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  • 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.

  • E’town church celebrates King James Bible’s 400th anniversary

    The King James Version of the Bible celebrates its 400th anniversary this year.

    The translation was born out of religious transitions during turbulent Tudor-Stuart England. The Rev. Skip Dunford believes regardless of how the most celebrated English translation of the Bible came to be, the important thing to remember is God used its conception to share his word with people in a language they could understand.

    Sunday, Dunford’s church, First Presbyterian of Elizabethtown, will hold a celebration service commemorating the 400th anniversary.

  • Car ends up inside Papa John's

    Business was abruptly interrupted late Monday at Papa John's in Elizabethtown when a car drove in. The pizzeria at 3100 Ring Road does not have a pickup window.

    The 17-year-old, driving the out-of-state vehicle, ran from the car and was apprehended nearby on Dolphin Drive, according to Elizabethtown police. He may face charges related to leaving the scene of an accident.

    No one was injured in the crash.

  • Sending a piece of home to soldiers

    The 233rd Transportation Company may not be at home during the holidays, but they will be getting a dose of home delivered to them.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital on Tuesday joined the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear in packing boxes of goods to send to the heavy truck company in Iraq.

    HMH adopted the unit during their deployment as part of Operation New Dawn and had sent around 3,000 pounds of materials to the soldiers between August and November, including more than 1,100 pounds of goods last month.