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Today's News

  • Hawkins named chamber president

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The last month has been an introspective one for new Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce President Rik Hawkins. He launched his candidacy for county judge-executive in early November, but when Tim Asher resigned as chamber president soon after, questions followed.

    In the aftermath, Hawkins said he feels he has chosen the right path. “It’s a fit that makes sense for me,” Hawkins said.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North downs Nelson, 50-42 (12/10)

    The News-Enterprise

    In a battle between two of the more highly regarded teams in the 5th Region, North Hardin made a statement Wednesday.

    The Trojans jumped out to an early lead and closed strong in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Nelson County, 50-42.

    The Cardinals were limited to just five points in the fourth quarter, while they were held to just 23.7 percent shooting from the field (14-of-59) and 14.3 percent shooting from behind the 3-point arc (3-of-21).

  • Health department plans community H1N1 clinics

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The public will get a shot at landing an H1N1 influenza vaccination next week in Hardin County as community clinics begin around the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    The health department now has enough vaccine that anyone older than 6 months can be vaccinated at the clinics, instead of only those in targeted demographics, said Wendy Keown, director of outreach services at the health department.

  • Dec. 7: Our readers write

    Afghanistan is an American issue, not a partisan one

    I was quite surprised to see the results of Wednesday’s online poll regarding President Obama’s plan for Afghanistan. Half of the responders gave him a failing grade. And nearly another 20 percent gave him a C. It seems that we so easily make decisions based on party lines.

  • U.S. 31W work near Muldraugh on tap for today

    The News-Enterprise

    HARDIN COUNTY — A section of north- and southbound U.S. 31W in Hardin County will be reduced to one lane in each direction today as a crew finalizes barrier wall repairs near mile-marker 34 near the bottom of Muldraugh Hill. 

  • Jackson touts big vision for Radcliff

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — Aundra Lett Jackson is a newcomer to the mayor’s race, but she is well acquainted with the city and its residents.

    And she believes her experience within the community and her seasoned years of military life makes her a prime candidate.

    “You’ve got to be out there in the community to know what the community needs,” she said.

  • Dec. 10: Our readers write

    Giving appreciated when times are tight The Kentucky Patriots’ “Wreaths Across America” project has met and exceeded its goal of funds for more than 1,000 wreaths. The ceremony and wreath laying will be this Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m., at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. Please join us. Heartfelt thanks to the many organizations and individuals who have donated to this project.

  • Dec. 1, 2009 Editorial: Win 15!

    The John Hardin High School football team, in just its ninth season, finds itself in Friday’s Class 5-A state championship game in Bowling Green.

    Just reaching a state title game — in any sport — is a major achievement and the program, school and Hardin County community should be proud of what the Bulldogs have accomplished so far.

  • Dec. 10 editorial: New plant in tough times is a bonus

    After recently losing out on a lithium-ion battery plant in Glendale that was expected to create about 2,000 new jobs and spin-off businesses and provide a possible boost to other commercial growth in Hardin County, the news last week of a 40-job pipe manufacturing facility coming to Elizabethtown may not have generated much talk around the county.

    But given the economic times we now live in, the addition of any jobs here is a big deal.

    And that a company is willing to make an investment in our community is a really big deal.

  • Donations still option for Heart Walk

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN Unpleasant weather kept participants away from Tuesday’s Heart Walk, but there still is a way for people to donate.

    Attendance at the Heart Walk, which supports the American Heart Association, was way down because of wintry weather, but those who had donations to give can drop them off at two locations, said Barbara Edwards, the president of the local American Heart Association.