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Today's News

  • Twin Scouts learn from pair of sales

    STORIES FROM THE HEARTLAND

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — The identical Grinnell twins pulled double duty Friday inside an old furniture store split into two parts.

    One half served as Cookie Central — this area’s distribution point for the well-known Girl Scout fundraiser.

  • RISING VOICES: Teen spirit ... Make that entrepreneurial spirit

    Photo courtesy of Sweetwaters Jewelry

    Beth Coale, a Hardin County teen, makes and sells items like those pictured as part of her business, Sweetwaters Jewelry.

    Photo submitted

    Marie Noel, right, instructs Grace Jeffrey, center, during riding lessons.

    By JULIENNE MOORE

    There are lots of old sayings that go something like this: If you can work and enjoy yourself, then you don't have a real job.

  • A final note

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — In 1971, Allen and Ann Case began a 39-year music ministry at Severns Valley Baptist Church, becoming an anomaly in church ministry for continuing so long. Allen Case will end that career at Severns on Sunday. Born in Georgia, Case, 67, had musical roots in his family. His grandfather was a concert pianist and his mother w

  • Students to compete in battle of bright ideas

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — If a metaphorical light bulb seems to be burning above teenagers’ heads, don’t bother them. They might win a laptop.

    Inventor’s fairs — with prizes ranging from computers to video cameras — will begin next month in  than 20 Kentucky and Indiana counties — including Hardin. Winners will advance to a Regional Inventor’s Fair on May 8 at the Louisville Science Center.

  • RISING VOICES: A look back on the past decade

    By KAMERON HILES

    It's hard to believe 10 years have come and gone since the beginning of the 21st century. A lot has happened in the past decade — some events leading to happiness, others ending in tragedy.

    From national succession to financial downfalls, the world has changed drastically since the year 2000, making for a memorable beginning to the 21st century and the new millenium.

  • Jan. 5 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Randy Hart, 1159 Summit Road, Eastview. Use: addition.

    Carl Masters, 12 Carriewood Drive, Cecilia. Use: single-wide foundation.

    AMFIL, 6085 Bardstown Road, Elizabethtown. Use: change of use.

    Daniel Sherrard, 122 Doris Court, Elizabethtown. Use: basement remodel.

  • LaRue Co. Marine dies in Afghanistan

    By JEFF D’ALESSIO jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com HODGENVILLE — Matt Hanson wasn’t a star on the football field. A latecomer to the sport, he played on the offensive line and learned the game as he went. But the impact he left at LaRue County High School will live for a long time. “Matt was an unbelievable team player, who would do anything you asked of him,”

  • Feb. 14 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    GUILTY

    Carla D. Valentine (1964).

  • Feb. 12 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Charles and Linda Guillory, 3340 Middle Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: garage.

    Thomas Salo, 4199 Deckard School Road, Radcliff. Use: barn.

    Hardin County Sportsman Lake, lot 0 Lake Shore Drive, county. Use: commercial building.

    Lucas Sullenbarger, 188 James Duvall Lane, Cecilia. Use: garage.

  • Senior Life: Mastering the art of white lies

    By MONICA RUEHLING

    For The News-Enterprise

    I admit it, I lie. And I encourage other people to do so. With that said, allow me to explain.

    I talk to many people who are the primary caregivers for family members and friends, many of those individuals in frail health because of chronic illness or disease. The illness or disease is not always in a physical form; many of them suffer from mental illness, dementia or related brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.