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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rolling Army strong

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Hardin County residents — and perhaps workers on post — may not know a fleet of rolling exhibits that tour the country is stationed at Fort Knox.

    The Mobile Exhibit Company on Thursday gave the public tours of its vehicles, which include semi trucks that feature a variety of interactive activities — from flight simulators to science displays.

    The company helps support U.S. Army recruiting efforts at places such as schools, fairs and sporting events.

  • Flooding leaves residents fuming

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    A downpour Tuesday afternoon was an unwelcome dose of déjà vu for residents along Henon Lane in Elizabethtown.

    The area is flood prone: A heavy rain shower can place the neighborhood under water in a matter of hours. Residents are demanding answers from the city.

    Tausha McCubbins and her husband, Matthew, have been fighting floods for the past five years.

    “It’s a mess,” Tausha McCubbins  said Wednesday as she pointed out damage to her home.

  • July 29, 2010: Our readers write

    The weakness of ‘strongmen’

    Should Washington politicians muscle earmarked money to the bottom line of a private business? The answer is likely to be a chest-pounding “no” if coming from a Republican, a conservative, a Tea Party follower or any of the ranters who hang out on the political right.