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Today's News

  • Heartland Interfaith building bridges in community

    With a community growing in rich cultural diversity, an understanding of those living in the community is essential.
    Heartland Interfaith is taking steps toward fostering that understanding. The group consists of individuals from the Christian and Muslim faiths but hopes to include Jewish and Hindu participants and followers of any religious traditions.
    The appeals meetings are designed to get acquainted and not convert each other, Saima Rabbani said. She hopes people will be able to understand each other’s faiths and develop a friendly tolerance.

  • Boyhood Home project on track

    The site where Abraham Lincoln formed his earliest memories — including the first time he saw blacks on their way to be sold as slaves — is about to undergo major renovations.
    The first phase of the plan to upgrade the Boyhood Home at Knob Creek will wrap up next month with the end of public commenting on an environmental assessment, park Superintendent Keith Pruitt said. Construction may begin this summer on the project, which could cost $2.24 million, according to a preliminary estimate.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: North Hardin Christian wins (11/23)

    Senior Alex Jones scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the North Hardin Christian Falcons to a 64-56 win over Owensboro Majesty Christian on Monday in the Falcons’ home opener.

    Junior Eric Brown chipped in with 15 points, while sophomore Ruben Gosa added 10 points and had a team-high eight assists.

    Sophomore Carlos Jones and junior Tyrone Sharp each had six points and three steals for the Falcons (4-2).

    NORTH HARDIN CHRISTIAN 64, OWENSBORO MAJESTY CHRISTIAN 56

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin, Christian County meet again in semis (11/23)

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are in the Class 5-A state semifinals for a third consecutive season and they will face a familiar foe in the Christian County Colonels.

    That’s where the similarities end.

    Christian County (11-2) isn’t the same team it was when the Colonels topped John Hardin, 35-29 in 2008 at Bulldog Stadium. The Colonels relied on their power in the last meeting while this time their offensive attack is fueled by speed.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2010 All-Area Team (11/23)

    On a team loaded with talent, one player stood out above the rest: Maddie Lewis.

    While her statistics may not have been as gaudy as some of her teammates, what made Lewis stick out most in the minds of the area’s seven head coaches was her work ethic.

    “I always work hard, no matter what,” said Central Hardin’s senior libero. “That was my goal, to never give up on myself or the team.”

  • Nov. 23, 2010 Editorial: Lyddan is leaving big shoes to fill

    ISSUE: Dana Beth Lyddan’s departure
    OUR VIEW: Downtown is better than she found it

    At one time or another, we’ve all been told by a parent, grandparent or elder to “leave something better than you found it.” It’s an important phrase because it teaches valuable lessons about work ethic, commitment and character. We learn to finish what we start and to take pride in our work.

  • EHS junior to compete in Miss Teen USA

    Next year’s Miss Teen USA pageant will have a local face among the girls vying for a crown and a posh New York City address.
    Stephanie Jones, a junior at Elizabethtown High School, will compete in the national pageant this summer after being crowned Nov. 14 as Miss Teen Kentucky USA.
    Jones competed in the pageant last year and placed as first runner-up after only participating in one other pageant. With her lack of pageant experience, she didn’t expect to go far last year, she said. That success gave her more faith in this year’s competition.

  • Hodgenville man sentenced to 37 months for tax evasion

    Richard Gilbert of Hodgenville was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment Monday for one count of tax evasion and one count of impeding and obstructing the Internal Revenue Service, according to United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky.

    Gilbert was convicted after a five-day jury trial in May on both counts of an indictment against him.

  • Puppy-proof your home

    TO ADOPT FROM HARDIN COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL:

    To adopt Petunia, a 7-8 week old heeler mix, other dogs or cats, applications are available at Hardin County Animal Control, 116 Nicholas St., Elizabethtown, (270) 769-3428. Basic adoption fee is $15.

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    The holidays are traditionally a time for family to come home, and if a new puppy is arriving home as well, it’s important to prepare for the new houseguest.

  • Cheddar’s restaurant aims for Elizabethtown

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    An expanding restaurant chain is planning to anchor a new location in Elizabethtown by summer 2011.
    Cheddar’s Casual Café will be locating near Kohl’s at 3400 North Dixie Ave. if Elizabethtown approves the development plan for the restaurant, which offers freshly made food options ranging from salads and burgers to steak and ribs.