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Today's News

  • April 12, 2010: Obituaries

    Michael Lamar Padgett

    Michael Lamar Padgett, 50, of Vine Grove, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family.

    Mr. Padgett was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Flaherty. He was a farmer, loved his grandchildren and was an avid John Deere fan.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hazel and Aliene Padgett, and James Cletus and Lillian Powers.

  • A tale of two Trekkies

    By John Friedlein

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Dennis Rayburn was driving down Lincoln Trail Boulevard in Radcliff when he tapped his cell phone’s Bluetooth earpiece, which happens to resemble the device worn by Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek.

  • COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Catching up with former area players (04/09)

    With area baseball and softball teams out of town for spring break, this was an opportune time to catch up with former area prep athletes playing in college. On Wednesday were tennis players and Thursday was baseball. Today is for softball. By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com Kristen Todd, Maris Harreld and Christian Cox are definitely not enduring the freshman funk. Th

  • CHARITY HOOPS: Stars come out for Blue Red B Ball Bash (04/09)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com From two former NBA players to two other former collegiate stars at Kentucky and Louisville to a UFC rookie, tonight’s annual Bluegrass Cellular/Junior Achievement Blue-Red B Ball Bash at Elizabethtown High School’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium has plenty of star power. But tonight is not about big names. It’s

  • Census provides account of our past

    This year’s simple census form is complete but still sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be carried to the mailbox. Hardin County’s 73 percent initial return rate, which is above the state average, does not include my household.

    It will get there. I believe in the value of the census. The shape of our legislative bodies is apportioned based on the results of this head count. It’s a vital element in many government appropriation decisions, which often are based on population.

  • PREP BASEBALL-PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Thursday's Results (04/09)

    The News-Enterprise The LaRue County Hawks split their final two games in the Florida Beach Bash on Thursday, beating Crittenden County, 14-1 in five innings and falling to Graves County, 15-12. n Sophomore Jesse Johnson hit a two-run home run and scored three runs, and junior Matt Smith had two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored as the Hawks (7-5) blasted the Rockets. Senior Luca

  • Can you dig it?

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Archaelogical work mandated by the state at the site of the Lincoln Heritage House could cost more than $21,000 in a worst-case scenario, according to a proposal issued by local archaelogical firm Brockington and Associates.

    The proposal offers Elizabethtown City Council three scenarios which could play out once the work commences, and Brockington said they would move forward in phases.

  • April 5 Support Groups

     

  • Leadership conference to revive motivation for professionals

    IF YOU GO

    The Young Professionals of Hardin County Leadership Conference opens for registration at 8:30 a.m. April 20 in room 303 of the Occupational Technical Building at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Cost is $40 for one session and $60 for all day. Lunch is provided. For more information, call Mika Tyler at (270) 307-7862.

     

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

  • Frankfort deems sage plant illegal

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Its tiny azure-colored, delicate bell-shaped blossoms make salvia the type of plant most any toddler wouldn’t hesitate to pluck from the lawn and proudly return as a gift to his or her mother. Several types of salvia, including the bluish-purple type that grows between 6 and 12 inches tall in lawns and gardens throughout the region, are native to Kentucky. Others are sold for their beauty at plant shops and hardware stores to landscapers and homeowners.