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Today's News

  • Lee introduces domestic violence bill

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — A local legislator is working to bring a broader understanding of domestic violence to Kentucky.

    Rep. Jimmie Lee, D-Elizabethtown, has introduced a bill in the Kentucky House of Representatives that proposes creating a database of domestic violence incidents, and giving law enforcement officers more training on domestic violence situations.

    House Bill 189 also includes violence in dating relationships along with cohabiting couples and married couples.

  • Retired teachers’ association welcomes Harbin

    More than 100 members of the Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association met Nov. 19 at Severns Valley Baptist Church to hear a presentation by Gary Harbin, executive secretary of Teachers’ Retirement System of Kentucky.

    Ann Bennett, EHLRTA vice president, introduced him to the group.

  • CASA board members sworn in

    Five Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) board members were sworn in on Dec. 9 by Judge Pamela Addington. Members are, from left to right, Dr. Anne C. Stevenson, Gary Steffan, Addington, Kelly Emerine, Chris Ordway and Darold Frakes.

     

  • Coke Club receives donation

    Joe Wilson, president of the Mid-South Coca-Cola Collector's Club, receives a check from the chairman of the Elizabethtown Tourism Commission, Chris Flanagan. The $1,200 was used to assist the club's advertising efforts for its Septemberfest event, which brought an estimated $29,250 into the local economy.

  • Harper to receive MLK award

     By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — After putting in 30  years of volunteer service, a community college employee will be recognized by Kentucky for her efforts.

    Pam Harper, coordinator of the Learning Lab at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has been chosen for the state Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship Award. Harper will receive the honor on Jan. 21.

  • Jan. 10 Services

    There are no additional pending services.

  • Chelfs celebrate 50th anniversary

     

    Linn C. “Connie” and Mary Munday Chelf will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Magnolia.

    They were married Dec. 19, 1959, at the home of the Rev. J.W. Barton in Edmonton. They have a son, William Michael Chelf of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend the celebration. The couple requests no gifts.

     

  • Dec. 27 Pets of the Week

    Pet of the Week This young female Collie mix named “Holly” and this young female Labrador mix named “Gracy” are in need of loving homes. If you are interested in adopting them contact the Hardin County Animal Control at (270) 769-3428 or visit them at 116 Nicholas St. in Elizabethtown. Visit www.hcky.org/animalcontrol.asp for more information. All dog adoptions

  • Noe joins crowded field for jailer

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Deputy Jailer Sandy Noe is careful with her words.

    She doesn’t want anything taken out of context or coming back around to haunt her when seven, or possibly more, candidates for Hardin County Jailer face off later in the year.

    Hardin County’s jailer for nearly three decades, Louis Lawson vows to retire after 2010. His planned retirement has opened the flood gates for candidates, including two working for him already, seeking to fill his shoes.

  • Griffith-Lunger

     

    Rick and Diana Griffith of Flaherty announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Lea Griffith, to Raymond Earl Lunger, son of Rod and Tenia Lunger of Magnolia.

    The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High School and plans to graduate from the University of Louisville in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

    The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Meade County High school and is serving with the United States Army.