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Today's News

  • Investments at courthouse create modern meeting place

    ISSUE: High-tech additions
    OUR VIEW: New items are needed

  • Candidate skips governor's speech to meet with local Tea Party

    As Gov. Steve Beshear outlined his vision in the State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night, one state legislator traveled 90 miles west of the Capitol representing a Republican challenger for the Kentucky’s highest office.
    Mike Harmon, a 44-year-old state representative from Danville, spoke at the monthly Tea Party Patriots meeting at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. He is Phil Moffett’s running mate seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination in May.

  • Nolin RECC sends crews to assist in storm recovery

    Two years ago when an ice storm paralyzed Hardin County, utility crews from a handful of states made their way here to assist in recovery efforts.
    Now, 14 Nolin RECC employees are in Mattoon, Ill., doing the same as that area tries to recover from a wintry blast of crippling ice followed by heavy snow.
    The ice-downed power lines and snapped utility poles in the eastern Illinois town of about 18,000 that is the birthplace of Hope Summers, who played the character Clara Edwards on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

  • New deadlines, delays for taxpayers

    Some people will have to wait to file taxes this year, but everyone is getting an extra weekend to complete the task before the deadline.
    A minority of people won’t be able to file their taxes until Feb. 14 because of Congress’ late decision on tax legislation, which has pushed back the computer updates the Internal Revenue System needs to handle some tax filings.
    However, this year’s tax deadline is April 18, not April 15, because of Emancipation Day, a holiday recognized in Washington, D.C., that falls on April 15.

  • Radcliff lands thousands in grant money for public safety improvements

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    The Radcliff Fire Department is wasting no time, storming out of the gate in the new year with an urgent eye on improvement.
    By the end of January, the department had scooped up close to $300,000 in grant money that will be used for emergency- and rescue-related upgrades. The department also launched a new e-mail- and text-based community alert service in January that will connect users  directly to the city through the announcement of weather alerts, community events and other pertinent information.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue County sweeps doubleheader (02/02)

    Junior guard Kyle Sheeran scored a team-high 22 points and senior guard Dylan Parr added 10 points as the homestanding LaRue County Hawks edged the Meade County Green Wave, 55-54, on Tuesday night in the second game of a girl/boy doubleheader.

    Sophomore guard Kelton Ford added eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hawks (13-6), who entered having lost 3-of-4.

    The Green Wave (8-14) dropped their third straight game and have lost 5-of-6.

    LARUECOUNTY 55, MEADE COUNTY 54

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Bruins rout Eagles, complete season sweep (2/02)

    Even with a 25-point halftime lead, Central Hardin coach David Robbins still thought the Lady Bruins weren’t showing enough defensive intensity.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Bonner, John Hardin get redemption against Elizabethtown (02/02)

    In less than a minute Tuesday night, Blake Bonner morphed from goat to hero.

    After committing a turnover that allowed the Elizabethtown Panthers to take a one-point lead, the John Hardin senior forward hit the tying and go-ahead free throws with 32.7 seconds left and the Bulldogs made the foul shots stand up  in their 64-63 road win against their 17th District rival.

    “I was like, I gotta get the ball back for my team. I messed up,” said Bonner, who had 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin holds on against John Hardin, 46-44 (02/02)

    When one of his most experienced players – sophomore forward Chanel Roberts – fouled out midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday night, North Hardin coach James Slaven knew he could count on freshmen guards Domoneque Taft and Kiera Jones.

    The duo came through in a big way at the Dawg Pound.

    Jones hit 3-of-4 3-pointers and Taft had 10 points, six steals and three rebounds to lead visiting North Hardin to a 46-44 win over 17th District rival John Hardin. It was North Hardin’s 23rd straight victory over the Lady Bulldogs.

  • Gearing up for groundhog day

    As the sun rises at 7:47 a.m. , overnight temperatures have dropped to below freezing, the wind is howling and somewhere under a snowdrift in Punxsutawney, Pa., a groundhog named Phil is being dug out to predict if we will have an early spring or six more weeks of winter weather.

    It’s Groundhog Day, the second day of February, the day relived over and over by Bill Murray for a period of 10 years in the comedy “Groundhog Day,” which by the way is in the fourth showing at 7:47 a.m. on Encore, part of a 24-hour marathon of the movie.