Today's News

  • Republicans rally at Lincoln Day dinner



    Friday night’s Lincoln Day dinner at the Historic State Theater was a coming out party for Hardin County Republicans.

    The party has seen its share of struggles locally during election season, but Hardin County Republican Party Chairman Bill Betson said the long list of Republican candidates stretching across county and state races is indicative of a groundswell building within the country for a fresh start.

  • ECTC to offer free dental sealants to youth today

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic will sponsor “Seal-Out Day” – an opportunity for children ages 8-13 to have sealants applied to their teeth at no cost.

    The free dental sealants will be provided 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27 and limited to the first 70 patients to register. The young patients must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All work will be performed by ECTC dental hygiene and dental assisting students under the supervision of licensed dentists.

  • Jean Turner obituary


  • Searching for gold



    Most people would have little use for a 19th century vampire fighting kit.

    Fanged bloodsuckers only roam Hollywood landscapes, so the kit’s stake, cross and vial of holy water would serve as little more than a novelty item in 2010.

    But the item’s unique and bizarre nature leaves collectors clamoring.

  • Photo: Making time for tea
  • Connelly to retire from EHMS



    Buddy Connelly doesn’t want a retirement party and made it clear that if someone throws him one, he will not be in attendance. He just wants to slip quietly out the door.

    “I just want to put my hat on and ride off into the sunset,” he said.

    Paul “Buddy” Connelly, principal at East Hardin Middle School for 20 years, will retire at the end of the school year after a 32-year career, the overwhelming majority of which was spent at East Hardin.

  • Retirement not planned for near future for 92-year-old library worker

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com Joe Kareth isn’t like many who look forward to retiring in their 60s; he passed that marker decades ago. At 92 Kareth doesn’t see himself retiring until much further down the road, 115, he said, laughing. “And then, maybe, (I’ll) sit back and take it easy,” Kareth said. Recently Kareth’s strong work

  • March 26, 2010: Obituaries

    Eunice Durrett Druen

    Eunice Durrett Druen, 83, of Hodgenville, died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

    Survivors include six daughters, Evelyn Foster, Teresa Rucker, Patsy Willett, Jean Key, Kay Poynter and Romelda “Pill” Lee; and five sons, Stephen Druen, Dale Druen, Melvin Druen, Cecil Druen and Ray Druen.

    The funeral is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home with burial in Red Hill Cemetery.

  • Crash kills 11 in Hart County



    MUNFORDVILLE – At least 11 people are confirmed dead after a median crossover wreck this morning along Interstate 65 in Hart County.

    As of noon today, investigators on scene confirmed that two toddlers survived the crash without injury.

    Hart County Coroner Jeff Roten said the crash occurred when a southbound tractor-trailer left the roadway and crossed overtop cable median barrier at the 63-mile marker. The crash occurred two hours before dawn.

  • March 26, 2010: Services