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Today's News

  • EIS selects construction bids for Pre-K, Helmwood

    Work on construction projects in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district now can begin.
    The EIS board voted last week to approve construction and financial plans for a preschool and kindergarten center as well as Helmwood Heights Elementary School’s renovation.
    The projects’ price tag runs about $15.5 million. Construction costs make up about $10.9 million of that figure, with the preschool and kindergarten center’s construction cost set at $5.4 million and Helmwood Heights’ construction cost set at $5.5 million.

  • Big Friday sales attract earlier rush

    By MARTY FINLEY
    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    As another Thanksgiving passed, the hustle and bustle of Black Friday  resumed around the country as frenzied shoppers took to the streets en masse even earlier this year.
    Meanwhile, stores were active as soon as Thanksgiving ended with Walmart holding its first sale a minute after midnight. The doors to Kohl’s opened at 3 a.m. to stay competitive, according to manager Krista Shipley.

  • Two-year walk together moves chambers toward consolidation

     By the Heartland
    Chamber Alliance
    Special to The News-Enterprise

    For nearly two years, representatives of four local chambers of commerce have been meeting to find ways in which we can work together to advance our communities. The highly successful Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home celebration is an example of the power of that collaboration.

  • Vision of a unified chamber

    Here is the vision and mission of the proposed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce:

    VISION
    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce cultivates and maximizes all resources, serving as a dynamic and effective advocate for the businesses and communities of the region.

  • Nov. 28, 2010 Focus on Finance: Social Security benefits

    By Steve Wright

    Question: What can my wife and I do to maximize our Social Security Income as we near retirement?

    Answer: Strategies abound to maximize cumulative income you and your spouse can receive from Social Security. Strategies depend on the life expectancies of you, your spouse and each of your Social Security benefits at your full retirement ages.

  • Jobs picture continues to brighten

    Unemployment continues to fall in the Elizabethtown metropolitan area, especially in LaRue County — which saw nearly a 5-point reduction from October 2009 to last month.
    The monthly jobless rate for Hardin County fell 0.3 percentage points to 8.5 percent in October. In LaRue County, it plunged from 8.3 percent in September to 7.5 percent — the eighth lowest of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Saturday's results (11/28)

    WRESTLING

    PREP

    SATURDAY’S EVENTS

    JEFFERSONTOWN CHARGER DUALS

    JEFFERSONTOWN — Results from Saturday’s duals at Jeffersontown High School:

    John Hardin (2-2)

    Def. Jeffersontown, 48-30

    Lost to Louisville St. Xavier JV, 48-36

    Def. Louisville DeSales, 48-24

    Lost to Oldham County, 71-9

    Individual Results

  • GIRLS' MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: T.K. Stone wins eighth-grade title (11/28)

    LEXINGTON — The T.K. Stone Lady Panthers made Patty Lucas’ return to the bench a memorable experience.

    Tournament MVP Erin Boley scored 15 points and Darien Huff had seven as the Lady Panthers beat Somerset Southern, 43-36 on Saturday to win the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s Eighth-Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament championship at Rupp Arena.

    In her first game back since the death of her mother, Mary Lou Rogers Todd, Lucas was perfectly content letting Elizabethtown High School coach Tim Mudd continue coaching her team.

  • Bulldog fans

    John Hardin students and fans filled Bulldog Stadium on a freezing Friday night to cheer on the Bulldogs as they played Christian County in the Class 5-A state semifinal. Heavy jackets and blankets were a neccisity as the temperatures dropped below 30-degrees with a slight breeze. As the Dawgs fell behind, the mood of the crowd turned blue also and not from just the weather. Some stayed to the bitter end while others kept cheering. Here are a few scenes from the event.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs can't hold Colonels back (11/28)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs treaded water for most of the first three quarters Friday night.

    Despite a shaky start which saw John Hardin fall behind 6-0, the Bulldogs rallied to build a 14-6 halftime lead, and then managed to grab a 20-19 lead with 3:20 left in the third quarter after the Christian County Colonels reeled off 13 consecutive points to start the second half.

    But then the flood gates opened and John Hardin was swarmed under by a wave of big plays by the Colonels.