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Today's News

  • Workers spruce up Lincoln Boyhood replica

    HODGENVILLE —Once next to a roadside tavern, the replica cabin at the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home hasn’t received as much attention as the replica enshrined in a granite building of neoclassical design at the nearby birthplace park.

    But the National Park Service has put some of its 2009 bicentennial birthday focus on the one-room structure of logs chinked with reddish clay and topped with weathered wood shingles. Cabin restorers began working on it last week.

  • Growing the vines of the future

    By BECCA OWSLEY

    bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Harvey and Mary Ellen Mink have a lot to be proud of. Their nine grandchildren, ages 2-15, have operated a family pumpkin patch for six years.

    Leon and Elaine Mink’s children Brad, 2, Mattie, 10, Tiffany, 14, and Steve, 15; Roger and Patsy Mink’s children Ike, 8, Rachel, 11 and Holly 14; and Robbie and Jenny Walters children, Carrie, 11 and Cole, 13, are all owners and operators of the patch.

  • Radcliff candidates have BRAC on their mind

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF —- Eight candidates vying for six Radcliff City Council seats next Tuesday all have green growth on the mind.

    The army’s plan to pour thousands of logistics and administrative personnel into the Fort Knox area in upcoming years has Radcliff city leaders keyed in on revenues and services.

  • Democratic big wigs stump in Vine Grove

     

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenteprise.com

    VINE GROVE – Tipsy with the successes of Obama-mania, Democratic candidates for offices in Washington D.C. and Frankfort rallied with Kentucky’s political heavyweights and a group of about 100 supporters in a Vine Grove school gym Sunday.

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear spoke of a “wind of change” blowing across the state and nation.

  • Experience vs. enthusiasm

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The 25th District race is forged with two distinct perspectives. The incumbent says his seniority and connections within Frankfort are pertinent for a haggard economy and the emergence of BRAC while the challenger argues new ideas are needed to stimulate Kentucky’s budget.

  • Vehicle strikes deer, catches fire

    CLARKSON

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a vehicle fire that the reportedly sparked after a car versus deer collision near Mount Zion and Millerstown roads shortly after midnight Friday.

     

    According to police reports, dispatchers took a call from someone in Clarkson informing them of a collision with a deer just inside the Hardin County line.

     

    Police first responded to a Clarkson location, then traveled down Millerstown Road. By the time police arrived at the scene of collision, the 1998 Ford was ablaze.

     

  • NAACP elections warm up, get ugly

     

      By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – A race that’s grown surprisingly heated and, as of Monday, was on the verge of becoming downright ugly, concerns who will lead Hardin County’s Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the next two years.

    On Nov. 18, the chapter’s 250 or so voting members will elect officers to lead the local chapter of the national civil rights group.

  • A tale of sighing and cellophane

     

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Once a butcher shop and later a Western Auto hardware store, the building at 109 E. Dixie Ave. has a varied history. Part of that history includes reports of a sighing female apparition and a tall slender male entity that appears in a mist.

  • Oct. 27, 2008: Obituary

    John Burch Richardson Jr.

    John Burch Richardson Jr., 85, of Fairfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008.

    He was a professor for 20 years at Cincinnati Bible Seminary, now Cincinnati Christian University, and also a coach for eight years of the Golden Eagles men’s basketball team. He served in the Navy during World War II and was president of USS DuPage APA 41 Association.

  • Woman seriously injured in Thursday wreck

    VINE GROVE

    A Vine Grove woman is in serious condition at University Hospital in Louisville after crashing into a ditch late Thursday in Vine Grove.

     

    Christine S. Clark, 33, struck a ditch on Knox Avenue just before midnight Thursday, according to Kentucky State Police.

     

    Clark was airlifted from the intersection of Ky. 313 and Ky. 1500 to Louisville for treatment where she was listed in serious condition.

     

    No others were involved in the crash. Police are investigating alcohol as a contributing factor to the crash.