Today's News

  • Cecilia gets festive

    By Marty Finley


    CECILIA — Six-year-old Cade Hager twirled the light saber through the air. The toy sword responded with a crack at Hager’s fingertips, and kids nearby were biding time in similar fashion.

    Santa Claus had just made an appearance via fire truck through Cecilia’s annual Christmas parade, and organizers had whipped up hot chocolate to take the edge off the cool night air.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2009 All-Area Team (11/27)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career. Jackson guided former Louisville Butler standout Jacob Buckman to three straight third-place finishes at State from 2000-02. Mike Purvis (1993) and Jason Filippazzo (1995) also finished third under the tutelage of Jackson. “I’ve been really b




    James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin looking for ways to move the ball against Bowling Green (11/27)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced several good defenses this season, but none like they will go up against tonight. The Bowling Green Purples, who host the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. in the Class 5-A state semifinals, have one of the top defenses in the state. They are giving up just 9.7 points and 201.6 yards a game. “Th

  • Ring Road to receive more street lights

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown — Scott Reynolds, city engineer, said the city is nearing the bid phase for additional lighting on a portion of Ring Road between U.S. 31W and Rineyville Road. Reynolds estimated the project will cost between $50,000 and $60,000.

    Elizabethtown is waiting on evaluations from Nolin RECC and Kentucky Utilities so it can acquire a permit from the state and release the project for bid, Reynolds said. He hopes the bids are out by early January so construction can begin later that month.

  • GIRLS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2009 All-Area Team (11/27)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com Bet you can’t say ‘Maggie Mattingly’ five times fast. The area’s seven cross country coaches can. A John Hardin High School senior, Mattingly was selected as the Runner of the Year on the annual News-Enterprise/Coaches’ All-Area Cross Country Team for the fifth straight year. “It’s just good


  • Leitchfield woman injured after car overturns

    The News-Enterprise

    Hardin County  — A Grayson County woman sustained serious injuries on Thursday evening after a vehicle overturned on U.S. 62 near the Grayson County line. Kentucky State Police said the injuries were not life-threatening. 

    A 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Harold L. Morgan, 81, of Leitchfield hit an embankment and overturned, injuring passenger Mary L. Morgan, 73, also of Leitchfield, KSP said.

    Harold Morgan was traveling west and told police he fell asleep at the wheel.

  • Photo: By the light of the silvery moon
  • Focus on Finance: Lowering monthly payments

    By BIRGIT STUBBLEFIELD, Focus on Finance

    Question: I would like to lower my monthly mortgage payment by paying a large amount toward it. How do I go about it?

    Answer: First, before you go ahead and make a large payment toward your principal balance, make sure to check with your lender to see if your loan carries a pre-payment penalty that will be activated by making a bulk payment.

  • Hear the bells ringing...



    RINEYVILLE — When Rose Webster started collecting bells more than 20 years ago she never dreamed her collection would grow so quickly in such a short period of time.

    She had one curio cabinet full of bells until her brother, Paul, came to visit during the ice storm earlier this year. He took note of her collection and his search for bells kicked into overdrive.

  • A hearty helping of turkey and time



    ELIZABETHTOWN— Thanksgiving is a holiday of preparation, with families coordinating visits and hosts coordinating their meals.

    Volunteers at the annual Thanksgiving dinner at St. James Primary School know the importance of preparation as well as anyone, with days of work culminating in hundreds of dinners.