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Today's News

  • Several county districts closed today; EIS on one-hour delay

    Hardin County and LaRue County Schools have canceled classes for Thursday because of the snowfall, subfreezing temperatures and resulting poor road conditions. Elizabethtown and West Point independent districts will operate on a one-hour delay this morning.

    Elizabethtown Christian Academy announced that it will operate on a two-hour delay.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College canceled early classes and will open at 10 a.m. today. Western Kentucky University campuses in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Fort Knox open at 1 p.m. today.

  • Meadow View teacher receives national recognition for 'Revolutionary' lesson

    Students playing computer games in class might look as if a teacher is shirking his or her duties, but that’s exactly what happened in Laureen Laumeyer’s class, and she’s being recognized for her efforts.
    Laumeyer, a fifth-grade teacher at Meadow View Elementary School, has been named National Mission US Educator of the Year. The award is given to a teacher who has uses the Mission US online game, “For Crown or Colony,” in an effective way in the classroom. Mission US is an interactive history learning game.

  • Club members appreciate community support

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown would like to thank all Kroger shoppers who participated in the “Shop and Share” program on Feb. 5.
    With SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter being in Elizabethtown, shoppers chose items from the list of the center’s needs and Woman’s Club members delivered the supplies directly to the shelter.
    We want to give our thanks to the staff at both Kroger locations for being so supportive and helpful on a very snowy, blustery day.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club members welcome Cameron Graca

    The Elizabethtown Lion's Club welcomed John Hardin High School Student of the Month for January Cameron Graca.  Cameron is the son of Mark and Tiffany Graca and is ranked fifth in his class with a 4.0 grade-point average. Cameron is on the All A honor roll. He also is involved in choir, the academic team, show chior and Hardin County Youth Leadership.  Pictured are Lion Travis Langdon, Cameron Graca, his mother, Tiffany Graca, and his girlfriend, Jordan.

  • Woman’s Club participates in “Shop and Share” program

    The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown participated in the “Shop and Share” program Feb. 5 at both of the Kroger locations in Elizabethtown. “Shop & Share” began three years ago as a project from First Lady Brashear’s office. The Kentucky Federated Women’s Club was asked to volunteer at the Kroger stores in their area and ask for specific items needed for the Domestic Violence Centers lo-cated in Kentucky.

  • Ask the Expert: Home organization

    Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of meaning. This week, we saw kids get excited about giving the “just right” valentine cards for the girls and the boys. Teenage sweethearts got a thrill selecting a huge, gaudy stuffed animal for their sweetie. Folks in “mature” relationships crowded the greeting card aisles on February 14.

    All this talk about love set a thought rolling in my mind. Why do we love our stuff so that it controls the way we live in our homes, relate to other people and spend our money?

  • Life or something like it: Student bloopers

    Over the course of teaching freshman writing for 21½ years, I’ve read thousands and thousands of essays.

    Some delighted and surprised me (criteria one of my colleagues requires of an “A” paper). The vast majority of them were uninspiring, written hurriedly and with little attention to detail, penned just to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.

  • Husband arrested in 2002 murder

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    On the day that her former son-in-law was indicted for the murder of her daughter, Bonnie Dickerson spent time visiting her daughter’s grave in Cincinnati.

    “I took up her cause to get her justice,’’ Dickerson said. “I’m her mother.’’

  • German restaurant relocates, grows

    A local restaurant owner is betting on schnitzel.

    Demolition crews will take apart Caroline’s Schnitzel Barn in Vine Grove in the coming months to make way for the extension of Ky. 313. Owner Caroline Moses has gathered all her resources to reinvest in a 7,000-square-foot restaurant and reception room. Caroline’s Alpine Haus is expected to open in April.

    The land and construction of the new restaurant, rising near the corner of U.S. 31W and Battle Training Road, will cost about $1.2 million.

  • Expanded alcohol sales push begins

    What started as a whisper has become a clarion call.

    The push for expanded alcohol sales in Hardin County officially started with a new group called Yes for Economic Success (Y.E.S.) leading the charge.

    The group is the collaborative result of local economic development organizations and residents who feel expanded alcohol sales are needed to capitalize on economic opportunities and keep money in the county.