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Today's News

  • July 30, 2010: Services

     

  • Southland Idol winner

    The winner of the Southland Bingo Hall Idol Contest is Stephanie Metcalf of Hodgenville. She is pictured with Sherry Holland, manager of Southland. Metcalf won the title of Southland Idol and $1,000 last Saturday by singing "Hallelujah" in front of a packed house. Songs performed by other contestants ranged from Elvis to Ella Fitzgerald. Southland Bingo Hall is located at 2360 S. Dixie Blvd. in Radcliff.

  • Cyclist OK after Wednesday collision

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    An Elizabethtown cyclist struck  Wednesday night by a car on U.S. 31W at Warehouse Court in Elizabethtown was not seriously injured during the crash.

    According to Elizabethtown Police Department spokesman Virgil Willoughby, cyclist Dawn N. Rasmussen, 33, was pedaling against traffic — south along the shoulder of U.S. 31W's northbound lane — when a Plymouth NXP struck the bike when pulling into northbound traffic from a parking lot.

  • July 30, 2010: Our readers write

    Double standards on states’ rights

    It seems President Obama and his cronies have learned nothing from history. I remember a small fracas took place in this country more than a hundred years ago because of states’ rights. Abraham Lincoln did all he could to appease both sides, but hotter heads prevailed.

  • Photos: That's a lotta Lincoln
  • July 29, 2010: Obituaries

    Dorothy Bratcher Dorothy Bratcher, 78, of Leitchfield, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at her residence. She was born April 5, 1932. She was a homemaker and a member of Clarkson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bratcher; her son, Dennis Bratcher; her parents, Worthel Keller and Tresia Ann Higdon Bocock; and two brothers, Jerome and J.W. Bocock. S

  • Cyclist injured in Dixie Avenue crash
  • Lincoln Memorial may remain closed until Labor Day

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Renovations to the Memorial Building housing Abraham Lincoln’s symbolic birthplace cabin are taking longer than expected.

    Once workers started digging into the project, they found more extensive renovations were needed than had been previously thought, said Keith Pruitt, superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park near Hodgenville.

  • Civil War photo lets museum peer back in time

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    With a saber in his hand and a Colt revolver jutting from his belt, James T. Skees looks ready to battle some Rebels.

    Former Elizabethtown resident Tony Skees is donating the picture of the local Civil War soldier to the Hardin County History Museum, which is increasingly focused on that conflict with the approach of its 150th anniversary.

  • The smell of victory

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    The familiar scent of barbecue will drift through Glendale this weekend.

    The Glendale Merchant’s Association is hosting its inaugural Glendale Backyard Barbecue and Chili Cook-Off Festival on Saturday in downtown Glendale.

    Judy Claycamp, an event organizer and owner of Green Top Antiques, said a number of backyard cookers will arrive this evening for food inspection and setup. Once those duties are wrapped up, the cooking will commence and continue through the night in preparation for Saturday morning.