Today's News

  • One person’s trash ....

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Of all the things she took to Treasure Hunters Roadshow — foreign coins, watches, costume jewelry — it was the broken and scrap jewelry that netted Meshell Labaun of Hodgenville the bulk of the $207.25 check she walked away with. “I think I did pretty good,” Labaun said. Robert Bedford of R

  • Willmoth sees adjustments necessary in 2009

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — With 2009 well under way, Mayor David Willmoth sees plenty of work ahead and says the city must adapt to withstand obstacles lobbed by the state shortfall and national recession, while preparing itself for the emergence of BRAC Willmoth is also hopeful that some federal funding could reach Kentucky and filter down for city

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Central's Fritts blossoms in senior season (1/12)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com CECILIA — Attaching the word potential to young athletes can be a dangerous combination. Although it’s done with the best intentions, it puts undue pressure on a young athlete to perform. Central Hardin senior Kaitie Fritts knows what it’s like.

  • Jan. 11 editorial: Care for caretakers

    THE ISSUE: Grandparent parents

    OUR VIEW: Many need help

    Grandparents who late in life take on the role as parents to their grandkids too often are unrecognized, undervalued and overlooked.

  • Jan. 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Tanker traditions

    I have enjoyed the letters  and columns about the Armor School’s exit to Fort Benning. As an old tanker, I agree with Col. Quinn.

    As a tanker, my M.O.S. was 1T95. I wore with pride our tankers jacket with our Armor Patrols, having tank commanders such as Master Sgt. Ernest R. Koumo — a Medal of Honor winner — who stood reveille on Brooks Field and retreat at 1700 hours as an old Brown Boat soldier, an Army so full of pride you didn’t dare say one word against the U.S. Army.

  • Guthrie appointed to Transportation, Education

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie’s appointment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee could help the Hardin County area cope with the growth expected to accompany the Fort Knox realignment. The first-term Republican, who serves Kentucky’s 2nd District, said he plans to explore any opportunity to make sure

  • Ask the Expert


    Happy New Year from the Hardin County Health Center.

    This is the time of year that many of us make and then, unfortunately, break resolutions. Hopefully, the information in this column will help you keep your resolutions and become a healthier person.

    Perhaps the most popular goal that people set for themselves this time of year is to quit smoking, for obvious reasons.

  • Financial execs respond to scam using bank name



    ELIZABETHTOWN – A representative from one of two credible financial institutions named in support of a recent fake check, bogus sweepstakes scam having reared its head in Elizabethtown said the con is similar, but not exact, to one already being investigated.

  • First Citizens Bank announces promotions



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    Lloyd C. Hillard Jr., President & CEO of First Citizens Bank, recently announced the following promotions:

  • Meth busts keeping cops busy

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY – Tripling finds of previous years, a record number of methamphetamine labs were dismantled in and around Hardin County in 2008 by the county’s counter-drug agency, officials say.

    In a statement Thursday, Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force director Wayne Edwards said agents dismantled 105 labs last year in its coverage area of Hardin, Nelson, Hart, LaRue and Grayson counties.