Today's News

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Hoops season starts tonight (11/29)

    Area high school basketball coaches have had six weeks to get their teams ready for the 2010-11 season and now they’ll get to see the fruits of their labor.

    The high school season gets under way with four games tonight and four more Tuesday night. Tonight’s slate includes two girls’ games – Elizabethtown at Meade County at 7:30 and North Hardin at Hart County at 8 – and a Fort Knox-Caverna girl/boy doubleheader.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North's Ruttley out for the season with injury (11/29)

    The season isn’t beginning the way the defending 5th Region champion North Hardin Trojans envisioned.

    The Trojans, who finished last season 27-5, were one of the preseason favorites to win the region, but they were dealt a major loss Saturday night when junior point guard Jermaine Ruttley went down with possibly a season-ending injury.

    “That’s a pretty big blow to take,” North Hardin coach Ron Bevars said.

  • White Mills lights up the holidays

    The small town of White Mills on Sunday night kicked off the Christmas season on the banks of the Nolin River with a bridge lighting, parade and chili supper.
    “The kids have a blast every time they come down here,” said area resident Nancy Linder, who watched the parade with her grandchildren. She also gets to see people she hasn’t seen in a while.
    “It’s a good time,” said Tim Dennis, a Civic League organizer.

  • Photo: Stringing the lights
  • November nuggets: Turkeys, beards and exploding traffic signals

    Three things.
    1. Wednesday, four wild turkeys jumped onto Joe Hall’s feeder outside his window at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation in Radcliff, he said. “It’s like they were saying: Happy Thanksgiving.”
    Eight of the birds have been hanging around the nursing home grounds for the past few weeks.
    Hall, who was paralyzed in an auto accident, photographs wildlife using a camera he operates with a mouth stick. He has shot hundreds of photos of Lurkey the Turkey, who would sometimes peck at Hall’s window and look at him.

  • EIS selects construction bids for Pre-K, Helmwood

    Work on construction projects in the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district now can begin.
    The EIS board voted last week to approve construction and financial plans for a preschool and kindergarten center as well as Helmwood Heights Elementary School’s renovation.
    The projects’ price tag runs about $15.5 million. Construction costs make up about $10.9 million of that figure, with the preschool and kindergarten center’s construction cost set at $5.4 million and Helmwood Heights’ construction cost set at $5.5 million.

  • Big Friday sales attract earlier rush


    As another Thanksgiving passed, the hustle and bustle of Black Friday  resumed around the country as frenzied shoppers took to the streets en masse even earlier this year.
    Meanwhile, stores were active as soon as Thanksgiving ended with Walmart holding its first sale a minute after midnight. The doors to Kohl’s opened at 3 a.m. to stay competitive, according to manager Krista Shipley.

  • Two-year walk together moves chambers toward consolidation

     By the Heartland
    Chamber Alliance
    Special to The News-Enterprise

    For nearly two years, representatives of four local chambers of commerce have been meeting to find ways in which we can work together to advance our communities. The highly successful Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home celebration is an example of the power of that collaboration.

  • Vision of a unified chamber

    Here is the vision and mission of the proposed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce:

    The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce cultivates and maximizes all resources, serving as a dynamic and effective advocate for the businesses and communities of the region.

  • Nov. 28, 2010 Focus on Finance: Social Security benefits

    By Steve Wright

    Question: What can my wife and I do to maximize our Social Security Income as we near retirement?

    Answer: Strategies abound to maximize cumulative income you and your spouse can receive from Social Security. Strategies depend on the life expectancies of you, your spouse and each of your Social Security benefits at your full retirement ages.