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  • BASKETBALL: Smith to put on All-Star game at North (7/9)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com Quinton Smith understands first hand how hard it is for a student-athlete to make the jump from high school to college. Smith, a North Hardin graduate, was a standout for the Trojans on the hardwood before going to Morehead State, where he enjoyed a successful career.

  • Water district gets bond rating upgrade

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — Moody’s Investors Services awarded Hardin County Water District No. 2 a significant upgrade in its revenue bond rating.

    The three-step boost moves the grade from A3 to Aa3 and will assist the district in reducing costs on projects because interest rates will be lower.

    The district was deemed worthy for the upgrade because of its customer base, financial operations, healthy reserve balance and debt profile.

  • WAKEBOARDING: Fifth E-Town Throwdown set for Saturday at Freeman Lake (07/09)

    The News-Enterprise While the MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour might have more fans and more notoriety when it has stopped the past two years at Freeman Lake, it’s not the innovator of area wakeboarding like the E-Town Throwdown is. The Throwdown, one of the Midwest’s top and biggest grassroots events, is set for its fifth edition Saturday. “It’s a perfect site

  • YOUTH GOLF: Wilkerson falls in playoff for girls' title (07/09)

    The News-Enterprise One day after firing a 4-over 75, Georgetown’s Megan Wilshire carded an even-par 71 Thursday to force a four-hole playoff with Elizabethtown’s Caitlyn Wilkerson in the final round of the Girls’ Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course. Wilkerson, a Western Kentucky University freshman who was 1 over We

  • Hardin County loses fount of history

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com An Elizabethtown woman who worked passionately to tell this area’s history — from its ties to the Great Diamond Hoax to the story of Abe Lincoln’s dad — died Thursday. Mary Jo Jones helped found the Hardin County History Museum and was an author and long-time editor of the Bits and Pieces Historical Society newslett

  • July 11, 2010, obituaries

    Robert Lee Branham Jr.

    Robert Lee Branham Jr., 35, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010.

    Survivors include his father, Robert Lee Branham Sr., and stepmother, Adell Branham.

    The funeral is at 3:30 p.m. today at Ekron Full Gospel Church of God.

    Visitation is after 1 p.m. at the church.

    Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg is in charge of the arrangements.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.bjsfunerals. com.

  • Faces and Places: Savoring food fun and friends at the Hardin County Fair
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  • Groups provide water to the world

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com An Elizabethtown Rotarian who helps install water purification systems in Guatemala each year reported improvements in the health of villagers. Since villagers had access to clean water, they suffered fewer digestive illnesses and children have missed less school, participant Bob Swope said. He called the progress “very encouraging.&r

  • July 8, 2010, Obituaries

    Robert Earl Bradley with flag

    Robert Earl Bradley, 65, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at his residence.

    A native of McKessport, Pa., he served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post No. 113. He worked at UPS for three years.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson David Bradley Sr. and Leola Hazel Melton Bradley.

    He is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Larry) Pierce of Charleroi, Pa., and Tricia Timko of Roscoe, Pa.; one brother, Jeff (Trudy) Bradley of Elizabethtown; and several grandchildren.