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Today's News

  • Blood drive Saturday

    HARDIN COUNTY

    A blood drive will be held Saturday at the Elizabethtown Wal-Mart by the local American Red Cross.

    The drive will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Several other blood drives scheduled for this week have been postponed by the inclement weather.

    For information on the blood drive, contact the Red Cross at 765-4979. 

  • County tax deadline extended

     HARDIN COUNTY

    Due to severe weather conditions leaving the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office without power Wednesday and Thursday, a grace period for paying the January amount on county taxes has been granted through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for those bringing payments to the Sheriff’s office. Payments mailed  with a postmark of Jan. 31 or earlier will be accepted at the January rate.

  • Wastewater systems affected, too

    By NE Staff

    Gov. Beshear’s office reported Thursday that 20 wastewater treatment plants in Kentucky are on bypass mode because of power outages caused by the storm.

    Sewer systems within Hardin County have also been affected by the storm’s power.

    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for Beshear, said Thursday evening in an e-mail that there is partial power at wastewater treatment plants in Fort Knox and Elizabethtown, while a treatment plant in Bullitt County was left completely powerless.

  • A 'perfect storm' for water districts

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY— A lack of electrical power in the county has left many residents displaced because water supplies have dwindled and some residents have no usable water supply.

    The dual loss of power and water has left residents frustrated. Officials at both county water districts can relate, as the storm’s magnitude and ferocity destroyed backup plans and exceeded worst-case scenarios.

  • Jan. 31 Services

     

  • Curtains at State set to rise in May

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — May is still months away, but officials at the 650-seat Historic State Theater are busily preparing for its grand opening. As part of the preparation, a budget and business plan were presented Monday to city council.

  • Water woes continue

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – With potable water pressure reduced and districts limping on generator power, Elizabethtown Mayor David Willmoth ordered an industry-wide halt to water usage Friday and issued a stern conservation and boil water notice to all residents.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: As expected, E'town and North have been really good (1/30)

    The high school basketball season has a month left in the regular season before the real season begins: The postseason. On Thursday, I looked at boys’ basketball and I’ll do the same for girls’ basketball today. So without further ado, let’s dive right in and hand out some Chuckys. THE “THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE” AWARD.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: After shaky start, Trojans find their groove (1/29)

    The high school basketball season has a month left in the regular season before the real season begins: The postseason. Today, I’m going at boys’ basketball and I’ll do the same for girls’ basketball Friday. So without further ado, let’s dive right in and hand out some Chuckys. THE “THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE” AWARD.

  • Jan. 13 editorial: Food for seniors

    TOPIC: NAACP helping seniors

    OUR VIEW: Community leadership is invaluable

    Seeing a community need is one thing; trying to find a solution to it is quite another.

    President Allan Francis and the folks with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have started a program to do their part in this community and others with its recently launched “Feed Our Seniors.”