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Today's News

  • Dulcimer build and play event begins this week

    The News-Enterprise

    Children will get the opportunity to build, learn to play and take home a mountain dulcimer thanks to The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning and a grant from Very Special Arts of Kentucky.

    The Music & Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown will host the event at 6 p.m. March 3 with a construction session at which the instrument is built. Director Victor Collins said the event will include a performance by the Heartland Dulcimer Club.

  • Fort Knox drummer wins top honor

    While they no longer sound charges or help keep troops in formation, U.S. Army drummers play a key role in today’s military.

    Those such as Staff Sgt. Chad J. Alward bolster morale and maintain tradition.

    Alward, a percussionist for the Fort Knox-based 100th Army Reserve Band, recently received the inaugural 2010 Col. Finley Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award. He was the only Army reservist to win the honor, which is given to America’s top 10 musicians in the armed services.

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT: LaRue after third straight title, fifth straight region berth (02/21)

    The LaRue County Hawks didn’t have quite the finish they were looking for, but they still have the chance to make a bit of history.

    The Hawks, facing massive losses to graduation and transfers, rocketed out of the gate by winning 11 of their first 14 games. A three-point loss Jan. 15 at 5th Region foe Adair County started a span in which the Hawks dropped 7-of-11 to close the regular season.

  • HCS to begin computer donation program

    A new technology program in Hardin County Schools will benefit the districts’ students in more ways than one.

    The district is starting a computer donation program for low-income families, now that the HCS board has approved the program.

    Students and volunteers at North Hardin High School and the HCS technology department will repair computers donated by the community. The computers will be distributed to families whose children need one.

  • GIRLS' 11TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Waves meet Hancock with region berth at stake (2/21)

    Scarlett Powers was a non-factor the last time the Meade County Lady Waves played 11th District rival Hancock County.

    Using a 2-3 zone, the Lady Hornets took Powers out of the Lady Waves’ game plan. Meade County coach Josh Hurt expects more of the same at 8 tonight in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at Cloverport Frederick Fraize.

    Powers didn’t make a field goal and was held to two points in a 52-46 overtime win at Hancock County on Feb. 15.

  • GIRLS' 18TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: LaRue looks to continue record-setting season (2/21)

    Twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock have the perfect setup for their final season.

    The only two LaRue County Lady Hawks seniors have never won a postseason game during their six-year playing careers – dating all the way back to middle school.

    Now, everything could be aligned so they can finally earn that elusive win and even bring home a district title.

    This year, LaRue County has set the school record for wins, earned the 18th District tournament’s top seed and could be playing for the title on its home floor.

  • GIRLS' 17th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Everyone chasing E'town (2/21)

    The Girls’ 17th District Basketball Tournament has turned into the Elizabethtown Invitational.

    The Lady Panthers have dominated the tournament in recent years and they are shooting for an unprecedented sixth consecutive championship. No team has ever accomplished the feat. Central Hardin and Elizabethtown are the only two teams to win five in a row since the tournament began in 1975.

  • Book donation drive under way in Vine Grove

    Vine Grove readers soon may have more options than ever for borrowing reading materials.

    The Vine Grove Woman’s Club is collecting bookshelves and books for readers of all ages to set up a free place at Vine Grove City Hall where residents can check out books.

    The program will operate on the honor system, eliminating the need to constantly staff the lending library or initiate a formal checkout system.

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  • Senior Life: Adjusting to life’s changes

    By MONICA RUEHLING

    By nature, humans are very set in their ways. Consider normal, daily routines. Most people wake up and go to bed at the same time each day, eat the same food prepared the same way, travel the same routes to and from the places traveled. Consistency keeps order; changes are not part of order.

    Changes can happen gradually or all at once. Neither is easy to adapt to, but adapting must be done to continue.