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Today's News

  • Advocacy Center studies Green Dot program

    The local rape crisis center is working on a proactive approach to violence along with all other centers in the state.

    The Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown is taking part in the statewide research of the violence-prevention program Green Dot. The program, which asks bystanders of violent or potentially violent situations to intervene in safe and possibly non-confrontational ways, is being studied for its effectiveness at the high school level in decreasing the amount of incidents like bullying and dating violence.

  • EPD nabs two for suspected fraudulent credit card use

    Two out-of-state men were arrested Wednesday after one of them allegedly tried to use a fraudulent credit card at the 1600 N. Dixie Ave. location of Five Star.

    Daniel N. Takere, 25, of Washington D.C., and Michael Kadje, 45, of Columbia, Md., have been charged with 50 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after a Five Star official reported the attempt to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

  • Removing Barriers for Student Success

    By Gary French

  • Area law enforcement reaching out to children during holiday season

    As Christmas draws closer, area law enforcement officers are ready to patrol the aisles with Hardin County children in need of a brighter holiday season.

    Shopping programs such as Shop-with-a-Trooper or Christmas for Kids are among several that provide necessary items and toys to area children with help from donations.

    The Fraternal Order of Police lodges 39 and 40 will reach out to a combined total of about 300 children this season through Shop-with-a-Cop.

  • Stressed by holiday frenzy? Calm, common ground is possible

    “What part of Christmas do you find most stressful?” I asked my secretary the other day.

    “The shopping,” she said, without hesitating. 

    The traffic --t rying to find a parking place, struggling to drive from one store to the next -- and the crowds, rushing to get in line, scurrying by other shoppers -- all come with the shopping. It’s an all inclusive non-bargain.

  • 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.