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Today's News

  • John Hardin teacher to travel to China

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    John Hardin High School students and beyond will likely benefit from one teacher’s travels this summer.

    Jessica Forrest, a social studies teacher at John Hardin, will be traveling to China after receiving a scholarship from Fulbright-Hays, which is a program that funds international exchange trips.

    Forrest and teachers from surrounding counties will spend a month in China and then have a hand in creating curriculum to teach students about the country.

  • A balanced life

     

  • Women Build Day

    Grab a hammer for a good cause. The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity will have a Women Build Day May 8. Some ladies will need to do heavy labor, provide lunch, do administrative work and also to clean up the mess. A training clinic will take place 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. April 24 to teach necessary things for the build. For more information call the Hardin County Habitat office at (270) 360-9900 or email hardinhabitat@yahoo.com.

     

  • Budget proposal would save reserves, increase road funding

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    The county could be tightening its belt a few more loops this year.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry on Tuesday presented the county’s leanest budget proposal since the 2003-04 fiscal year — the $28.1 million budget is roughly $3.1 million, or 9.7 percent, trimmer than the current fiscal year’s budget.

    However, Berry said services will not be hampered and reserves will not need to be tapped to balance the books. Berry said the county has about $11.9 million in reserves available.

  • Deputy stops mail 'fishing'

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — A Hardin County Sheriff’s deputy is being credited for catching a trailer park resident in the act of stealing mail from the community’s array of mail boxes last week.

    Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said Deputy Chuck Warren was driving near Sunny Acres mobile home when 27-year-old Marco D. Lamb’s fishing envelopes from mail boxes caught his eye.

  • Berry's budget box info: By the numbers

    BY THE NUMBERS   $1. 6 million in road aid from the state. $462,000 in state supplemental road funding $722,000 for asphalt on county roads $1.1 million for county sheriff’s office $130,000 to support the county clerk’s office $159,000 for 2010 election expenses $298,000

  • Digging up history

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    A husband and wife archaeological team from Elizabethtown plans to take a group of about two dozen high school students to work a Mayan dig in Central America this summer.

    While no local youths are slated to participate in the annual American Foreign Academic Research program this time, Christy and Jim Pritchard hope to spark their interest so they can start preparing applications and saving money for next year.

  • PREP TRACK: Malloys model athletes at Knox (04/25)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com Karl Olive wishes he had more athletes like the Malloy siblings, Corey and Latisha. The brother-sister duo may not be the best or fastest runners Fort Knox has, but Olive can’t imagine his squads without them. “They’re just the type of kids you want to have out here,” Olive said. “You don’t want to

  • Dollars and Sense: Going green - it’s easier than you think

     

  • Knowing when Spring arrives

      By Suzanne Darland I know it’s spring when my neighbor, Raymond Woosley, mounts a half dozen white-painted gourd purple martin houses onto a metal pole. Soon after, he tills up his garden and mows his yard, the first one in the subdivision to shave the green blades of grass into a smooth carpet. That’s when the rest of us know it’s time to sharpen the lawn mower blades and weed the perennial beds.