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Family-owned business has 'dynamic third generation' in wings

Swopes celebrate 60 years in business

By Sarah Bennett

Nearly 60 years ago in March of 1952, Swope Dodge-Plymouth was celebrating its grand opening at the corner of College and Mulberry streets. The dealership already had been open for a couple months, but people crammed into the one-car showroom for the event.


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Photographer stops by downtown square to film for cable TV show

Putting E'town on the tube

By Sarah Bennett

A freelance photographer working with former football player Terry Bradshaw’s show, “Today in America,” was filming Tuesday in Elizabethtown for an upcoming segment featuring small towns across the United States.


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Police say children were found at the home

Four arrested at E'town meth lab

By Sarah Bennett

Law enforcement officers arrested four people at an Elizabethtown home with two children inside where agents say methamphetamine had been manufactured.


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James Shipp

James Shipp, 58, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Elizabethtown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Marie Shipp.

He is survived by a brother, Gary Shipp (Essie) of Elizabethtown; a sister, Theresa Shipp of Beaumont, Texas; and three nieces, Kayla, Carmen and Taja.

The funeral was Monday, Jan. 23, at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown with Dr. B.T. Bishop officiating. Burial was in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

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E’town prescription shop broken into

By Sarah Bennett

Elizabethtown Police are investigating a weekend break-in at Jeff’s Prescription Shop at 2415 Ring Road.

Police responded to the business just after 7 p.m. Saturday because of an activated alarm, according to a news release.


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GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers hold off North (1/15)

By Chuck Jones

One team’s joy is another team’s misery.


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Jeff Riggs sworn in as Elizabethtown postmaster

By Neal Cardin


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GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: Boley, Elizabethtown rout Central Hardin (01/06)

By Nathaniel Bryan

Playing against a senior-laden Central Hardin squad, a rising youngster stole the show early in the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ home opener Thursday night.


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EPD urges residents to lock car doors

Thieves target automobiles in series of break-ins

By Sarah Bennett

Several vehicle break-ins along Routt Drive in Elizabethtown have been reported within the last couple days, but law enforcement officials say this is not an isolated case.

Virgil Willoughby, public information officer with Elizabethtown Police Department, said vehicle break-ins are happening all over the place, and often victims left their doors unlocked and valuables in sight.


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Video showing crash appears below

Assistant manager was alone in Papa John’s when car drove through wall

By Sarah Bennett

Josh Keith nearly broke into tears Monday night the first time he watched the surveillance video showing his narrow escape from the path of a car that crashed through the Papa John’s where he is an assistant manager.


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