Today's News

  • Francis wins NAACP top honor


    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Allan Francis was elected the new president of the the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Hardin County Branch on Tuesday night, and election officials said the voter turnout proved to be the largest in the branch’s history.

    Francis’ victory makes him the first new president since 1999, defeating incumbent President Hortensia Morgan and challenger Aundrea Locke.

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    Excerpts from President-Elect Barack Obama's victory speech, as prepared for delivery Tuesday to thousands of well-wishers assembled in Chicago's Grant park.


      If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

  • HMH board of trustees approves bid for MRI suite renovation

    Hardin Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved hospital officials' recommended bid to hire Corbett Construction to renovate an MRI suite at the hospital. The bid, at $192,090, fell below the project's budgeted cost of $200,000.

    HMH President David Gray said renovations are required because the hospital is moving an MRI machine to the Brandenburg Diagnostic Center, an auxiliary facility in the works, and bringing a new MRI machine on board. Removing the machine will involve construction work, which will be restored through renovation.


  • The Studio to be featured in ECTC oil painting exhibit
  • Driving under the influence of Ambien


    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The warning is on prescription containers everywhere:

    May cause drowsiness. Alcohol may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a car or dangerous machinery.

    The warnings are there for a reason, but some drug users disregard the cautionary information and others simply make mistakes.

  • Nov. 19 editorial: Making great strides

    There is much more to educating a young mind than reading, writing and arithmetic.

    Just ask Lincoln Trail Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Shelly Simpson. She took it upon herself to teach her students about living a more fit life and did it not just out of instruction in the classroom, but by showing her students the benefit of being healthy.

    She took her students on a journey to becoming physically fit by running and running and running to get their hearts and minds in shape toward a healthier long-term lifestyle.

  • Nov. 5 editorial: It takes a village

    THE ISSUE: Holding an election

    OUR VIEW: Thanks for making it work

    Thousands of local voters exercised one of their most precious rights Tuesday to participate in making decisions determining the next president of the United States, selecting members of their city councils and choosing representatives to vote for us in Congress.

  • Nov. 18: Our readers write

    Recorded history

    There is lots of news chatter about people wanting collectors’ items from the historic event of electing a new president. Previous historic events were captured in newspapers, etc., that some kept to capture the event.

    Also, there are reports of newspapers, buttons, etc., being sold out and no longer available.

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