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Today's News

  • Discrimination claims dismissed by rights board

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    LOUISVILLE – Finding no probable cause, Kentucky’s Commission on Human Rights on Thursday dismissed many discrimination complaints under review, including complaints against Hardin County businesses.

    Three cases involving Hardin County businesses were reviewed by the commission until their dispositions Thursday.

    All three employment discrimination complaints were for gender, race or disability reasons.

  • EHS's new tennis coach jailed for pot charges

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com 

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The new tennis coach at Elizabethtown High School was jailed Wednesday night on marijuana charges.

    According to Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agent Rob Green, an anonymous tip from Louisville Crime Stoppers resulted in a search warrant for the Hampton Lane home of Jody Bingham, 49. Bingham is employed as a Jefferson County Public Schools teacher.

    Inside the home, Green said he found marijuana, rolling papers and pipes.

  • Radcliff OKs no-smoking measure

    Radcliff's smoking ban

    SMOKING PROHIBITED: Smoking is banned in enclosed public places and workplaces; in seating areas of outdoor stadiums, amphitheaters and the like; and within 15 feet of entrances, open windows or air intakes for heating, air-conditioning or ventilation units at those places. There are exceptions, such as retail tobacco stores, hotel and motel rooms designated as smoking rooms and private clubs without employees.

    SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN: private residences, except when used as a licensed child care, adult day care or health care facility.

  • Dana plant sale in works

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A Mexican company has announced plans to buy a local auto-frame plant that employs close to 500 workers.

    Dana Holding Corp. expects to sell its Structural Products unit — which includes three Kentucky factories — to Metalsa S.A. de C.V. for up to $150 million plus some liabilities.

  • The French evolution

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — This time last year, Gary French had been recently passed over a second time for the position of superintendent of Elizabethtown Independent Schools. And after 32 years in education, he started thinking that maybe it was time for retirement to be on the horizon.

    Now, 12 months later, French has the position he’s wanted for several years.

  • Howevalley Elementary without heat for half of school day

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HOWEVALLEY — Students at Howevalley Elementary School spent a good portion of Thursday learning with their coats on when heat for the oldest school in the district failed to come on.

    Principal Beth Handel said the boilers at the school would not come on as frigid temperatures hit the area.

    “We were able to get heat restored sometime around 11:20 or so,’’ she said.

  • PREP WRESTLING ROUNDUP: Wednesday's results (12/17)

    WRESTLING PREP WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS CENTRAL HARDIN 42, MEADE COUNTY 23 CECILIA — Results from Wednesday's match at Central Hardin High School: 103: Chris Abernathy (MC) def. Zach Heck (CH), 13-4 112: Joey Henderson (CH) def. Austin Curtis (MC), 2:41 119: Kenny Richardson (CH) def. Evan Taylor (MC), 12-10 125: Dustin Jaggers (CH) def. Dylan Pike (MC), 5-2 13

  • Realtors do more than sell homes

    By MARGIE HARPER

    In May 1908, when 120 real estate men from 13 states, representing 19 local boards and one state association, met in Chicago with one purpose: “to unite the real estate men of America for the purpose of exerting effectively a combined influence upon matters affecting real estate interests,” they did not realize the effect it would have on the real estate profession more than 100 years later as the National Association of Realtors.

  • Photos: Lighting Up Old Towne
  • Dec. 17 Editorial: Campaign is the means, not the end

         

    It is a unique challenge to raise money in a trying economy, when people are looking for ways to save money rather than spend — or donate — it.