Today's News

  • June 1, 2010: Our readers write

    Smoking issue insight Thank you L. Maxine High for your keen insight into the ongoing smoking issue in Radcliff. I stated in another letter that the smoking issue is pure hypocrisy. Your comments about soldiers are deeply appreciated. We have GIs fighting and dying in Iraq and Afghanistan to secure other peoples rights and freedoms, while at home others are having theirs taken away.

  • Camera’s lens captures eye of storm

    Kent Board did the obvious thing as dark clouds churned near his home the night a tornado raked the Big Spring area. He grabbed his wife’s cell phone and took a picture.

    OK, he took shelter too.

    But an increasing number of people like Board also are snapping severe weather shots – and some with e-mail on their phones can send pictures to meteorologists in time for them to issue a warning.

  • Police officers set out on foot for ‘Special’ beat



    Police from city, county and state agencies will run across Hardin County early today as part of an annual Special Olympics’ benefit commonly known as Torch Run.

    For 26 years, Torch Runs statewide have raised money for Special Olympics through sponsors, donations and T-shirt sales.

  • Enforcement issues spur mayoral bid



    From the front yard of his home in Triple Crown Estates, Tommy Ard can indicate several reasons that he chose to file as a candidate for mayor of Elizabethtown.

    A 57-year-old Hardin County native, Ard points to tall grass outside an unoccupied residence and another structure abandoned after a fire that he considers an eyesore. He said city government has ordinances to address those concerns but lacks the backbone to enforce them.

  • Retracing roots



    Fort Duffield’s Civil War Days rose to life again on Sunday, recognizing Memorial Day by recounting stories of the sacrifices made on the hill in West Point.

    The event allows visitors a chance to hear tales of the fort’s beginnings through the eyes of dedicated re-enactors who braved the sticky humidity in period wear. On the site, 61 soldiers died of dysentery and other illnesses while building the fort during the war.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Meade County, North Hardin Christian fall (05/30)

    The News-Enterprise Because of rain Thursday and Meade County’s graduation Friday, the top-seeded Lady Waves had to wait until Saturday to play their 11th District Softball Tournament championship game against the second-seeded and tournament host Hancock County Lady Hornets. The long layoff didn’t do the ninth-ranked Lady Waves any favors. Campbellsville signe

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin meets Green in region tourney, while Central Hardin faces Hart (05/30)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com Veteran North Hardin coach Donnie Baker had a 50 percent chance of drawing the Green County Lady Dragons – the winningest of the eight teams in this week’s 5th Region Softball Tournament – when the tournament’s draw was held Saturday morning at host Central Hardin. For Baker, it might as well have been

  • Guthrie invites area residents to ‘speak out’



    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie plans to host a town hall-type event Wednesday in Elizabethtown.

    The purpose of the 5 p.m. program at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be to find out what is on constituents’ minds, said Courtney Yopp Norris, a spokeswoman for the Bowling Green Republican who represents Hardin County.

  • Traffic delays expected on St. John Road

    Staff Report

    Elizabethtown — Construction units will begin mobilizing heavy equipment onto the site of the proposed Elizabethtown Sports Park this week and tourism officials are urging caution when traveling along St. John Road.

    The park gate on St. John Road will serve as the temporary entrance until the main entrance opens along the West Park Road extension. Work is slated to begin on the road in July, according to the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

  • Senior Life: Caregivers must prepare for summer travel

    It’s in the air, it’s here — the official start of summer. As the days become longer, the desire for rest and relaxation, and thoughts of sand, sun and faraway places take precedence for most of us.

    With some careful planning, even individuals in early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease can still travel. While their abilities to perform some functions may be altered or limited, with patience and precautions traveling can still be enjoyable.