Today's News

  • Girl Talk

    A house is made of wooden beams but a home is made of love and dreams.

    Let us think about that lovely sentence for a while.

    If a friend brought you food, would you return the dish dirty? If another brought you flowers, would you return the crystal vase unwashed? Do you store your pots and pans in the cabinet without washing them, only washing them when you need to use them? (The writer actually knows a woman who did this.)

  • Jan. 9, 2009: Our readers write

    Kentucky is No. 1 and No. 2

    Kentucky is No. 1 and No. 2, no not in basketball or football.  We Kentuckians are number one in tobacco taxes per capita and number two in overall taxation on a per capita basis.  It is time we were heard in Frankfort and demand no more taxes.

    If you agree call your legislators at (800) 372-7181 and tell them “no more taxes.”

    Charles R. Casper


    Learn to make do

  • Jan. 6, 2008: Our Readers Write

    Avoid tarnishing our honor First off I would like to thank Mr. Braxton for his reply to my letter. I do think however Mr. Braxton, that you missed the point. I did not respond to your first letter based on your assumption that Mr. Obama had no plan to protect the country. I responded based on your assertion that Mr. Bush would be vindicated and your stance on torture. I for one feel t

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: Trojans make a statement with victory over Adair (01/12)

    RADCLIFF — The North Hardin Trojans entered the season as one of the favorites to win the Boys’ 5th Region Tournament. They heard that last year and didn’t make it out of the 17th District Tournament.

    This season, the Trojans looked like anything but a region contender after a rocky start, which saw the Trojans lose six of their first eight games.

    The high school basketball season, though, isn’t decided by games in December. To borrow a phrase coaches like to use from time to time, the season is a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Couple gets 15 and 20 years in Lucas case

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – The wheels of justice turned a final time Tuesday morning in the 2007 fatal abuse case against the mother of 6-year-old Mar’riel Lucas and her live-in boyfriend. Mar’riel died Aug. 29, 2007 from what medical examiners described as a brutal and continued beating endured the final week of his life inside a messy, publ

  • Jan. 4, 2009: Our readers write

    Senators not redeemed

    It is still my contention that Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell are not honorable men.

    The Jim Bunning Foundation, a charity set up by Sen. Bunning, has paid him as the sole paid employee $180,000 while donating $136,435. His church has received the most of any group receiving donations from this charity. Guess that gets him out of tithing.

  • A Bit of Fiction


    The curtains billowed in midair as the pale light drifted into the room, an iridescent sun dripping tentacles over the morose atmosphere of downtown.

    The room was bathed in dust, and smoke drifted off the counter tops like battalions marching rigidly into battle. She lay strewn in place, a perfect mess, counting semicircles on her open palm as she recited a poem she had read years ago. The couch creaked under her weight, due more to its old age than her large form.

  • The thrill of the hunt



    HARDIN COUNTY — Some women in the area follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers, but not in the ways you might think. These women hunt.

    Whether to relieve stress, put food on the table and secure a link to their forefathers, hunting for these Hardin County women is a way of life and, well, they enjoy it.

  • One person’s trash ....

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Of all the things she took to Treasure Hunters Roadshow — foreign coins, watches, costume jewelry — it was the broken and scrap jewelry that netted Meshell Labaun of Hodgenville the bulk of the $207.25 check she walked away with. “I think I did pretty good,” Labaun said. Robert Bedford of R

  • Willmoth sees adjustments necessary in 2009

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — With 2009 well under way, Mayor David Willmoth sees plenty of work ahead and says the city must adapt to withstand obstacles lobbed by the state shortfall and national recession, while preparing itself for the emergence of BRAC Willmoth is also hopeful that some federal funding could reach Kentucky and filter down for city