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  • Halloween: Show us your decorations

    HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS
    Have an interesting Halloween design at your house? How about a uniquely decorated pumpkin?
    In our Sunday, Oct. 30, edition of Faces & Places, your photos will decorate our pages. Send one jpeg photo, including your name and city of residence, to Jeff D'Alessio at jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com by noon Friday. Not all entries will be published.

    TRICK OR TREAT TIMES
    Oct. 31

  • Faces & Places: Your Halloween submissions
  • A special connection: Band serves as link between daughter, late mother

    When Emily Smith’s mother died when Emily was in fourth grade, it was near the end of the school year and Smith didn’t come back for the last days of the year. But she did return to play the recorder in a concert. She said she knew her role and didn’t want to let anyone down.

    “I didn’t want one thing to completely break down everything else,” she said.

    And so a band career was passed down from mother to daughter.

  • Salvation Army seeks holiday volunteers

    As holiday season swiftly approaches, the Salvation Army Center of Hardin County is seeking help from the community in its efforts to make sure everyone in the county can celebrate this winter.

    “There are several ways you can help by working with the Salvation Army,” said Marie Inmon, director of the local Salvation Army.

    The Salvation Army is signing up bell ringers, she said. Volunteers will start ringing bells at approved locations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, beginning Nov. 21.

  • Unused pills? Take ’em back

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown will collect unused/unwanted prescription medication Saturday as part of National Take Back Day, an effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from homes.

    Area law enforcement officials say prescription medications are some of the most widely abused drugs in the county in addition to methamphetamine and marijuana.

    “It makes up for the majority of our drug problem as far as abuse,” said Norman Chaffins, KSP Post 4 public affairs officer.

  • Williams, Farmer make stop in E'town

    Gubernatorial candidate David Williams promised jobs and conservative values Thursday during a campaign stop in Elizabethtown.

    Senate President Williams and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer visited Chick-fil-A to meet with supporters. The two men, seeking election as governor and lieutenant governor, promised a job creation plan and said their election would send a message to the nation that Kentucky doesn’t support President Barack Obama.

  • Event expresses appreciation to retirees

    Fort Knox rolls out the red carpet for military retirees and their families today and Saturday.

    The 2011 Retiree Appreciation Days event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership on post.

    It  features about 40 booths from several Fort Knox and independent organizations. Attendees have the opportunity to obtain ID cards. Informational seminars include Fort Knox transformation, Veterans Affairs, Tricare.

  • Democrats stump in E'town as election nears

    With less than two weeks to go before the general election, members of the Democratic ticket offered an impassioned plea for its base not to let the favorable polls dissuade them from voting.

    Lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Abramson said Wednesday it is much too early to celebrate a victory.

    “We’re not ready to (stand) up in our stirrups,” Abramson told a modest crowd at Jerry’s Restaurant in Elizabethtown.

  • Charges against ex-RPD officer amended

    Charges against former Radcliff police officer David Williams have been amended and a November court date in Brevard County, Fla., has been set.
    Williams, 38, of West Point, is accused of contacting a Florida father via instant messages to talk to the man’s 14-year-old daughter. All of his messages were received by an undercover agent.

  • Note to NHHS: Leave backpacks at home

    North Hardin High School is responding to a threat made toward the school that specified Friday as the targeted date.

    Officials have found it to be “non-credible” but are taking extra precautions to keep students safe.
    Administrators informed parents Wednesday via a letter and the OneCall system and asked them to ensure students don’t carry backpacks or large purses to school Friday, district spokesman John Wright said.