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Today's Features

  • By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    The first impression people get of your home is often the front door. Christmastime is no exception and the wreath you place on the door affects the overall look of the home.  

    “Your door is basically your Christmas card to the world,” Beth White of Elizabethtown Florist said.

    What you put on your door can make a statement about you to the outside world, she said.

    Most people tend to pick things they like and don’t have criteria on how to use those choices, she said.

  • By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    Gone are the days when Johnny wants a pair of skates and Susie a sled. A child’s Christmas list has become more complex.

    With so many toy options out there it’s sometimes hard to decide what to give the kids on your list each year. Not to mention, if you are not familiar with today’s toys you might need an interpreter.

    Here’s a look at what The Toy Insider named hot toys this season and some advice from local children who have compiled their own Christmas lists.

  • By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    The News-Enterprise

    Black Friday brings a lot of sales and deals for the consumer willing to brave the early hours and boisterous crowds, and taking heed of a few tips can make the trek more productive.

  • By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    The News-Enterprise

    If finding that special gift is causing headaches this holiday season, consider the gift of learning.

    Music, art, crafts and other classes can be just the thing for that hard-to-buy-for person on your gift list.

    Giving a gift certificate to an art, craft or music class or offering to pay for a class of the recipient’s choice is an option some should consider exploring.

    Hardin County provides a number of opportunities for giving such gifts.

  • By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    The News-Enterprise

    A traditional Christmas song lists turtle doves, swans and geese among the gifts given by the songwriter, but those considering giving live gifts this holiday season should give careful consideration to the idea.

    A quick online search reveals many, if not most, animal groups and other organizations advise against giving animals as gifts, suggesting such pets often end up unwanted and discarded at shelters.

  • By BECCA OWSLEY

    The News-Enterprise

    If you’ve been shopping anywhere this year you’ve noticed an increase in camouflage on the shelves.

    Part of this is because of the popularity of hunting but a bigger reason has to do with the boys in West Monroe, La., on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty.”

    And don’t forget Hardin County’s military connection also makes camo popular in this area.

  • The 113th Army Band Dragoons present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin County School’s Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The concert, “Letters Home,” features classics, contemporary pop and rockin’ favorites for the holiday.

    As a family treat, Santa makes an early December appearance during the event.

    The performance is a bit of a departure from the traditional Army band concert, said Sgt. Timothy Stuart, public affairs officer.

  • Mary Lois Hill, member of the Stitchers’ Quilt Guild, shows her Civil War Tribute Quilt that recently won the Viewers’ Choice Award for bed-size quilts at the 2013 Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show. The king-sized quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted by Hill.

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