Today's News

  • Focus on Finance: Lowering monthly payments

    By BIRGIT STUBBLEFIELD, Focus on Finance

    Question: I would like to lower my monthly mortgage payment by paying a large amount toward it. How do I go about it?

    Answer: First, before you go ahead and make a large payment toward your principal balance, make sure to check with your lender to see if your loan carries a pre-payment penalty that will be activated by making a bulk payment.

  • Hear the bells ringing...



    RINEYVILLE — When Rose Webster started collecting bells more than 20 years ago she never dreamed her collection would grow so quickly in such a short period of time.

    She had one curio cabinet full of bells until her brother, Paul, came to visit during the ice storm earlier this year. He took note of her collection and his search for bells kicked into overdrive.

  • A hearty helping of turkey and time



    ELIZABETHTOWN— Thanksgiving is a holiday of preparation, with families coordinating visits and hosts coordinating their meals.

    Volunteers at the annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. James Primary School know the importance of preparation as well as anyone, with days of work culminating in hundreds of dinners.

  • Coroner: Head injuries from dog attack killed White Mills woman



    WHITE MILLS — An autopsy on Thursday revealed that Karen Gillespie — the woman found dead near her residence Wednesday morning — was killed by head injuries sustained in a dog attack.

  • Nov. 27, 2009:Obituaries

    Tommy Lee Haire

    Tommy Lee Haire, 87, of Eastview, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    He was a farmer and worked for the Department of Highways.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verda Smallwood Haire; his parents, John and Betty Reed Haire; two sisters, Lula Haire and Ella Haire; two brothers, Winston Haire and Dean Haire; and one granddaughter, Jill Allen.

  • Nov. 27, 2009: Services


  • Nov. 26 editorial: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The News-Enterprise

    This Thanksgiving holiday, as the end of another year draws near, I’m thankful for important things.

    I’m thankful for grace.

    I’m thankful for the health, happiness and success of my children.

    I’m thankful that my wife loves me despite all my faults and failings.

    I’m thankful that my dad’s health has held firm throughout the year.

    I’m thankful for the blessing of wonderful friends who surround me with love and encouragement.

  • CLIMB CONTINUES: John Hardin reaches Class 5-A state championship game



    BOWLING GREEN — The John Hardin Bulldogs won Friday night in Bowling Green to earn a return trip next week with a much bigger prize on the line.

    The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, and after the Bowling Green Purples tied the game at 21-all, senior quarterback Alex Dingle scored from a yard out in the fourth quarter to lead John Hardin to a 28-21 victory on Monie Beard Field at E.L. Donaldson Stadium.

  • Law enforcement, schools warn of sexting dangers



    HARDIN COUNTY — Police say it happens here, but the incidents have not resulted in criminal charges or publicized tragedy such as those that have occurred in other Midwest communities.

    The “it” is sexting, and local law enforcement say it needs to be taken seriously.

  • Loyal subscribers

    Special Message To Our Loyal Readers

    Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and we are so excited to let you know we will have the BIGGEST paper in our history on Thursday!

    Please be aware your newspaper carrier will make every effort possible to have your paper delivered on time. Your paper will come to you in three different pieces because of the extra content provided.

    Remember, all of our Sunday only readers also will receive this special Thanksgiving Day issue.