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Today's News

  • May 19, 2010: Services

    Alma A. Benningfield, 95, of Hodgenville, died Monday, May 17, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Separate Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

    Charles V. Cox, 74, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Stuart, Va., died Thursday, May 13, 2010. A graveside service was Monday at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart. A celebration of life is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Crowded magisterial fields narrowed

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Tuesday’s primary pared Hardin County’s large magistrate field down from almost 50 to just 16 candidates.

    Winners included a mix of former magistrates and those who have never held public office.

    The eight candidates who win in November’s general election will make up a fiscal court that will have reverted from a short-lived commissioner system.

  • Highway workers bring May flowers

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    With Memorial Day coming up, it’s good time to consider of vibrant red poppies alongside a ramp from U.S. 62 to the Elizabethtown bypass.

    Corn poppies such as these — a different type than the one that delayed Dorothy — are featured in the World War I poem, “In Flanders Fields,” and have become a symbol of military sacrifice. The red flowers bloomed in the European battlefields.

  • Morris wins 4th District Constable race

    Staff Report

    Hardin County again will have eight constables serving each of the magisterial districts and five of the seats are still to be decided in November.

    One district held a primary election Tuesday for a constable seat.

    In the 4th District, Democrat Randell R. “Randy” Morris won out over Lester “Pops” Hack with 64 percent of the vote.

    No Republican candidate filed in the 4th District.

  • From the bookshelf: "The Daughters of the Witching Hill"

     

  • Dollars and Sense: Use your refund to tune up your finances

    The average tax refund has increased by about 10 percent in 2010 as more Americans have qualified for tax breaks under the economic stimulus acts. If you’re one of the lucky ones receiving a refund, CPAs urge you to think carefully before spending it. It’s a good time to review your entire financial situation and make adjustments to keep you on track for the rest of the year. The Kentucky Society of CPAs offers these suggestions for tuning up your finances.

  • EIS approves tentative budget

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Independent Schools approved a tentative working budget for the 2010-2011 school year at the board's regular meeting Monday.

    The projected general fund amount for the year is more than $16.5 million, up from the budgeted $15.8 million for the 2009-2010 year. Salaries make up the largest portion of general fund expenses, and are projected to cost almost $11 million for next year.

    The district’s building fund is projected at $1.5 million for the upcoming school year.

     

  • Hardin County Pet Protection's treasured president

     

  • April 30 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Donald L. and Donna L. Borders to Tim L. and Teresa D. Aulbach, property in Sonora, $575,000.

    James R. White to Sylvester and Erica Cole, 228 College St., Elizabethtown, $1. FMV: $95,000.

    Terry Bryant to T. Carter Homes LLC, property on Canal Place, Elizabethtown, $28,500.

    Ky. Auctioneers Inc., to K&R Builders LLC, lot 35 Chavez Court, Elizabethtown, $27,500.

  • Rider defeats Malito, Hinson

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    If you want to test a man’s character, place him into a position of power.

    Al Rider expressed that thought after capturing the Democratic nomination for county judge-executive Tuesday night, pledging to pass the test if he captures the county’s top seat.

    “I’m gonna be the same guy you’ve known for 50 or 60 years,” he said.