Today's News

  • '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.

  • Jan. 11, 2009: Our readers write


    The purpose of a newspaper is to keep its readers informed. Amazing, we know that the police caught some guy by following his footprints which is commendable, yet nowhere in the electronic edition of the news was there an announcement as to school or community closures. I don’t know, maybe I just expect professionalism. No wonder I canceled my subscription.

    Jim Duffy


  • Feb. 12: Our readers write

    Thanks for being there when needed Hardin County and Kentucky Transportation department road crews are to be commended for the tireless efforts they put forward to make sure our citizens have safe roads to travel during times such as the recent snow storm. Sometimes when the situation calls for a “good neighbor” helping hand to assist, Hardin Countians step up. One such i

  • Column: Reach out to Hardin County kids

    Justin, age 12, is wearing a long-sleeve shirt and long pants on a hot day. His whole body aches, especially his right hand, and he’s extremely tired. He slouches at his desk, dozes and watches the clock on the classroom wall. The teacher calls on him to answer a question. He has no idea how to respond; he’s not interested. He’s missed a lot of school days, been held back a grade, is behind in his studies and he’s moved from school to school.

  • Jan. 13 editorial: Riding the 'Tide' of a title

    When the college football season came to a close last week with Alabama's triumph over Texas in the Bowl Championship Series title game, so did the collegiate career of local student-athlete Brandon Deaderick.

    The Elizabethtown High School graduate walked off the Rose Bowl field amid a massive celebration as a national champion.

    As a starter along Alabama's hard-hitting and stingy defense, Deaderick played a key role in securing the Crimson Tide with a national championship.

    He also landed a spot in local and Alabama history as a national champion.