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  • Property tax rates stay the same

    The News-Enterprise

    Radcliff City Council on Thursday approved unanimously an ordinance keeping property tax rates steady. Councilman Chuck Angus was absent from the meeting, according to City Clerk Barbara Wilkins.

    A tax increase was originally proposed this year, but the council batted down the hike, citing their consideration for residents' struggles as the reason.

    Angus was the lone supporter of the tax increase. He said the council’s decision was illogical and proved they lack vision in strengthening public safety.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bethlehem tops E'town in region thriller (10/21)


  • Oct. 1, 2009: Our readers write

    Who are the uninsured?

    How many uninsured people need help from taxpayers? For months we have repeated and constantly heard 46 million are uninsured. Who are they and where did these numbers come from?

    Most figures are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. The Current Population Survey uses statistical techniques to paint a picture of the entire U.S. population.

    There are almost 300 million people in the U.S., and 46 million are said to be uninsured. Let’s look at what is included.

  • Oct. 6, 2009: Our readers write


    On National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities who are in our community workforce. People with disabilities remain one of America’s greatest untapped labor resources, with over 60 percent of this population unemployed despite their desire to work.

  • Oct. 22, 2009: Services

    Charles R. “Charlie” Highbaugh, 65, of Upton, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church with burial in Hammonsville Cemetery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. EDT today and 8 a.m. EDT Friday at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia.

  • Setting the stage for the holidays


    The holidays are coming!  The holidays are coming!

    Are you in panic mode, yet? 

  • Oct. 9, 2009, editorial: Area well represented in SEC football

    On Saturday, Chris Todd will lead his unbeaten Auburn football team into Arkansas, shooting for a sixth straight win to begin the season.

    In Mississippi, Brandon Deaderick will be looking to keep Alabama riding its fast start to the season. Like rival Auburn, Alabama is unbeaten in five starts in 2009.

    And in Columbia, S.C., Zipp Duncan and LaRod King will try to keep Kentucky from losing its third straight game after opening the season 2-0.

    All four players play college football in the powerful Southeastern Conference.

  • Oct. 7, 2009: Our readers write

    Incompetence creates barriers Freedom of assembly and freedom of speech are basic constitutional rights. Two recent contributing editors assailed both. I attended the Tea Party in Louisville on Sept. 5, 2009, and saw absolutely nothing that any normal American family needed to be cautious about. It was a pleasant, family oriented, multi-ethnic atmosphere. Kentucky’s concealed c

  • Supply losing to demand

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — The economic downturn can burden anyone, even those agencies that try to lift the burdens of others. Families wracked by job losses and ebbing income look to these agencies now more than ever to fill the gap, making the mission more pressing. Consequently, the increased demand and lack of disposable income can leave