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Today's News

  • Cold snap hits local coffers

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Last weekend’s snowfall kept road crews busy, with costs surging over several days of work. Hardin County government reported an out-of-pocket expense of more than $52,000 for the weekend, which included 436 hours of overtime, 1,835 gallons of fuel and 600 tons of salt poured. More than $38,000 of the cost was attributed to salt use.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry said the salt expended cost about $92 per mile.

  • Guthrie, farmers air concerns

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Farmers from across Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District gathered Thursday to discuss federal agriculture issues with Rep. Brett Guthrie.

    The Bowling Green Republican and producers who spoke during a roundtable meeting at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau seemed to be on the same page when it came to government regulation and taxes: Less is more.

  • Jan. 14, 2010: Services

    Ralph E. Baskett, 84, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial United Methodist Church with burial in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown where there will be a Masonic service at 7 p.m. today.

  • Tiles say thanks to troops

    By JILL PICKETT

    jpickett@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN  —  An artistic thank you to the military is nearing completion.

    I Made It pottery studio and Towne Mall partnered for the project, Tiles for Troops, to create a wall of decorated tiles.

    “I just wanted to reach out and help the military and do something special for them to let them know we care, as a community,” said Renate Spainhower of the studio.

  • Big donations push up United Way total

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — While its campaign officially is over, the United Way of Central Kentucky’s fundraising total continues to climb above its lowered goal of $800,000.

    The agency, which has brought in about $922,000, has been working hard during the past month or so to follow up on individuals and companies that had not confirmed their donations, Executive Director Nelson Kelley said.

  • Circuit clerk office closes at 1 today

    The News-Enterprise

    The Hardin County Circuit Clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m. today so employees can attend the funeral of former circuit clerk Ralph Baskett.

    Baskett passed away this week at the age of 84.

  • Judge-executive, mayor address chamber

    Wilmoth, Berry address Chamber of Commerce

    By Ben Sheroan

    bsheroan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Economic conditions dominated a review of 2009 and forecasts for the new year as two leaders of local government addressed community accomplishments Thursday.

  • June 3 Local History

     

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Snow cream!

    By MARY ALICE HOLT I grew up on a farm in Clark County, about three miles outside of Winchester. One of my fondest winter memories is when it would snow — a lot — and we would be snowed in and eat snow ice cream. We loved it! My mom had a special metal bowl she would always use to gather the snow in.

  • Bench warrant issued for Sonora man

    Landmark News Service

    HODGENVILLE — A bench warrant has been issued for a Sonora man who has missed two scheduled appearances in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Bryan Eric Henderson, 23, of Maple Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault in August after allegedly stabbing a Hodgenville man in the back with a pocketknife. The alleged victim suffered a puncture wound to the lung.

    Henderson appeared in LaRue District Court in August and entered a not guilty plea.