Today's News

  • July 22, 2009: Obituaries

    Margaret M. Summers Brand

    Margaret M. Summers Brand, 83, of Florissant, Mo., died Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

  • July 27, 2009: Services


  • Crime Stoppers tip nets result in stolen light-bar case

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Tip nets result in solved stolen light-bar case Responding to a plea last week for community help in solving recent thefts of lights used atop utility trucks, a telephone tipster connected Elizabethtown police with suspects and stolen items Thursday. According to EPD spokesman Virgil Willoughby, the useful information came via Hardin County Crime Stopp

  • July 16, 2009: Our readers write

    ‘Divided we fell’

    In defense of Harry Braxton, I am compelled to respond to Donnah Lee’s comments in The News Enterprise July 3.  The title of that correspondence would have more aptly been, “Divided We Fell.”

  • July 13, 2009: Our readers write

    Destroyed from within

    During the 1950s, Nikita Khrushchev pounded his shoe on a table at the United Nations and shouted that he would “destroy the United States from within, without firing a shot.” Later, he said “we cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find that they have communism.”

  • July 23, 2009: Obituaries

    Genette McCord Bowden

    Genette McCord Bowden, 51, of Radcliff, died Monday, July 20, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville.

    Survivors include her husband, Michael Bowden; and a son, Rahsaan Isaac.

    The funeral is at noon Monday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

    Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.   Charles Robert Garnett

  • July 12: Our readers write

    Swope donation keeps Helping Hand moving On behalf of the staff, the Helping Hand Board of Directors and those we serve, I want to thank Carl and Bob Swope and the Swope Family of Dealerships for donating a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck to Helping Hand. This truck will replace our previous truck, which was 18 years old. This donation allows us to continue picking up bread, food, f

  • West Point native receives title of Small Business Person of the Year

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com LOUISVILLE — Tom Masterson’s life has changed considerably in the last 10 years. The West Point native and Elizabethtown High School alumnus said he had a dream of becoming an electrician from an early age, ignited by his father’s work at Fort Knox. Yet he could never imagine it would take him all the way to the White H

  • July 14, 2009: Our readers write

    Coincidence or not?

    Thank you, News-Enterprise, for your recent editorials “Openness in E’town government” on 7/7/09 and “Leading the way” on 7/12/09. Without media’s aggressive efforts to uncover outrageous spending,  the public remains hoodwinked about outrageous abuses in tax spending.

  • June 21 editorial: A nauseating special session



    If the events of the past week’s legislative special session in Frankfort haven’t turned your stomach you have a  strong constitution ... or a very weak conscience.

    What began as an emergency session called by Gov. Steve Beshear to plug a leak in the state treasury, authorize electronic video gambling at horse tracks, provide new incentives for economic development and restart stalled bridge-building initiatives, in just a few days turned into an old-fashioned, blatant vote-buying frenzy.