Today's News

  • 'Frankenstein Rising' premiering in E'town

    Staff report

    Elizabethtown will be the site Sunday of one of two Kentucky premieres of Sterling Entertainment’s low-budget horror movie “Frankenstein Rising.”

    The film will be presented  at 2 p.m. Sunday at Movie Palace. Only one showing will be held.

    Randal Malone, a cult film actor formerly of MTV’s “Singled Out,” portrays the monster and will appear in person at the theater. He will be available to autograph free movie posters which will be given away while supplies last.

  • March 24, 2010 Editorial: ExCEL award honorees deserve praise and more

    Karen Arant will sit among her peers, students and numerous well-wishers today.

    Arant is this year's Hardin County Schools ExCEL award winner, an honor bestowed upon exemplary teachers in this region. The award, which stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership, is sponsored by WHAS-TV in Louisville and E.ON U.S., a Louisville energy company.

    The fourth-grade teacher at Rineyville Elementary School joins Elizabethtown Independent Schools award winner Gary Pearman and LaRue County Schools winner Beverly Heady as 2010 area ExCEL award winners.

  • March 16, 2010: Our readers write

    Defending dissension from Darwinism

    A News-Enterprise article describing Rep. Tim Moore’s proposed legislation, The Kentucky Science Education and Intellectual Freedom Act, (Moore wants options in teaching, March 9) received a caustic response from a recent letter writer. (Mar 11, “On teaching theories”)

  • March 28, 2010 editorial: Keep focus on facts for good of all

    Discussion among the Heartland Chambers Alliance may give life to a new debate over alcohol sales in Hardin County.

    Issues such as economic development will be raised to promote a move to full alcohol sales — “wet” status. Another topic is the perceptions and expectations of newcomers arriving as the base realignment at Fort Knox brings Human Resources Command and its well-paying jobs here.

    Of course, any debate about alcohol availability will be greeted with opponents raising arguments about family values, highway safety and morality.

  • March 22, 2010: Our readers write

    Success story

    I continue to be impressed with the leadership of Ben and Kelly Fulcher as they expand the reach of White Mills Christian Camp. The 2009 camp season saw a 20 percent jump in camper attendance to 1,250 youth. Specialty camps that were added to the program were a big part of the growth.

  • Putting a twist on news judgment


    Deciding what’s news seems simple enough. Is it new? Is it interesting? Do people need this information?

    The details can be a tad more confusing.

    Let me peel back the onion on a few topics from the past days and offer some insight.

    The Historic State Theater decides to invite a legendary entertainer to Elizabethtown. Arrangements are made for a June 18 concert by rock ‘n’ roll legend Chubby Checker – best known for his 50-year-old dance sensation “The Twist.”

  • Nourishment in nature



    The abundance of sunshine and surging temperatures in recent days has green thumbs pulsing.

    Ann Kowalkoski, president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, said embracing this urge not only will produce spacious gardens, but also a sense of serenity.

  • March 25, 2010: Our readers write

    The best we can do?

    The passage of the health care reform bill has been accompanied by a ludicrous public debate that has camouflaged the real issue.  A Congress that is funded by the health insurance industry won’t create reform that reduces the profits of the health insurance industry.   And the profits are the problem, causing our health care costs to be much higher than countries with universal health care.

  • Redefining friendship and fans


    For some people, making friends seems simple. It’s not a skill that comes easy to me.

    There are many reasons. Certainly, a fear of rejection causes most of us to hide a part of our being from the world at large. Perhaps, for me, it’s a skeptical, slow-to-trust nature I observed in my mother.

    I think a degree of it comes from basic selfishness. With true friends, the deep connection creates a reciprocal relationship and a sacrifice of time that I’m not willing to invest.

  • Ancestral Trails book fair Saturday