Today's News

  • Residents appeal Moorman Acres decision



    HARDIN COUNTY — Six owners of property adjoining the proposed Moorman Acres subdivision in the Big Spring area have filed an appeal in Hardin Circuit Court in an effort to reverse a decision made by the Hardin County Planning and Development Commission to conditionally approve the subdivision plat.

    The appeal is the next step in an ongoing battle over the 53-lot subdivision that local residents say will strain already substandard roads.

  • Internet company expansion encounters extended outage

    By BEN SHEROAN Landmark News Service LEITCHFIELD — An internet service outage expected to last about four hours has stretched into a week for some customers of U.S. Digital Online. In the process of relocating a server Dec. 22, unexpected issues were encountered that have had staff members, including company President Doug Smith, working around the clock through the holiday period.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Hawks roll in opener in Scottsville (12/29)

    The News-Enterprise Junior forward Lyndsay Whitlock scored 15 points and eighth-grade guard/forward Ivy Brown posted a double-double to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 55-32 win over Smith County, Tenn., on Monday in the South Central Bank/Halton Classic at Allen County-Scottsville. Whitlock also had four steals and Brown scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as th

  • Rising Voices: Poll Question


    Q: Last Month: Are vampires cool?

    A: 12.5 percent of you said yes; 12.5 percent said No;  75 percent of you said it depends on the vampire.

    This month's Poll Question: 

    Q: Should there be drug testing for high school students?

    Answers: A) Yes, for athletes; B) Yes, for students in extracurricular activities; C) Yes, for all students, and teachers, too; D) No

  • Rising Voices: Point/Counterpoint


    Most teens have one in their hands at various points through out the day. Cell phones have become a staple in the way people communicate with each other.

    Many have debated whether cell phones should be allowed in school. 

    They should be allowed in class for many reasons that are beneficial to parents and to faculty, not just students.

  • From the bookshelf: 'The Castle: The Story of a Kentucky Prison'

    "The Castle: The Story of a Kentucky Prison" Bill Cunningham

    McClanahan Publishing House

    List Price: $21.33

    Rating: four out of five bookworms


  • AG: Godfrey eligible to serve



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Paul Godfrey will not have to step down from the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board.

    The Office of the Kentucky Attorney General recommended last week that Godfrey retain his seat on the board after finding no conflict between his service on the board and his employment at Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to a letter sent to Godfrey by the attorney general’s office.

    Godfrey said in a statement that he was excited about the decision.

  • Rising Voices: Here's a tip


  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: John Hardin tops Boyle County; Central wins (12/29)

    The News-Enterprise Jeff Richard just missed a triple-double to lead the John Hardin Bulldogs to a 50-46 win over Boyle County on Monday in the First Federal Savings Bank Classic at Nelson County. Richard, a junior post, had 11 points, 11 rebounds and six of John Hardin’s seven blocks. Junior guard Malcolm Foster led the Bulldogs (6-3) with 18 points, four rebounds an

  • Rising Voices: Enough Already


    Countless cold chairs sit unoccupied in the classrooms of John Hardin High School. Fewer students walk through the halls, and those who do walk frantically, attempting to avoid face-to-face contact. A few even sport masks.

    Fewer hands are raised and even fewer voices are heard here and in schools throughout Hardin County.

    These are the grim affects of the H1N1 virus, more commonly referred to as swine flu.