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  • Hardin unemployment rate increases

    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County’s monthly unemployment rate ticked up from 8.9 to 9.3 percent in August.

    While increasing, the figure is below the state and national rates — 10 and 9.5 percent respectively. The county’s jobless number for the same time last year was 10.4 percent.

    Unemployment rates fell in 98 of Kentucky’s 120 counties from August 2009 to ’10, according to the Office of Employment and Training.

  • Sept. 29, 2010: Our readers write

    Concerning reclassification

    In the past two weeks, two published letters to this newspaper have accused the Elizabethtown city government of violating Kentucky statutes and the Constitution by continuing to operate as a fourth-class city, whereas the writers believe Elizabethtown is a second-class city. Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Aug. 13 Local History


  • Sept. 16, 2010 editorial: Housing needs providing window of opportunity

    Fort Knox is growing. Housing is in demand. An opportunity is upon us.

    The questions for Hardin County and the development community: Can we and will we capitalize on it?

    Results of the military’s Base Realignment and Closure process has been an bonanza for Hardin and neighboring counties that rely on Fort Knox as a major employer and community backbone. The Human Resources Center of Excellence and other new missions at the post mean thousands of new permanent jobs and hundreds of millions in payroll dollars.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Central, John Hardin, LaRue and Meade all notch wins; North boys win (09/28)


    The News-Enterprise

    Central Hardin senior striker Ashleigh Cunningham scored three goals to help the visiting Lady Bruins win for the fifth time in six games with a 4-1 victory over 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem on Monday.

    Freshman midfielder Mia Wiersema also scored, while senior striker Kaylee Ortiz, junior strikers Sam Donahue and Lauren Norton and freshman midfielder Paula Donahue each had an assist.

  • Sept. 13, 2010: Our readers write


  • Sept. 5, 2010, editorial: Time to get to work

    Gov. Steve Beshear recently visited Hardin County to celebrate a $151 million allocation for improving infrastructure in communities surrounding Fort Knox.

    Earlier this year, the Kentucky Base Realignment and Closure Task Force prepared and submitted a prioritized list of necessary improvements to the governor. Beshear agreed and submitted those improvements as part of his budget. In an all-too-infrequent bipartisan effort, both houses of the General Assembly supported the effort.   

  • Sept. 26 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Heather L. Henry (1980). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Total $194.

    Troy S. Davis (1966). Use/possess drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana. Serve 10 days in jail. Total $155.

    Franceso Abate (1987). Speeding 70 in a 55. Total $174.

  • Hospice hospitality

    Scenes from Saturday's Hospice of Central Kentucky 30th anniversary charity ball at Elizabethtown Country Club.


  • Elizabethtown Woman’s Club makes donation

    During summer of 2010, The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown donated a rug to the historic Brown-Pusey House for remodeling of its second floor.

    After the September monthly meeting, President Martha Mengel, Betty McQuown, Betty Sue French and Nora Sweat toured the second floor with both Executive Director Twylane VanLahr and her assistant Ms. Vail.