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Today's News

  • Brothers selected for national study group

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A former local school board member is moving to the national arena for work on education policy.

    Joe Brothers, chairman of the Kentucky Board of Education and a former member of the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board, has been selected to take part in a study group for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

  • Second mistrial in Burke case

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – They say the third time is a charm.

    Parties to the double-murder trial of U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke can only hope that’s the case.

    After a week of questioning 150 potential jurors about their knowledge of the Burke case and what they may know or have read about shooting deaths of Burke’s estranged wife and her former mother-in-law, word came Thursday that sparked another mistrial.

  • Extended home buyer tax credit ends April 30

    By MARGIE HARPER

    With 2010 in full swing, the extended home-buyer credit passed in November under the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act ends April 30. A written binding contract to purchase must be in effect on April 30, 2010, and the purchaser must close on or before June 30.

    Military service members and certain other federal employees serving outside the country have an extra year to qualify for a homebuyer credit. These eligible taxpayers must enter into a binding contract to buy a principal residence on or before April 30, 2011.

  • Moore seeks third term in Frankfort

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Tim Moore does not plan to change his focus as he vies for re-election in the 26th Kentucky House District.

    The people, he said, are vital to the health and success of the state, and he plans to stick to the ideals he carried into office and heed those voices.

    “More often than not, government is not the solution,” Moore said. “(Citizens) are the solution.”

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pettigrew named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week (01/20)

    The News-Enterprise

    BOWLING GREEN — Since Western Kentucky forward Sergio Kerusch went down with a foot injury in December, the Hilltoppers have asked even more out of Steffphon Pettigrew.

    And Pettigrew hasn’t let them down.

    The former Elizabethtown High School standout has shined with Kerusch out and on Monday, Pettigrew was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week.

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  • OFF-ROAD RACING: Eriksen wins in Nevada (01/20)

    The News-Enterprise

    LAUGHLIN, Nev. — Elizabethtown chiropractor William C. Eriksen finished first in Class 2 at the 16th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, which was held Saturday and Sunday.

    The Laughlin Desert Challenge is the opener of the five-race SCORE Desert Series. Of the 126 racers who started, Eriksen was 1-of-61 (48.41) percent to finish.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North beats Nelson; North Hardin Christian falls on road (01/20)

    The News-Enterprise Destiny Bramblett scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the visiting North Hardin Lady Trojans to a 48-45 upset over the Nelson County Lady Cardinals on Tuesday. Bramblett also had four assists and one block as North Hardin (8-11) won for the third time in five games and snapped Nelson County’s two-game winning streak. The Lady Trojans improved to

  • Saunders Springs on the path to recovery

    AT A GLANCE

    Saunders Springs Nature Preserve’s post ice storm renovation projects:

  • Winter Blast tour comes to Elizabethtown

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Four popular Christian artists will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

    Building 429, Britt Nicole, Mikeschair and Chris and Conrad will perform the show as part of the Winter Blast 2010 tour.

    Christian music station 88.5 WJIE in Louisville, promoter of the concert, plays music from all the artists on the bill, assistant program director and on-air personality Chris Crain said.