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    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223
       The spring rain has arrived. I hope the farmlands are drinking it up. My family and I recently visited Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. My mother says we had a howling good time. The kids really enjoyed it and it was a nice way to stay warm.

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    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Elaine Ogletree, Jill Ray, Jeremy Yates, Kathy Marcum, Bernie Lucas, Joshua Cline, Edna Brangers, Tyler Nall Bert Brown, George Filyaw, Trevor VanderMolen, Paul Taylor, Zach Wiseman, Tim Ray, Kevin Hardman, Betty Lyon, Kyra Cecil, Joetta Gunning, Beverly Parrish, Gay Muse, David Nall Sr., Angie Geer, Derek Marnell, Brian Wilcox, Christine Peters, Tina Banks, Kaitlyn Clark, Kayla Cecil, Vicky Fox and Jaime Blanc.

  • March 13: Our readers write

    No need for derogatory terms
    I have been a very loyal News-Enterprise subscriber and reader now for almost 10 years.
    It was bad of you to say city government was “spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors,” as quoted on the front page of a recent paper (After debate, council approves expanded role of Heritage director, March 8.) It is derogatory and very outdated. When people make ignorant statements like that, do you have to publish it?

  • Focus on Finance: Electronic payments are a must

    Question: Is getting my Social Security check directly deposited even an option?

    Answer: For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive federal benefit payments — it will be the only way.

    That’s because the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013.

  • Photo: Spring McCleaning
  • Cadet Command nearing full transition to Fort Knox

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald on Saturday said his unit, U.S. Army Cadet Command, is about 72 percent of the way transitioned to Fort Knox as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative.

  • Faces and Places: Game faces

    Basketball season is over for area high schools as the six local teams were elimenated from 5th Region Tournament action. On the boys’ side, Elizabethtown, John Hardin and LaRue County high schools and for the girls’, LaRue County, North Hardin and Elizabethtown high schools went to 5th Region tournaments.

  • Story songs describe the realities of life, love and loss

    Strumming a guitar, playing a keyboard and beating a drum all are beyond my capabilities. It’s a challenge just to tap my feet or clap in time.

    Despite being tone deaf and rhythmically challenged, somehow country music still speaks to me.

    It’s the words, of course. More specifically, the stories included with the tunes, that take hold.

  • Tsunami concerns Hardin County residents

    The tsunami that struck Japan and then diminished in force as it struck Hawaii and the coast of California has caused some concern among local families and officials.

    Others are relieved that nothing happened to their loved ones.
    Mayor Tim Walker said on Friday afternoon that officials have been trying to contact Elizabethtown’s sister city in Japan, Koori-Machi, to see how much the city was impacted by the tsunami.

  • Safer 65 resolutions ask the state for action

    ISSUE: Improvements to Interstate 65
    Public should push the idea

    From three county courthouses, judge-executives are calling for action to address Interstate 65 improvements as an urgent matter of public safety.

    Visitors, guests and passers-by decry the discomfort and potential hazard of being squeezed from six driving lanes to four along the 38-mile stretch from Park City to Elizabethtown.