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Today's News

  • Feb. 13, 2009: Our readers write

    Issues deeper than skin color

  • Feb. 17, 2009: Our readers write

     

    It’s worth investing  in an energy audit

    Almost all of us are wasting more energy than we realize. We turn up our thermostats, and the warm air goes through the roof even faster.

    The League of Women Voters of Hardin County wants to acquaint everyone with a great bargain. For only $15 Kentucky Utilities and Nolin-RECC customers can get an energy audit of your house by a professionally-trained person.

  • Conference committees fade, democracy suffers

    By Lee H. Hamilton

    Guest columnist

    In the official record, you will find that the economic stimulus package recently passed by Congress was drawn up by a conference committee — a bipartisan group of House members and senators who sat down together to wrangle over its fine print. In truth, nothing like this took place.

    To be sure, a conference committee met, as is supposed to happen when legislation passed by the House differs from the version passed by the Senate. But it was more for show than for actual debate and deliberation.

  • Visits to the country are reminders of fun times

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    Death can bring a flood of memories with it.

    Sometimes the memories make you smile; sometimes you cry.

    Both emotions make you feel pretty good in the long run because when you care about someone, both emotions will come out.

    I had an uncle die Wednesday night. He wasn’t my favorite uncle, but he was a good guy with a nice golf game back in his day.

    So after I got the call, of course I started to remember the time I spent with him and my aunt, a long, long time ago.

  • We should look hard for our heroes

    SLICE OF LIFE by Jeff D'Alessio

    My Dad told me when I was about my son's age of 11, that the best hitter he had ever seen in baseball was Hank Aaron.

    It was at that age that I really started paying attention to baseball and the guys we'd see on TV maybe once a week. Man, have times changed.

    Thirty-seven years later, Dad still says the same thing about Aaron, even after he's had a chance to see many of the great players in the game today.

  • Feb. 19: Our Readers Write

    Thank God for Christians Please excuse this for being a little late. It’s about the ice storm, and I need to thank Larry and Pam Cunningham for taking so many in their home at Terry and College Street. One family of six from Elizabethtown, a young man from Radcliff and one lady from the Huddleston House. The two Cunningham girls played games with children, and all helped in co

  • Feb. 18 editorial: Plan stimulates partisanship

        THE ISSUE: Economic recovery plan OUR VIEW:  What bipartisanship?    Apparently few in Congress or the Obama White House were paying much attention when Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said recently: “The American people want us to work together. They don’t want to see us dividing along partisan lines on the most serious crisis confronting our country.”

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North works the bugs out with win over E'town (2/27)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com CECILIA — The pregame butterflies swirling in the stomachs of the North Hardin boys’ basketball team took more time than usual to subside and allow the Trojans to do what they normally do. For the first 6 minutes of Thursday’s night Boys’ 17th District Tournament semifin

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: LaRue goes after 18th District championship (2/27)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com MUNFORDVILLE — After a three-year drought in the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament, the LaRue County Hawks have started a much better streak. With their win Monday night over Hart County in the Boys’ 18th District Tournament, the Hawks locked up on

  • Feb. 8 editorial: Countywide storm postmortem essential

    THE ISSUE: Winter Storm '09

    OUR VIEW: Community review essential

    The ice is gone, water, telephone and electric service restored to most throughout Hardin County, the clean up is well under way and Winter Storm 2009 is history.

    In the past two weeks, we’ve learned how vulnerable our mechanized, technocratic 21st Century life can be in the face of furious weather. Mother Nature brought us, as a county, to our knees, and it was a terrific struggle to stand again.