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Today's News

  • LaRue plans to shorten school week next year

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    LARUE COUNTY — LaRue County Schools officials are hoping that a major change in their school calendar will result in better teacher and student performance.

    LaRue County Schools will shorten each Friday in next year’s school calendar. Students will be released at 1 p.m. every Friday during the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Tracks in snow lead police to facility escapee

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Police quickly ended a Communicare patient’s escape Thursday morning after tracking the man over snow covered trails at Freeman Lake Park and arresting him near Ring Road.

    Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the patient fled the mental health and substance abuse treatment facility after learning he faced jail time for violating rules he was ordered to obey.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: What have we learned so far after hoops’ first semester? (01/05)

    Break out those No. 2 pencils, it’s exam time.

    With a month of the prep basketball season behind us, what have we learned after the first semester?

    On the girls’ side, this was supposed to be a so-called down year for the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers. After losing superstar Alex Jones as well as Dorian Downs, Terra Lucas and Jasmine Deaderick, the Lady Panthers weren’t the cream of the 5th Region for the first time in years.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: Panthers trounce Fort Knox (01/05)

     

  • Home becomes a part of history

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The federal government has added a downtown home — known for its timber skeleton — to the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the early 1800s, the Jonathan Hills House at 202 N. Main St. is said to be the second oldest in the city still standing at its original location. It is one of the few Ken

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Meade, LaRue fall (01/06)

    The News-Enterprise Sophomores Cheaney Schwartz and Bo Wilson hit a combined seven 3-pointers, but the homestanding Meade County Green Wave fell to Floyd (Ind.) Central, 61-52 on Tuesday. Schwartz, a forward, led Meade County (2-10) with 17 points, six rebounds and two blocks and hit 3-of-4 3-pointers. Wilson, a guard, had 14 points and three assists and hit 4-of-7 from lon

  • YMCA eyeing Otter Creek Park

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    MEADE COUNTY — The YMCA of Greater Louisville is fielding questions from the city about how the group would operate Otter Creek Park if chosen among a field of five applicants.

    According to a recent Louisville Courier-Journal article, the YMCA appears to be favored to run the park, which was a popular getaway for central Kentucky residents until the cash-strapped Metro government shuttered it a year ago this month.

  • Sheriff files for re-election

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams vows not to become “an old man carrying a gun” like some Kentucky officials who run for office only after retiring from their first careers.

    “I am not retired from anything,” Williams said. “I’ve been at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office for 24 years, with the last seven as sheriff. My plans are to retire after this upcoming term.”

  • Elvis with a side of Meat Loaf

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWNElvis and Meat Loaf are back in town for their annual performance 8 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater. The tribute-performing Perkins brothers, Jesse and Colonel, have brought these two rock stars to life throughout the region and at the State several times.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Grape Salad

    By MARY ALICE HOLT Jeanette Henderson of Elizabethtown sent in a different and delicious recipe for a Grape Salad. When I first read the recipe, I thought, “Oh yes, this sounds like one of those really good, old-fashioned type ‘salads’ that are really desserts like my mother used to make for her bridge club.”

    Then I reread the recipe. This one wasn’t like that at all.