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Today's News

  • CAPtivating

    “Never wear a backward baseball cap to an interview unless applying for the job of umpire.”

    — Humorist Dan Zevin

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The clothing accessory looks innocuous enough.

    But through an evolution that some say has spanned almost 150 years, the baseball cap has played roles in a wide spectrum of leisure, sports, agriculture, social and political arenas.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: North may offer differnt look against Central (09/25)

     

  • Sept. 3 editorial: Maintaining military history

    The passage of time has taken its toll on the odd-shaped building located off Eisenhower Avenue, Fort Knox. Its peeling paint, weather-beaten siding and randomly boarded windows obscure the historical wartime significance of the wooden structure from those unfamiliar with its past. Now, the movement of the Army’s armor center and school to Fort Benning, Ga., adds another level of uncertainty for the building’s future.

  • Guthrie to sponsor local career fair

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A job fair Monday will inform local residents about well-paying Army jobs soon to be created at Fort Knox — as well as about other career opportunities and employment skills. U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green, plans to sponsor a Career Preparedness Fair at the Pritchard Community Center from 10 a.m. unti

  • Holding the line on taxes

    By HARRY BERRY

    Guest columnist Along with Labor Day, cooler weather and the color of autumn September also brings the time when the state mandates local governments to set their annual tax rates. The rates established before the end of this month by various local taxing entities will be applied to property you owned in January and reflected on tax bills you will receive in early November.

  • Sept. 25 Obituaries

    Julian H. Keys

    Julian H. Keys, 92, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009.

    Survivors include his wife, Mildred Keys; and two daughters, Anna Marie Curtis and Linda Peterson.

    The funeral is at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

    Rola James West

  • Akebono to buy North American Bosch brake operations

    ELIZABETHTOWN — An auto parts manufacturer that has a headquarters and factory here plans to take over Robert Bosch GmbH’s North American brake operations. Akebono Brake Industry, of Japan, said in a news release it expects the $10 million deal will increase its sales and competitiveness. Bosch sites targeted are plants in Clarksville, Tenn., and Columbia, S.C. Other assets will

  • Sept. 11 editorial: Kentucky improves in nation's smoking rates

      We’re No. 3! We’re No. 3!

    Go ahead, chant it if you like. Pat us on the back. Hoist us up onto your shoulders and carry us off the field.

    We’re No. 3! And after a decade of leading the nation in adult smoking rates, this is great news.

  • Sept. 1 editorial: UK, WKU to meet on gridiron

     

    The University of Kentucky football team, fresh off three straight bowl wins, opens the season Saturday against Miami of Ohio at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

    And the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers, in their first full season as an official member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-A), will tangle with Tennessee in Knoxville.

    But it is next season when college football excitement in the state of Kentucky may soar to new heights. Starting in 2010, Kentucky and Western Kentucky will begin a four-year series of games.

  • Sept. 16 editorial: Obama to students: 'Make your own future'

    For some students throughout the community and across our country, current controversy and consternation regarding a variety of very important issues facing our nation caused them to not miss an opportunity to hear a recent address made by President Obama. Almost as quickly as the White House announced the planned address, grumblings rose to a virtual roar in cyberspace in protest of the speech, with many calling for an all-out boycott. That’s too bad, because his speech delivered an important message and challenge to students who participated and paid attention.