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  • EPD nabs two for suspected fraudulent credit card use

    Two out-of-state men were arrested Wednesday after one of them allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. location of Five Star.

    Daniel N. Takere, 25, of Washington D.C., and Michael Kadje, 45, of Columbia, Md., have been charged with 50 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after a Five Star official reported the attempt to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Area law enforcement reaching out to children during holiday season

    As Christmas draws closer, area law enforcement officers are ready to patrol the aisles with Hardin County children in need of a brighter holiday season.

    Shopping programs such as Shop-with-a-Trooper or Christmas for Kids are among several that provide necessary items and toys to area children with help from donations.

    The Fraternal Order of Police lodges 39 and 40 will reach out to a combined total of about 300 children this season through Shop-with-a-Cop.

  • Brothers accused of robbing E'town bank indicted in federal court

    A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned a four-count indictment against the Indiana brothers accused of robbing a First Citizens Bank in Elizabethtown and three Jefferson County banks.

    Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, executed 10 robberies in four states between Sept. 22 and Nov. 10, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

    The complaint alleges both brothers admitted to all robberies during police interviews, including the Oct. 11 robbery at the 3030 Ring Road location of First Citizens Bank.

  • VA expands insurance benefits for combat-related genital and urinary organ wounds

    An effort to enlarge the scope of benefits for military injuries spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has proven successful.

    Military members who have faced trauma and wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the reproductive and urinary organs, are now eligible for benefits under the Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection, or TSGLI.

  • A walk in the park for the heart
  • The struggle with sleep apnea

    Carol Waldemayer is breathing and sleeping a lot easier these days.

    The Elizabethtown resident was diagnosed with sleep apnea roughly three years ago and has been receiving treatment ever since, the benefits of which have transformed her life for the better.

    Waldemayer, a patient advocate at HMH, sought treatment after she woke up numerous times in the middle of the night gasping for breath. Other nights, she snored so loud she interrupted her own slumber.

    Waldemayer quickly realized a pattern had formed and something was wrong.

  • Show us your colors

    Holiday decorations and trees around Hardin and LaRue counties will be on display in the Dec. 18 and Dec. 25 editions of The News-Enterprise.

    To submit photos, send them to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo per household will be used. Readers can either submit a home decoration or Christmas tree photo. Only photos from residents of Hardin and LaRue counties will be used. Please include your name and city of residence in the  email.

    Deadline to submit photos is noon Dec. 16.

  • E'town Sports Park adds Ohio Valley Regional for 11s

    The Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament for 12-year-olds will have some company this summer at the Elizabethtown Sports Park: twelve 11-year-old All-Star teams from seven states.

    The expected $28 million facility off St. John Road has landed both age groups for the July 26-31 regionals. That event is expected to draw 24 teams from seven states.

    As the host for both tournaments, All-Star teams from the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission will have automatic spots in both regionals.

  • Vine Grove gets tornado shelter grant

    Vine Grove residents are expected to have a new option for severe weather safety before the end of next year.

    City officials have received notice that Vine Grove will get a $600,000 grant to be used toward construction of a tornado-safe room.

    The room will be constructed as a retro-fit to the existing Vine Grove Fire Department on Highland Avenue and will provide emergency shelter for about 400 people in the event of a tornado.

  • EIS adds 57 students through draw

    The rosters of Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools increased after the districts held an annual draw to select students to attend schools outside the district in which they live.
    This year raised the total number of students attending EIS through the draw by 201, the limit assigned by the contract between the two districts. In future draws, the district only will select students to replace those who graduate or leave the district for some other reason. It also can receive more students based on the fluctuations of the HCS population.