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Today's News

  • Nationwide earthquake drill to test preparedness

    acoulter@thenewsenterprise.com
    The nation is gearing up for an earthquake drill, but it won’t be about diving under desks and avoiding glass objects.
    Countless emergency management organizations, medical service facilities, emergency responders, National Guard posts and volunteer organizations will communicate with each other as if they were responding to earthquakes from May 16-20.
    The exercise is meant to help responders know what they should improve upon to be prepared to respond to an actual emergency.

  • Williams-Farmer campaign visiting Elizabethtown

    A leading Republican candidate in the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial race will make a stop Wednesday evening in Elizabethtown.

    Senate President David Williams and his running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, are scheduled to meet with constituents from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown-Pusey House, said Iris Wilbur, field director for the Williams-Farmer campaign.

  • He came, he sawed, he conquered
  • Yeske graduates from basic training

    YESKE. Navy Seaman James M. Yeske, son of Beverly S. and James A. Yeske of Elizabethtown, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Yeske is a 2002 graduate of Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • Legion Auxiliary packs boxes for soldiers

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 113 Chairman Patty Heath, with the help of LG&E employees, packed and sent 150 holiday boxes to soldiers overseas. Boxes consisted of candy, personal supplies, gifts and requested items by those in harms way.

  • Atterberry celebrates 80th birthday

    Beulah Atterberry of Elizabethtown celebrated her 80th birthday with 80 friends and relatives on Feb. 19, 2011, at Bethesda Ministries.
    She was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Vine Grove. She was a faithful worker in her local church, teaching Sunday school. In her younger years she taught youth. She was married for 56 years to the late Frank Atterberry.
    She has six children, Annetta Payton, Sharon Atterberry, Debbie Schlosser, Tim Atterberry, Steve Atterberry and Anna Hargis, all of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Firefighters salvage historic items, Bible from church blaze

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    For the first time in more than a century, a small Methodist congregation in Grayson County is without a building. Stonesview United Methodist Church was destroyed by fire early Sunday.

    Arson is suspected.

    Firefighters were able to salvage several items from the church including a framed collection of pieces describing the history of the church, a certificate and the Bible that was open on the altar when the roof fell in.

  • P&L will spend $9 million to replace rail bridge

    One of two railway bridges that have stood near Muldraugh since the late 1800s will be replaced, even though no federal money was approved for the project.
    The bridge, which is at railway mile marker J23.3, is near the end of its lifespan, said Paducah & Louisville Railway President Tom Garrett during a news conference Monday at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau visitors center.
    A nearby bridge at railway mile marker J23.7 will be at that point within the next several years, he said.

  • Jimmie Lee to receive national honor

    A longstanding Elizabethtown legislator will receive a national award this week for his work to advance mental health services.
    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, has been named the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Award for public service this year. Lee will receive the award Wednesday morning during a ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Frankfort.
    Lee was selected by the American Psychiatric Association from a pool of candidates nominated nationwide. The award is named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Jacob K. Javits of New York.

  • GIRLS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Johnson's buzzer beater lifts Meade past Hancock (02/22)

    CLOVERPORT — Raley Johnson has never hit a bigger shot than the one she hit Monday night in the 11th District Tournament semifinals.

    Scarlett Powers and Morgan Turner and the rest of the Meade County Lady Waves knew they were in good hands.

    With the game tied at 55, Meade County got the ball back with 3.8 seconds left after a Hancock County turnover. Meade County coach Josh Hurt called a timeout and called a play to get Johnson the ball.