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Today's News

  • Smaller home means less stuff

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com As the sputtering economy forces more people to downsize their living quarters, the question arises: How in the world is our stuff supposed to fit in there?

    An obvious answer is to jettison some of it.

  • Getting organized means getting it right

    By SHEILA O'MARA

    January seems to be the time for organizing. People vow that they will eliminate clutter, clean out their closets, tame the paper beast and clean up whatever has become a “hot spot” in their homes, cars or offices.

    These are huge resolutions. Unfortunately people often fall short in attaining them.

    If you are like most, you have this burning desire to achieve an organized environment but have no idea how to get started.

  • Child porn charges against HCS teacher dismissed

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – Felony charges brought against a Hardin County Schools employee last year alleging her possession of child pornography were dismissed last week in a Bardstown court.

    A Nelson County grand jury indicted Angela Taylor and her live-in boyfriend, David M. Morris, in September on more than 200 felony counts relating to possession of child pornography.

  • Work picks up on Habitat home No. 39

    HOW TO HELP

    The current work site is at 9779 Hardinsburg Road (Ky. 86). Work hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  Lunch provided on Saturdays.  POC Howard Gatlin 270-766-4166.

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HOWEVALLEY — Construction on the one story home off Ky. 86 for a single mother of four by Habitat for Humanity is back in full swing after more than a month of inactivity.

  • Fort Knox soldiers help Bluegrass students know their world

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Students at Fort Knox’s Armor School took a break from learning this week to do a little teaching.

    Students from the International Military Student Office at Fort Knox visited Bluegrass Middle School on Wednesday to share information about their countries as part of the office’s Know Your World program.

    The soldiers, from Singapore, Pakistan, Morocco, Sudan, Colombia, Poland, Germany and Georgia are taking classes at the Armor School.

  • Brothers selected for national study group

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A former local school board member is moving to the national arena for work on education policy.

    Joe Brothers, chairman of the Kentucky Board of Education and a former member of the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board, has been selected to take part in a study group for the National Association of State Boards of Education.

  • Second mistrial in Burke case

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – They say the third time is a charm.

    Parties to the double-murder trial of U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke can only hope that’s the case.

    After a week of questioning 150 potential jurors about their knowledge of the Burke case and what they may know or have read about shooting deaths of Burke’s estranged wife and her former mother-in-law, word came Thursday that sparked another mistrial.

  • Extended home buyer tax credit ends April 30

    By MARGIE HARPER

    With 2010 in full swing, the extended home-buyer credit passed in November under the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act ends April 30. A written binding contract to purchase must be in effect on April 30, 2010, and the purchaser must close on or before June 30.

    Military service members and certain other federal employees serving outside the country have an extra year to qualify for a homebuyer credit. These eligible taxpayers must enter into a binding contract to buy a principal residence on or before April 30, 2011.

  • Moore seeks third term in Frankfort

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Tim Moore does not plan to change his focus as he vies for re-election in the 26th Kentucky House District.

    The people, he said, are vital to the health and success of the state, and he plans to stick to the ideals he carried into office and heed those voices.

    “More often than not, government is not the solution,” Moore said. “(Citizens) are the solution.”

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pettigrew named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week (01/20)

    The News-Enterprise

    BOWLING GREEN — Since Western Kentucky forward Sergio Kerusch went down with a foot injury in December, the Hilltoppers have asked even more out of Steffphon Pettigrew.

    And Pettigrew hasn’t let them down.

    The former Elizabethtown High School standout has shined with Kerusch out and on Monday, Pettigrew was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week.