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  • Kids Voting makes Election Day for kids, too

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Election Day was an opportunity to exercise the right to vote, and on Tuesday the kids spoke. Children across the county cast their votes in the same precincts as their parents as part of Kids Voting Hardin County. Paper ballots listing choices for U.S. Senate, Kentucky Senate, Hardin County jailer, Hardin County judge-executive and Hard

  • Evangelist Billy Graham's daughter to speak in Elizabethtown



    One of noted evangelist Billy Graham’s children is in Elizabethtown tonight for a special event.

    Ruth Graham, the third child of the Grahams and her mother’s namesake, is the keynote speaker for the Crossway Pregnancy Resource Center’s fundraising dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

  • Nov. 3, 2010 Editorial: Fall season has been one of a kind for Central

    It has become part of a pre-season mantra for one team after another, at one school after another. “Get to State” has taken on a powerful meaning this fall sports season for Central Hardin High School. Bruin Nation has had a few months to remember in sports such as soccer, volleyball, golf and football. Both soccer programs captured region championships, as did the Lady Bruin voll

  • Holmes speaks at conference

    City Councilman Stan Holmes speaks at Kentucky Commission on Human Rights 50th Anniversary Civil and Human Rights Conference. He is pictured with Eleanor Barbour, liaison for the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, Priscilla Johnson, Kentucky Human Rights Commissioner, Councilman Stan Holmes City of Radcliff, Kweisi Mfume, former chair for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and executive director for National Medical Association, and Yolanda Costner, executive assistant to LRC.


  • Bennett seeking recanvass

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com Bill Bennett says he went to bed a winner Tuesday night but awoke as an outsider looking in. Bennett was locked in a tight race for the sixth and final spot on Elizabethtown City Council with former councilman Tony Bishop, and the race was called on radio for Bennett at one point. However, final election tallies showed Bishop edged Bennett by 19 v

  • Walker takes E'town mayor's race

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com Tim Walker had one overriding thought as he met supporters and processed the news Tuesday night. “I’m relieved,” he said. Walker was elected mayor of Elizabethtown, ousting incumbent Mayor David Willmoth Jr. after three terms. Walker finished with roughly 46.7 percent of the vote, collecting 3,374 votes en route to a lopsided vi

  • Parrett defeats 16-year state Senate incumbent


  • Incumbent Lee wins 25th District state House race



    Long-serving Democrat Jimmie Lee easily won Tuesday’s 25th District state House race.

    Lee, who bested Republican Carl Lay 57-43 percent, said he ran in a tough environment for a Democrat. So the election numbers indicate how he is able to work with both sides of the aisle, he said.

    Lee has represented the district — which includes central and southern Hardin County — since 1993. He said his opponent ran a clean race and is a good person.

  • Proffitt nudges out Broadway in Vine Grove

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com The popular choice in the Vine Grove City Council race two years ago was the popular choice Tuesday in the race for city mayor. Blake Proffitt, who has spent the last three terms as a city councilmen, nosed out city events coordinator Donna Broadway. Proffitt finished with 685 votes, while Broadway was second with 666 votes. “I am

  • Celebrating more than an election

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Dorothy Bale Duffy was born on Election Day, and an important one. It was Nov. 2, 1920, the first election in which women could vote. President Warren G. Harding defeated James M. Cox in that election. At least that’s what she’s been told. “Very little of this I remember,” she said. Ninety-years later, Duffy is celebrati