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  • The extraordinary story of an ordinary life



    ELIZABETHTOWN — “My purpose in this writing, while I have a sound mind, is to simply and factually tell you, should you be interested, the story of my life and the times which I lived as a child,” Elizabethtown resident Russell Avery, 88, wrote in the introduction to his autobiography, “My Story.”

  • Feb. 12 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    Morris Miller, et al, v. Jeffrey M. Farmer, et al, Michigan Avenue, Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $19,248 plus interest.

  • Feb. 22, 2010: Obituaries

    Irene C. Gonsalves

    Irene C. Gonsalves, 82, of Radcliff, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown with her family by her side.

    She was born to Peter and Mary Crivello in Honomu, Hawaii. After graduating from Hilo High School, she attended the University of Hawaii where she joined several clubs but was dedicated to the college newspaper. While in college, she met and married Robert, her loving husband of 60 years. They became an Army family and traveled extensively.

  • RISING VOICES: Fear is not love


    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Go to www.breakthecycle.com to learn more about this initiative.

  • Twin Scouts learn from pair of sales




    ELIZABETHTOWN — The identical Grinnell twins pulled double duty Friday inside an old furniture store split into two parts.

    One half served as Cookie Central — this area’s distribution point for the well-known Girl Scout fundraiser.

  • RISING VOICES: Teen spirit ... Make that entrepreneurial spirit

    Photo courtesy of Sweetwaters Jewelry

    Beth Coale, a Hardin County teen, makes and sells items like those pictured as part of her business, Sweetwaters Jewelry.

    Photo submitted

    Marie Noel, right, instructs Grace Jeffrey, center, during riding lessons.


    There are lots of old sayings that go something like this: If you can work and enjoy yourself, then you don't have a real job.

  • A final note

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — In 1971, Allen and Ann Case began a 39-year music ministry at Severns Valley Baptist Church, becoming an anomaly in church ministry for continuing so long. Allen Case will end that career at Severns on Sunday. Born in Georgia, Case, 67, had musical roots in his family. His grandfather was a concert pianist and his mother w

  • Students to compete in battle of bright ideas



    ELIZABETHTOWN — If a metaphorical light bulb seems to be burning above teenagers’ heads, don’t bother them. They might win a laptop.

    Inventor’s fairs — with prizes ranging from computers to video cameras — will begin next month in  than 20 Kentucky and Indiana counties — including Hardin. Winners will advance to a Regional Inventor’s Fair on May 8 at the Louisville Science Center.

  • RISING VOICES: A look back on the past decade


    It's hard to believe 10 years have come and gone since the beginning of the 21st century. A lot has happened in the past decade — some events leading to happiness, others ending in tragedy.

    From national succession to financial downfalls, the world has changed drastically since the year 2000, making for a memorable beginning to the 21st century and the new millenium.

  • Jan. 5 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Randy Hart, 1159 Summit Road, Eastview. Use: addition.

    Carl Masters, 12 Carriewood Drive, Cecilia. Use: single-wide foundation.

    AMFIL, 6085 Bardstown Road, Elizabethtown. Use: change of use.

    Daniel Sherrard, 122 Doris Court, Elizabethtown. Use: basement remodel.