Today's News

  • Accelerating to judgment


    In Wednesday’s edition of The News-Enterprise, Scripps Howard columnist Martin Schram joins the “guilty ‘til proven innocent crowd” and suggests that Toyota should “have the decency to remain dead” after his imaginary crash between Toyota and the media. Not only is his column irresponsible and indecent in tone, his facts are wrong.

  • Photo: This tree stands alone
  • Chiropractic care deserves equal footing in health care legislation


    By Michael Owsley

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently released statements deriding Senate Bill 157 which would ensure chiropractors are treated equally in the health care system. Anthem states that “The cost of health care is top of mind for all Americans ... it’s easy to put the focus on health insurance companies.”  In this, they are absolutely correct. Unfortunately, they then make short-sighted and incorrect claims regarding the bill.

  • Survey to gauge interest in YMCA



    If the name “Triangle 2” pops up on your caller ID during the next couple of weeks, it’s not some telemarketer trying to sell an updated geometry book.

    It’s the name of a firm conducting a marketing study that will help determine whether Hardin County is a good place to start YMCA programs and, if so, what would be involved.

    The goal is to complete 800 calls between Wednesday and April 24. They’ll last four to seven minutes.

  • March 21 editorial: Home becomes issue in political race

    Home is where the heart is.

    If you consider that adage to be true, then Al Rider's home clearly is in Hardin County. He grew up in the Upton area, taught school in Vine Grove and Elizabethtown, has operated a downtown clothing business for decades and worships at one of the community's most prominent churches.

  • April 8, 2010: Obituaries

    Daniel Balinski


    Daniel Balinski, 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.


    He is survived by his wife, Chong Ye Balinski.


    The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Best Funeral Services in Phoenix. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of Arizona.


    Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of local arrangements.


  • March 19, 2010, editorial: Keep the light shining

    It’s Friday, March 19, 2010: Do you know where your money is? If you are a Kentucky taxpayer, it’s easier than ever to see where your money is, thanks to Kentucky’s Open Records Act and the efforts of the Beshear administration and others to increase transparency in government.

  • March 19, 2010: Our readers write

    Stereotypes at work

    Concerning “Man claims political vandalism,” (March 9), it is nice to know that stereotypes still exist.

    The owner of the vandalized truck stated he did not understand why a person with secure income and a nice home would be causing mischief. I guess he expects trouble only to be caused by the homeless and the unemployed. Anyone at any given time can be pushed to create mischief.

  • 'Take 10' in 2010 and participate in the census


    Hardin County Judge-Executive

    One of the most important civic duty events for our nation is fast approaching – the 2010 Census.

  • March 9, 2010 editorial: Veterans in the Heartland

    Hardin County will come together the last week of August to honor and celebrate the heroes of a sometimes forgotten Vietnam War. The four Chamber of Commerce organizations within our county, along with Fort Knox, have teamed up for a nearly weeklong tribute to the men and women who sacrificed so much without the benefit of an appropriate and deserved homecoming more than 30 years ago.