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Today's News

  • Spring Fling Poker Run revving up

    The streets will be hot Saturday as cold steel takes the open highway for a good cause.

    The ninth annual Spring Fling Poker Run will launch May 14 from VFW Post 10281 on Briggs Lane in Vine Grove, looking to raise money for Interlink Counseling Services, a Louisville nonprofit organization that offers counseling and recovery services for homeless veterans.

  • ECTC graduates balance school, family

    After a total of 19 years working at Intertec Systems LLC, Bardstown resident Glen Ballard lost his job when the factory shut down.

    “You’re loyal to those factories, but you never know when they’re going to leave,” he said.

    Ballard decided he wanted to be more marketable.

    “Hopefully, I won’t be in the same position ever again and I will be able to provide for my family,” he said.

  • Historical marker to be dedicated Friday

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker Friday afternoon along U.S. 31W to honor the company town of Kosmosdale.

  • LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Meade native Sipes wins Supercross race in Vegas (05/09)

    What happens in Vegas ends up in Ryan Sipes’ trophy case.

    Sipes, a Meade County native, ended his motorcycle racing season in dramatic fashion Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Sin City, winning the inaugural Monster Energy/Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout for AMA Supercross Lites riders.

    “(This is) cool,” Sipes told Tom Wera of ultimatemotorcyling.com. “After losing the East main (event) the way I did, it’s nice to come back and get this (win). I feel good and I feel that was the best way to end the season.”

  • Senior life: Seniors connect to the community

    When Older Americans Month was established in May 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. At that time, about a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were only a few programs to meet their needs. However, national interest in senior citizens and their needs began to circulate through the efforts and wisdom of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Broken patterns
  • Join us today to begin a new laughing habit

    It’s easier to start a new habit than break an old one.

    Today as The News-Enterprise makes a change on the daily comics page, please consider it an invitation to a new, fun habit.

    “DeFlocked” joins the daily and Sunday lineup. It’s a relatively new feature by Jeff Corriveau, who made a life writing for TV programs including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show” and “Talk Soup,” before bringing his talents to  newspaper pages.

  • Female officers work to prove themselves

    Cristina Davis always has felt the need to help people.

    That feeling led to four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and 12 years as a patrol officer for posts in Kentucky and California. Most recently, Davis joined Vine Grove Police Department as its second female certified police officer in the history of the force.

    Capt. Dale Riggs of VGPD said it’s important to have diversity in any profession.

  • Hardin County Farmers Market launches 2011 season

    Dark clouds hovered and a chill permeated the air Saturday morning, but weather did not dampen the opening of Hardin County Farmers Market.

    Patrons lined up to test wares and stock up early on plants and vegetables while vendors worked to oblige them despite torrential rains that have slowed farmers’ hands.

    Angie Lane was delighted to find out a farmers’ market operated  in Hardin County, having just moved from Clarksville, Tenn., with her son to rejoin her husband, a civilian worker at Fort Knox.

  • Women tap into their creative side

    The Kentucky Derby did more than just attract celebrities and world-class horses to Churchill Downs on Saturday.

    It also may have played a role in a slight dropoff in vendors at the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff, said organizer LaDonna Eastman.