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  • Child rape trial postponed

      The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — This week’s scheduled trial of a man charged with the rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl in West Point has been postponed until April, records show. Larry Wayne Kendall Jr., 36, was indicted in November 2008 on crimes that could get him 20 years or more behind bars if he’s convicted as charged. He’s

  • Ice Storm 2009

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  • Task force lays out downtown initiatives

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A task force initiated by Mayor David Willmoth for the purpose of brainstorming revitalization efforts in the downtown area presented six proposals to city officials this week promoting aesthetic improvements and incentives for businesses.

  • Ask the Expert: I never met a Girl Scout I didn't like

    By AMY KEELING WALTON

    The date: September 2009.

    The target: 12 little girls.

    The task: lead a Girl Scout Daisy Troop.

    That’s how it started, and now as a Girl Scout leader, I am bound to live out all parts of the Girl Scout law which includes: always leave a place better than you found it. So let’s open our thoughts to ways to leave a place better.

  • Thomas withdraws magistrate bid

    By MARTY FINLEY mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A long-standing city official has withdrawn his bid for the District 5 magisterial seat and plans to campaign to reclaim his position on city council. Ron Thomas, 66, said Monday that an outpouring of community feedback changed his course as his constituents asked him to reconsider another run for city council. Upon reflec

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  • Rising Voices: Hollywood's negative picture

    By AUTUMN SANDLIN

    It’s safe to say our culture has an undeniable obsession with celebrities.

    Every store has endless amounts of glossy gossip magazines waiting for you to pick up and feast your eyes on the airbrushed bodies of women and men alike.

    Our obsession comes with a huge fault though.

    The millions of pictures of “ideal bodies” we see in pictures and films can have an overwhelming effect on one’s self esteem — for teenagers, particularly.

  • Rising Voices: Here's a tip

    Everybody needs a break once in a while, but that doesn't mean letting your brain turning to mush just because you're off from school for winter break. 

  • Rising Voices: Point/Counterpoint

    By LYDIA THARP

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

    While I admit I am frequently searching for ways to work around my school’s dress code, I do think that it’s a good idea to have one for numerous reasons.

    Dress codes are the perfect middle ground between school uniforms and free-for-all dress, and we do need to have some limitations on our apparel while we are getting an education.

  • Rising Voices: Point/Counterpoint

    By Amira Bryant

    Students shouldn’t be tied down by dress codes that trap them from learning on their own about being subtle and dressing loudly.

    Teens should be allowed to be creative with expressing their confidence and dress as comfortable as they feel. In the process they will learn responsibility and self-control independently. Discovering the  right tools to help them make appropriate decisions will improve their judgment and help them later in life.