Today's News

  • Frenzied Black Friday



    HARDIN COUNTY — George Ramsden considers Black Friday the shopping equivalent of the Super Bowl.

    “This has turned into an event,” Ramsden, manager of the Elizabethtown J.C. Penney, said Friday morning in his office as customers bombarded store inventory.

    The economy put a heavy damper on holiday sales last year, but businesses are hoping for a slight rebound this year, starting with the booster shot that is after-Thanksgiving sales.

  • Real Christmas trees can be eco-friendly

    By John Friedlein


    The Minneapolis Times back in 1899 asked readers to buy wire Christmas trees – to keep the forests from being stripped of spruce and fir.

    The Hartford Courant agreed, going so far as to call decorating with greenery an “absurd fad.”

  • Senior life: Home for the holidays


    Guest columnist

    The start of the holiday season may seem like an odd time to release a medicine management campaign, but the hope is that it will be the perfect time.

  • HCS opposes possible contingency fund loss



    HARDIN COUNTY — Hardin County Schools has taken an official stance on a possible move to be made by the General Assembly.

    The HCS board voted to sign a resolution stating its opposition to the idea of the state legislature using money set aside in district contingency funds to help balance the state budget.

  • Nov. 29, 2009: Services


    Mildred Louise Sharp, 76, of Upton, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday at Manakee Funeral Home in Upton with burial in Brackett Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today and continues at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

  • Nov. 29, 2009: Obituaries

    Karen Lynn Gillespie

    Karen Lynn Gillespie, 53, of Eastview, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Eastview.

    She was a retired director of the Grayson County Public Library and a member of the Kentucky Library Association.

    She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Sylvester J. and Nellie Mae Carroll; her paternal grandparents, Yewell L. and Fran McKinley; and her father-in-law, Gordon Gillespie.

  • ETCB explores naming rights for sports park fields



    ELIZABETHTOWN— Tourism officials say work on the Elizabethtown Sports Park is hovering close to schedule, and they are looking for ways to market the facility upon its opening.

    Business sponsorship is one avenue being explored, said  Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    “Anyone that wants to be included will have a chance,” Murphy said.

  • Cecilia gets festive

    By Marty Finley


    CECILIA — Six-year-old Cade Hager twirled the light saber through the air. The toy sword responded with a crack at Hager’s fingertips, and kids nearby were biding time in similar fashion.

    Santa Claus had just made an appearance via fire truck through Cecilia’s annual Christmas parade, and organizers had whipped up hot chocolate to take the edge off the cool night air.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY: 2009 All-Area Team (11/27)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career. Jackson guided former Louisville Butler standout Jacob Buckman to three straight third-place finishes at State from 2000-02. Mike Purvis (1993) and Jason Filippazzo (1995) also finished third under the tutelage of Jackson. “I’ve been really b




    James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin looking for ways to move the ball against Bowling Green (11/27)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced several good defenses this season, but none like they will go up against tonight. The Bowling Green Purples, who host the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. in the Class 5-A state semifinals, have one of the top defenses in the state. They are giving up just 9.7 points and 201.6 yards a game. “Th