Today's News

  • Dan Rather to be in Meade County

    The News-Enterprise

  • Make tasty Cake Pops for your Valentine

    I’m so exciting to be bringing you this recipe! Melissa Vessels, a copy editor/paginator at The News-Enterprise, brought a bunch of these Cake Pops in to work a few days before Christmas and we all just loved them. So I told her I had to have the recipe. It will be perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat (or any other day for that matter).

  • A man, the snow and his creations

    Larry Padgett loves to see snow.
    The white stuff brings out the creative side in him. It has for many, many years.
    “I’ve been doing this since I was young, since I was a kid,’’ the 43-year-old said. “I like to build things with the snow ... It’s just something to do.’’
    Late last week with about 3 inches of snow dumped on the area, Padgett started work on his latest creation: Winnie the Pooh.

  • Electronic health records process escalating

    In keeping on par with a federal mandate, Hardin Memorial Hospital will begin implementing technology this year that will directly link electronic health records of patients with local physicians’ offices.
    The goal is to fully integrate the technology by June 2012 in keeping with a requirement through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins beat Green County; LaRue girls win (01/26)

    The Central Hardin Bruins dominated 5th Region rival Green County with some second-half defensive intensity Tuesday night, holding the homestanding Dragons to 12 points in the final two quarters en route to a 56-37 win.

    Junior forward Andrew Kinney hit three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points, while sophomore guard Troy Squires (12) and senior guard Matt Nichols (11) also reached double figures.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin blocks out Elizabethtown (01/26)

    Jauan Akins and the North Hardin Trojans didn’t need any last-minute magic Tuesday night against 17th District rival Elizabethtown. Akins and his buddies blocked out enough distractions – and enough shots – to ensure that.

    A lanky 6-foot-7 junior forward, Akins was 1-of-4 Trojans to score in double figures and he had five of his team’s 11 blocks as North Hardin convincingly beat the Panthers, 71-60 after needing a waning-seconds layup to win the teams’ first meeting less than two weeks ago.

  • Fiscal Court members are weighing a hefty issue

    ISSUE: Magistrate Weight Loss Challenge
    OUR VIEW: Congratulations for leading by losing

    The eight people who were winners in November’s general election hope to be losers come this November.

    Patterned after “The Biggest Loser” television show, the Hardin County Magistrate Weight Loss Challenge is an 11-month effort to slim down.

  • County records mid-year surplus

    During a state of the county address earlier this month, Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry promised county government once again would maintain a balanced budget without dipping into reserves at fiscal year’s end.
    On Tuesday, his prediction edged closer to reality.
    Berry presented a mid-year review of the county’s finances during Hardin Fiscal Court’s regular meeting, in which he revealed the county is riding a $3.4 million surplus into the second half of the budget cycle.

  • Effort under way to restore White Mills display

    The Nolin River once again will glow at Christmastime.
    White Mills residents are working to replace a bridge light display that was vandalized last month — and catch whoever did it. The town’s civic league is planning a fundraising dinner and is offering a $200 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the crime.
    Between 200 and 300 lights were stolen or broken the week of Christmas. The Rev. Tim Dennis, pastor of White Mills Christian Church and a civic league member, estimated the cost of the vandalism at $1,000.

  • Have knowledge, will travel

    On any given weekday, Dottye Moore can be found driving around Hardin County making the educational equivalent of a doctor’s house call.

    “I guess the three things you’d need for this job are a GPS, a hybrid car and a cell phone with good coverage,” Moore said.

    Moore is a homebound teacher for Hardin County Schools. In fact, she is the only full-time homebound teacher with the system. Other certified teachers work on a contractual basis.