Today's News

  • Focus on finance: Buying points on a mortgage

    Question:  Should I “pay points” on my mortgage? Can you answer that question in a column, and define “points?”

    Answer: Discount points allow you to lower your interest rate. They are essentially prepaid interest; with each point equaling 1 percent of the total loan amount. Generally, for each point paid on a 30-year mortgage, the interest rate is reduced by 1/8 (or .125) of a percentage point.

  • Creed graduates from basic training

    CREED. Cody M. Creed graduated from Air Force basic training in Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on April 2. He is currently attending Tech School for Security Forces at Lackland AFB for 13 weeks.

    He is the son of Colleen M. Creed of Radcliff and Edward W. Creed Jr. of Baltimore; and the grandson of Retired Maj. and Mrs. Mark J. Kelly of Radcliff and Mr. and Mrs. Edward W Creed Sr., of Baltimore.

    He is a 2009 graduate of Perry Hall High School in Baltimore.


  • American Red Cross offers classes in April

    The following classes will be offered in April at the American Red Cross. Classes will be at the Elizabethtown office at 405 W. Dixie Avenue address unless otherwise indicated. For registration or information, call 765-4979. In honor of those who serve, active duty military discounts are now available, but must be requested at time of payment.

    Adult, child & Infant CPR/AED/First Aid Basics, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3; $55.

  • St. Clair attorney wants kidnapping trial delayed



    An attorney for convicted killer Michael St. Clair says the state should re-sentence his client on a murder conviction in Bullitt County before planning a third trial in Hardin County for the same victim’s kidnapping.

    Vince Yustas, St. Clair’s attorney since 2005, said, “it only makes logical sense they do the Bullitt County resentencing first."

  • April 18 Cecilia news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Brody Jonathan Barnes was born March 27, 2010, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Parents are Jonathan Brock and Ashley Webb Barnes of Bowling Green.

    Maternal grandparents are Jerry Webb and the late Paula Webb; Stepgrandmother is Peggy Webb. Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Marcia Barnes.

    Paternal great-grandparents are the late Joseph Barnes and Irene Barnes Dodson and stepgreat-grandad is Floyd Dodson. Brody is the first grandchild on either side of the family.

  • Carls welcome Sophia


    Jonathan and Brittney Carl of Vine Grove announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Faith Carl, on Feb. 23, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Ronald and Darlene Basham of Rineyville and David and Angie Carl of Houston.

    Great-grandparents are Louis and Shirley Basham of Vine Grove, John and Margenia Dougherty of Radcliff and Arlene Holden of Waite Hill, Ohio. Great-great grandmother is Irene Cravens of Radcliff.


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  • Supporters form living ribbon

    By JILL PICKETT jpickett@thenewsenterprise.com The Ribbon of Hope has been formed in Hardin County for a few years recognizing breast cancer. Organizers added several more colors to the typically pink event this year, to create the living Rainbow Ribbon of Hope. Each color has a different significance related to cancer – purple for being a survivor and other colors for various forms

  • April 18 White Mills

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

    Isn’t this spring weather beautiful? Everything in bloom, dogwood trees, tulips, redbud trees and bushes that have small white flowers on them are all blooming in my yard. I have a small garden planted now with the help of Elnoah and Kathy.

    SYMPATHY. Sympathy to the families of Will Yates of Rineyville and Charles Duncan of Cecilia.

    GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Johnnie Logsdon, Billy Johnson, Bobby Williams, Joann Hornback, Wesley Cardin, Mrs. Carlie Ward and all others who are ill.

  • Abe Lincoln visits Elizabethtown Rotary

    Pictured from left are Rotarian Rik Hawkins, Larry Elliott and Elizabethtown Rotary Club President-Elect Cathy Williamson.

    Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Larry Elliott) was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 30. He gave a talk on how happy he was that the Civil War had ended.