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Today's News

  • Pardon my blush

    I could feel the veins in my face grow suddenly warm as I imagined my cheeks glowing bright red, signaling to all that I was blushing.

    It happened in the post office. Clinking shut the little door to my mail box, I whirled around to see the usual long line waiting at the counter. And there with her back turned to me was one of my parishioners. I sneaked up to her and bending my finger to form a knuckle, tapped her on the arm, mouthing a clicking sound as I did, thinking she would laugh when she saw that it was me, her pastor who was teasing her.

  • Surburbia closes in on the farm
  • EIS, Communicare to begin daily therapy program for elementary students

    Elizabethtown elementary schools will have access to a therapeutic setting for students starting this week.

    The new program for elementary students is a partnership with Communicare Inc., a regional provider of behavioral health services, and will help students in need of mental health services in a school setting.

  • Alcohol servers could face monetary, criminal repercussions for selling to minors

    With alcohol now on store shelves in Hardin County’s three largest cities, store employees not only could face license revocation or suspension but also a fine and a misdemeanor charge if caught serving to minors.

    “As a cashier selling liquor, you can get in a lot of trouble selling to a minor or an intoxicated person,” said Bruce Blevins, store manager at E.W. James & Sons Supermarket in Elizabethtown. “You could be held liable if that person drives off and kills someone.”

  • Judge grants dismissal of charges against ex-teacher

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton granted the prosecutor’s motion Wednesday to dismiss the indictment against Steven Gray, the former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual contact with two female students and scolded the local commonwealth’s attorney.

    Though the judge ultimately approved the motion, he identified in a written order several problems with both the statute the former teacher was accused of violating and the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office’s presentation of its case.

  • Community colleges address achievement gap

    Every February during Black History Month, we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made significant impacts on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition.

  • City audit finds weaknesses in financial reporting but no major deficiencies

    An independent audit revealed the city of Elizabethtown is fiscally sound but provided guidance on how the city and the Elizabethtown Airport Board could improve weaknesses found in financial reporting.

    Brian Woosley, a certified public accountant with Stiles, Carter & Associates P.S.C., presented a summary of the audit findings to the Elizabethtown City Council on Monday during its voting meeting.

  • Hardin County students to compete in spelling bee

    The spelling skills of students in Hardin County will be put to the test today.

    The Hardin County Derby Festival Spelling Bee is at 4 p.m. today at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The competition, part of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s spelling bee, qualifies the winner to participate at the state level.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North, Meade notch wins (2/7)

    The News-Enterprise

    North Hardin junior guard Domeneque Taft erupted for a career-high 26 points and the Lady Trojans trounced Louisville Fern Creek, 93-41 on Monday to earn their second straight win.

    Taft went 4-of-9 from 3-point range and also had five steals, while senior guard Brianna Woodson scored 20 points.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts recorded a double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and five steals for North Hardin (18-8). Eighth-grade guard Tamiah Stanford added 13 points.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue receives seven No. 1 seeds for region tourney (2/7)

    DANVILLE — When it comes to seeding the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament, nothing really surprises longtime LaRue County coach Gary Canter.

    Following a dominant regular season in which they didn’t lose a match to in-state competition until the State Duals final against Union County, the top-ranked Hawks received seven top seeds for Saturday’s tournament that begins at 10 a.m. at Danville High School.