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Today's News

  • When you can't say it, try singing it

    She was struggling to tell me something but her words wouldn’t come. All she could do was mumble and that only with great frustration.

    I was holding her hand, trying as best I could to comfort her in her agitation.

    Her son had called me in the early morning hour, his voice quivering. “Could you come to the hospital as soon as possible?” His elderly mom was not doing well: She had apparently suffered another stroke.

  • Got to be Real: Mothers are worth honoring every day

    The second Sunday in May is approaching and as we all know, that is the day we honor our mothers or the mother figures in our lives.

    In my mind, every day is Mother’s Day.

    What would I do without my mother? First and foremost, I would not be here. As long as I can remember, my mother always has been there, even during the crazy stages in mine and my sister’s lives. She never once wavered.

  • Burkes’ sons testify in trial

    By Benjamin Joubert
    For the News Enterprise

    The first time Brent and Tracy Burke’s oldest son testified in a Hardin County court he was 9 years old. Saturday morning, now four years older, he told a jury at Burke’s court martial in Fort Campbell that he never saw the face of the man who killed Karen Comer and Tracy Burke. He knew the shooter was his father, Brent Burke, because of his voice, he testified.

  • A rough road to graduation

    Tony Adkins isn’t sure how he will feel when he walks tonight among an expected 218 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College graduates.

    He anticipates his emotions will be a combination of pride, relief and a sense of accomplishment.

    Like many graduates, it will be one journey ended and another set to begin. For Adkins, 37, a married father of two, the road to graduation has been an eventful path.

  • HCS debates districts

    Shifts in population could result in Hardin County Schools redistricting by the 2013-2014 school year.

    During an HCS school board working session Friday, Associate Superintendent Bobby Lewis offered several areas of possible redistricting, which he said will be posted on the district’s website.

    Because the meeting was a work session, the proposals were only discussed. No decisions were made. The school system also plans to schedule public meetings to explain any change before implementation.

  • Needham stepping down as governor’s military liaison

    After decades of government service, retired Col. Mark Needham is moving to the private sector.

    Needham, special assistant to the governor on BRAC and executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, is stepping down from both roles in June, Gov. Steve Beshear confirmed last week.

    Beshear said he has met with Needham about the decision and his departure will be deeply felt.

  • Irvington man killed in car crash

    An Irvington man is dead after being thrown from a vehicle in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night in Hardinsburg.

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  • The hunger gap is no game

    A new study released by Feeding America indicates more than 15,000 people in Hardin County are unsure where their next meal is coming from.

    The figures make up roughly 14.9 percent of the county’s population, research compiled as part of a Map the Meal Gap study assessing the numbers of food insecure people throughout the country.

    In Kentucky, 750,420 people were found to be food insecure, which is roughly the same amount as last year, the first year the study was performed.

  • Campbell – Owens

    Randi Campbell of St. Louis and Clinton Owens of Louisville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Andrew Campbell and Michelle Allgood of St. Louis. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a master’s degree in teaching.