Today's News

  • Does this home fixture ring a bell?

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com One of the first things a visitor might notice about your house is the doorbell. The device is a connection, of sorts, to the outside world when you’re inside.

    A doorbell might be square or round, ornate or plain, and its chime could be as simple as a ding-dong or as majestic as the Westminster Abbey bells.

  • For retired columnist, nursery is a hobby run amok

    “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.” — Alfred Austin


    Bob Hill describes his Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden in Utica, Ind., as a “hobby run amok."

    The garden, nursery and landscape across the river from Louisville have evolved into a visual escapade of whimsical sculptures, such as a dragon shaped from a conveyor belt and a caterpillar formed from telephone cable spools stretching more than 100 feet.

  • June 18, 2010: Our readers write

    Why now? I realize that this was coming, but oil has been gushing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than 60 days without raising the price of gasoline. In fact the prices dropped. Now the president went on national TV and talked about the plans he is putting in place to make it better, even stopping the drilling for 6 months or so and then suddenly the price jumps 17 cents. Los

  • Dog days are barking early this year

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Believe it or not, normal highs for this time of year are in the low- to mid-80s. With the mercury soaring into the 90s — along with high humidity — it has felt hotter than 100 degrees at times. “We’ve got August in June,” said Mark Adams, lead forecaster at the Fort Knox weather station. These premat

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin Shootout offers early glimpse at area teams (06/17)


  • OPINION: Here are the best of 2009-10 in area prep sports (06/17)


  • June 17, 2010: Our readers write

    Pitfalls of affirmative action

    No sooner than the ink was dry on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced a new brand of racial discrimination: affirmative action. Under Executive Order 11246, later updated through Executive Orders 11375 and 11426, white males, particularly those of the working class, found themselves victims of legal racial discrimination.

  • Calipari holds camp in E'town

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com Butterflies are a natural part of summer, but not the ones that were swirling around in Gavin Root’s stomach Wednesday afternoon at Elizabethtown High School’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium. Root stepped to the foul line with a chance to go to the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness, an event that kicks off th

  • June 17, 2010: Services

    Dorothy Sue Hill, 62, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, June 13, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. today at Gospel Kingdom Church, 4742 Cane Run Road in Louisville with burial to follow in Gospel Kingdom Campground in Shepherdsville. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. today at the church.

    Ralph Johnson, 91, of Guston, died Monday, June 14, 2010. The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Friday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home in Brandenburg; burial in Ekron Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. today and continues at 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

  • Breaking NewsAtcher files for mayor

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com Elizabethtown Councilman Steve Atcher has filed for the office of mayor with the Hardin County Clerk's Office. Atcher is the second mayoral candidate to file for the office. Preakness Drive resident Tommy Ard announced his bid for mayor in late May. Mayor David Willmoth has yet to reveal his plans for a re-election bid. Atcher will an