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Today's News

  • NHHS grad named judge

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    LOUISVILLE – With hard work, focus and determination, dreams can come true.

    The dream of donning a black robe to administer justice — something Erica Lee Williams admits developed just last year after a peer prodded her during student mock trials — became a reality this month with Gov. Steve Beshear appointing Williams to one of three vacant Jefferson County benches.

  • Answering a call to arms

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com FORT KNOX — The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, which is headquartered here, anticipates no problems meeting a temporary bump in troop numbers that Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Monday. Also, the call for 22,000 more soldiers shouldn’t have a major impact on Fort Knox, which has basic training, command spokesman

  • Looking clean and green

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY— Hardin County was certified a clean county in 2004 by then- Gov. Ernie Fletcher, and Judge-Executive Harry Berry says the county has made considerable strides forward since that declaration.

    Whether it’s clearing roadways of scattered litter or establishing recycling centers, Berry said the county is committed to cleaning up the environment.

  • July 15, 2009: Obituaries

    Peter Francis “Pete” Ballard, 84

    Peter Francis ‘Pete’ Ballard

    Peter Francis "Pete" Ballard, 84, of New Haven, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Flaget Hospital in Bardstown.

    Survivors include his wife, Norma Lou Metcalfe Ball Ballard.

    A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Haven with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Richmond, Ind.

  • An Arabian evening with Pops in the Park

    The Louisville Orchestra performed the 20th annual Pops in the Park at Freeman Lake Park on Friday in Elizabethtown. This year's show was titled "An Arabian Night."

  • Concert-goers take in 'An Arabian Night'

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN —  Keith Johnson granted the audience at Pops in the Park three wishes Friday night — great weather, great music and great fireworks.

    The 20th annual Pops in the Park took place at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown with the theme “An Arabian Night,” and Johnson, CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, followed suit, dressed as a genie and ready to fulfill wishes.

  • SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Wolverines cancel Saturday game (07/24)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com STEPHENSBURG — Due to a player’s death, the Kentucky Wolverines will not play the Tri-State (Cincinnati, Ohio) Sharks on Saturday at West Hardin Middle School. The game was scheduled for 5 p.m. Longtime Wolverines lineman Charlie Hopkins said he learned of the Sharks’ death Thursday afternoon. The player&r

  • July indictments show spike in welfare fraud activity

    TO REPORT WELFARE FRAUD

    Anonymous calls can be made to report Medicaid and welfare fraud to the Office of Inspector General at (800) 372-2970.

  • Pavillion mishap

    Staff Report

    A pickup driven by Elenor C. Stearman, 71, of Elizabethtown struck a vacant storefront Friday morning in the Pavilion Complex at 2410 Ring Road, damaging the front glass and wall of the building. No injuries were reported in the incident. Workers from McMichael Construction Co. including Brian Cissell, left, Ryan Walls and Mike Collins, cover the damage with plywood.

  • Williams among elite group of black judges in Kentucky

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenteprise.com

    LOUISVILLE — Along with former Radcliff resident Erica Lee Williams, two other black attorneys, Olu Stevens and Sadiqua Reynolds, were appointed to Jefferson County benches by Gov. Steve Beshear earlier this month.

    The appointment of three black judges gives Jefferson County the most black judges in a judicial circuit in Kentucky history.