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Today's News

  • Annual Gospel Musical lifts spirits

    By BOB WHITE

    bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Nothing short of lead boots could have kept spirits from ballooning to the high, vaulted ceiling of Elizabethtown’s First Baptist Church.

  • Valentine's comes early when it's on a Sunday

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY – No, today isn’t Valentine’s Day.

    If a co-worker is getting flowers delivered, it’s likely because a forward-thinking sweetheart noticed the holiday falls on a Sunday this year.

    The last time the holiday happened on that day – when most people aren’t in the office to show off their flowers – was 1999.

    That’s not to say local florists won’t be open and delivering on Sunday. Some are.

  • ‘Basic’ mission disappearing, too

    It was night when we pulled into the reception station at Fort Knox, Ky. Stepping off the bus …warm humid air made me uncomfortable within minutes … Everyone was very tired from being herded around more like cattle  ... to complete our physicals and paperwork ... Morning seemed to arrive as soon as my head hit the pillow … Photos were taken for our military I.D. cards, uniforms issued and finally, the famous white sidewall haircut of the basic trainee.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Snow puts emphasis on practice (2/11)

     

  • LaRue teacher honored for ExCELLENCE

    Landmark News Service

    LARUE COUNTY — LaRue County’s 2010 ExCEL Award winner, Beverly Heady, is a “can-do” person.

    The ExCEL Award, sponsored by WHAS11 and e.ON U.S. honors teachers who have shown excellence in the classroom.

    Heady, a veteran second-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, will be honored by her students and peers at a ceremony 11:30 a.m. March 17.

    Heady said she welcomes the challenge of changing students’ mindset from “can’t” to “can.”

  • Area fitness centers Zumba for a cause

    By JEFF D'ALESSIO

    jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Two Elizabethtown fitness centers will use the fitness craze Zumba to raise money for various causes on Saturday.

  • United Way vet named executive director

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — United Way of Central Kentucky’s new executive director currently calls the East Coast home, but he is no stranger to Kentucky.

    Christopher Wilborn, 33, has been named executive director of the United Way of Central Kentucky, filling a role vacated by Susan Asher last fall. Asher served as executive director for nearly 12 years when she announced her plans to leave the organization.

    Since Asher’s departure, Nelson Kelley has served as interim executive director.

  • SpringHaven pushes for Extreme Makeover

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN

    jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN – It may be a long shot, but a local shelter for domestic violence victims wants to be the subject of a TV show that rebuilds homes.

    While “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has put out a call for those who own single-family homes, the idea of featuring SpringHaven on the show has been a popular one.

    Executive Director Lisa French Holmes said Thursday that the last time she looked, there were more than 1,700 members of a Facebook group who back the effort.

  • Act 2: Callback, Casting & Read-Throughs / Breakout: A glossary of theater terms

    The News-Enterprise   “All the world’s a stage,” a character in a Shakespeare play proclaims. For those who “tread the boards,” knowing theater terminology is important.

  • Act 2: Callback, Casting & Read-Throughs / Sidebar: Parents

    By ROBERT VILLANUEVA

    rvillanueva@thenewsenterprise.com

    HARDIN COUNTY — Memorizing lines, music, blocking and action might be big responsibilities for students in the unique joint production of “Big River” now in rehearsals. But 80 percent of success, according to famed actor/director Woody Allen, is showing up.

    To that end, parents often are cast in a crucial role.