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Today's News

  • Water woes continue

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – With potable water pressure reduced and districts limping on generator power, Elizabethtown Mayor David Willmoth ordered an industry-wide halt to water usage Friday and issued a stern conservation and boil water notice to all residents.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: As expected, E'town and North have been really good (1/30)

    The high school basketball season has a month left in the regular season before the real season begins: The postseason. On Thursday, I looked at boys’ basketball and I’ll do the same for girls’ basketball today. So without further ado, let’s dive right in and hand out some Chuckys. THE “THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE” AWARD.

  • PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: After shaky start, Trojans find their groove (1/29)

    The high school basketball season has a month left in the regular season before the real season begins: The postseason. Today, I’m going at boys’ basketball and I’ll do the same for girls’ basketball Friday. So without further ado, let’s dive right in and hand out some Chuckys. THE “THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE” AWARD.

  • Jan. 13 editorial: Food for seniors

    TOPIC: NAACP helping seniors

    OUR VIEW: Community leadership is invaluable

    Seeing a community need is one thing; trying to find a solution to it is quite another.

    President Allan Francis and the folks with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have started a program to do their part in this community and others with its recently launched “Feed Our Seniors.” 

  • Clinics, vet offices a shelter for pets in need

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — On a typical Friday at the Heartland Veterinary Hospital, there will be about 10 pets boarded for what is usually a short stay.

    Friday, like most days of the final week of this month, was far from typical.

    Office manager Susan Puckett said the facility was "absolutely full to capacity" with dogs, cats and a small bird seeking warmth from frigid temperatures. Capacity at the hospital is about 70. There were hospital beds being used as makeshift pet areas as well.

  • Cold turns fatal

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    RADCLIFF – The brutal weather claimed a life Friday in Radcliff when an elderly woman with numerous medical conditions succumbed to freezing predawn temperatures in her dark, cold mobile home.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. Bill Lee said the husband of 74-year-old Margaret King awoke shortly before 4 a.m. Friday to find her cold and unresponsive in the couple’s Masden’s Mobile Home Park unit.

  • Five shelters open in county

    HARDIN COUNTY SHELTERS

    To see if there is room at any of the shelters, call Hardin County Emergency Management at 765-5978.

    Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown

    Stithton Baptist Church, 95 Park Avenue, Radcliff

    Peddler's Mall, 151 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd, Radcliff

    Vine Grove City Hall, 300 W. Main Street

    Barker Lodge, 705 Main Street, West Point

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Canceled games beginning to mount (1/30)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com Bryan Todd couldn’t take it anymore. Staring out the window of his family’s home in Glendale, all the second-year John Hardin High School girls’ basketball coach saw was far from uplifting. Dozens of downed trees.

  • Crews restore some power

    Staff Report

    HARDIN COUNTY — Thousands of county residents still are without power because of an ice storm that snapped electric wires and utility poles earlier this week.

    At a Friday press conference, Nolin RECC spokesman Vince Heuser said his company had restored power to 10,000 customers in the past four days. About 16,000 customers, though, were still without electricity, which may take another four or five days to restore.

  • Shelter from the storm

     

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — The Army green cots weren’t the most comfortable way for Laura Braghini to spend the last couple of nights, but she seemed appreciative of the Pritchard Community Center shelter in Elizabethtown.

    “They’re taking care of us,” she said. “I’m not complaining; we’re alive.”