Today's News

  • TENNIS: State Farm E-town Open features more than 200 players from eight states (07/09)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com When Bo O’Brien wanted the word out earlier in the week that there was still time to register for the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission’s 17th annual State Farm E-town Open, the tournament’s longtime director was hoping just a few players would bite to help him fill out some brackets. He really wasn’t planning for

  • School sees ‘Colors of Success’ in video contest

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com Most teachers prefer their students to keep on the quiet side during the school day, but Ann Davis made an exception when she and her students learned they had received a statewide award. “The kids were screaming,” she said. “It was wonderful.” Pierce Elementary School placed first in the elementary category in t

  • July 9, 2010, editorial: Local water is a blessing

    Customers of Hardin County Water District No. 2 are blessed in many respects. The district finished first in taste in the Kentucky-Tennessee region during the American Water Works Association sectional competition last year, and on June 22 in Chicago was named one of the “best of the best” in the nation for taste. Many people around the world would be happy to have access

  • County fair altercation turns violent

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com One Florida resident is in custody after an altercation at the Hardin County Fairgrounds early Thursday morning turned violent. Shawn A. Mitchell, 41, of Cocoa, Fla., was charged with first-degree assault in connection with the stabbing of Jose A. Avila in what authorities describe as an apparent unprovoked attack. The two men are co-workers wit

  • May 7, 2010, editorial: It’s not just ‘them,’ it’s you, too

    The Hardin County Vision Project has taken its next important step with the mandating of Hardin County United. The group of community leaders has been established to analyze 24 strategic goals that fall into three broad categories of education, governance and community development. The group of volunteers are tasked with carefully examining, researching and determining if and how best to implement each of these goals.

  • Helping Hand director retires after 10 years



    After slightly more than 10 years as executive director for Helping Hand of the Heartland, Henry White expects he will fill his retirement hours fishing and traveling, among other things.

    “I’m embarrassed that I haven’t been fishing for 10 years,” White said.

  • Insects still pests during summer months



    Raging heat is not the only pest one finds during the dog days of summer.

    Insects can be a headache for homeowners if left to roam freely, but some simple techniques will help fend off the menace before it turns into an infestation.

    Amy Aldenderfer, an agent with the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service, said the task of tackling bugs is steeped in common sense.

  • July 8, 2010: Obituaries

    Robert Earl Bradley Robert Earl Bradley, 65, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at his residence. A native of McKessport, Pa., he served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post No. 113. He worked at UPS for three years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson David Bradley Sr. and Leola Hazel Melton Bradley. He is survived by

  • July 5, 2010 Editorial: Room to rock out and roll

    Elizabethtown rocks! Really it does. Every summer in fact. Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of the Elizabethtown Concert Committee and local sponsors, two classic rock bands, The Guess Who and Grand Funk Railroad, rolled into Hardin County and took thousands on a groovy trip down Memory Lane. Despite the sweltering temperature, fans of all ages filled Freeman Lake Park. Unfortu

  • Community work honored at chamber luncheon

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity Thursday afternoon to honor the work many of its members have done in the community. Several awards were presented at the chamber luncheon at Pritchard Community Center, including the Big E and Hall of Fame awards. The Big E Award was given to Elizabethtown City Cou