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Today's News

  • Sept. 26, 2008, obituaries

    Martha Dowell

    Martha Dowell, 74, of Irvington, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at her residence.

    Survivors include four sons, James, Steven, Gregory and Kenneth Dowell; and a daughter, Susan Gilliland.

    The funeral is at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington.

    Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

    Bowen Goode Sr.

    Bowen Goode Sr., 84, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Benefit walk, dinner supports two agencies

    Staff Report

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Arnold Myers began participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk three years ago, not long after his wife, Roberta, was diagnosed with the disease.

    Roberta died three weeks ago, but Myers is not about to forget the Memory Walk.

    Again this year, the café owner has rallied support from customers and suppliers to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association and another agency which recently became a true blessing for Myers and his late wife.

  • Sept. 25, 2008: Our readers write

    Some changes we don’t need

    Sherry Kelley wants to talk about economics (“Stay on task,” Sept. 11, 2008). This is a subject near and dear to my heart and pocketbook so I will take the time to answer her.

    Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006, we have seen a lot of change. Change is something the Democrats are really for, it seems. Two years ago consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high. Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon. The unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. Not bad.

  • GIRLS'/BOYS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Thursday's Results (09/26)

    The News-Enterprise

    Sisters Jessica and Hannah Howard combined for three goals as the surging John Hardin girls’ soccer team pulled away from visiting Barren County on Thursday night, 4-0.

    It was the seventh consecutive shutout for the Lady Bulldogs (9-2), who joined Bardstown and Elizabethtown with a region-best nine victories and became 1-of-8 girls’ teams in state history to record at least seven consecutive shutouts.

    Jessica Howard, a senior forward, gave the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 halftime lead with an unassisted goal.

  • Singin', dancin', quiltin'

    Members of the Bluegrass 101 band perform on stage Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival at Optimist Park. The two day event featured 11 different acts.

  • Swope acquires Nissan, Jones Pontiac

    Staff Report

    Elizabethtown-based Swope Family of Dealerships and the Jones Automotive Group have announced they have exchanged two of their brands.

    Jones acquired Pontiac and will move it into the Jones Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac-GMC at 1601 N. Dixie Ave. Swope landed Nissan and initially will operate Swope Nissan in the former Jones location at 1085 Dixie. Swope Nissan is expected to move into a new location in the near future, according to a news release.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue County preps for Cissell and North Bullitt (09/26)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    HODGENVILLE — Rodney Armes doesn’t need to look at the KHSAA statistics leaders to know what Dalton Cissell is capable of because North Bullitt’s star running back gave LaRue County’s coach an up close and personal view in his Eagles’ 51-31 road victory last season.

    Cissell scored five touchdowns (four rushing, one kickoff return) last year against the Hawks.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: E'town downs John Hardin for No. 2 seed (09/26)

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — Don’t tell Mary Beth Russell her serve is weak. An Elizabethtown freshman right-side hitter/setter, Russell was told her serve could be better against the homestanding John Hardin Lady Bulldogs on Thursday. Russell took the message to heart, recording three aces to end the match and lift Elizabethtown to a 25-2

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Meade County topples Central Hardin, 2-0 (09/26)

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    BRANDENBURG — Matt Pollock never knows which Meade County team is likely to take the field, but he’s liking the one that played Thursday night.

    Zack Brown scored once in the first half, Quintin Franke added an insurance goal after halftime and Pollock’s Green Wave bounced back from a thumping Tuesday to knock off visiting 10th District rival Central Hardin, 2-0.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Thursday's Results (09/26)

    The News-Enterprise

    Senior outside hitter Claire Cannady had 30 digs, six kills, one ace and one block to lead the visiting Meade County Lady Waves past former 5th Region rival Central Hardin on Thursday, 25-22, 25-20.

    Sophomore middle hitter Tiffany Filburn chipped in with 10 blocks, four kills, three aces and two assists, while senior setter Shelby Chism had 13 digs, six assists, two blocks, one kill and one ace.

    Senior right-side hitter Megan Fackler added eight blocks, three digs, two kills and one assist.