Today's News

  • Focus on Finance: Home tax credit newly revised

    By Birgit Stubblefield

    For The News-Enterprise

    Question: I am in the process of selling my home and buying a new home. Will I be eligible for the new $6,500 tax credit?

    Answer: This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime. With tax credits for first-time home buyers and move up/repeat buyers combined with low interest rates, there never has been a better time to purchase a new home than now.

    You can save thousands on the purchase of a new home.

  • Oct. 16, 2009: Our readers write

    Left/right rift

    The “Our Readers Write” segment of the Oct. 15 edition of The News-Enterprise featured a letter condemning violence but focusing the consternation of this anti-social behavior on “right wing extremists.” The author is obviously naive, mis-informed or has a liberal — that is pro-Obama — agenda to promote.

  • Radcliff backs bid for repairs

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The lack of fire protection within some city-owned buildings and the hefty overtime fees needed for a human fire watch has led city officials to act. After much debate, Radcliff City Council has agreed to move forward on needed repairs to sprinkler and alarm systems, according to Planning Director Steve Barno.

  • Nov. 13 Services

    James Robert Bailey, 47, of Radcliff, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with burial in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and beginning at noon Saturday at the funeral home.

    Mary Beachie Houston Fraze, 82, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. The funeral is at 1 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Hardin Memorial Park.

  • Oct. 21, 2009: Our readers write

    Methadone clinic would be a disgrace

    I am writing to voice my extreme displeasure with the pending addition of a methadone clinic to our fair community. It is a disgrace for our town to be polluted by this “legal” poison. The concept of methadone is absurd. Instead of addressing an individual’s addiction issues by making them face their emotions and work on healing, “doctors” administer “replacement therapy drugs”.

  • Oct. 19, 2009: Our readers write

    Cross communication

    On Sunday morning, Sept. 20, my pickup was stolen from my driveway just outside of White Mills.

    I dialed 911 to report the theft and was transferred to the state police dispatcher. A trooper responded within 30 minutes and I was very pleased with the attention the case received, as several troopers were in the area looking for the vehicle.

  • Oct. 20, 2009: Our readers write

    It’s OK to seek treatment elsewhere

    I am writing in regards to Hans Marsen’s letter. I have had nine stays in Hardin Memorial, and have to agree, all but one stay of sevens days – which was a bad experience – all the other times were state- of-the-art.

  • Oct. 20 editorial: Small business is big business

    Did you know small businesses ...

    ... Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms in the U.S.?

     … Employ more than half of private sector employees?

     … Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll?

     … Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years?

    A small business is classified by the Small Business Administration as a firm with fewer than 500 employees. But clearly, just because a business is classified as “small” does not mean it has to think small.

  • Oct. 30 editorial: Staying safe on Halloween

    At times the world around us is too scary and consumes much of our lives. Fears of contracting an illness lurks in the shadows of unwashed hands and uncovered sneezes. Haunting stock market reports leave little feeling of financial security and the ghosts of financial decisions, corporate and personal, disrupt our days and our sleep.

    All the more reason to follow the example set by children to lighten up for one night, to enjoy a safe, scary and fun Halloween as a temporary diversion from the frightful world around us.

  • Oct. 22, 2009: Our readers write

    On classification

    Mr. Mayor, the State Highway people called. They said the $64,000 sign at the entrance to the Field of Dreams will be too close to St. John Road once it’s widened. They want to know if they can just hang yellow ribbons on the sign, like they did on the utility poles along Dixie Avenue. downtown.