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Today's News

  • Girls just want to have fun ... with vampires

    Millions have flocked to the films in the “Twilight” saga. Many are teenage girls who are in love with the young male stars. But there is a segment of the 30 and older crowd as fanatic about the films as teens. But for them it’s more about getting together and having a good time.

    The “Twi-hards” attended a midnight screening of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I” with more than 500 others in Hardin County and had a special party, a wedding shower, celebrating the two main characters, Bella and Edward.

  • Learn to treasure the night before Thanksgiving

    I’ll take the night before Thanksgiving over Christmas Eve any year.

    Christmas Eve is a tired ol’ day, worn out by the flurry of activity preceding it. By the time it arrives, usually too soon, it’s all out of breath as it plops its burden of stress and strain —  last minute shopping, checklists, nagging questions (Did I get her the right gift? Will it fit him? Should I have just given the kids money and been done with it?) — at your doorstep.

  • World-traveling sisters become Elizabethtown residents, co-owners of landmark eatery

    Still in their 20s, Sofia and Martina Abubakr have traveled the world and now find themselves in Elizabethtown where they plan to put down roots while running a local deli.

    “I’m insanely jealous of people who say, ‘I’ve known her since kindergarten,’” Sofia, 24, said.

    Growing up, she and her family moved about every two years. Travels throughout the years include the Philippines, Germany and Korea.

  • E’town Sports Park signs tournament agreements

    Apparently, Elizabethtown Sports Park is borrowing a line from classic baseball movie “Field of Dreams’’: “If you build it, they will come.”

    With the park still under development and with a targeted opening for July, the park is beginning to land tournament agreements. D&B Sporting Events, based in Owensboro, will host two youth baseball and two softball tournaments in 2012 with hopes of adding more the following season.

  • State police continue hunt for escaped inmates

    By SARAH BENNETT
    sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com
    State police continue to search for two minimum security inmates who escaped from the Hardin County Detention Center late Saturday night.
    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators have followed up on several leads, but nothing has turned up yet.

  • Shop safely this holiday season

    Holiday season is a time of giving, but it also is a peak time of year for con-artists, pickpockets and thieves, warn area law enforcement officials. With Black Friday close by, police encourage caution and awareness this shopping season.

    If you plan to go holiday shopping, you should go during the day rather than night if possible, according to the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition's "Christmas Safety Tips." In the event you have to go at night, park in a well-lit area, if possible.

  • E’town council delays maintenance agreement for Veterans Tribute

    Elizabethtown City officials on Monday delayed approval of a maintenance agreement for the Hardin County Veterans Tribute at the Elizabethtown Nature Park off Ring Road because of concerns surrounding its maintenance.

    Councilman Marty Fulkerson told Elizabethtown City Council he could not vote for the agreement as drafted because it contains language releasing the Hardin County Veterans Tribute committee from any responsibility in taking care of memorial once it is completed.

  • Photo: Who’s that peepin’ out the window?
  • Police: Drivers should be safe, avoid distractions during holiday travel

    Thanksgiving is not just a peak travel season, but it's also the deadliest time of year for drivers, according to a Kentucky State Police official.

    Norman Chaffins, public affairs officer at KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said more drivers are killed on roadways during the holiday than any other time of the year in Kentucky and nationwide.

    During the holidays, more vehicles hit the roadways for travel season, Chaffins said, and drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them.

  • Early morning wreck leaves two injured

    LARUE COUNTY — A two-car collision Monday afternoon on U.S. 31E about 7 miles north of Hodgenville left two drivers with serious but non-life threatening injuries, police say.
    Sharon D. Bush, 56, of Elizabethtown, was traveling north on 31E in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.
    Bush overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, which crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Felipe Ramirez, 21, of Hodgenville.