Today's News

  • Grad, dropout rates improve for most local schools



    Graduation and dropout rates for the class of 2009, released this week, showed improvement in most areas for local schools.

    John Hardin High School had the highest graduation rate of the four local high schools, and Central Hardin High School had the lowest dropout rate. All four schools lowered their dropout rate from 2008 to 2009, and three of the four schools increased graduation rates from 2008;  Central Hardin did not.

  • June 3, 2010, editorial: Needed road creates conflict for some

    Home is where the heart is. And for many of us, this adage speaks not only to the importance and significance of loved ones with whom we share a dwelling, but also sentimental attachment to the very houses and grounds on which they’re built. Anyone who is blessed with the experience and ability to  fondly reflect on their childhood home can understand the truth exuded through this axiom.

  • Graduation 2010

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  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Bruins hammer Green County (06/02)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com The Central Hardin Bruins came out swinging, landing several blows before landing the knockout punch in the fifth inning. The Bruins scored in every inning as they routed the Green County Dragons, 12-1 in a mercy-rule, five-inning game Tuesday night in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament semifinals at

  • Fatal crash heads to grand jury

    Mattingly case goes to grand jury



    A manslaughter and DUI case against a 19-year-old driver blamed for a fatal May 26 crash in Elizabethtown will be presented to a grand jury for consideration for possible indictment this month or next.

    After a Wednesday morning hearing, 9th District Judge John Simcoe found probable cause that Lawrence W. Mattingly was liable for the crash on Valley Creek Road that killed his passenger, Brandon Ray Johnson, 29.

  • Forestry district wins top awards



    The Kentucky Division of Forestry’s district office in Elizabethtown recently received several awards from the state agency — including one for Outstanding Forester of the year.

    Adam Michels won the top forester award, and his co-worker, Byron Nelson, was named Outstanding Ranger Technician for last year. Also, the Central District received a runner-up recognition for forest stewardship.

  • 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Green County's Estes perfect in rout of North Hardin (06/02)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com It was a day of firsts Monday in the 5th Region Softball Tournament quarterfinals at Central Hardin, and Kasey Estes left the North Hardin Trojans as the first team eliminated. A sophomore pitcher, Estes struck out 10 in a six-inning perfect game to lead the 18th District Tournament champion Lady Dragons to a 10-0 win over the 17th Dis

  • Electrical problem eyed as cause of blaze



    An electrical problem in a Potomac Court housing unit’s power control box could be the cause of a fire that damaged a couple of units and blanketed others in smoke and water.

    Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said city police and fire investigators probing the cause of the fire were rather sure, after their initial work, that the 3 p.m. fire at 65 Potomac Court did not stem from any sort of foul play.

  • Slice of Life: The house that built me was pretty special


    Music has a way of being a reflection of life. At least that's the way I see really good music.

    Miranda Lambert's latest hit, "The House that Built Me," is one of those special songs that makes you think about where you've been in life.

    Lambert sings about a trip back to her home as a youngster and remembers, for instance, where her dog is buried, how her father built parts of the home and how life's experiences there shaped her as a person. 

  • June 3, 2010: Our readers write

    Travelers retain beliefs, traditions

    I am writing in response to two articles your newspaper published, and a scam warning issued by the Kentucky State Police Post 3 concerning Irish Travelers. These articles were titled “Irish Travelers set sights on Kentucky,” and “Irish Travelers attempt scam in Sonora.” These articles and warnings touched me personally because I am an Irish Traveler. I live in Murphy Village, S.C., and was raised with certain beliefs, customs and traditions.