Today's News

  • Dollars and Sense

    All taxpayers dread the prospect of facing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit. There are some steps you can take to minimize the likelihood that you’ll be audited or to ensure a more positive experience if you are, according to the Kentucky Society of CPAs.   What’s it all about? In an audit, the IRS contacts the taxpayer to verify some of the information contained in a filed tax return.

  • Reconnecting with old friends

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA In the past few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to reconnect with old friends I hadn’t heard from in 20 or 30 years. Sometimes they’ve found my Web site, which details my fiction writing endeavors. Sometimes I hear from someone who noticed my byline and wondered if it was the person they knew in high school, as was the case a few weeks ago.

  • When Irish eyes are smiling...

    IF YOU GO: Celtic Crossroads will perform at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15, $25 and $35. For tickets or more information about the performance contact (270) 769-8837.

  • Art of Performance


    It‘s no surprise stress is a considerable health concern.

    Most people know chronic stress impacts our personal health. It increases the impact of other health risk factors: higher blood pressure, the risk of stroke and heart disease, a compromised immune system and a greater likelihood of diabetes or kidney disease. Stress also leads to higher levels of anxiety.

  • Bardstown well used as meth dump site

    Landmark News Service

    BARDSTOWN — A well that was being used for a methamphetamine dump site is going to require a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency because of possible ground water contamination.

    “(Lieutenant Tom) Roby and myself are certified to clean up labs and that’s beyond our capability,” said Detective Doug Clark with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, who is the case officer. “So, we contacted the state and federal EPA, along with the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency.)”

  • A Bit of Fiction


  • City accepts bid for debris grinding


    The Elizabethtown City Council on Monday at a special meeting voted to award the contract for debris grinding and removal to Dan Cristiani Excavating Co. Inc. of Clarksville, Ind., which offered a bid of $2.97 per cubic yard removed. The bid was the lowest of nine with most bids falling between $3.98 and $11.88 per cubic yard.


    The highest bid was $82.94, presented to the city by a Minnesota company.

  • Hardin Co. Humane Society closes

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The Hardin County Humane Society in Radcliff has closed its doors, but a volunteer said it continues to receive animals. Michelle Cubbage said the Humane Society’s final day was Saturday, and is encouraging those planning to bring animals to the shelter to seek help elsewhere. The closure came with little notice. From its

  • Gone Country



    RADCLIFF — Local charitable military organization USA Cares has recruited celebrities and entertainers to its cause before, counting Emmy-winning comedian and talk radio host Dennis Miller as its national spokesman. Now the group has invested in some Nashville power.

  • What is the answer for Kentucky?

    By SYLVIA LOVELY, guest columnist

    What is the answer to the state of Kentucky?

    That was the question posed to character actor and West Irvine, Ky., native Harry Dean Stanton, in a recent Esquire interview. “There is no answer to the state of Kentucky,” he said.