutes of the call being made, but the house was a complete loss.