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  • What does your e-mail mean to you?

    By Janelle Williams It's rather peculiar when you consider it, but your e-mail address is an embodiment of yourself. Think about it, you're condensing yourself in the limited amount of 16 to 32 characters. Your address conveys what you esteem most to your fellow peers and employers.

    Teens in Hardin County are not immune to this universal truth.

    For Lydia Thomas, 15, of Elizabethtown, her e-mail address is also a personification of what she values. Hers is "familyof12."

  • RISING VOICES: Do you tattoo?


    Express yourself any way you please. Through clothing, jewelry, food — through tattoos.

    The long-going movement of tattoos across the world has brought people together in one of the most common ways. Much like a smile, tattoos are also a form of an international language. Ink art is used for rituals, personal expression and religion all across the map.

  • Oh boy, it's a girl



    I think I wanted a girl. That's pretty hard to admit.

    It goes without saying I would have been happy with a baby who was healthy and happy. But if I'm honest with myself, my preferences leaned toward female.

  • Man pleads to West Point crimes



    A man accused of multiple sex crimes, including rape, sodomy and sexual abuse that allegedly occurred between May 2007 and 2008, was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Elizabethtown after admitting to sexual contact with a child in West Point.

    An attorney speaking for Larry Wayne Kendall Jr., 36, told 9th Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton that his client admitted to placing the hand of a 7-year-old on his genitals while drunk and sharing a bed with the child.

  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint



    In high school come many unique experiences: first car, first job, senior prom and graduation to name a few.

    Teens also make countless life-altering decisions, the most important one being what to do with your life.

    Choosing whether to attend college isn’t a decision you make and follow through with in a day, or even a week.

  • Elizabethtown budget reduced further



    Mayor David Willmoth on Wednesday introduced a slimmer, $57 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but Elizabethtown is not lacking activity.

    The budget is $3 million smaller than last year’s $60 million budget and is considerably smaller than the $67 million budget adopted in 2008.

    The $57 million is expected appropriations for general government, debt service, water, sewer, and gas utilities, and the Tourism and Convention Bureau.

  • June 1, 2010 Editorial: Clicking a seat belt: The least we can do for safety

    Maybe it was the friend whose life was saved because that friend took five seconds to put on a seat belt. Maybe it was the $25 ticket you were handed when a police officer caught you not wearing a seat belt. Maybe it’s that seat belts save lives, period. Whatever the reason, whatever it takes to put a seat belt on, find it in you to do it. Area police agencies are i

  • RISING VOICES: Poll Question

    POLL QUESTION: Should we leave celebrities like Tiger Woods alone? A) Yes — 43 percent B) No — 29 percent C) I don't care — 14 percent D) Depends on the circumstances — 14 percent E) Who's Tiger Woods? — 0 percent     This month's question:

    Where's the best place to get piercings? A.) My living room

    B.) Baldy's

    C.) Spiders

    D.) Hot Topic

    E.) Wal-Mart

  • RISING VOICES: Facebook discussion question

    The following is a response to a Facebook discussion question asking local teens: Who are or were you cheering for in the NCAA March Madness? I don't even know who played. :D - Janelle Williams   THIS MONTH'S FACEBOOK DISCUSSION QUESTION: Is the Internet making us stupid? Do we Google too much?

    Hey teens! We want to know WHAT YOU SAID! To voice your thoughts and see what other local teens are saying, visit the Rising Voices Facebook page and join in the discussion

  • Ask the Expert: Sugar free or not sugar free? That is the question.


    Ahh … sugar-free chocolate, the one thing I can have and not feel guilty, right?


    You might as well have the real thing, just less of it.

    The truth is, not all items labeled “sugar free” truly are. How can they get away with that? Simple.