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Today's News

  • Snips and snails ... and memories

    By MICHELLE McGUFFIN/Guest columnist

    This week my son, Benjamin, will celebrate his 10th birthday. While every birthday is significant there are some that seem to hold more relevance such as the first double digit one, the one that allows you to drive or vote and of course all of the sub sequential round number birthdays that allow friends and family tormenting rights in good fun.

  • Pot, pill and meth crimes charged in April indictments

     By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

     ELIZABETHTOWN – A Hardin County grand jury returned felony indictments against 24 individuals this week as part of its April session.

    Of those indicted, nine are accused of drug offenses, seven accused of theft, three accused of violating child custody or support laws, two accused of sex crimes or endangerment crimes, and one accused of bail jumping.

  • May 1, 2009, editorial: Local students shine in academia

    THE ISSUE: Academic achievement

     OUR VIEW: Well-deserved recognition

    Sports fields and arenas aren’t the only venues where our local students excel.

    Later this month two Elizabethtown High School seniors, Jacqui Powell and Laura Pait, will be will be honored in Washington, D.C. where they will receive a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. The award is coveted by many veteran professional reporters, editors, photographers and broadcasters who have tried repeatedly and failed to add one to their portfolios.

  • Central’s Tabacchi named state’s school Volunteer of the Year

    By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    CECILIA — Jane Tabacchi’s students can’t believe she teaches them twice a week for free. But now she’s getting her reward.

    Tabacchi has been named 2009 High School Volunteer of the Year by the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organizations. She received the award recently at a ceremony in Shepherdsville.

    Tabacchi teaches a small-group reading class to Central Hardin High School students who need extra help in reading.

  • Doctor accused of hindering apprehension of a fugitive

    Staff report BRANDENBURG — The Meade County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Doe Valley physician Tuesday on drug charges and hindering the apprehension of a suspected thief and drug law offender. According to Meade County Sheriff William “Butch” Kerrick, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force contacted his office around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday with a tip that

  • Farmers Market set to open Saturday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Hardin County Farmers Market on Saturday plan to kick off their second season at a permanent site — one that is expected to be covered by an open-air pavilion by July. The pre-engineered steel structure will be 48 feet wide and 144 feet long and eventually have water and electricity, said D

  • Battery backer downplays politics

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    FRANKFORT — The co-founder of a consortium that hopes to manufacture cutting-edge electric car batteries in Glendale sounded upbeat Friday about the project’s chances of landing federal economic stimulus money — and he downplayed potential political hurdles.

  • Building a basin

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — The city of Elizabethtown recently completed phase one of the Shaw Creek tributary basin, one of the city’s premiere water projects. Completing the second phase could cost close to $1 million once the proper permits are obtained and construction is finished, said Robert Bush, director of stormwater management.

  • Spring Fling to fill night with magic

    By HOLLY TABOR htabor@thenewsenterprise.com   ELIZABETHTOWN — Prom is a magical time. On May 16, the magic of Communicare’s Spring Fling looks to rival that of any high school prom, past or present. The dance, formally named Spring Fling 2009: This Magic Moment, is a prom for special needs adults — clients of Communicare’s mental retardation and develo

  • Man arrested after head-on collision

      CECILIA — A Vine Grove man was charged with driving under the influence, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after witnesses told police the man’s attempt to pass another vehicle resulted in a head-on collision about one tenth of a mile north of Cecilia , according to Kentucky State Police.   James Vann, 26, was heading north on Ky. 86 in a 1994