• The Thanksgiving bird had not been served when the battle plan was being outlined. The generals for this Black Friday rush on retailers had their priority objectives detailed on paper. They scanned the newspaper’s holiday gift guide and slick inserts for bargain opportunities.
    The marching orders were detailed and the missions began before dawn. In fact, in modern holiday shopping battles, some pre-emptive strikes can be launched on Thanksgiving Day itself.

  • Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, it will be over.

    The vocal, aggressive and sometimes nasty election season is coming to a close. The yard signs, advertising messages, polls, spending reports, promises and allegations all will cease to matter. The only opinions with lasting value will be tallied at the polling places around our community.

    Voters will crown winners on Tuesday. But in my mind, there will be no losers among the candidates.

  • The issue: Breast cancer awareness 

    Our view: Screenings save lives

    Fight Like a Girl, Save Second Base and even Real Men Wear Pink for All Women are T-shirt slogans to created bring light to the dark subject of breast cancer. October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month to remind women of the importance of early detection through breast exams and screenings to save lives.

  • Regarding your story Sept. 5, 2010, about the baby found on Blackjack Road, I am the baby's mother. Details about the case are incorrect or missing in this article. My son is 25 months old. We had three locks on the door already.

  • Baby boomers and Gen Xers whose parents or grandparents have been ravaged by Alzheimer’s Disease would surely welcome a cure — a breakthrough that would restore the precious memories and personality traits loved ones have lost and enable them to perform simple, everyday functions such as smiling, speaking and recognizing a family member.

    A cure to one of America’s most feared and costly disease is the ultimate goal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • interested in time travel? After a six-hour drive to Asheville, N.C., the present faded from view during a weekend exploration of the Biltmore, the mansion creation of industrialist George W. Vanderbilt.

  • As the community offers its appreciation this week to Vietnam veterans through an assortment of ceremonies, The News-Enterprise has committed to an ongoing tribute to veterans, public servants and others deserving recognition.

    The newspaper will display a notification on the front page when the federal or state governments announce a formal period of mourning that require the American flag to be displayed at half staff.

  • When the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth in 1620, one of the first orders of business was to organize themselves “…into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation … for the general good of the colony …” The Mayflower Compact was the first document of American democracy to establish “government of the people, by the people, for the

  • Ron Harrell, chief institutional advancement officer at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has joined The News-Enterprise's editorial board as a 13-week member.

    The board determines the editorial stance of the newspaper as it reviews, discusses and collectively formulates opinions regarding items in the news or topics of general community interest.

  • I am writing regarding the article published Tuesday, July 22, concerning dismission of marijuana charges against Jody Bingham. I have known Jody all my life and I am troubled that someone could ruin someone's life so easily.


    Apology due to Mar’riel

    Everyone was so preoccupied with the survivors of Mar’riel Lucas that I don’t remember reading any of those involved ever saying, “I’m so sorry Mar’riel.”


    Central Hardin High School

    4 p.m. June 5, Central Hardin High School Gymnasium (admission is by ticket only)

    Elizabethtown High School

    8 p.m. Friday, Charlie Rawlings Memorial gymnasium

    FAITH Homeschool

    2 p.m. June 5, Elizabethtown Christian Academy

    Hardin County High School

  • Sometimes it’s good to stop and explain why things happen the way they do. It helps me to put the logic behind decisions in writing just to see if my explanation is as clear on paper as it is between my ears.

    Each election season as the polling day draws near, journalism stresses rise. Contrary to popular belief, we strive to be fair and objective.




    Every year there are 300 to 400 abused and neglected children in Hardin County Family Court. They are in court through no fault of their own, but because their parents or caregivers cannot or will not care for them. Substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health issues, poverty, and generational patterns of abuse all contribute to child maltreatment in Hardin County.

  • As the project consultant for the Hardin County Vision Project, it is my pleasure to invite each citizen of Hardin County to join Judge-Executive Harry Berry and me by attending the upcoming Hardin County Vision Project community forum. It begins at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabeth


       By Steve Beshear

       Guest columnist


       Members of my staff who attended the recent burial of Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander in Hopkinsville say the event played out in sound.


       The roar of motorcycles as Patriot Guard Riders escorted the hearse to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.


       The cadence of boots on pavement as a contingent from the 101st Airborne Division marched their brethren’s coffin to the committal shelter.

  • A church outing turned tragic for members of the Radcliff First Assembly of God when 27 lives were lost on that fateful night of Saturday, May 14, 1988. They will never be forgotten.

    Jennifer Arnett

    Cynthia Atherton

    Sandy Brewer

    Joshua Conyers

    Mary Daniels

    Julie Earnest

    Kashawn Etheridge

    Shannon Fair

    Dwailla Fischel

    Rick Gohn

    Lori Holzer

    Chuck Kytta

    Anthony Marks

    April Mills

    Phillip Morgan

    Tina Mustain

    William Nichols

    Pattie Nunley

  • A prayer for the innocent

    Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed May 1 as “Day of Prayer in Kentucky.” Thank you, Governor. If I may, here is a prayer for the most innocent among us.

    “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God end abortion and send revival to America.”

  • ISSUE: Primary Election Day

    OUR VIEW: Ho-hum. Why vote? 




    Why vote today, you say?

    Barack Obama, who basically has ignored Kentucky in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president, leads Hillary Rodham Clinton with 1,905 of the 2,026 delegates needed. She has 1,719. Mathematically, there does not seem to be any way Clinton can win the nomination. Maybe.

  • Unsubstantiated rumor mongering

     I was greatly disappointed in the printing of Bonnie Erbe's column "End the mistreatment of race horses" May 8 in The News-Enterprise. Her column was chock-full of horror stories depicting the worst sorts of cruelty to horses imaginable. None were documented. None correspond with my own personal knowledge of pleasure and race horses. Kentucky is horse country. The News-Enterprise should apologize to horse owners everywhere for its implicit endorsement of Bonnie Erbe's slander.