Today's News

  • Feb. 18 Local History

    30 years ago, Hardin County teachers were taking both pro and con stands on the teachers’ bargaining rights bill at a hearing on the bill in Frankfort. 20 years ago, Fort Knox food service workers continued to resist the March 1 transfer of dining hall operations to a private contractor, even though U.S. District Court had moved to dismiss the injunction filed by the workers.  

  • E'town native to kick off Appalachian Voices Tour in Lexington

    The News-Enterprise

    Singer, songwriter and former Elizabethtown resident Daniel Martin Moore will begin his Appalachian Voices Tour on July 22 in support of his latest album release.

    “Dear Companion,” which was released in February, addresses the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining on the people and heritage of central Appalachia. The album is a collaboration with cellist, singer and songwriter Ben Sollee and producer Yim Yames and explores their ties to the Bluegrass state as well.

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  • Shoulder work reduces section I-65 to one lane

    The News-Enterprise

    Shoulder work on northbound Interstate 65, beginning today in Hart County, will require the closing of the right lane between the 65 and 68 mile-markers, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said.

    The work is expected to  continue through Friday,  highway engineers said.

    The right lane will only be closed during daytime hours. Caution is urged.

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  • Feb. 15 Local History


    30 years ago, Elizabethtown Mayor James R. Pritchard was to appear in Hardin District Court; his dog had wandered off his yard and had been nabbed by the Hardin County dog warden; Pritchard was charged with violating the city’s dog ordinance and was fined $44.50. 20 years ago, in a special election, Upton voters voted to transfer Upton’s water system to Hardin County Water District No. 2.  

  • March 3 Local History

    30 years ago, two employees of North Central Comprehensive Care were teaching a social skills training course at Elizabethtown Community College to help people sharpen conversation skills and get a taste of assertiveness training. 20 years ago, the last operation for a Kenyan boy, Joshua Ochieng, who had been brought to Kentucky by Elizabethtown resident Rick Thompson to fix a deformed foot, was declared to be very successful; Joshua’s foot had been badly damaged by polio, mak

  • July 15, 2010: Our Readers Write

    Mining industry not looking for bailout

    Speaking July 9 in the student union at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, President Obama stated “Well, I believe that if an American company wants to create jobs and grow, we should be there to help them do it.”  

    This sounds all good and well if you live in Las Vegas or anyplace else west of the Mississippi River. Here in Appalachia, those words are meaningless. We mine coal here and, to the current administration, that’s like saying a bad word in Sunday school.