Today's News

  • Exchange program needs three host families



    Fifteen teenagers from Spain arrive tonight at Louisville International Airport but an organizer of the month-long educational exchange still needs three host families.

    The commitments to participate in Nacel’s Open Door summer program are modest, according to Joyce Inman, state coordinator. The students come from affluent families and have their own spending money. Most are from the northern part of Spain, and all are familiar with English.

  • Kentucky and federal tax homebuyer credits extended


    Within hours of the June 30 deadline, Congress passed an extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit closing deadline, the Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act (H.R. 5623). The extension applies only to transactions that have ratified contracts in place as of April 30 that have not yet closed. The legislation is designed to create a seamless extension to a new closing deadline for eligible transactions, which is now Sept. 30. There will be no gap between June 30 and the date the president signs the bill into law.

  • Looking for support online

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com An Elizabethtown High School senior who plans to compete in this summer’s Miss Kentucky pageant soon will be one of 30 candidates in an online contest that will guarantee the winner a spot in the finals. To cast a vote for Jessica Caruso, it will cost $1 — although giving more is an option — with proceeds g

  • White Mills Days kicks off tonight

    White Mills Days Schedule of Events

    Friday 6 p.m. — Pet show; Cake walk 6:30 p.m. — Canoe race 7 p.m. — Little Miss and Master Contest; Beauty Contest Patriotic program and fireworks following pageants Saturday 7:45 a.m. — 5K run 10 a.m. — Parade

  • July 1, 2010, editorial: We 'Otter' celebrate

    How many of us have fond memories of Otter Creek Park? Good times spent hiking, tubing, horseback riding or dancing the night away at a special celebration at the lodge? Otter Creek Park offered a vast and wonderful array of activities for generations of residents and while our memories can never be taken away, the park was unfortunately closed and taken away from nature lovers in January of 2009. The park was a casualty of the City of Louisville budget crunch and since its closure, many have been working behind the scenes to bring it back to life.

  • Groups urge holiday, summer safety

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Ten killed, nearly 10,000 injured and more than 32,000 fires sparked. The data sound like a war casualty report, especially since nearly three-quarters of those injured, maimed or killed are young men and boys. The numbers, however, stem from star-spangled celebrations, not violence. The statistics are part of annual totals compiled in a 2009 repo

  • Bicyclists return home, but not to stay

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Bicycle riders on Thursday proved you can come home but still have a ways to go. Three of the seven young men who reached Elizabethtown from the west on a cross-country tour are from Hardin County — which is still quite a distance to the East Coast. But members of the group, FIJIs Across America, received hugs and cheers when they ro

  • What is RESPA?


    The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act is a consumer protection statute, first passed in 1974 to address problems in the real estate settlement process. Problems included abusive practices that increased costs to homebuyers and lack of understanding about the settlement process and its costs. It was designed to help homebuyers be better shoppers in the home-buying process, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Black clouds over the Bluegrass won’t be oil

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Since moisture from the Gulf of Mexico drenches the Hardin County area during the summer, does that mean there’s a chance oil will fall from the sky? After all, there’s that viral YouTube video showing a sheen on a Louisiana sidewalk — purportedly from an oil rain. While some components of the crude flow

  • Knights celebrate 50th anniversary

    Donald and Beverly Knight of Upton  celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 29, 2010.

    They were married by Brother Clevie Thompson in 1960.

    Mr. Knight is the son of the late Joseph Porter and Daisy Jane Jenkins Knight.

    Mrs. Knight is the daughter of Dora Altha Fields Carby of Elizabethtown and the late Maurice Carby.