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Today's News

  • Would-be college students receive aid help at ECTC

    Area students planning to attend college next fall gathered at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College for the annual College Goal Sunday where college and university officials offer help to students and parents applying for college financial aid.

  • Let's get married

    Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown was packed with future brides and grooms shopping the booths at Sunday’s Bridal Showcase.

    Vendors with information about everything from wedding photography to catering lined the center’s walls, and men and women modeling dresses and tuxedos walked among the crowd. With their free tote bags and pink “I’m the bride” stickers, future brides were easy to identify.

    The event was sponsored by The News-Enterprise, and at 2:30 p.m., one couple was married at the community center.

  • Two Democrats challenge Jimmie Lee in primary

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee can expect at least two primary opponents, whose combined age is less than his 74 years.

    Lee, who is serving his 20th year in the state House, said he’s excited by the prospect.

    “I’m thrilled to see young people out there interested in government,” he said. “I never have in my life begrudged anybody who wanted to run.”

    His two Democratic challengers are a graduate student and substitute teacher plus a software program manager who lost in two previous attempts to unseat Lee.

  • Swopes celebrate 60 years in business

    Nearly 60 years ago in March of 1952, Swope Dodge-Plymouth was celebrating its grand opening at the corner of College and Mulberry streets. The dealership already had been open for a couple months, but people crammed into the one-car showroom for the event.

    As Bill Swope remembers, two competitors, Buick and Pontiac dealers, were there that day and were overheard to make the following exchange: “I’ll give them six months,” one dealer said about Bill Swope and his brother Sam.

  • Police: Toddler shaken, beaten

    While a 2-year-old girl lay in critical condition Friday, the 28-year-old babysitter accused of abusing her was arraigned in Hardin District Court.

    Ashley N. Chapman of Vine Grove was arrested on a warrant just after 6 p.m. Thursday near Radcliff and charged with first-degree criminal abuse.

    The warrant alleges Chapman “severely assaulted” the child by “striking her and severely shaking her, resulting in loss of consciousness, extensive bruising, bleeding in the brain and a bite mark.”

  • A lot to cheer about

    Four area high school cheer squads have advanced to next month’s state-at-large competition at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

    Just six high schools participated in Saturday’s Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors Region 5 competition at Central Hardin High School. CHHS head coach Shauna Thompson said 12 to 13 high school squads usually participate.

    “I don’t know why,” Thompson said. “Teams weren’t ready. Teams decided not to go.”

  • Legislative boundaries devolve into legal fight

    ISSUE: Legislative lawsuit
    OUR VIEW: Court action is unsettling

    Barring a last-minute change in tactics, the dispute over legislative redistricting will move Monday from the Capitol’s corridors to a Franklin County courtroom.

  • In presidential politics, Kentucky is largely invisible

    Politics can be interesting and fun.

    And with that opening statement, many readers quickly turn the page.

    I know it’s not a widely held belief but some of us enjoy the process. The art of getting elected involves convincing others that your motives are pure, your ideas are sound and you’re capable of delivering. It’s a form of real-life theater and the results have impact on the future.

    Having started my career covering ballgames, I think the process of reporting about politics is much the same.

  • Schools ready for ‘food for thought’

    Carol and James Green of Elizabethtown said their son at T.K. Stone Middle School would rather eat fruits and vegetables than less healthy options.

    Carol Green thinks school lunches are pretty healthy, but she approves of new regulations that would increase health requirements, especially because that might be the only chance some students have all day to eat a healthy meal.

    “You need food for thought,” she said. “You’ve got to feed that brain.”

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin topples Collins (01/29)

    Juniors Brandon Price and Daveon Greene took control Saturday night and helped guide the John Hardin Bulldogs to a home win.

    Price and Greene finished with 28 points each to help John Hardin pick up a 79-71 victory over Shelbyville Collins.

    The Bulldogs (11-7) have won three of their last four games. They dominated this one early on, outscoring the Titans 23-9 in the second quarter to take a 45-24 halftime lead.

    John Hardin was outscored by Collins by 11 points in the third and two in the fourth but still hung on.