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  • Document spawns open display of emotions

    By Ben Sheroan


    Maybe it’s because I have never been comfortable with my own tears, but seeing adults cry  — particularly adult men — always rips at my soul.

  • Jan. 26, 2010: Our Readers Write

    Candidate statement was too broad I would like to express my opinion to address an issue raised by Louis Grider Jr., a 2010 candidate for Hardin County sheriff. In the Jan. 14,   The News-Enterprise, (Grider challenges Williams for county sheriff) Mr. Grider states that “... he can work to shake the ‘nobody cares’ perception that he says is held by a disgr

  • Jan. 31, 2010 editorial: Political diversity on local display


    That’s the mantra that swept Barack Obama and Democrats into power in Washington, D.C., a year ago. But voters don’t seem to be done changing things. The recent senatorial election in Massachusetts showed that.

    Here in Hardin County, the mantra might as well be Choice, and there is a slate of candidates that bears witness to that desire.

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake expanding

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser is on tap for March and organizer Bob Belknap said there a few surprises in store this year. As interest has bloomed in the event, the need for additional sessions has emerged, meaning the event will expand through the month of March. Belknap, branch manager for Big B

  • 'I think I can'



    HARDIN COUNTY — If efforts to re-establish passenger rail service here were a children’s story, it would be titled, “The Little Engine that Couldn’t.”

    Regardless of how tall that hill may be, though, two recent developments have given at least some steam to the possibility.

    First, the Federal Railroad Administration last month approved a $250,000 grant to investigate the possibility of high-speed passenger service along a route that may include Hardin County.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Scott wins eighth-grade title (02/19)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The third meeting between the Scott Middle School Bulldogs and Bluegrass Middle School Colts was supposed to be a barnburner. Nick McDonald made sure that didn’t happen. An eighth-grade guard, McDonald scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Bulldogs to a relatively easy 61-35 win over the Colts in the ch

  • Feb. 7, 2010: Our readers write

    Seamless transitions from ECTC

    While I support the concept of a seamless transition from community colleges to four-year schools, I fear the tenor of your Feb. 2 editorial (“Leave No Credit Behind”)might give readers the wrong idea about what’s going on at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Specifically, the choice of calculus and English 101 as examples of courses that might have to be retaken after a student transfers to a four-year school is quite misleading.

  • Jan. 14, 2010: Our readers write

    Beer for blood

    I was so sick when I heard on the radio that the American Red Cross chapter in Tacoma, Wash., was having a blood drive promoting drinking that I had to pull off the road and puke.

    They literally are going to give pints of beer for donating a pint of blood. How bold. Let’s just holler out some more, kind of like that ridiculous ad before New Year’s Eve that said, “Come on in and sign your funeral arrangements and it will all be paid for if you are going to drink and drive.”

  • Jan. 3, 2010: Our readers write

    A bribe by any other name still stinks

    If you or I were to approach a public official and bribe the official to vote the way we wanted, both you or I, and the official would be guilty of breaking the law.

  • Feb. 7, 2010 editorial: Know the signs

    A Rineyville teenager recently arrested by Elizabethtown police on a charge of criminal gang recruitment is the first time such a charge has been filed in Hardin County.