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Today's News

  • Home and garden show is one-stop idea shop

    sberkshire@thenewsenterprise.com

    A long winter spent indoors has given many homeowners an opportunity to evaluate their living spaces. And this week’s spring tease weather might be the inspiration they need to start planning improvements.

  • Plans in works to add jobs, improve rail service at Knox

    A news conference today will unveil plans regarding improved rail service on a line that runs between Louisville and western Kentucky. That line provides service to Fort Knox.
    The announcement by Paducah & Louisville Railway said approximately 290 construction-related jobs will be created by the project as well reliable freight rail service and enhance public safety, according to the news release.
    The announcement will be made at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau at 1030 N. Mulberry St.

  • French Street frustrations yield to reopened road

    French Street reopened to traffic last week, months after the city closed a portion of the road for repairs. Several affected residents said it was not a moment too soon.
    For those who live on French Street, construction delays and a work stoppage left them frustrated and inconvenienced, though most interviewed said the project was necessary to make the road safer.

  • Campbellsville woman turns 111 in ’11

    By CALEN MCKINNEY
    Landmark News Service

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.

    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.

    “My family keeps growing,” she said with a laugh.

    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she once did. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.

  • Cutting consumption in E'town's city buildings

    The city of Elizabethtown now has some options for reducing energy consumption at city hall and Pritchard Community Center.

    Lexington-based Paladin Inc. presented the results of its energy audit at the two facilities this week to Elizabethtown City Council and offered recommendations on how the city could use available grant money to reduce the amount of energy usage at each facility.

    Many of the suggestions were cost-intensive, but Paladin modified its final recommendations to meet the city’s cost constraints.

  • Local community should act on study of BRAC traffic impacts

    ISSUE: Growing pains of post realignment

    OUR VIEW: Community should act on study

  • Elizabethtown Woman’s Club members ‘Go Red’

    Several members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attended “Go Red for Women” sponsored by Atria Senior Living Group in Elizabethtown on Feb. 9. Brunch was served to guests and a Valentine gift also was presented. Cheryl Vowels of Caretenders presented a program with facts on heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Handouts were available.

    Following the program Atria invited those attending to tour its facility, especially a model apartment.

  • Immigration bill would pursue restitution from federal government

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    Rep. Tim Moore has filed a new bill in the Kentucky House of Representatives he hopes will turn the attention surrounding immigration back toward the federal government.

    Moore, R-Elizabethtown, has filed House Bill 485, which would direct state, county and local governments to persuade the state’s attorney general to approach the federal government for restitution for education, health care, housing or incarceration costs incurred on behalf of illegal immigrants.

  • Smartphones go from toys to teaching tools

    There seems to be no end to the ways a smartphone can simplify tasks, and no end to the everyday items it can make obsolete.

    Data usage is fueling the trend, and evolving technologies are expected to maintain this growth.

    Students in an advanced U.S. history class at John Hardin High School, a sample of the young market pushing many national mobile trends, said their phones are not distractions for idle chatter. Rather, these high school juniors said, phones have become essential tools. They are as needed as computers, televisions, books, even pencils.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: No. 6 Lady Panthers end skid; No. 9 Bulldogs roll (02/16)

    Elizabethtown ended its first losing streak this season and handed Grayson County its first home loss of the year.