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  • Breast cancer survivors stress self-exams, mammograms

    As a mother of two daughters, a grandmother of eight girls and a great-grandmother of four others, Joye Jaggers isn’t shy about making sure women in her family are aware of the importance of self-breast examinations and regular mammograms.

    “I have told their parents to have mammograms and to check often,” she said. “You have to check to make sure something doesn’t all of a sudden pop up.”

  • Breast cancer treatment customized for patients

    Breast cancer awareness has exploded in popular American culture, from targeted fun runs and major marketing campaigns to an initiative in the National Football League for players and coaches to wear bright pink accessories on uniforms and apparel during October games.

    As the attention to the illness has grown, the medical community publicly avowed the need for early screenings and self-exams in women as a form of preventative medicine while doctors look to improve on established therapies.

  • A history in pink: Agencies raise awareness of breast cancer for more than 30 years

    Today, Race for the Cure has spread worldwide. Consumers can purchase a variety of pink products from organizations that donate a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer research, and every year, October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Taking baptism to the streets

    Tears were in Sara Nichols’ eyes as she watched the Rev. Gary Summers empty a handful of water onto the top of her 13-month-old son’s blond head Sunday afternoon.

    Issac Nichols’ baptism was one of six performed in a 150-gallon livestock watering tank positioned at the foot of Summers’ driveway on Rodney Street in Radcliff.

  • Column: Death hard to explain, understand for all ages

    My grandmother, Sharon Bennett, died June 10, 1990, after a long battle with breast cancer.

    The trip to the cemetery inevitably led to a series of existential questions from my sister.

    “Who is ‘Grammy Bennett?’ Where is she? Why is she buried in the ground? What is heaven? Where is it? Can I go to heaven and see ‘Grammy Bennett’?”

  • Proposed tattoo restrictions have soldiers seeking ink

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh is expected to sign a new policy that would place tighter restrictions on tattoos, which has some Fort Knox soldiers flocking to finish designs on their forearms and full sleeves of artwork.

    The new policy restriction as proposed would ban new artwork below the elbow and knee — meaning forearm, wrist and shin tattoos among others would be in violation. The Army already bans tattoos on visible spots in uniform, including the head, face and neck.

  • Jury trial in Radcliff infant's death begins Monday

    The jury trial in the death of a 1-month-old Radcliff infant is slated to begin Monday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Jarrod D. Davis, 24, of Radcliff, faces charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse in connection with the Jan. 15 death of his son, Ja’Vion Davis.

    Radcliff Police Department responded the morning of Jan. 15 to Davis’ University Drive apartment in reference to a death investigation, RPD spokesman Bryce Shumate told The News-Enterprise in January.

  • 5K infuses Freeman Lake Park with color

    A crowd of color-splattered runners and walkers cheered and jumped up and down Saturday morning at Freeman Lake Park as a man wearing a black Color Run T-shirt counted down from 10 on the stage.

    “Three ... two ... one!” he shouted as the swarm of Color Run participants thrust their color packets into the air during the 5K’s Finish Festival.

    Streams of blue, green, orange, pink and purple powder filled the air, creating a cloud of color that eventually turned purple and covered participants from head to toe in a rainbow splatter.

  • UK students take stab at downtown revitalization

    Students participating Friday in a design charrette from the University of Kentucky said they were taken by the ornate beauty of the historical district in downtown Elizabethtown, saying the intact facades and the beautifully crafted masonry of the buildings practically scream for renovation.

    “So (much) potential that’s not being taken advantage of,” said Sarah Ann Marks, an interior design student at UK.

  • The undead invade E'town

    Zombies bearing bloody head wounds and tattered clothes crept Saturday through the streets of downtown Elizabethtown.

    Sugar Fashion Cakes hosted its second Zombie Fest from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, which coincided with the Heritage Council’s Second Saturday. Proceeds from the event go to the Heritage Council.

    Participants young and old showed up to the event sporting fake injuries and limps as well as grey, black, green or red makeup.