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Today's News

  • From the bookshelf: "The Daughters of the Witching Hill"

     

  • Dollars and Sense: Use your refund to tune up your finances

    The average tax refund has increased by about 10 percent in 2010 as more Americans have qualified for tax breaks under the economic stimulus acts. If you’re one of the lucky ones receiving a refund, CPAs urge you to think carefully before spending it. It’s a good time to review your entire financial situation and make adjustments to keep you on track for the rest of the year. The Kentucky Society of CPAs offers these suggestions for tuning up your finances.

  • EIS approves tentative budget

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Independent Schools approved a tentative working budget for the 2010-2011 school year at the board's regular meeting Monday.

    The projected general fund amount for the year is more than $16.5 million, up from the budgeted $15.8 million for the 2009-2010 year. Salaries make up the largest portion of general fund expenses, and are projected to cost almost $11 million for next year.

    The district’s building fund is projected at $1.5 million for the upcoming school year.

     

  • Hardin County Pet Protection's treasured president

     

  • April 30 Property Transfers

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

    Donald L. and Donna L. Borders to Tim L. and Teresa D. Aulbach, property in Sonora, $575,000.

    James R. White to Sylvester and Erica Cole, 228 College St., Elizabethtown, $1. FMV: $95,000.

    Terry Bryant to T. Carter Homes LLC, property on Canal Place, Elizabethtown, $28,500.

    Ky. Auctioneers Inc., to K&R Builders LLC, lot 35 Chavez Court, Elizabethtown, $27,500.

  • Rider defeats Malito, Hinson

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    If you want to test a man’s character, place him into a position of power.

    Al Rider expressed that thought after capturing the Democratic nomination for county judge-executive Tuesday night, pledging to pass the test if he captures the county’s top seat.

    “I’m gonna be the same guy you’ve known for 50 or 60 years,” he said.

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  • KSP searching for Guston teen

    The News-Enterprise

    Kentucky State Police at Post 4 in Elizabethtown are looking for information regarding the whereabouts of a Guston teen who was reported missing around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

    Fifteen-year-old Rebecca Jane Short, a white female with blond hair and brown eyes from Meade County, was last seen wearing Mountain Dew pajama pants and a t-shirt, according to police. A scar over Short's left eye was another descriptor police noted.

  • Pitts bests Ashlock in county attorney race

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    After so much walking and quite a lot of talking during the past few years, Democrat Jenny Pitts said she wasn’t shocked to see herself with a 2-to-1 lead over Democratic challenger Larry Ashlock by the time half of the vote was counted Tuesday night.

  • Bill Wiseman faces Ben LaRue in November’s 5th District tilt

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    For Hardin County’s District 5 magistrate race in November, a financial services firm owner will face a man retired from inside sales and warehouse management positions.

    Republican Ben LaRue of LaRue Financial Advisors, won his party’s primary Tuesday.

    Bill Wiseman was Democrat’s choice for the district.

    Neither candidate has held public office before. Both are from Elizabethtown.