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  • ‘More than an empty field’

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com The disappointment of failing to land a lithium-ion battery plant on the 1,551-acre Glendale Industrial Site has been replaced with positive energy. Like winter surrendering to spring, the pain of rejection has been overtaken by the hope found in new opportunities. “I see more than an empty field,” Gov. Steve Beshe

  • April 13: Our readers write

    Demand action on your behalf Obamacare has doomed taxpayers to be victimized by the IRS. Now that the IRS has been made the government’s chief enforcer for health care reform, it has the power to monitor both businesses and individuals to certify whether they have the insurance coverage the government requires. So what does the government require? We don’t even k

  • MDMA surfaces in E'town indictments

    Two  charged with trafficking designer drug MDMA



    It was quite a bit.

    That’s how drug task force agent Rob Green described the load of MDMA he said he found Jan. 19 on two young adults in the parking lot of Elizabethtown’s Towne Mall.

    Green said he and other police officers responded to the mall lot that day after someone complained to Elizabethtown police that drugs were being sold there.

    “Officers responded and stopped two vehicles,” Green said.

  • April 12, 2010: Obituaries

    Michael Lamar Padgett

    Michael Lamar Padgett, 50, of Vine Grove, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family.

    Mr. Padgett was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty. He was a farmer, loved his grandchildren and was an avid John Deere fan.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hazel and Aliene Padgett, and James Cletus and Lillian Powers.

  • A tale of two Trekkies

    By John Friedlein


    Dennis Rayburn was driving down Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff when he tapped his cell phone’s Bluetooth earpiece, which happens to resemble the device worn by Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek.

  • COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Catching up with former area players (04/09)

    With area baseball and softball teams out of town for spring break, this was an opportune time to catch up with former area prep athletes playing in college. On Wednesday were tennis players and Thursday was baseball. Today is for softball. By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com Kristen Todd, Maris Harreld and Christian Cox are definitely not enduring the freshman funk. Th

  • CHARITY HOOPS: Stars come out for Blue Red B Ball Bash (04/09)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com From two former NBA players to two other former collegiate stars at Kentucky and Louisville to a UFC rookie, tonight’s annual Bluegrass Cellular/Junior Achievement Blue-Red B Ball Bash at Elizabethtown High School’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium has plenty of star power. But tonight is not about big names. It’s

  • Census provides account of our past

    This year’s simple census form is complete but still sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be carried to the mailbox. Hardin County’s 73 percent initial return rate, which is above the state average, does not include my household.

    It will get there. I believe in the value of the census. The shape of our legislative bodies is apportioned based on the results of this head count. It’s a vital element in many government appropriation decisions, which often are based on population.

  • PREP BASEBALL-PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Thursday's Results (04/09)

    The News-Enterprise The LaRue County Hawks split their final two games in the Florida Beach Bash on Thursday, beating Crittenden County, 14-1 in five innings and falling to Graves County, 15-12. n Sophomore Jesse Johnson hit a two-run home run and scored three runs, and junior Matt Smith had two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored as the Hawks (7-5) blasted the Rockets. Senior Luca

  • Can you dig it?



    Archaelogical work mandated by the state at the site of the Lincoln Heritage House could cost more than $21,000 in a worst-case scenario, according to a proposal issued by local archaelogical firm Brockington and Associates.

    The proposal offers Elizabethtown City Council three scenarios which could play out once the work commences, and Brockington said they would move forward in phases.