Today's News

  • July 12 editorial: Leading the way

    In response to an editorial congratulating Elizabethtown officials for expansion of the government information they provide online to the public, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry pointed out in an e-mail that county government also is doing a good job of providing information online to its constituents He’s right. There is a lot of information available at hcky.or

  • A homecoming fit for heroes

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com FORT KNOX — While rain forced them indoors, it didn’t stop the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) from celebrating its return home. Soldiers in the 3rd ESC and their families were treated to a Welcome Home picnic Thursday complete with hamburgers and hot dogs after returning Aug. 10 from deployment to Iraq. The p

  • July 19 editorial: Two achieve despite adversity

    Things got you down today?

    The on-again, off-again weather ... up and down, mostly down, stock market ...  hemorrhaging 401 (k)s ... vacation over ... job in jeopardy ... crops in trouble.

    As stressful as the ebb and flow of life can be, two recent stories in The News-Enterprise were chock full of inspiration that could motivate most of us through even the roughest times.

  • July 29 editorial: 31W gets a new look, and feel

    Notice how pleasant it is to drive Dixie Highway — 31W — these days following the extreme makeover of the busy two-miles from Hardin Memorial Hospital to Veterans Way and Pear Orchard Extension. No more bone-jarring cracks and crevices, no more wheel-grabbing ruts or aggravating thumpety, thump, thumps. Just quiet ... the sound of smooth ... tire tread on new asphalt.

  • Aug. 2 editorial: Cheers and jeers for school starting

    School starts this week. Hardin County Schools students return to classrooms Wednesday. Elizabethtown and West Point independent districts report back on Thursday. CHEERS for students and teachers who are eager to return, eager to face new adventures and challenges. JEERS to those who, for whatever reason, dread the day. CHEERS for organizations and individuals who have helped provi

  • On Joe Prather and Kentucky's Future

    By Steve Beshear

    Immediately after my election, when I was compiling my team of advisers, I knew that finding the right person to lead the Transportation Cabinet would be particularly critical, given the cabinet’s size, its important mission and its reputation at times for problems with corruption.

    That is why I hired Joe Prather.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox looks to break 32-game losing streak (08/21)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com FORT KNOX — Last season’s loss to Bardstown Bethlehem is still fresh in the mind of Fort Knox senior quarterback Scott Hubner. Fort Knox was looking to end its 30-game losing streak in the Bourbon City in both teams’ regular-season finales on Nov. 7, but Bethlehem’s Cam Wilson scored the game-winning touchdown

  • Kentucky’s family courts worry open government advocates

    By Terry Anderson and Al Cross

    Guest columnists

    Kentuckians can feel confident their government is operating with a relatively high degree of transparency and openness, except for “serious problems” in the family court system, which includes juvenile proceedings.

    That’s the view of Jon Fleischaker, a Louisville lawyer who wrote Kentucky’s open-government laws and remains the state’s foremost First Amendment attorney.

  • July 26 editorial: Sharing the road, safely

    The recent crash-related death of a Radcliff motorcyclist gives reason to remind motorists of the need for extra caution while sharing the road with those among us traveling on two wheels.

    According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation more than half of all motorcycle crash fatalities involve another motor vehicle. In the majority of these cases it is the driver of the vehicle, not the motorcyclist, who is at fault in causing the accident. Often, the motorists involved say they simply didn’t see the motorcyclist until it was too late to avoid the collision.

  • July 31 editorial: City, tourism bureau need to get it right with tax money

    When the much-debated 2 percent restaurant tax was enacted Oct. 1, 2007, in Elizabethtown, we are certain those who contribute to that nest egg for various community projects didn’t expect some of the funds to be used for popcorn machines, an ice maker and a VCR/DVD player for the Historic State Theater.

    But that is what has come to light through a recent open records request as reported in a story this week in The News-Enterprise, “$24K restaurant tax request denied.”