Today's News

  • May 13, 2009, editorial: A costly point to make

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry’s proposed budget calls for cutting in half the county’s funding for the so-called rocket docket.

    Instituted here in 2003, the program, run by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, streamlines the process for criminal defendants willing to take plea deals. It simplifies the legal process by reducing the time prosecutors must devote to cases, shortening the time those defendants spend in the detention center on the county’s dime. After they’ve been convicted, the state picks up most of the tab.

  • BRAC transformation mounting



    RADCLIFF — While a number of challenges and intangibles still remain for the Fort Knox post realignment, Brad Richardson, executive director of One Knox, on Monday told Radcliff city officials that the transformation at the base is mounting.

  • Called with help



    HARDIN COUNTY — In his short time as executive director of North Hardin HOPE, David Dozer has been surprised at the need for assistance that exists in Hardin County.

    And he’s found out that when there’s a call for help, there’s a long line ready to assist.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: John Hardin falls to Eastern; Fort Knox tops Bardstown (05/12)

    The News-Enterprise The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs allowed two home runs and visiting Louisville Eastern exploded for five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 9-1 victory on Monday. Senior Jenna Gachassin (4-18) allowed 15 hits, nine earned runs and six walks in seven innings. She struck out three. Senior Lauren Harris doubled, while senior Autumn Chancey, sophomores Emily Muir, O

  • Cutting grass leaves plenty of time to think

    By Jeff D'Alessio


    Now that my 11-year-old son is not only capable of cutting much of our yard, but willing to — for a price of course — I am missing out on some good thinking time.

    When I get to cut a lot of the yard, like I did late Sunday afternoon, I have a chance to think about a lot of things. I have always found that cutting grass was a perfect time to think.

    Gas mower noise aside, it’s a pretty cool time.

  • Being a good parent before childbirth

    MORE INFO: For more information regarding classes available at Hardin Memorial Hospital call (270) 737-4464.

  • May 12, 2009: Services


  • Rolling out the armor



    FORT KNOX — A ranking officer from Fort Benning, Ga., on Tuesday gave an upbeat assessment of the Army’s Armor Center move.

    Col. Robert “Butch” Botters,  operating officer for the Maneuver Center of Excellence, also gave this post’s soldiers general information about Fort Benning during a speech at this year’s Armor Warfighting Conference.

  • May 12 editorial: Tabacchi giving back even in retirement

    A recent story in this paper recognizing Jane Tabacchi on her selection as the High School Volunteer of the Year included 314 words.

    But it was the last 12 words in the article that told the story about Tabacchi's commitment and reward for volunteering her time at Central Hardin High School.

    "I don't know, you just feel so rewarded by seeing the growth,'' Tabacchi said.

    Jane Tabacchi is a teacher. Actually she is a retired teacher, but the very best in this incredibly important profession never truly retire, do they?

  • Ask the Expert


    Not very many years ago, women were advised to cut down on or to avoid exercise during pregnancy. Now, we know this does not have to be the case. Not only is it OK for women to participate in physical activity while pregnant, but doing so can have positive benefits for both the baby and mom.