Today's News

  • Oct. 29, 2009 Editorial: Another black eye

    The hits just keep coming.

    It was embarrassing for the whole community when district patrons screamed and shouted as Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board announced its choice of John Millay as superintendent. But at least those patrons made their support of district veteran Gary French known in person.

    Now, an anonymous letter sent to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway again tarnishes the Elizabethtown Independent Schools board, the district and its patrons.

  • Oct. 18, 2009: Our readers write

    Hang in there

    In response to Steve Atcher’s letter (“Tax may be with us forever,” Oct. 15) I don’t believe that Mr. Atcher appreciates the fact that Mayor Willmoth and the majority of the councilmembers know what’s best for our community.

    Like our  leaders in Washington, they, too, know what’s best for us. Those opposed need to shut their mouths.

  • Oct. 25 editorial: Too many open questions

    Considerable controversy surrounds the possible opening of a methadone treatment clinic at 2645 Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown.

    Terry Scott, owner of this and three other clinics in eastern Kentucky, and Dr. Lori Nation, a Louisville psychiatrist who Scott has hired to run the proposed clinic, position E-Town Addiction Solutions LLC as a needed resource for local individuals suffering from drug addiction. They say the only problem with this and other opiate replacement clinics like it are the myths and misunderstandings that surround them.

  • Road department supervisor files as jailer candidate

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – A longtime county employee with experience managing large budgets, inmate work crews, and road and vehicle repair operations hopes for success in his second run for Hardin County jailer. Hardin County Road Department Supervisor Danny Allen, 52, ran for jailer in 2006 against Louis Lawson, but his campaign was cut short by a hea

  • Oct. 29, 2009: Our readers write

    There’s no changing the rules of life I read Ann McFeatters’ article in The News-Enterprise dated Oct. 19, entitled, “$250 Social Security checks a bad idea.” I was very disappointed by her remarks. She stated, “this is not time for generational favoritism;” however, the article is gearing towards the young adults — is this not “generati

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  • Oct. 18, 2009, editorial: Another proactive step

    How often do we hear about a crime and think whoever is responsible must be crazy. While “crazy” isn’t the correct terminology, the sad fact is that a large percentage of the American jail and prison population suffers from mental illness.

    Hardin County Jailer Louis Lawson told The News-Enterprise recently that detention centers are “a dumping ground for mentally ill” who often are jailed for crimes committed without intent.

  • With new BRAC road comes relocations

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — Fort Knox realignment is expected to bolster the local economy, but progress also can come at a steep price. Some residents who live just north of Vine Grove likely will lose their homes to a road meant to ease the congestion planners think will come with the addition of the Human Resources Command a

  • PREP FOOTBALL: After slow start, Meade one win from region finals appearance (11/13)


  • Oct. 25, 2009: Our readers write


    Thank you, Alan Laslie, for your letter of Oct. 22 regarding Elizabethtown’s incorrect city classification.

    Why does Elizabethtown’s administration desperately cling to an incorrect fourth class? Could it be because mayors have term limits in second-class cities? Could it be because the mayor and council do not want the responsibilities of providing the advantages of a second-class city? Could it be that a restaurant tax is available only in fourth- and fifth-class cities? Perhaps, all the above?