Today's News

  • Back for a second helping at The PAC

    The News-Enterprise

    A popular musical comedy is serving up more laughs in "Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping," and comes to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School on Wednesday.

    The event features a dinner, followed by the musical comedy.

    It's 1969 and in the basement kitchen of a rural Minnesota church, the ladies dealing with the changing world and changes of their own, according to the PAC website.

  • David Gray: A privilege to lead HMH

    David Gray could not hold back the flood of emotions building inside of him.
    Recollecting 13 years of work as president and chief executive officer of Hardin Memorial Hospital, a man known for his knowledge of the health-care industry and articulate delivery struggled to find the words to express the impact of walking away.
    “This is a hospital that has taken care of myself and my family, so there is a lot of pride,” he said, fighting back tears.

  • Tommy Fest 9 runs through Sunday

    The News-Enterprise

    Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel is headed back to Elizabethtown for Tommy Fest 9.

    Emmanuel will be at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School tonight through Sunday for a weekend of workshops and concerts.

    Emmanuel is a two time Grammy nominee and well liked in his home country of Australia, according to a press release from Trinity Music Productions, which organizes the event.

  • Working at home with a distraction named Boo

    Have you ever attempted to work from home? Let me rephrase, have you ever had to work from home with a mischievous 9-year-old Chocolate Labrador trying to get your attention?

    I did a couple of weeks ago when it snowed. At first it was great.

    I threw my hair up in a hair clip, put on my comfy flannel PJ pants, wore my ratty Packers sweatshirt and didn’t even worry about makeup.

  • Costs add up after several small snows

    The green that disappears during the winter includes more than just plants.

    Money is lost by state and local governments when enough snow falls to roll out salt trucks. And frequent — albeit fairly light — snows this season have sent road departments searching for increasingly expensive salt.

    Most recently, a storm that ended Wednesday dropped as much as 3 inches of snow on Hardin County, according to the National Weather Service.

  • E’town clamping down on thieves

    Elizabethtown is looking to curb a steadily rising trend of thefts of items such as precious metals, scrap metal and video game consoles by monitoring more closely the transactions of businesses who buy the items secondhand.

    Elizabethtown city government, in coordination with the Elizabethtown Police Department, has drafted an ordinance to place businesses that purchase regulated used and secondhand items in the Leads Online database, which officers use to track items and potential thieves through businesses logging daily transactions.

  • Saluting the influence, work of a colleague

    ISSUE: Sizemore named KPA president

    OUR VIEW: We recognize one of our own

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin hosting Central Hardin in doubleheader set for 6 p.m. (01/27)

    The surging North Hardin Trojans are hoping for another 17th District win in the present tonight, but before they host the Central Hardin Bruins, they’ll look to the past.

    Prior to the 6 p.m. scheduled tip-off of the first game of the girl/boy doubleheader, former North Hardin standout center Jason Eitutis will have his jersey retired in the gymnasium named for his coach, Ron Bevars.

  • EIS begins budget cycle cautiously

    The first step in the city schools’ budget process has the district looking slightly more robust than in previous years, but officials are cautious with their optimism.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ draft budget shows estimated general fund revenues of almost $18 million for the 2011-12 school year, up from more than $16 million for the 2009-10 school year and the budgeted projections of a little more than $17 million for the current school year.

  • PREP WRESTLING: From motormouth to mature matman (01/27)

    Shaquille Cox learned at a young age it’s not good to be boastful.

    Cox admitted he sometimes bragged about himself when he was in middle school, but his attitude quickly changed as soon as he got to high school.

    Because of that, the 140-pound LaRue County senior has become one of the top wrestlers in the state. Cox is ranked fifth in his weight class, and sports a 22-1 record entering Saturday’s Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association State Duals at Lexington Henry Clay.