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  • Dec. 28, 2009: Our readers write

    Mandela’s message

    I thoroughly enjoyed “Invictus,” an inspiring and challenging “feel good” PG 13 movie, and hope that others will enjoy it also.

    The film is about the early days of Nelson Mandela’s presidency of South Africa. Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman, tries to unite his hatred-ridden countrymen around the goal of hosting and winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

  • Dec. 18 editorial: Radcliff goes smoke-free

    A fight that has gone on for a handful of years ended Thursday morning when Radcliff City Council pushed ahead with a smoking ban ordinance that will snuff out smoking in restaurants and most public places.

    Rarely do elected officials get a pat on the back, but here’s one to all six council members — Don Yates, Jerry Brown, Chuck Angus, Stan Holmes, Barbara Baker and J.J. Duvall.

  • December 23 editorial: NHHS JROTC a model of a giving group of kids

    The North Hardin High School JROTC has become a fixture in the month of December in helping those a little less fortunate.

    Year-after-year, a handful of students from North Hardin spend part of a Friday morning delivering food baskets to some residents in need. The names and faces have changed over the 17 years the Christmas Food Basket mission has been in place, but not the goal.

    Last Friday, 30 NHHS JROTC students loaded up and delivered 100 boxes of food to 50 area families, who without the kindness of the students may have to do without.

  • Burke murder trial begins again Monday

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the second attempt at a double-murder trial of former Fort Campbell MP Brent Burke. The first trial, which spanned between Sept. 1 and Sept 14, 2009, and consisted mostly of juror selection and pre-trial formalities, ended in mistrial. Senior Judge Janet Colema

  • Dec. 31, 2009: Our readers write

    On government’s place in health care

  • Dec. 24 editorial: Service deserves recognition

    Approximately 100 French Legion of Honor Medals are awarded each year to U.S. veterans who helped in the liberation of France during World War II. The National Order of the Legion of Honor, founded by Napoleon Bonaparte, recognizes eminent service to the Republic of France.

    Local businessman Bill Swope is the fourth local veteran this year, the fifth since it became available, to receive the award. Others so honored include John Elder, James Sarver, Blond Puckett and Bennie Skaggs.

  • Dec, 17, 2009: Our readers write

    An angel of the theater

    A man like Bruce Caldera is not easily put into words, so mine will knowingly fall short here.

    Backstage (when it was called Picasso’s) was the first place I started playing regularly as a songwriter and musician. Besides the musical experience I had there, it really became the foundation for my pursuance of music in general. What impacted me unexpectedly was how genuine and caring this guy Bruce was that I was getting to know.

  • Focus on finance: Get organized for tax time

    Question: I can’t believe it is tax time again already. Any last minute tips?

    Answer: It’s time to get organized. One of the biggest mistakes taxpayers make is not being organized at tax time. Many taxpayers want to get their taxes completed as soon as possible, but not having all of your information can lead to lost credits. Here are some hints:

  • Will business be better in 2010?

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com HARDIN COUNTY — This year so far has been a chilly one outside, but the economic outlook for 2010 is calling for a warm-up. Signs of heat include the upcoming influx of human resources workers and soldiers to Fort Knox. And Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday plans to visit the Elizabethtown-based Akebono brake company, which recently anno