Today's News

  • March 23, 2010 Editorial: Workshop will focus on Hardin County life

    Unless one happens to be among those blessed, or cursed, with celebrity, it is hard for most people to imagine living life under the constant watch of the camera’s eye. Whether it be the strobe flash and shutter click of the spying paparazzi’s camera or a more welcomed shadowing by a photojournalist chronicling a day in an individual’s life, most of us never will know

  • Radcliff man indicted on weapon charge

    The News-Enterprise

    A Radcliff man was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury after allegedly being caught with a short-barreled shotgun last year.

    Edgar Bravo Rodriguez, 24, is slated to be formally arraigned April 20 in federal court on a single count of illegal possession of an unlicensed short-barreled shotgun.

    The Radcliff resident was allegedly found with the weapon during an ongoing anti-violence investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville states.

  • March 29, 2010: Our readers write

    Vandalism Justified?

    Concerning the March 19 letter, “Stereotypes at work:”

    First, it is naive to pretend that we don’t categorize people based on their lifestyle and accomplishments. What I was trying to get across in my original letter was this:

    Before the act of vandalism, had I known the alleged vandal, I would have assumed that he was, as a retired military officer, an individual with personal discipline and respect for the rights and property of others.

  • 'Frankenstein Rising' premiering in E'town

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown will be the site Sunday of one of two Kentucky premieres of Sterling Entertainment’s low-budget horror movie “Frankenstein Rising.”

    The film will be presented  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Movie Palace. Only one showing will be held.

    Randal Malone, a cult film actor formerly of MTV’s “Singled Out,” portrays the monster and will appear in person at the theater. He will be available to autograph free movie posters which will be given away while supplies last.

  • March 24, 2010 Editorial: ExCEL award honorees deserve praise and more

    Karen Arant will sit among her peers, students and numerous well-wishers today.

    Arant is this year's Hardin County Schools ExCEL award winner, an honor bestowed upon exemplary teachers in this region. The award, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is sponsored by WHAS-TV in Louisville and E.ON U.S., a Louisville energy company.

    The fourth-grade teacher at Rineyville Elementary School joins Elizabethtown Independent Schools award winner Gary Pearman and LaRue County Schools winner Beverly Heady as 2010 area ExCEL award winners.

  • March 16, 2010: Our readers write

    Defending dissension from Darwinism

    A News-Enterprise article describing Rep. Tim Moore’s proposed legislation, The Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act, (Moore wants options in teaching, March 9) received a caustic response from a recent letter writer. (Mar 11, “On teaching theories”)

  • March 28, 2010 editorial: Keep focus on facts for good of all

    Discussion among the Heartland Chambers Alliance may give life to a new debate over alcohol sales in Hardin County.

    Issues such as economic development will be raised to promote a move to full alcohol sales — “wet” status. Another topic is the perceptions and expectations of newcomers arriving as the base realignment at Fort Knox brings Human Resources Command and its well-paying jobs here.

    Of course, any debate about alcohol availability will be greeted with opponents raising arguments about family values, highway safety and morality.

  • March 22, 2010: Our readers write

    Success story

    I continue to be impressed with the leadership of Ben and Kelly Fulcher as they expand the reach of White Mills Christian Camp. The 2009 camp season saw a 20 percent jump in camper attendance to 1,250 youth. Specialty camps that were added to the program were a big part of the growth.

  • Putting a twist on news judgment


    Deciding what’s news seems simple enough. Is it new? Is it interesting? Do people need this information?

    The details can be a tad more confusing.

    Let me peel back the onion on a few topics from the past days and offer some insight.

    The Historic State Theater decides to invite a legendary entertainer to Elizabethtown. Arrangements are made for a June 18 concert by rock ‘n’ roll legend Chubby Checker – best known for his 50-year-old dance sensation “The Twist.”

  • Nourishment in nature



    The abundance of sunshine and surging temperatures in recent days has green thumbs pulsing.

    Ann Kowalkoski, president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, said embracing this urge not only will produce spacious gardens, but also a sense of serenity.