Today's News

  • March 25, 2010, editorial: A name that means service to soldiers

    There is an epitaph on the headstone of a grave in Arlington National Cemetery that reads, “He took care of soldiers.”

  • March 14 editorial: A fresh face with seasoned ideas

    It soon will be time to pass the baton to a new United Way of Central Kentucky director and begin another chapter of the organization’s story. Christopher Wilborn will take his post April 5 after leaving a position with United Way of Central Maryland to return to the state where he was born.

  • Soldier charged with falsifying wreck info

    Staff report

    A Fort Knox soldier must appear in Hardin District Court this month after Radcliff police say he reported a wreck long after it occurred and with false information.

    Christopher K. Moore, a 21-year-old Kansas man serving with the Army’s 19th Engineering Battalion at Fort Knox, was charged with falsely reporting an incident after Radcliff Officer Steve Witte conducted an interview with Moore to follow up on an alleged parking lot collision at  Wal-Mart in Radcliff.

  • March 5, 2010, editorial: Wrestlers show who is best

    When the high school wrestling season in Kentucky recently came to an end, Josh Johnson of John Hardin High School and Drew Newberry of LaRue County High School found themselves in select company.

    They were high school state champions.

    Of all the high school wrestlers in Kentucky — and there are hundreds — Johnson and Newberry had their hands raised high on the final night of the season in Frankfort. They are among the best in the state.

  • Accelerating to judgment


    In Wednesday’s edition of The News-Enterprise, Scripps Howard columnist Martin Schram joins the “guilty ‘til proven innocent crowd” and suggests that Toyota should “have the decency to remain dead” after his imaginary crash between Toyota and the media. Not only is his column irresponsible and indecent in tone, his facts are wrong.

  • Photo: This tree stands alone
  • Chiropractic care deserves equal footing in health care legislation


    By Michael Owsley

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield recently released statements deriding Senate Bill 157 which would ensure chiropractors are treated equally in the health care system. Anthem states that “The cost of health care is top of mind for all Americans ... it’s easy to put the focus on health insurance companies.”  In this, they are absolutely correct. Unfortunately, they then make short-sighted and incorrect claims regarding the bill.

  • Survey to gauge interest in YMCA



    If the name “Triangle 2” pops up on your caller ID during the next couple of weeks, it’s not some telemarketer trying to sell an updated geometry book.

    It’s the name of a firm conducting a marketing study that will help determine whether Hardin County is a good place to start YMCA programs and, if so, what would be involved.

    The goal is to complete 800 calls between Wednesday and April 24. They’ll last four to seven minutes.

  • March 21 editorial: Home becomes issue in political race

    Home is where the heart is.

    If you consider that adage to be true, then Al Rider's home clearly is in Hardin County. He grew up in the Upton area, taught school in Vine Grove and Elizabethtown, has operated a downtown clothing business for decades and worships at one of the community's most prominent churches.

  • April 8, 2010: Obituaries

    Daniel Balinski


    Daniel Balinski, 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.


    He is survived by his wife, Chong Ye Balinski.


    The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Best Funeral Services in Phoenix. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery of Arizona.


    Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of local arrangements.