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Today's News

  • Williams, Farmer looking to end status quo

    As the 2011 gubernatorial race heats up, Senate President David Williams and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer have proclaimed their partnership as the ticket of change for a state falling behind its peers.

    The tandem made a stop at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown on Wednesday night, where they stressed the need for tax reform, rigorous standards for education and a private sector approach to reinventing the state pension program.

  • GIRLS' PREP SWIMMING: Sampaio three hoping for big day at State (02/24)

    LOUISVILLE Mavi Sampaio loved coaching swimming in college, but the punishing cold of North Dakota began to wear on him and his two daughters, Manuela and Mariana. Keep in mind Mavi spent most of his life in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and his daughters lived there until Manuela was four and Mariana was two.

  • Preliminary hearing postponed in rape case

    An attorney for a Fort Knox man facing a charge of first-degree rape requested a preliminary hearing be postponed Wednesday morning in Hardin District Court so he has time to locate potential witnesses.

    Defense attorney Doug Miller is representing Joseph E. Snyder, 30, a soldier in the 5/15th Cavalry who pleaded not guilty to the rape charge at his arraignment last week in Hardin District Court. Snyder currently is out on bond.

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Pettigrew playing final home game for WKU (02/24)

    BOWLING GREEN — About the only consistent thing this year for the inconsistent Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers has been senior forward Steffphon Pettigrew.

    A former News-Enterprise Area Player of the Year and the only Mr. Basketball the area’s produced, the 6-foot-5, 223-pound Pettigrew will play his final game in front of the Diddle Arena faithful tonight against Sun Belt Conference rival Florida International. Tip is set for 8 with senior night festivities starting at 7:35.

  • Jimmie Lee accepts award
  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Four teams, two region spots (2/24)

    It’s strange how the Boys’ 17th District Tournament worked out. John Hardin and North Hardin get to play teams they swept during the regular season, which has the coaches a little uneasy heading into tonight’s semifinal matchup, considering the adage it’s hard to beat a team three times.

    “People ask me who I’d like to play in the district tournament and I say none of them,” John Hardin coach Mark Wells said. “Whoever you play, it’s going to be a tough game.”

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: North Hardin beats Central Hardin in 2OT (02/24)

    Brianna Woodson wasn’t too pleased with the way the season started, but the North Hardin junior guard is kind of psyched for what the postseason has in store for her Lady Trojans.

  • Feb. 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Trying to dowhat is right
    I’m trying to keep a clear conscious and do what is right with God, and America. This letter will be upsetting to some but facts are facts. There are groups who are working to destroy and distort moral values in America. The list is long but the most notable to me are as listed:
    1. Our Congress and our present president.
    2. The American Civil Liberties Union.
    3. Planned Parenthood which promotes abortions and is destroying the American family.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: E'town cruises past John Hardin (2/24)

    The 17th District coaches thought Elizabethtown was the clear-cut favorite entering the postseason tournament and the fifth-ranked Lady Panthers showed why Wednesday night.

    The Lady Panthers used a smothering defense to stymie John Hardin and they did a good job of distributing the ball for open shot after open shot on their way to dismantling the Lady Bulldogs, 77-31 in the Girls’ 17th District Basketball Tournament semifinals at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • Meadow View teacher named HCS ExCEL winner

    The words “Terrific Teacher” are taped across Laureen Laumeyer’s desk, and those words proved to be true.

    Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View Elementary School, has been named the newest ExCEL winner for Hardin County Schools. Laumeyer will be honored at 1 p.m. March 9 at the school.