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Today's News

  • Dollars and Sense: Planning a funeral

    Many people dread the prospect of planning for a funeral, but a little forethought can ensure that your loved one receives the funeral he or she desires. It can also minimize unnecessary expenses and stress during a difficult time. Be aware that the expense of a funeral can rise very quickly. In fact, the median cost is more than $7,000, according to the National Funeral Directors Association,

  • SONNY CHAPUT AWARD: Morris named 35th Sonny Chaput Award winner (06/30)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Like father, like son. Well, not in this case. Jesse Morris never shows much emotions even when things are going awry on the baseball field. His father, Jeff, admits he’s quite the opposite. “He’s always been one that never gets upsets or mad,” Jeff said. “He never shows emotion on the

     

  • June 30, 2009: Services

    Kristopher Kiah Ashby, 31, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, June 26, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home with burial in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

  • Riding bikes in Baghdad

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com The terrain within the Iraqi capital of Baghdad has posed unique challenges for American soldiers based inside its perimeters. For a group of avid cyclists deployed to Camp Victory, it also provided ample opportunity to continue a passion and stay in shape through more than 30 miles of bike trails, ultimately giving birth to the Victory Base Com

  • June 24 Obituaries

    Mary Lopez Hernandez, 69

    Irene Howard Moore, 86

    Dorothy Roberts Smith, 87

    Mary Lopez Hernandez

    Mary Lopez Hernandez, 69, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family.

    She was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Kenedy, Texas.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church since 1979 and was retired from Hardin County Schools. She was in education for 32 years.

  • Minimum wage increases today

    By MARIANNE HALE

    mhale@thenewsenterprise.com

    Charlotte Rice got a job in April to relieve her parents of some of the financial burden her collegiate life will bring.

    Rice, who works at the local GAP store at Towne Mall, plans to attend Western Kentucky University starting this fall.

    The increase in Kentucky’s minimum wage today will send Rice to Bowling Green with some extra money in her pocket.

  • Injustice

     

  • Radcliff to launch mid-summer limb pickup

    RADCLIFF — Radcliff City Government will launch its regular tree limb pickup later this month, said City Clerk Barbara Wilkins. The service, beginning July 13, includes one complete sweep of the city, but tree trunks, roots and other similar materials will not be collected. Residents interested in partaking of the service should place their limbs near the street. For more information,

  • Luggage drive starts today

     By MARIANNE HALE

    mhale@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Nita Conner has seen many kids in foster care traveling from place to place with their belongings in boxes or trash bags. She remembers one young woman who carried her graduation cap and gown in a trash bag.

  • ... And Ladies of the Auxiliary

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Behind the men of American Legion Post 113 is a group of 700 women who come out in force to support the community and veterans. The Ladies Auxiliary is considered the backbone of the organization, supporting activities and events including raising $70,000 for charity last year. Among their many contributi