Today's Features


    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.


    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.


  • The Potted Few Garden Club provides an annual donation to Clarity Solutions for Women, an organization in Elizabethtown which provides free services to women with an unexpected pregnancy. They assist with pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, option counseling, educational classes, mentoring and material resources. Club member Maritza Johnson, left, presents Nurse Manager Lynn Atkisson a donation in support of their outreach. Anyone interested in attending a Potted Few meeting may contact club President Bonnie Gunter at 270-312-4530.

  • The Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission presented $50,000 to the General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership Foundation on Nov. 15. The monies are for the “Never Forget” exhibit featuring Pentagon Fire Truck Foam 161. From left, Jane Tabacchi, Margo Kampe, Kelly Barron, Russ Gold and Charlie Fraley during the donation presentation. 


    On Oct. 27,  the Tiger Den with Cub Scout Pack 130, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, completed a visit to Kentucky State Police Post No. 4 in Elizabethtown on a “Go-See-It” focused on community safety. On their visit they learned about the job and duties a state police officer performs daily, highway emergency management, and the specialized training and equipment at the post while working to complete their tiger badge requirements focusing on a appreciation of community services.

  • At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, President Gary Miles, right, welcomes guest speaker, Dennis Johnson, president and CEO of Hardin Memorial Health and Diane Logsdon, vice president of planning and development. Johnson spoke of strategic plans for Hardin Memorial Hospital that involve physicians, facilities and improving service. He also discussed preparing for the Affordable Healthcare Act and how Hardin Memorial Hospital is preparing to assist their patients.