Today's News

  • The first lady visits Hodgenville


    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HODGENVILLE — First lady Laura Bush on Tuesday visited the Abraham Lincoln birthplace park to kick off a fundraising campaign for sites significant to the 16th president’s life.

    Bush had planned on traveling to the park on Lincoln’s 199th birthday this past winter to launch a two-year bicentennial celebration, but canceled the trip because of an ice storm.

  • Nov. 14 Editorial: A void left to fill


    Since September, certain members of this community likely have felt lost and unwanted. They are the young and the young at heart who sought emotional, social, intellectual and physical support through Wesley Hilltop House.

  • Every time a bell rings...

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWNGeorge, Clarence, Zuzu and the entire gang will be live on stage Friday and Saturday as the Historic State Theater presents “It’s a Wonderful Life" radio drama. The adaptation, by Don Vest, i<

  • Nov. 2 editorial: Time to vote

    THE ISSUE: Election 2008 countdown

    OUR VIEW: Just you and your ballot

     It's almost over.

    Campaign 2008 is inevitably, noisily kicking and screaming its way into history. Just the rest of today, Monday and part of Tuesday and those irritating, snarling, nasty, annoying, misleading, disruptive, depressing, disillusioning, negative, lying TV political smearmercials will be gone. No more yard signs, radio spots or political junk mail.

    Tuesday's it's your turn to speak.

  • Oct. 29 editorial: ECTC continues to grow

    THE ISSUE: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

    OUR VIEW:  A community attraction

    The growth of enrollment at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College despite serious cuts in state funding and increasingly difficult economic circumstances reinforces the value of having such a comprehensive, versatile post-secondary education institution serving Hardin and neighboring counties, through hard times and good.

  • Nov. 11: 'We remember these heroes for their valor, loyalty, dedication'

     Statements honoring veterans on this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008:

    (Some have been edited for length)

    President George W. Bush's Veterans Day Proclamation:

       On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.


    Excerpts from Republican John McCain's concession speech Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.

        Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.

       My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.

       A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

  • Rolls even I can make


    Carolyn Hawke of Leitchfield (one of my Weight Watchers girlfriends) and I always are talking about recipes and food. Carolyn ran a restaurant for years and still makes pies and other desserts every week for a Leitchfield restaurant – hard work for a Weight Watchers member.

  • 11-12 Lending a Hand


  • Oct. 31 editorial: Trick or Treat!

    THE ISSUE: Trick or treat

    OUR VIEW:  Plan to be safe

    Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will fill the streets tonight as the tradition of trick-or-treating again gets under way.

    Unusual sightings may occur as those impersonating aliens, superheros and villains walk door to door in search of treats. Bigfoot could be spotted wandering the neighborhood, Hanna Montana or even a political figure such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or John McCain —or Kentucky’s own Honest Abe.