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Today's News

  • Police: No ordinary sacrifice

    By Sandee Jones

    Guest Columnist

     

    They owe an apology. They are not perfect. All humans make mistakes, and they paid for every one of them. In all their years of law enforcement, they also have seen more than you’ll ever know.

    They have taken knives, clubs, guns, drugs and violent people out of cars.

    They have seen drunken, drugged and distracted drivers of all ages who’ve been dangerous to everyone on the road.

  • Oct. 15 editorial: TDP expansion a giant step forward

    It all started in the fall of 2007 at East Hardin Middle School.

    That's when a Truancy Diversion Program was launched by Family Court Judge M. Brent Hall to help curb attendance problems among local students. In two short years, TDP now has spread throughout the five middle schools in the Hardin County Schools system.

    The success that was found at East Hardin and then last year at West Hardin, is expected to follow suit now that the program is at Bluegrass, J.T. Alton and Radcliff middle schools.

  • Oct. 29, 2009 Editorial: Another black eye

    The hits just keep coming.

    It was embarrassing for the whole community when district patrons screamed and shouted as Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board announced its choice of John Millay as superintendent. But at least those patrons made their support of district veteran Gary French known in person.

    Now, an anonymous letter sent to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway again tarnishes the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board, the district and its patrons.

  • Oct. 18, 2009: Our readers write

    Hang in there

    In response to Steve Atcher’s letter (“Tax may be with us forever,” Oct. 15) I don’t believe that Mr. Atcher appreciates the fact that Mayor Willmoth and the majority of the councilmembers know what’s best for our community.

    Like our  leaders in Washington, they, too, know what’s best for us. Those opposed need to shut their mouths.

  • Oct. 25 editorial: Too many open questions

    Considerable controversy surrounds the possible opening of a methadone treatment clinic at 2645 Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown.

    Terry Scott, owner of this and three other clinics in eastern Kentucky, and Dr. Lori Nation, a Louisville psychiatrist who Scott has hired to run the proposed clinic, position E-Town Addiction Solutions LLC as a needed resource for local individuals suffering from drug addiction. They say the only problem with this and other opiate replacement clinics like it are the myths and misunderstandings that surround them.

  • Road department supervisor files as jailer candidate

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – A longtime county employee with experience managing large budgets, inmate work crews, and road and vehicle repair operations hopes for success in his second run for Hardin County jailer. Hardin County Road Department Supervisor Danny Allen, 52, ran for jailer in 2006 against Louis Lawson, but his campaign was cut short by a hea

  • Oct. 29, 2009: Our readers write

    There’s no changing the rules of life I read Ann McFeatters’ article in The News-Enterprise dated Oct. 19, entitled, “$250 Social Security checks a bad idea.” I was very disappointed by her remarks. She stated, “this is not time for generational favoritism;” however, the article is gearing towards the young adults — is this not “generati

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  • Oct. 18, 2009, editorial: Another proactive step

    How often do we hear about a crime and think whoever is responsible must be crazy. While “crazy” isn’t the correct terminology, the sad fact is that a large percentage of the American jail and prison population suffers from mental illness.

    Hardin County Jailer Louis Lawson told The News-Enterprise recently that detention centers are “a dumping ground for mentally ill” who often are jailed for crimes committed without intent.

  • With new BRAC road comes relocations

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — Fort Knox realignment is expected to bolster the local economy, but progress also can come at a steep price. Some residents who live just north of Vine Grove likely will lose their homes to a road meant to ease the congestion planners think will come with the addition of the Human Resources Command a