Today's News

  • New KACo president pledges to regain state's respect

    By Rick Smith


    I begin my tenure as president of the Kentucky Association of Counties mindful that there are significant challenges ahead for our organization. First and foremost is the challenge we face of winning back the trust of our fellow Kentuckians.

    That task is made easier because of the commitment of my fellow board members and the KACo staff to adopt and implement significant changes that will make the organization more accountable and transparent.

  • Jan. 8, 2010: Our readers write

    If earmarks  were cake

    Keeping ample cake in the larder while nibbling on it whenever it suits you is a fantasy of the naive, but certainly not a working proposition for enlightened leadership. Yet that appears to be the strategy adopted by several of the area’s elected officials in Washington.

  • Feb. 19, 2010: Obituaries

    Bruce Carter Burnett Bruce Carter Burnett, 44, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his home. He was preceded in death by his sister, Beth Burnett. He is survived by his parents, William and Betty Jo Burnett; four brothers, B. J. Burnett, Barry Burnett, Brad Burnett and his wife Lisa, and Brian Burnett; and a sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Shane Wiggingt

  • Jan. 18, 2010, editorial: Rewarding local dedication

    Pam Harper, a dedicated and tireless community volunteer and coordinator of the Learning Lab at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has been chosen as the 2010 recipient of the Martin Luther Jr. Citizenship Award for the state of Kentucky.

  • Jan. 21, 2010, editorial: Roots growing, spreading

    The recent announcement that Akebono Brake Corp. is expanding its Elizabethtown operation is good news.

  • January 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Service does not go unnoticed

    During this holiday season, I found a moment to reflect on the many blessings in my life and decided that time was past due to acknowledge some very special people in our community.

  • DUI stop turns into more

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — What started as a routine traffic stop turned into much more in the early morning hours of Wednesday along Interstate-65 south. Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Taylor observed a vehicle driven by Ramiro Carrasco-Sandoval, 30, of Louisville, swerving in the southbound lane just after midnight. Taylor pur

  • Jan. 22, 2010 editorial: Eating by the numbers

    Kentucky’s legislators may serve up a proposal requiring restaurants to come clean with nutrient and caloric content for all menu items.

    Senate Bill 86 certainly has many valuable morsels. Under threat of a fine, commercial food service establishments would be required to provide a “clear and conspicuous” posting of nutritional information adjacent to each standard item on the menu, menu board or drive-through signage.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers, Lady Bulldogs win; Trojans beat Warren Central (02/19)

    The News-Enterprise Junior guard Natalie Greenwell scored 17 points and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers hit 10 3-pointers en route to a 59-37 win over homestanding Lexington Henry Clay on Thursday. Greenwell hit 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and had six assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block. Sophomore guard Kaylyn Cecil hit 3-of-5 3-pointers and finished with 12 points. Ju

  • Feb. 19: Services