Today's News

  • Aug. 16, 2010: Obituaries

    Gerald ‘Jerry’ Campbell

    Gerald “Jerry” Campbell, 66, of Eastview, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    A Hardin County native and a lifetime farmer, he was a member of White Mills Christian Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Elven and Hazel Grey Campbell.

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  • Aug. 17, 2010: Obituaries

    Carole Anne Hawkins

    Carole Anne Hawkins, 64, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include her husband, Dale Hawkins.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

     Ruth Ann Short

    Ruth Ann Short, 66, of Radcliff, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    She was a veteran of Vietnam and was an honorable Kentucky Colonel.

  • Seymour celebrates 96th birthday


    Kathleen Robinson Seymour of Hodgenville celebrated her 96th birthday on Aug. 26, 2010, with a party at her home.

    She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Tennessee and moved to the Oak Hill community in LaRue County when she was a child.

    She has a daughter, Carolyn Owsley of Florida.

    Celebrations were also held the night before her birthday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raley in Elizabethtown, and the night after the birthday with the Owsley-Shoffner clan at El Tapico Mexican Restaurant.


  • Aug. 12, 2010: Obituaries

    Juanita Board

    Juanita Board, 82, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010.

    She survived by her two sons, Richard Board and Larry Board.

    The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

    Ricky Lee Booker

    Ricky Lee Booker, 44, of Upton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in Upton.

  • Sept. 1 editorial: Safe driving is the best barrier

    Saying the state’s chief concern is saving lives, Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a plan to extend median crossover barriers along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65. The extension will cover portions of the most dangerous stretch of the interstate in Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties. This announcement was good to hear and represents another tangible step in the state’s commitment to make one of Kentucky’s busiest, and most dangerous highways more safely traveled by motorists.

  • Sept. 2, 2010, editorial: Slipping down the hill

    Kentucky wants what's best for students. An educated, skilled workforce is vital to development and prosperity.

    But for the second time, the state has failed to qualify for the special Race to the Top federal grants, which were authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The competitive bidding process again found the state’s petition lacking.

    What is the shortcoming? It’s not clear that Kentucky’s education leaders have the answer.

  • Discussing flags, tweets and funnies

    As the community offers its appreciation this week to Vietnam veterans through an assortment of ceremonies, The News-Enterprise has committed to an ongoing tribute to veterans, public servants and others deserving recognition.

    The newspaper will display a notification on the front page when the federal or state governments announce a formal period of mourning that require the American flag to be displayed at half staff.

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  • Aug. 26, 2010, editorial: Homecomings, Part II

    A few short days ago, the last U.S. combat units left Iraq, after the longest war in American history. Make no mistake about it, there still are troops there — approximately 50,000 — a force similar in size to the military presence we’ve kept in South Korea.

    After more than seven years, the withdrawal took place in accordance with the time frame set by President Barack Obama. It seemed such a long time away when Obama announced the withdrawal date in February 2009.

    Now that it has come to pass, what does it mean?