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Today's News

  • Jan. 6, 2009: Our readers write

    A Messiah  well-received

    Hats off to the many individuals who contributed their time, energy and financial support toward a glorious gift of the season — the recent performance of George Friedrick Handel’s Messiah at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown. The Messiah Community Choir included more than 80 singers directed by Dr. Camille Hill of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Dr. John Kays, guest director.

  • Jan. 15, 2010 editorial: Meeting justice needs of the mentally ill

    A fire damaged a physical link to American history but the resulting court case began a process that puts Hardin County on the leading edge of legal precedent.

    Criminal charges involving the mentally ill often serve to confound the justice process. Dealing with the special concerns of those defendants led to creation of the new Hardin County Mental Health Court.

    Funded by a community corrections grant, the court recently resolved the criminal charges brought against a 34-year-old local resident involved in the arson of the Lincoln Heritage House.

  • Jan. 29, 2010: Our readers write

    Stop the blame game

    Recently there was a letter in this paper that talked about political amnesia. With all due respect to the writer of that and similar letters, don’t you think it is time to stop trying to assign blame?

    If you look at the presidents of recent times, none of them had their own party in majority for the length of their term. In that case, who gets credit for the successes and who gets the blame for the failures?

  • Document spawns open display of emotions

    By Ben Sheroan

    bsheroan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Maybe it’s because I have never been comfortable with my own tears, but seeing adults cry  — particularly adult men — always rips at my soul.

  • Jan. 26, 2010: Our Readers Write

    Candidate statement was too broad I would like to express my opinion to address an issue raised by Louis Grider Jr., a 2010 candidate for Hardin County sheriff. In the Jan. 14,   The News-Enterprise, (Grider challenges Williams for county sheriff) Mr. Grider states that “... he can work to shake the ‘nobody cares’ perception that he says is held by a disgr

  • Jan. 31, 2010 editorial: Political diversity on local display

    Change.

    That’s the mantra that swept Barack Obama and Democrats into power in Washington, D.C., a year ago. But voters don’t seem to be done changing things. The recent senatorial election in Massachusetts showed that.

    Here in Hardin County, the mantra might as well be Choice, and there is a slate of candidates that bears witness to that desire.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake expanding

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser is on tap for March and organizer Bob Belknap said there a few surprises in store this year. As interest has bloomed in the event, the need for additional sessions has emerged, meaning the event will expand through the month of March. Belknap, branch manager for Big B

  • 'I think I can'

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — If efforts to re-establish passenger rail service here were a children’s story, it would be titled, “The Little Engine that Couldn’t.”

    Regardless of how tall that hill may be, though, two recent developments have given at least some steam to the possibility.

    First, the Federal Railroad Administration last month approved a $250,000 grant to investigate the possibility of high-speed passenger service along a route that may include Hardin County.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Scott wins eighth-grade title (02/19)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The third meeting between the Scott Middle School Bulldogs and Bluegrass Middle School Colts was supposed to be a barnburner. Nick McDonald made sure that didn’t happen. An eighth-grade guard, McDonald scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Bulldogs to a relatively easy 61-35 win over the Colts in the ch

  • Feb. 7, 2010: Our readers write

    Seamless transitions from ECTC

    While I support the concept of a seamless transition from community colleges to four-year schools, I fear the tenor of your Feb. 2 editorial (“Leave No Credit Behind”)might give readers the wrong idea about what’s going on at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Specifically, the choice of calculus and English 101 as examples of courses that might have to be retaken after a student transfers to a four-year school is quite misleading.