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Today's News

  • Searching for home

    By JAIME THOMAS

    I’ve been thinking a lot recently about home. What makes a place a home? Is it family? Is it community? Is it time?

    My husband and I have lived in Elizabethtown for two years now. Our jobs are here and we have friends here, but don’t yet feel like we completely belong. We’ve lived in different places over the years, and traveled around the country and world, but home always has been the same place.

  • July 29, 2010, editorial: An experiment to learn from

    Two organizations that do a world of good in Hardin County again are leading the way. North Hardin HOPE and Helping Hand are testing the waters to determine if merging is the right course of action.

    The agencies certainly have parallel missions: providing assistance to those in need through a number of initiatives including food and utility assistance, education opportunities, and connections to other aid sources. North Hardin HOPE assists clients north of Ky. 434 in Hardin County and Helping Hand assists those who live south of Ky. 434.

  • Magic along the mountains

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Gary West could not be labeled a magician, yet he’s conjured up his share of magical moments over the past 10 years.

    The Elizabethtown resident is a member of an elite club of hikers who lay claim to traversing the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. West returns each year to share his adventures and hospitality with others.

  • July 30, 2010, editorial: Lack of partisanship is key to trust in courts

    Kentucky’s judicial system underwent a dramatic — if not radical — reorganization 35 years ago following voter ratification of a constitutional amendment that professionalized the process.

    Some of the revisions were seemingly basic, such as requiring all judges to hold law degrees and removing courtroom responsibilities from the administrative and executive duties vested in the then renamed county judge-executive.

  • Leads sought in school break-in

    The News-Enterprise RADCLIFF — Radcliff police and Hardin County school officials are hoping tips from the community can help solve last week’s burglary at Radcliff Elementary School. The break-in, according to Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright, happened late Tuesday or early Wednesday and resulted in a loss of a desktop and laptop computer, televisions and a ce

  • Celebrating a century and counting

    By NEAL CARDIN ncardin@thenewsenterprise.com The mailbox post at the edge of the yard anchors strings for pink and white balloons. Triangular flags stretch between the front porch columns reading “Happy Birthday.” Folks mingled Sunday afternoon inside the house moving from the kitchen to the living room where Margaret Elizabeth Rice, nestled in a chair in the living room

  • Vine Grove officer OK after head-on crash

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Vine Grove police say a soldier set to deploy overseas this weekend caused a head-on crash with a pursuing police officer early Friday morning, causing both drivers minor injuries. Vine Grove Police Chief Steve Manning said the pursuit and subsequent crash occurred during a shift change at about 1 a.m. Friday when two officers on Main Street

  • Tractor incident details vague

    The News-Enterprise VINE GROVE — Details surrounding a tractor-related injury near Vine Grove and the condition of a man injured remained unclear Sunday evening. First responders and emergency dispatches said an adult male was seriously injured shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday by a piece of farm equipment near Hargan Road. Vine Grove Fire and Hardin County EMS officials were unsu

  • Aug. 1, 2010: Obituaries

    Charles A. Clark

    Charles A. Clark, 83, of Vine Grove, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove.

    Johnnie Lee ‘Cowboy’ Colvin

    Johnnie Lee “Cowboy” Colvin, 41, of Lyons Station, formerly of Campbellsville, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Focus of workshop is veteran stories

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Because of the Fort Knox Army post, Hardin County is a fertile ground for people wishing to record military veterans’ oral histories. Those interested in preserving these stories — in a way they can be saved at places such as the Library of Congress and the local library — can attend a Thursday workshop sponsored b