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  • Ghost Walk to haunt E'town

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown will descend into a ghost town this weekend, complete with coffins.

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is hosting its annual Ghost Walk, which kicks off Saturday at the Historic State Theater.

    Festivities feature the debut of coffin races at 2 p.m. at City Hall, said Dana Beth Lyddan, Heritage Council executive director. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and is $10 per team to enter.

  • Sept. 23 Editorial: Students learn lessons of life

      The front page of Tuesday's edition of The News-Enterprise highlighted the classroom initiative of John Hardin High School teacher Leslie McCurry to provide a real-world problem-solving lesson to her law-and-justice students in how an idea - in this case, cell phone texting while driving - can become law in this state.

  • Sept. 28: Our readers write

    Park should be peaceful

    Besides some great concerts and special events, the most common activities at Freeman Lake Park are fishing, walking, jogging, watching nature, reading, quiet contemplation, etc. These activities have one thing in common: They are peaceful and quiet.

    I doubt those pushing for tennis at the park have ever spent much time there. A park is designed as a natural area to escape from the everyday pressures. People go to the park to relax their bodies, their minds and even their ears.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: LaRue falls to Bethlehem in region semis (10/22)

     

  • Sept. 20 editorial: Guarding our kids’ innocence

    We pay attention to the standings of our favorite sports teams during the season. We pay attention to the weather in order to plan our day or evening.

    These pale in comparison to our responsibility to pay attention to the safety of children as parents, teachers, coaches and neighbors.

    Unfortunately, not everyone has children’s best interest at heart or values their innocence. Some see children as easy targets and use their personal power to violate a child’s physical and emotional vulnerability; simply because they can.

  • Photo: Doing the dirty work
  • Property tax rates stay the same

    The News-Enterprise

    Radcliff City Council on Thursday approved unanimously an ordinance keeping property tax rates steady. Councilman Chuck Angus was absent from the meeting, according to City Clerk Barbara Wilkins.

    A tax increase was originally proposed this year, but the council batted down the hike, citing their consideration for residents' struggles as the reason.

    Angus was the lone supporter of the tax increase. He said the council’s decision was illogical and proved they lack vision in strengthening public safety.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bethlehem tops E'town in region thriller (10/21)

     

  • Oct. 1, 2009: Our readers write

    Who are the uninsured?

    How many uninsured people need help from taxpayers? For months we have repeated and constantly heard 46 million are uninsured. Who are they and where did these numbers come from?

    Most figures are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. The Current Population Survey uses statistical techniques to paint a picture of the entire U.S. population.

    There are almost 300 million people in the U.S., and 46 million are said to be uninsured. Let’s look at what is included.

  • Oct. 6, 2009: Our readers write

     

    On National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities who are in our community workforce. People with disabilities remain one of America’s greatest untapped labor resources, with over 60 percent of this population unemployed despite their desire to work.