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  • City upgrades litter efforts

    The News-Enterprise

    An effort to curb litter in the city is moving forward.

    Public Works Supervisor Don Hill said the city has ordered 30 no-littering signs for about 15 city streets to heighten awareness of litter laws and the potential $500 fine that could be tagged onto an offense if caught. Hill predicted the move will cost under $1,000.

    Some roads will receive two signs, though some will only need one, Hill said.

  • Ask the Expert: Retreat from holiday stress


    Christmas was lovely, but now it’s over. Do you feel a pull to get away from the crowds of people and the “to do” lists that have dominated your life for the past few weeks? Do you need to get focused, listen to that inner voice you’ve ignored during all the excitement and so many demands on your time and attention? Can I get an amen on this?

  • Proffitt eyes Vine Grove mayor post



    VINE GROVE — The top vote-getter in the most recent Vine Grove City Council race is hoping he’s the top vote-getter again — for mayor of the city.

    Blake Proffitt, who is in his third term as a councilman, has filed for mayor. Proffitt joins Donna Broadway and Chris Canaday as candidates for the post.

    Proffitt, 48, said his experience on city council will help him as he seeks the city’s top spot.

  • Berry says county budget ‘strained but still holding’

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — The county’s wallet continues to show signs of wear from familiar stressors, but revenues trumped costs through the fiscal year’s first half. “We have a budget that is strained but still holding,” Judge-Executive Harry Berry said during a mid-year review Tuesday. The county recorded rev

  • Enjoying a new place, remembering the old one

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA On Sunday, my girlfriend, Becca, and I did some shopping. Though we’re settled in our new old home and have most major furnishings, after just over a year we still have some things we need to buy: some chairs for this room, some end tables for that one. So we found ourselves doing that kind of shopping that really works best when we’re both present.

  • Jan. 27, 2010: Obituaries

    Rylee Wyatt Ashbaugh

    Rylee Wyatt Ashbaugh, infant son of Ricky Jr. and Latisha Hayse Ashbaugh Jr., of Leitchfield, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, in Leitchfield.

  • Deadline brings flurry of filers

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Whether it was indecision or just holding off to see how races were shaping up, almost 20 local candidates waited until the last day to file to run for office. The shape of the 2010 election became clearer Tuesday with the passing of the deadline to sign up for the May 18 primary. Among those waiting until the

  • Student words heard in state capital

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Students in Leslie McCurry’s class missed a chance to travel to Frankfort on Tuesday in support of a bill banning texting while driving, but they still were able to share their thoughts from afar. McCurry’s law and justice class at John Hardin High School focused on supporting a bill throughout th

  • Christian concert offered in Japanese, English

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — Garment  of Praise Music Ministry will offer a contemporary Christian concert in English and Japanese on Saturday night at College Heights United Methodist Church. The music ministry program will be at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. A

  • Ice Storm revisited: Memories for many won't soon be forgotten

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — When the forecast recently called for snow and temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, Betty Moran of Eastview started to worry. “I just didn’t want it to turn into what happened last year,’’ she said. “I don’t want to see that ever again. I just prayed the other