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Today's News

  • RISING VOICES: 2010 and beyond

    By KELLY BERRY

    So, maybe it’s a little late to say, “Happy new year.” Yet, being only 53 days into the current year, it is still safe to say many either are still celebrating or dreading what's to come.

    For many, the new year is a time to resolve problems either with themselves or family, with exercise, diets, projects or other goals that have become commonplace in America. 

  • Home repair options exist for seniors on a tight budget

    By MONICA RUEHLING

    Senior Life Columnist

    It’s hard for most of us to imagine cold, winter winds blowing in through our home’s windows and doors. It’s hard to imagine the dampness and wetness when the roof leaks after heavy rains. It’s hard to imagine steep outside steps, or no steps at all, making even a simple feat like going outdoors virtually impossible.

  • Trial starts for Vine Grove man charged with murder

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com A jury seated Monday is expected to hear opening arguments and testimony today from Kentucky State Police detectives who charged a military contractor last year with causing the Aug. 3 death of a Vine Grove farmer. Stanley F. Hensley, 57, was using an ATV to tow a disking tool across Ky. 1500 when a Pontiac G6 came from behind, running him and the

  • RISING VOICES: Facebook Discussion

     

    THIS MONTH'S FACEBOOK DISCUSSION QUESTION:

    What did you do for Valentine's Day?

    Hey teens! We want to know WHAT YOU SAID! To voice your thoughts and see what other local teens are saying, visit the Rising Voices Facebook page and join in the discussion.

     

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins top Trinity; North wins twice (03/28)

    The News-Enterprise The Central Hardin Bruins didn’t get off to the start they wanted to Friday night, but in the end, they got the result they wanted. After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first, the Bruins answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning en route to a 9-6 victory over No. 2 Louisville Trinity at Central Hardin High School. “We pl

  • Local judge favors open court pilot program

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com When 9th Circuit Judge M. Brent Hall came to Hardin County's second Family Court bench, he opposed public access to the dependency, neglect and abuse docket, or any other proceedings involving juveniles. That was two years ago. Then, he said he worried juveniles could be negatively impacted by their, often sensitive, family matters becomin

  • Five-year push pays off for DUI bill

    BILL SUMMARY:

    A summary of SB 144, as seen on Kentucky's Legislative Research Commission's Web site:

    AN ACT relating to driving under the influence.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint

    By EMILY COOPER

    Accident. Wreck. Crash

    These are words that can destroy a driver and the people around them in a second. In many cases, they are preventable. How? By turning off your cell phones.

    Listen up, Hardin County. Cell phone usage distracts the driver. Texting, calling or even just answering the phone can be dangerous while driving, whether it’s in use for minutes or just a second.

    All disaster needs is a second.

    In addition to a tragic ending, distracted driving should be against the law.

  • Celebrating Passover is based in tradition

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com While many of us went about our daily business, Monday at sundown, Passover began. The Jewish faith has been celebrating Passover since the time of the Old Testament and some Christian churches also celebrate it as a connection to the beginnings of their faith. But what exactly is the Passover? Morris Schwartz, Jewish Lay Leader at Fort Knox,

  • Kentucky not named Race to the Top education grant recipient

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com Kentucky will need a second chance to receive a major federal education grant. Local superintendents were disappointed with Monday’s U.S. Department of Education announcement that Kentucky was not selected to receive a portion of the Race to the Top federal grant. The state will be able to resubmit its application in a second round