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Today's News

  • HMH capital budget shrinks

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    True to their word, Hardin Memorial Hospital officials on Tuesday presented a capital budget considerably smaller than recent years.

    The $6.1 million fiscal year 2011 capital budget is more than $4 million leaner than last year’s $10.4 million budget and half the size of the $12.1 million capital budget approved in 2008.

  • May 14 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Nicole Bowman to Philip L. and Karen A. Staskal, lot 21 Majestic Oaks Subdivision, county, $174,500.

    Brenda L. McKinney to Courtney L. Borders, 1301 Emory Drive, Elizabethtown, $72,500.

    Byron and Mary Bennett to Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, property in Hardin County, $172,500.

    Michael A. and Meghan A. McPeek to Gerald T. and Linda M. Mayer, 105 Peblestone Way, Elizabethtown, $555,000.

  • 'Courtesy of the red, white and blue'

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Country music artist Toby Keith will be in concert May 29 at Fort Knox’s Goodman Army Airfield. Keith has had a successful career in country music, releasing 44 singles and 16 studio albums since his debut album in 1993. During that time he only released six singles he didn’t write. His latest album is “American Ride,” r

  • Disabled man dies in West Point blaze

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Having ruled out foul play early on, investigators said Tuesday morning’s fatal mobile home fire in West Point was accidental — likely sparked by a hot cigarette dropped in a bathroom trash can. West Point firefighters were dispatched to the mobile home of Walter T. Riddle III at 1110 South St. around 12:22 a.m. Tuesday after getting a r

  • Flexible vacation: much-needed

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA Vacations can be funny things. Sometimes you spend so much time and effort trying to enjoy yourself that by the end of it you need a vacation from your vacation. That wasn’t the case for me when I took a week of vacation with my girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks. I can’t say it was because we didn’t go anywhere; we made several trips during our time off. What

  • Lee an easy winner in Dems 25th District

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    For the third time, Jimmie Lee moved past challenger Glenn Fonda for the Democratic nod in a primary election.

    Lee, who is seeking his 10th term as the 25th District state representative, was an overwhelming winner in Tuesday’s election. Lee secured 82 percent of the vote.

    In 2006, Lee won 85 percent of the vote. In 2008, he took 79.7 percent of the votes.

  • May 19, 2010: Obituaries

    Dr. Raul S. Abang

    Dr. Raul S. Abang, 72, of Louisville, died suddenly of natural causes on Monday, May 17, 2010, at his home.

    He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also a hard-working and dedicated physician. He was a very prayerful Christian and devout in his Catholic faith. He was a parishioner of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Louisville where he attended Mass regularly.

  • Old Towne Window Celebration seeking decorators

    The News-Enterprise

    The Elizabethtown Heritage Council announces it will host a community art walk and Old Towne Window Celebration in downtown Elizabethtown the first Saturday of each month from June to October. It will conclude Nov. 20 with the start of holiday festivities.

    Each art walk will be from 5 to 8 p.m. around the downtown square and on surrounding streets.

  • Nonpartisan races expand November ballots

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    The conclusion of the primary election represents only half the battle for many political candidates.

    With primary races behind them, candidates look toward the November general election, which will have several more races added to the already-lengthy list that voters saw Tuesday.

  • District 3: Lisa Williams vs. Phillip Crady

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    A former magistrate will square off against a prominent mover in local economic development in the District 3 magistrate’s race in November.

    Democrat Phillip Crady defeated lone Democratic opponent Bob Hicks, while Republican Lisa Williams captured her party’s nomination in a field of four.

    Crady finished with 833 votes to Hicks’ 495 votes.