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Today's News

  • Making hay while the sun shines
  • North Hardin principal announces retirement

    After more than a decade in the top job and a part of North Hardin High School staff since 1986, Bill Dennison is retiring as principal.

    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said Dennison devoted his career to the Radcliff school, serving as a chemistry and biology teacher before becoming assistant principal in 1998 and principal three years later.

    Dennison announced his plans to the staff just before spring break after consultation with the superintendent.

  • 'Cuckoo' becomes relative with HCP production

    Mental health is relative in more ways than one when a real-life brother- and sister-in-law take lead roles in the Hardin County Playhouse production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

    Sarah Ryan, who plays Nurse Ratched, appears opposite her brother-in-law, Aaron Taylor, who plays Randle McMurphy.

    “They were just the right ones for the roles,” said Bo Cecil, HCP artistic director.

  • Ag commissioner honors Roy Rich

    Elizabethtown businessman Roy Rich was named honorary commissioner of agriculture Thursday in recognition of nearly a quarter-century of service on a state advisory board.

    Bestowed by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, the honor came as Rich, who owns E-town Exterminating, resigned his position as chairman from the state’s Pest Control Advisory Board.

    The board reviews commercial structural pest control, conducts enforcement proceedings and makes written recommendations for the state Department of Agriculture.

  • Accomplishments that deserve recognition

     From time to time to ensure that special efforts receive their due, we stop to review accomplishments in the community and offer a few well-deserved kudos.

    PURPLE HEART EFFORTS. Irvin Lyons Jr. of Vine Grove came home from Vietnam with two Purple Heart medals but found a country critical of the war effort and taking it out on soldiers.

    When you’ve been putting your life at risk in service to your country, it’s hard to return to harsh criticism and being called baby killers.

    He has not forgotten the feeling.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Gumm, Martin combine for perfect game for John Hardin (04/13)

    The News-Enterprise

    Sophomore right-hander Dale Gumm and senior reliever Hunter Martin combined on a perfect game Thursday and John Hardin went 2-0 in the Louisville Seneca Redhawk Rumble.

    John Hardin (9-3) beat Louisville Western, 13-0 in five innings and topped Louisville Doss, 8-3.

    n Gumm struck out nine in four innings as he improved to 4-0, while Martin had one strikeout in the fifth against Western.

    Senior Sam Brashear had two singles and three RBIs, while senior Terrick Jaquess had two singles and an RBI.

  • Motorcycle collisions on the increase

    After a mild winter and warm March, Kentucky roadways saw a 69 percent increase in motorcycle-related wrecks from the same time last year, state police report.

    Through April 4, troopers have responded to 249 motorcycle-related wrecks resulting in 167 injuries and nine deaths, according to Kentucky State Police.

    These numbers translate to a 75 percent increase in injuries and a 44 percent increase in deaths, police say.

  • Illinois students use spring break to help others

    Alex Check is spending spring break surrounded by friends, but the Illinois teenagers passed up sandy beaches for sawdust and hammers.

    Nearly 30 students from Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Ill., partnered with Hardin County Habitat for Humanity this week. The students are working on construction of a house near the intersection of Haycraft and East Poplar streets in Elizabethtown while another group of students helps construct a storage shed and assists with landscaping across the street. The school is expected to assist on the projects through Friday.

  • Veterans eligible for new state ID

    ISSUE: Veterans designation on state driver's license 
    OUR VIEW: A fitting tribute and a tangible benefit

    At a time when veterans benefits are under attack in Washington and viewed as little more than bill payers for other more important programs, it is heartening to see the Kentucky state legislature take another meaningful step to recognize and show tangible appreciation for Kentucky’s veterans.

  • Summer movie preview

    The summer movie season kicks off with a bang.

    The first weekend of May features one of the most anticipated offerings of the season, Marvel’s “The Avengers.” The movie gathers previous Marvel stars Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor and team leader Nick Fury and tosses them in with new additions Black Widow and Hawkeye. What’s most impressive about this film is that it brings together established characters from previous movies helmed by multiple directors and different studios.