Today's News

  • Two toddlers survive wreck that kills 11

    By BOB WHITE and



    MUNFORDVILLE – An early Friday crossover median crash on I-65 in Hart County that killed an Alabama truck driver and 10 others has left a community reeling but thankful that some were saved from the wreckage.

    Two toddlers — 3-year-old Johnny and 5-year-old Josiah Esh — survived the crash, and police have pointed to child safety seats as their saviors.

  • March 28, 2010: Services


  • Faces and Places: In God we truss

    MOUNDVILLE, Ala. — Six men from First Baptist Church of Sonora set aside the week of March 14-21 to travel and work for Christ in Moundville, Ala., with the mission group Carpenters for Christ. The group’s goal was to build a new house of worship for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Jim Routt, Jerry Ramsey, Jimmy Middleton, Russell Strader, Al Blanchard and Neal Cardin were part of t

  • Republicans rally at Lincoln Day dinner



    Friday night’s Lincoln Day dinner at the Historic State Theater was a coming out party for Hardin County Republicans.

    The party has seen its share of struggles locally during election season, but Hardin County Republican Party Chairman Bill Betson said the long list of Republican candidates stretching across county and state races is indicative of a groundswell building within the country for a fresh start.

  • ECTC to offer free dental sealants to youth today

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic will sponsor “Seal-Out Day” – an opportunity for children ages 8-13 to have sealants applied to their teeth at no cost.

    The free dental sealants will be provided 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27 and limited to the first 70 patients to register. The young patients must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All work will be performed by ECTC dental hygiene and dental assisting students under the supervision of licensed dentists.

  • Jean Turner obituary


  • Searching for gold



    Most people would have little use for a 19th century vampire fighting kit.

    Fanged bloodsuckers only roam Hollywood landscapes, so the kit’s stake, cross and vial of holy water would serve as little more than a novelty item in 2010.

    But the item’s unique and bizarre nature leaves collectors clamoring.

  • Photo: Making time for tea
  • Connelly to retire from EHMS



    Buddy Connelly doesn’t want a retirement party and made it clear that if someone throws him one, he will not be in attendance. He just wants to slip quietly out the door.

    “I just want to put my hat on and ride off into the sunset,” he said.

    Paul “Buddy” Connelly, principal at East Hardin Middle School for 20 years, will retire at the end of the school year after a 32-year career, the overwhelming majority of which was spent at East Hardin.

  • Retirement not planned for near future for 92-year-old library worker

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Joe Kareth isn’t like many who look forward to retiring in their 60s; he passed that marker decades ago. At 92 Kareth doesn’t see himself retiring until much further down the road, 115, he said, laughing. “And then, maybe, (I’ll) sit back and take it easy,” Kareth said. Recently Kareth’s strong work