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Today's News

  • County sees slimmer property value increases in '09

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The economic recession has pulled at the tethers of the manufacturing industry and the housing market this year, and local property assessments values illustrate the decline.

    This sluggish economy has led to a dip in the county’s increase of assessed value, Hardin County PVA Danny Hutcherson said, and the scaleback of vehicle manufacturing has sent motor vehicle values southward.

  • City purchases land for stormwater improvements

    The News-Enterprise

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved a property acquisition on Spruce Lane for $35,000 in its ongoing efforts to improve its stormwater system, designed to curb flooding.

    Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said the land acquisition will allow his department to improve some culverts in the area by expanding the storage capacity. Improving storage capacity creates better flows and less water buildup along roadways and in ditches, Bush recently said.

  • Country store faces uncertain future

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    FLINT HILL — Past sticks of burley curing in a barn, a farmhouse with a windmill and clopping Amish buggies sits a store that seems untouched by time.

    Its time may be running out, though.

    Cardin’s Flint Hill General Store is scheduled to be auctioned off at 10 a.m. Oct. 24. After that, its fate is unclear.

  • Construction crawl

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — New development is harder to find these days.

    A drive around the county  reveals what local officials have been saying: As the recession lingers, the construction slump continues on.

    In Elizabethtown, the numbers have dwindled considerably since last year. Through August of 2008, Elizabethtown recorded construction spending of $52.6 million, while this year has produced only $15.8 million in the same time span.

  • Oct. 13, 2009: Obituaries

     

    Hector Javier Andrade-Nava

    Hector Javier Andrade-Nava, 38, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, in Edmonton.

    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.   Kerry Edward ‘Crow’ Caskey

    Kerry Edward “Crow” Caskey, 50, of Falls of Rough, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Leitchfield.

  • GIRLS' 10TH DISTRICT SOCCER TOURNAMENT: John Hardin tops North Hardin (10/12)

     

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Trio of area golfers finish in top 20 at State (10/12)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com BOWLING GREEN — One by one, the trio of North Hardin freshman Lydia Gumm, Central Hardin senior Caitlyn Wilkerson and Elizabethtown senior Kayla Kincer walked off the Bowling Green Country Club golf course disappointed in how they played Sunday. All three had big goals coming in and each said they fell short of those goals in some wa

  • Library hires new director

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The Hardin County Public Library will have a new hand at the helm next month.

    The library’s board of trustees hired Rene Lester as the new library director, replacing Thom Cummins. Cummins resigned in June after just a few weeks in the position.

    Lester starts her new job Nov. 30. She has been director of the Luverne Public Library in Luverne, Ala., a position she has held since 1993.

  • Supreme Court hears appeal to local drug conviction

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justices took under advisory Tuesday two Kentucky prosecutors’ arguments that a 2002 drug-trafficking conviction from Hardin County should stand without regard to a Hon0duran man’s risked deportation.

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, his staff attorneys and a convicted felon now await a ruling that could take weeks, maybe months to decide.

  • Oct. 13, 2009: Services

    Maria Paris Davis, 91, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with burial in Glendale Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.