Today's News

  • March 22 editorial: Replace rhetoric with action

    THE ISSUE: Small businesses need help

    OUR VIEW:  America's foundation

    Politicians perennially say more about boosting small businesses, the backbone of the U.S. economy, but do less for them  than anything else.

    That’s why as the national economy has augured toward recession or worse, the plight of small business in this country has been overshadowed in the din of  failing mega financial institutions brought down by their own greed, bad management, corruption and risky gambles with other people’s money.

  • March 5, 2009: Our readers write

    Some things are obvious

    I read in the obituaries that a 100-year-old lady was preceded in death by her parents. It would have been a heck of a story if they had outlived her.

    The obituary demonstrates the absurdity of boiler plate language. There are proper ways to inform us of the identity of the deceased’s parents. Your way is not one of them.

    Austin Hansel


    One child’s jacket is another’s warmth

  • March 24, 2009: Our readers write

    Christians are not the same as Taliban

    Gerald Darcy’s 18 March 09 Letter to the Editor “ Religion Questioned” definitively proved to himself and the world that he is a liberal sycophant who exercises his First Amendment Right of freedom of expression to show his lack of knowledge regarding facts, history, and common sense regarding religion and conservatives.

    First he states that religion destroys civilizations comparing the Taliban of Afghanistan to Christians in America.

  • March 30, 2009: Our readers write

    What are you here for? This is in response to a letter written by Mr. Gerald Darcy on March 18, 2009. Yes, Mr. Darcy, God gave man free will and no one can take that away from us. If you don’t think there is anything after the grave then what are you here for?God gave us life and a purpose on this earth. The main one is to worship Him and give Him the glory that he deserves.&n

  • Trucker pinned by Interstate collision



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Roads made slick by ice, snow and freezing rain spurred numerous minor wrecks Tuesday morning throughout Hardin County, but officials say it’s unclear if road conditions contributed to an Interstate-65 crash that left a trucker critically injured after the rig he was driving rear-ended a fellow trucker’s trailer.

  • March 13, 2009, editorial: Opportunity is knocking

    For those who recently — and involuntarily — have joined the growing number of unemployed, local institutions are stepping up to help create success and a silver lining out of disappointment and downsizing.

  • SPRING SPORTS: District play set to start today (4/7)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — John Hardin softball coach Andrew Hundley likes to break the season down into smaller parts.

  • March 1: Our readers write

    First Citizens is strong, healthy

    I am writing you in order to hopefully correct misconceptions about the U.S. Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program and the involvement of Farmers Capital Bank Corp. (Farmers) and its subsidiary, First Citizens Bank, Elizabethtown (First Citizens), in the program.

  • March 10: Our Readers Write

    Second Harvest success America’s Second Harvest of Kentucky’s Heartland Food Bank, based in Elizabethtown, provided wonderful support to our community during the recent ice storm. I believe all of us have a deeper appreciation of basic needs, such as food and shelter. I’ve never been so proud of being on the Board of Directors of this largely unheralded, behind-the-s

  • March 17 editorial: E'town girls made Hardin County proud

    TOPIC: E'town's state runner-up

    OUR VIEW: Lady Panthers did city, county proud

    Of all the girls' high school basketball teams that started practice back in October, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers were one of two teams left standing for Saturday's state championship.

    From nearly 300 teams, the field was whittled down to 2 — Elizabethtown and the Louisville Iroquois in Saturday night's final at Western Kentucky University. The Lady Panthers fell just short of their state title goal, losing in overtime, 55-47.