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Today's News

  • Costs rise as snow falls

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Mother Nature has been less than kind this season.

    A series of blustery storm fronts have moved through Kentucky this year, leaving little room for rest for local road crews and their purse strings.

    Another batch of winter weather moved into Hardin County late Monday, dumping several inches of accumulation before tapering off Tuesday afternoon.

  • Food giveaway program hungry for participants

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — A local food pantry is having a problem that, considering the state of the economy, seems counterintuitive.

    Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland has more food than it can give away.

    Its monthly distribution programs, especially the one in Radcliff, aren’t drawing enough participants — so leftovers are sent back to the warehouse, said Milissa French, the agency’s development assistant and programs coordinator.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Chocolate Pizza

    By MARY ALICE HOLT

    Josie Sanders of Radcliff often attends my church, Radcliff Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a couple of months ago she slipped me this recipe for Chocolate Pizza. I knew at the time that I would run it in February, because I think it’s a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day.

  • E'town could see $800K occupational tax shortfall

    Occupational tax collected

    FY 2004-05- $5,709,413.95

    FY 2005-06- $6,207,336.35

    FY 2006-07- $8,394,463.50

    FY 2007-08- $10,927,043.62

    FY 2008-09 -$10,505,162.55

    Source: Elizabethtown City Government

     

    By MARTY FINLEY

     

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

     

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The economy’s continued walk on shaky legs has created another possible shortfall in the city’s occupational tax revenue.

     

  • Ask ECTC: Computer classes, Zumba, eBay and more

    NUMBERS TO KNOW

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    (270) 706-8800 – Welcome and Admissions Center

    (877) 246-2322, Ext. 68800 (toll-free)

    (270) 706-8858 or (502) 942-0101 – Fort Knox Campus

    (270) 706-8702 Community and Economic Development Center

    600 College Street Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

    www.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu

    Q. I need to upgrade my computer skills. What noncredit courses do you suggest?

  • Fifth Lincoln penny to be released today

    By LINDA IRELAND

    Landmark News Service

    LARUE COUNTY — Last year, the U.S. Mint released four new Lincoln cents commemorating the bicentennial of the 16th president’s birth. The tails side of the coin featured his birth in Hodgenville, boyhood in Indiana, the beginning of his political career in Springfield, Ill., and his presidency in Washington, D.C.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue 7, Region 7 when it comes to top seeds for region (02/10)

    The News-Enterprise LAWRENCEBURG — Gary Canter’s LaRue County Hawks are young on the mat. They’re really good, too. The Hawks had seven underclassmen given top seeds during Sunday’s draw meeting for the nine-school, double-elimination 2nd Region Tournament, which will be held Saturday at Anderson County High School. LaRue County, ranked fourth in

  • Family of shooting victim angered by plea deal

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Eighteen written statements from the family of shooting victim Eric West poured into the hands of Ninth Circuit Judge Ken Howard on Tuesday during the formal sentencing of his admitted killer, 32-year-old Howevalley housewife Angie Ricketts.

    As part of a plea deal, Ricketts admitted guilt to the Class D felony crime of reckless homicide — meaning she admits having accidentally caused the death of her former boyfriend.

  • Tax season brings new deductions

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Tax season has returned and local tax preparers say there are new credits available this year that could benefit taxpayers in the pocketbook.

    Jerry Morphis, owner of Accu-tax in Elizabethtown, said these new credits are  focused on youth and the environment.

    “This year, it’s all about kids and energy,” he said. “Two great things to invest in.”

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin faces Campbellsville in battle for region supremacy (02/09)

    By GREG CREWS gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com CAMPBELLSVILLE — When James Berry thinks about Campbellsville, the North Hardin senior guard can’t keep the number 24 from popping into his head. That’s how many points Campbellsville’s Bryton Taylor scored on Berry in last year’s meeting. The Trojans won the game, 69-57 but you wouldn’t know fr