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Today's News

  • Sept. 1 editorial: Safe driving is the best barrier

    Saying the state’s chief concern is saving lives, Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a plan to extend median crossover barriers along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65. The extension will cover portions of the most dangerous stretch of the interstate in Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties. This announcement was good to hear and represents another tangible step in the state’s commitment to make one of Kentucky’s busiest, and most dangerous highways more safely traveled by motorists.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, editorial: Slipping down the hill

    Kentucky wants what's best for students. An educated, skilled workforce is vital to development and prosperity.

    But for the second time, the state has failed to qualify for the special Race to the Top federal grants, which were authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The competitive bidding process again found the state’s petition lacking.

    What is the shortcoming? It’s not clear that Kentucky’s education leaders have the answer.

  • Discussing flags, tweets and funnies

    As the community offers its appreciation this week to Vietnam veterans through an assortment of ceremonies, The News-Enterprise has committed to an ongoing tribute to veterans, public servants and others deserving recognition.

    The newspaper will display a notification on the front page when the federal or state governments announce a formal period of mourning that require the American flag to be displayed at half staff.

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  • Aug. 26, 2010, editorial: Homecomings, Part II

    A few short days ago, the last U.S. combat units left Iraq, after the longest war in American history. Make no mistake about it, there still are troops there — approximately 50,000 — a force similar in size to the military presence we’ve kept in South Korea.

    After more than seven years, the withdrawal took place in accordance with the time frame set by President Barack Obama. It seemed such a long time away when Obama announced the withdrawal date in February 2009.

    Now that it has come to pass, what does it mean?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, editorial: Think, talk before you tax

    If you are concerned about rising tax rates, and who isn’t, you’re not doing your job.

    Recently, the boards of Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools each voted to increase property tax levies the maximum amount allowed without a public vote.

    The increase in the Elizabethtown district will cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 an additional $17 per year. It’s not a huge amount, but every little bit adds up.

  • Aug. 3, 2010: Obituaries

    Hilda Cobb Hilda Cobb, 80, passed away at home on Aug. 2, 2010, after a courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. “We deeply mourn her loss and at the same time rejoice that she is now at peace with our Heavenly Father. In life, she provided a legacy of love to her family and friends that will transcend generations to come.” Mrs. Cobb was preceded in

  • Aug. 8, 2010: Obituaries

    Lotus Fields De Fevers

    Lotus Fields De Fevers, 83, of Magnolia, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at her residence.

    Survivors include a niece, Lotus Lynn Gilmore.

    The funeral is at 10 a.m. CDT Monday at Canmer Baptist Church with burial in Pearl Webb Cemetery.

    Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. CDT today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. CDT Monday at Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville.

    Edith Herman Hart

  • Aug. 18, 2010: Obituaries

    Joyce Boughton Joyce Boughton, 69, of Radcliff, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by a son, John Boughton Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Dozer and June Hernandez; and four sons, Warren Cook, Peter Boughton, Leonard Boughton and Charlie Boughton. Cremation was chosen. There will be a memorial service

  • Aug. 6, 2010: Obituaries

    Douglas Curry

    Douglas Curry, 56, of Custer, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010.

    He survived by his mother, Golda Curry.

    Cremation was selected by the family.

    A memorial service is at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday at Raymond Baptist Church.

    Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington is in charge of arrangements.

    Gary Dwayne ‘Poogie’ Mullins