Today's News

  • Groups urge holiday, summer safety

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com Ten killed, nearly 10,000 injured and more than 32,000 fires sparked. The data sound like a war casualty report, especially since nearly three-quarters of those injured, maimed or killed are young men and boys. The numbers, however, stem from star-spangled celebrations, not violence. The statistics are part of annual totals compiled in a 2009 repo

  • Bicyclists return home, but not to stay

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Bicycle riders on Thursday proved you can come home but still have a ways to go. Three of the seven young men who reached Elizabethtown from the west on a cross-country tour are from Hardin County — which is still quite a distance to the East Coast. But members of the group, FIJIs Across America, received hugs and cheers when they ro

  • What is RESPA?


    The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act is a consumer protection statute, first passed in 1974 to address problems in the real estate settlement process. Problems included abusive practices that increased costs to homebuyers and lack of understanding about the settlement process and its costs. It was designed to help homebuyers be better shoppers in the home-buying process, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Black clouds over the Bluegrass won’t be oil

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com Since moisture from the Gulf of Mexico drenches the Hardin County area during the summer, does that mean there’s a chance oil will fall from the sky? After all, there’s that viral YouTube video showing a sheen on a Louisiana sidewalk — purportedly from an oil rain. While some components of the crude flow

  • Knights celebrate 50th anniversary

    Donald and Beverly Knight of Upton  celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 29, 2010.

    They were married by Brother Clevie Thompson in 1960.

    Mr. Knight is the son of the late Joseph Porter and Daisy Jane Jenkins Knight.

    Mrs. Knight is the daughter of Dora Altha Fields Carby of Elizabethtown and the late Maurice Carby.

  • Downtown Walking Tour welcomes fresh faces



    The Downtown Walking Tour gets a youth-infusion beginning with a special Saturday performance in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The Elizabethtown Heritage Council’s presentation of historic figures ranging from George Armstrong Custer to P.T. Barnum will conduct the first of three weekend outings featuring young actors.

  • July 1, 2010: Obituaries

    Sharon Salmon

    Sharon Salmon, 68, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.

    Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

    Florence Gay Whiteside

    Florence Gay Whiteside, 79, of Radcliff, died Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    She is survived by a son, Forrest F. Flemister.

  • Band weathers change, plans third album


  • July 1, 2010: Our readers write

    Ode to Obama and oil

    On the first week of the oil spill, Obama gave to me: Another speech on TV.

    On the second week of the oil spill, Obama gave to me: Two rounds of golf and another speech on TV.

    On the third week of the oil spill, Obama gave to me: Three EPA enforcers, two rounds of golf and another speech on TV.

    On the fourth week of the oil spill, Obama gave to me: Four Coast Guard cutters, three EPA enforcers, two rounds of golf and another speech on TV.

  • Ask the Expert: Taking care of you

      By Donny Gill     Women today are faced with a lot of expectations: Holding down a job, running a household, getting the children to and from events. The list goes on.