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Today's News

  • Dec. 10: Our readers write

    Giving appreciated when times are tight The Kentucky Patriots’ “Wreaths Across America” project has met and exceeded its goal of funds for more than 1,000 wreaths. The ceremony and wreath laying will be this Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m., at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. Please join us. Heartfelt thanks to the many organizations and individuals who have donated to this project.

  • Dec. 1, 2009 Editorial: Win 15!

    The John Hardin High School football team, in just its ninth season, finds itself in Friday’s Class 5-A state championship game in Bowling Green.

    Just reaching a state title game — in any sport — is a major achievement and the program, school and Hardin County community should be proud of what the Bulldogs have accomplished so far.

  • Dec. 10 editorial: New plant in tough times is a bonus

    After recently losing out on a lithium-ion battery plant in Glendale that was expected to create about 2,000 new jobs and spin-off businesses and provide a possible boost to other commercial growth in Hardin County, the news last week of a 40-job pipe manufacturing facility coming to Elizabethtown may not have generated much talk around the county.

    But given the economic times we now live in, the addition of any jobs here is a big deal.

    And that a company is willing to make an investment in our community is a really big deal.

  • Donations still option for Heart Walk

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN Unpleasant weather kept participants away from Tuesday’s Heart Walk, but there still is a way for people to donate.

    Attendance at the Heart Walk, which supports the American Heart Association, was way down because of wintry weather, but those who had donations to give can drop them off at two locations, said Barbara Edwards, the president of the local American Heart Association.

  • Shopping for someone special

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY – Their efforts often are overshadowed by far larger Fraternal Order of Police lodges and the famous “Shop with a Cop” program, but that doesn’t mean any less to the children who benefit.

    Shop with a Firefighter, an effort coordinated through the Elizabethtown Professional Firefighters Association for the past 15 years or more, treated eight Elizabethtown children to a shopping spree at Target on Wednesday.

  • Luck of the draw

     By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — More students were admitted to out-of-district schools Thursday in the annual random draw between local school districts.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Hardin County Schools held their random draw of student names Thursday to admit out-of-district students into each district. There will be 38 new students attending EIS next year. HCS took all who applied, as the number didn’t exceed their allotment.

  • Dec. 1: Our readers write

    Recognizing photographers I have long felt that The News-Enterprise and the Elizabethtown area are very lucky to have two very talented news photographers: Neal Cardin and Jill Pickett. I was reminded of this again on Sun., Nov.

  • EIS choice could be named tonight

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A new superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools is expected to be named tonight when the board of education convenes for a special called meeting.

    The brief agenda of four items includes the customary call to order and adjournment to a closed session for the 6 p.m. meeting at EIS central office with the “Consideration of approval of employment Superintendent candidate” listed.

  • Breaking News French named permanent EIS superintendent

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWNElizabethtown Independent Schools board voted  Friday night at a special board meeting for Gary French to be its new superintendent for the district.

    Board Chairman Guy Wallace said there were other good candidates, but at this point in the district, the board knew who they needed to select.

    “We need Gary French as a superintendent,” he said.

  • Jenkins-Essex hired as construction manager of sports park project

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The city this week moved a step closer to construction of Elizabethtown Sports Park, hiring Jenkins-Essex Construction to oversee its construction management.

    Elizabethtown City Council voted to accept the proposal from Jenkins-Essex at a cost not to exceed $841,000. Councilman Steve Atcher was the lone dissenting vote.