Today's News

  • Open Up! auditions tonight

    The News-Enterprise It’s almost time to Open Up! again. If you have a guitar, a band or can sing a little ditty, you may want to consider auditioning for Open Up!, a free concert featuring local acts that benefits a local charity. Auditions are 7 p.m. tonight at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave. The next Open Up! performance is Sept. 16.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, editorial: Crackdown on DUIs continues at full steam

    With an emphasis on deterrence, the number of court cases related to impaired driving dropped by 18 percent from 2008 to 2009 here in Hardin County.

    The reduction comes while  law enforcement continually demonstrates a high level of vigilance regarding keeping the highways safe from drunken drivers and those under the influence of drugs or excessive medication. The police push has become known by its matter-of-fact motto: “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest.”

  • So many questions

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com When sitting down to write this column, for some reason I have a thousand whys circling in my head. It’s almost like a “Seinfeld” episode rattling around in my brain. Some of my whys are funny and some deep questions.

  • Aug. 24, 2010: Our readers write

    Drop the anchors

    Our country is quickly becoming the United States of Handouts under the leadership of Barack Obama. Just this week it was reported that he plans to spend $10.3 trillion on six dozen welfare programs over the next decade.  In 2011 welfare spending on food, housing and medical care is expected to exceed $950 billion.

  • Calling all Woodstockers

    The News-Enterprise

    The Museum at Bethel Woods, part of Bethel Woods Center of the Arts, at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, has launched its Woodstock Alumni Registry.

    Anyone who attended — or attempted to attend — the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair and local residents who volunteered or participated in the event in some way can become a part of history by joining this Woodstock attendee database.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, Editorial: Taylor's life was spent helping many

    Thirty-six years later a simple gesture by B.L. Taylor still stands out. He was coaching a local All-Star baseball team that advanced to a national tournament. The season ended with a defeat in 1974 and a third-place finish in the World Series. So he went to each of his players and while their hearts were broken from the loss and the end of a magical postseason run, he shook their ha

  • Aug. 15, 2010: Our readers write

    Constitutional clarification

    I’m not a constitutional scholar but that doesn’t prevent me from taking a participatory role, or anyone from taking active roles to understand fully the issues facing our common tranquility and security. 

  • Aug. 15, 2010, editorial: 4-1-1 needed

    Earth is moving along St. John Road as contract workers busy themselves with heavy equipment, sculpting the land that will be home to the Elizabethtown Sports Park. Ushered in by a groundbreaking ceremony in June, this flurry of activity is the first phase of construction on the outdoor sports complex.

  • A cover band with heart

    Rockin' for a cause

    Super 69 has a goal to donate more than $1,000 to the Autism Awareness Foundation.

  • ECTC, HCS partner to give students MORE



    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and area public school districts are partnering to ensure students are ready to tackle post-secondary education.

    ECTC has opened a new center to help prepare students for college-level work. It’s called the MORE Center, which stands for math, orientation, reading and English, and is a joint effort with adult education programs in area public schools.