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Today's News

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: John Hardin gets first win of the season (08/25)

     

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue downs Knox; Central, E'town win (08/25)

    The News-Enterprise Senior outside hitter Brea Huhn had eight kills and two blocks as the LaRue County Lady Hawks cruised past visiting 5th Region rival Fort Knox, 25-14, 25-18 on Tuesday. LaRue County (6-0) won its sixth consecutive match, while Fort Knox (1-4) lost for the fourth time in five matches. Senior middle hitter Lauren Patterson chipped in with six kills, four aces and t

  • Kentucky schools financial focus shifts after missing out on fed funds

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    Kentucky’s application for federal education money proved to be lacking for a second time.

    Kentucky once again was not selected as a winner for Race to the Top federal money, as announced Tuesday. The state will have to go forward on its own in funding education reform proposed in Senate Bill 1.

  • Photos: A wall of tribute
  • Beshear hands out BRAC checks

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    Big changes bring big checks.

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday handed out oversized, multi-million dollar checks to local officials for improving the infrastructure in communities surrounding Fort Knox. The Army post is adding high-paying jobs through the latest Base Realignment and Closure initiative.

    The General Assembly during this past legislative session approved a budget that includes $151 million for improvements such as road, sewer and water projects.

  • School districts OK max tax increases

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    Both local school districts voted Monday to levy a tax that would give them a 4 percent increase in revenue.

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board voted to levy a tax of 62.5 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate and personal property. The Hardin County Schools board levied a tax of 58.7 cents per $100 of assessed value for real estate and personal property.

  • Duvall, Emary square off in debate

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Change is inevitable in Radcliff city government come November as three incumbent councilmen have stepped aside and Mayor Sheila Enyart is ineligible to pursue another term by state law.

    The topic of change weighed heavy on the minds of the two mayoral candidates — two-term Councilman J.J. Duvall and Radcliff Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jo Emary — Tuesday night as they engaged publicly for the first time at Colvin Community Center.

  • Children say Burke responsible for killings

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    Two of the children in a Rineyville home where two women were murdered nearly three years ago pointed the finger Wednesday at one person former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke.

    Burke’s son and stepson said during testimony that he was responsible for the deaths of their mother, Tracy Burke, and grandmother, Karen Comer.

    The boys were 4 and 7 when the women were shot sometime between midnight and dawn on Sept. 11, 2007.

  • Aug. 25, 2010,services

     Elizabeth Ann Habermehl Appelman, 77, of Augusta, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Church in Augusta with burial in St. Augustine Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Metcalfe-Hennessey Funeral Home in Augusta with the rosary being said at 7:45 p.m.

  • Letters from Vietnam linked father, daughter

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    When Sarah Hart was young — barely old enough to read and write — she sent letters to her father in Vietnam, sometimes taping a nickel to them so he could buy gum or something.

    He’d write her too and she saved the letters.

    “They’re just to a little girl,” she said. “But they’re sweet.”