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Today's News

  • The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear ... and watching 'Elf'

    One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to watch Christmas movies.

    A basket full of them sits by my television all season long. Snoopy, the Griswolds, Santa, various reindeer, George Bailey, some wise men and a Grinch all are included.

    But one Christmas movie has trumped all others lately — mainly because it’s full of Christmas cheer, which I hear comes from singing loudly for all to hear.

  • All-star cast falls short of greatness in 'New Year's Eve'

    To follow up director Garry Marshall’s flop “Valentine’s Day,” he now adds another holiday titled film to his resume in “New Year’s Eve.”

    Half of Hollywood seems to have showed up for this one as a variety of story lines weave together to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

    The concept of a multi-story film with multiple celebrities is not new. The British comedy “Love Actually” set the bar high for this kind of movie and other films often slip under that bar.

  • Memories are featured ingredient in Nora Sweat's cookbook

    When The News-Enterprise food columnist Nora Sweat decided to compile a cookbook a couple years ago, she decided to call it “Mama & Me.”

    Sweat’s father died in 1972 and as she got older, she and her mother became closer.

    “We became more like sisters rather than mother and daughter,” Sweat said.

  • Brothers accused of robbing E'town bank indicted in federal court

    A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned a four-count indictment against the Indiana brothers accused of robbing a First Citizens Bank in Elizabethtown and three Jefferson County banks.

    Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, executed 10 robberies in four states between Sept. 22 and Nov. 10, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

    The complaint alleges both brothers admitted to all robberies during police interviews, including the Oct. 11 robbery at the 3030 Ring Road location of First Citizens Bank.

  • VA expands insurance benefits for combat-related genital and urinary organ wounds

    An effort to enlarge the scope of benefits for military injuries spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie has proven successful.

    Military members who have faced trauma and wounds to the genitourinary system, which includes the reproductive and urinary organs, are now eligible for benefits under the Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection, or TSGLI.

  • A walk in the park for the heart
  • Public scrunity needed to hold state accountable

    ISSUE: Opening family services records
    OUR VIEW: Only public scrutiny will ensure changes 

     

  • The struggle with sleep apnea

    Carol Waldemayer is breathing and sleeping a lot easier these days.

    The Elizabethtown resident was diagnosed with sleep apnea roughly three years ago and has been receiving treatment ever since, the benefits of which have transformed her life for the better.

    Waldemayer, a patient advocate at HMH, sought treatment after she woke up numerous times in the middle of the night gasping for breath. Other nights, she snored so loud she interrupted her own slumber.

    Waldemayer quickly realized a pattern had formed and something was wrong.

  • Show us your colors

    Holiday decorations and trees around Hardin and LaRue counties will be on display in the Dec. 18 and Dec. 25 editions of The News-Enterprise.

    To submit photos, send them to photos@thenewsenterprise.com. Only one photo per household will be used. Readers can either submit a home decoration or Christmas tree photo. Only photos from residents of Hardin and LaRue counties will be used. Please include your name and city of residence in the  email.

    Deadline to submit photos is noon Dec. 16.

  • E'town Sports Park adds Ohio Valley Regional for 11s

    The Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament for 12-year-olds will have some company this summer at the Elizabethtown Sports Park: twelve 11-year-old All-Star teams from seven states.

    The expected $28 million facility off St. John Road has landed both age groups for the July 26-31 regionals. That event is expected to draw 24 teams from seven states.

    As the host for both tournaments, All-Star teams from the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission will have automatic spots in both regionals.