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Today's News

  • May 14 editorial: Hardin County honors heroes

    Hooray for Heroes events All day — Booths, displays, games and other activities. Events are held in the parking lots of Radcliff Wal-Mart and Stithton Baptist Church. Noon to 5 p.m. — Members of the military and their families eat free 12:30 p.m.

  • May 17, 2009: Our readers write

     

    Is America asleep?

    A previous writer was correct in a letter to the editor regarding how President Barack Obama should produce evidence that satisfies the fulfillment of the requirements of becoming president; else he becomes susceptible to extortion. the writer’s logic is correct.

    Another opinion that demonstrates an excellent example of logic was penned by J.C. McGuire, who stated that it was far safer to be jailed as a terrorist than to be a child in a mother’s womb.

  • Richardson helping organization that helped her

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Michelle Richardson is returning the favor to the American Cancer Society.

    She led a team at the Relay for Life event this year, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Richardson was diagnosed with cancer last year, and this weekend’s event was her first.

  • Local dealerships spared closure

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The area’s Chrysler and General Motors dealerships were spared the ax when automakers trimmed their sales networks last week.

    As dozens of local jobs were on the line, dealers credited their survival on strong performance and location.

    “I’m very proud of my team,” said Carl Swope, president of the Swope Family of Dealerships. His and other Chrysler lots learned Thursday whether they would be dropped.

  • Congrats grads

    By KELLY RICHARDSON krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com CECILIA — Almost 600 people earned a degree or diploma from the local community college this year, and Thursday night was the night to celebrate. The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College commencement ceremony was held Thursday evening at Central Hardin High School. There were 155 graduates who walked the line, out

  • Area WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor medals

     By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Two area World War II veterans on Thursday received French Legion of Honor medals for helping defeat Germany.

    Blond H. Puckett and James Calvin Sarver received the honors before a group of family and fellow vets gathered at Pritchard Community Center.

  • Hooray for Heroes set for Saturday

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF — When Armed Forces Day arrives, you can bet Radcliff will have a packed schedule of events honoring current and former military personnel during Hooray for Heroes.

    This Saturday is Armed Forces Day and it is a free event to military, past and present, and their families.

    Jo Emary, executive director of the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce, said support has come from numerous sponsors.

  • Fiscal Court tweaks budget proposal

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — Fiscal Court members on Thursday agreed to postpone the first reading of the county’s 2009-10 budget to its next voting meeting, but that didn’t stop court members from tweaking Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s original proposal. The changes came on the revenue side with court members voting to reduce

  • Local NAACP official 'steps aside' for now

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Lorenzo Alfonso Shannon is stepping aside from his position as first vice president of the Hardin County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for what he calls “the good of the organization.’’

  • Burkhead class raises thousands for cancer campaign

     

    Richardson’s class raised more than $4k for Childhood Cancer campaign By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — While Michelle Richardson worked to raise money for cancer research this weekend, her class already had done its part.

    Richardson’s fifth-grade class at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School raised more than $4,000 for the Childhood Cancer Campaign. They presented the check to a campaign representative this past week.