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Today's News

  • Deaf students are phoning home

    New Highland Elementary School has opened a new communication avenue for its deaf students.
    New Highland had a videophone installed in its deaf education class Monday, which will enable students to make phone calls on their own.
    The videophone was provided and installed by Sorenson Communications and the service is paid by for the Federal Communications Commission. As long as the phone can be hooked up to high-speed Internet, any deaf or hard-of-hearing person can have one for free, said Melissa Parrish, a sign language interpreter at New Highland.

  • CASA looking for votes in grant contest

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com
    A local agency that advocates for abused and neglected youths in the family court system is trying to drum up votes to win a $50,000 grant.
    As of Monday, CASA of the Heartland had the 144th highest vote tally in the national Pepsi Challenge Grant Opportunity.
    The top 10 grant ideas for January in that category will receive a payout — and the top 100 will get another chance next month.

  • Goodwill seeks second location in E'town

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com
    Goodwill Industries of Kentucky hopes to build on its donor base in Elizabethtown.
    The organization has submitted a development plan and architectural drawings to the Elizabethtown Planning Commission for a new donation and retail center at 3032 Ring Road. Goodwill representatives are scheduled to present the proposal to the commission tonight during a called meeting.

  • Eating healthy in the new year

    By NORA SWEAT

    Another of my resolutions for 2011 was to give you healthier recipes no matter what your weight. You may want to lose or gain weight. Refer to last week’s column, if you want to lose weight. Today I am going to concentrate on recipes to help you eat healthier. There are a few steps to help you get started before giving you any recipes.

  • Adamses celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    William E. “Billie” and Doris Grubbs Adams will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. EST, Jan. 15, 2011, at the community room of Grace Terrace Condominiums, 141 Chase Way, Elizabethtown, with an open house reception given by their children.

    They were married Jan. 17, 1951, at Three Springs Baptist Church by Brother Leon Larimore in a double wedding ceremony with Mr. Adams’ late brother, Dean Elroy Adams and Anna Christine Johnson.

    Mr. Adams is a retired farmer.

  • Man sought by Radcliff police for Dollar General robbery

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com
    Radcliff police are searching for a man who robbed a Dollar General Store on Sunday night and anyone who may have seen him enter or exit the Radcliff Plaza location.
    Radcliff police spokesman Bryce Shumate said a man entered the store before it closed at 9 p.m. A few minutes later, he pulled out a pistol and robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money, Shumate said.
    No shots were fired.

  • If life was a TV sitcom

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    What would life be like if it was like a TV sitcom?

    More than likely it would be more exasperating and annoying than it would be funny.

    Not that I think about this very often, but sometimes when I watch a TV show I begin thinking about how ridiculous the plot and characters are.

    Sure, it’s supposed to be funny, and the idea is to laugh at such an absurd situation. But sometimes I can’t help but shake my head and give thanks very few of those in my life are like characters in a TV sitcom.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe Cowboy Stew

    By MARY ALICE HOLT

    I have another super (and super easy) recipe from Jerianne Strange to share with you today - Cowboy Stew! Yee-ha!!

  • Learning leadership: JLC begins in Hardin County middle schools

    Students have begun participating in a new program that’s being piloted by Hardin County Schools.

    The new Junior Leadership Corps began this past week at North and J.T. Alton middle schools. The program is similar to the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at the high school level and is part of Project PASS, which is a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education.

  • Pets need to be winterized, too

    As winter continues to bear down upon the region, area residents are finding many nights are fit for neither man nor beast.

    That includes pets.

    Taking care of your canine and feline companions during the winter can be critical to their health and safety, especially if they are outside pets.

    “They can freeze just like us,” said Kristen Jones, veterinarian with Heartland Veterinary Hospital.