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Today's News

  • This Digital Life: A little research goes a long way when purchasing electronics

    By Forrest Berkshire

    Caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware.

    It’s an old term, but it still applies today, especially as the holiday shopping season ramps into full gear.

    Electronics — from TVs to tablet computers to digital cameras — are always hot items for Christmas. And judging by the sale ads in the Thanksgiving edition of The News-Enterprise, this year is no different.

  • Former foster children facing difficult futures

    In the foster care system, it’s called “aging out.” It involves foster kids between 18 and 21 years of age who are no longer eligible for the care provided through the system. For those who exit foster care this way, the statistics stacked against their odds of success as independent young adults aren’t good.

  • Thompson graduates from Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course

    THOMPSON. Marine Corps Pvt. Zachary C. Thompson, son of Sharon A. and Philip D. Thompson of West Point, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. A 2010 graduate of Bullitt Central High School of Shepherdsville, he joined the Marine Corps in March 2011.

  • Sanders graduates from Marine Urban Breacher course

    SANDERS. Marine Corps Pvt. Quentin K. Sanders, son of Bonita and stepson of Mark Boright of Elizabethtown, recently graduated the Marine Urban Breacher Course at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    Upon graduation Sanders has become equipped to make sound choices, mitigate hazards and effectively communicate with others involved in a breach.

    Sanders, a 2005 graduate of Franklin High School of Franklin, Tenn., joined the Marine Corps in March 2011.

  • Mapp graduates from basic training

    MAPP. Air Force Airman Stephen B. Mapp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    Mapp is the grandson of William Mapp of  Rineyville.

    He is a 2010 graduate of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown.

  • AUSA gets flag from 3/1 Brigade

    Fort Knox Chapter AUSA President Gene Gudenkauf recently received an award and flag that was flown in Afghanistan by the 3/1 Task Force Duke Brigade from Sgt. 1st Class Elliott. The presentation was made in recognition of AUSA’s support of Task Force Duke and the Duke Association.

  • A Thanksgiving of fellowship and grace

    Area churches ensured a warm turkey dinner filled the stomachs of hundreds this Thanksgiving.

    The Sign of the Dove Church in Radcliff and St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown opened their doors to the community as they served a traditional holiday meal. St. James also delivered boxed meals.

    Sign of the Dove has been serving meals on Thanksgiving since 1997, the Rev. Edward Palmer said.

  • Judge denies motion to sever counts in ex-teacher's case

    Steven Gray will face just one trial for the charges of alleged sexual abuse that have been brought against him.

    Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton is denying the motion to sever the two counts of sexual abuse against Gray, a former Central Hardin High School teacher accused of having sexual encounters with two of his students. The defense filed the motion in hopes of trying the two counts separately.

    Easton is expected to enter a written explanation Monday, but planned to inform the attorneys of his decision before then, he said in an email.

  • Trimming the tree on the holiday
  • Habitat Home Repair takes off

    Since beginning its home repair service in March, Habitat for Humanity has assisted more than 10 homeowners who needed help but couldn’t afford or complete it themselves, but the organization is overwhelmed with projects and in need of volunteers.

    “There’s an awful lot of need out there,” said Larry Mengel, executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity.