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Today's Features

  • For years, every Christmas Eve, my aunt Sondra’s home was a wonderland.

    Guests for the family Christmas dinner party would walk through the front door and be greeted in the foyer by miniature ceramic Christmas villages, full tiny trees and tiny carolers, stretching across snowy tabletops.

    Garland and ribbon danced up the banister.

    A ledge over the front door held a rotating Christmas tree and a collection of Lazzie Bears, sold for years at the department store Lazarus.

  • On Dec. 8, Greenspace Inc. hosted a wintertime hike along the Wintersmith Trail in downtown Elizabethtown. Besides the actual hike, the event included caroling, led by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Choral Director Camille Hill followed by hot chocolate and apple cider refreshments. Approximately 20 people participated in the event. Greenspace is the local, nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to build and maintain the hiking and biking trails in the city.

  • SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program Executive Director Tanya Thomas, right, receives a donation from Tuula Poikonew, a member of the Rough River Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Items included cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and a $500 check.

  • Bart and Tracy Ponder of Radcliff and Ronnie and Carrol Cheatwood of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jamie Lee Ponder of Radcliff and Christopher Harris Scott Cheatwood of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University. She is a teacher at North Bullitt High School.

    The prospective groom is a 2012 graduate of WKU. He is employed at Magnolia Bank.

  • Compiled by ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    The News-Enterprise

    For many children the holiday season brings images of Santa at his North Pole workshop supervising his elves in their toy-making activities, preparing to fulfill wishes expressed in letters from all over the world.

  • Just last month, it became apparent to me just how much phone technology has changed our lives.

    My young adult Sunday school class had a hot dog roast at a church member’s farm, taking advantage of one more glorious fall day where the pale blue sky provided a backdrop to the orange and yellow hues of the maples and oaks.

    All the carloads of attendees arrived but one, and it became apparent they had gotten lost.

  • A Ferris wheel turns near spinning tea cups and a duck hunt carnival game while skaters glide across a frozen pond in front of the Holiday Diner located near Bowlarama and Graceland.

    Stepping into the Elizabethtown home of Juanita Powell is like being transported to a special world, one where rustic fishing villages co-exist with a ‘50s community, where a Swiss chalet is nestled amid barn dances.

    The Christmas village display takes up about half her living room.

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    The Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 14 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown with Regent Margaret Martin presiding.

  • Rolling Thunder Inc Kentucky Chapter Four held its monthly membership meeting Dec. 2. Two new members joined,Rick Wright and Jeff Auberry. Suzanne Wright and Angie Auberry were guests. Visiting from another chapter was Richard Lopez. Local visitors Lanny and Larry King spoke of their gratitude to Rolling Thunder for its role in the community and how it has helped individuals and veterans. Junior member Shelby Justice received a patch from her grandfather and club President Jim Justice.