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Today's News

  • Commissions – where do they go?

    By MARGIE HARPER

    In today’s economy everybody is looking for a bargain. If you are buying and selling your home you are no different. But have you ever really thought about where the commission you pay your Realtor is going?

    Commissions are negotiable, and it is not unfair or unreasonable for consumers to ask about the fees that are charged in real estate transactions. It may seem that anyone can sell real estate and yes, you probably can, but do you know all the ends and outs of what is needed or takes place?

  • Warm Blessings serving up Thanksgiving a few days early

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Thanksgiving will be a little different this year for Warm Blessings, an Elizabethtown outreach group that serves meals to low-income and needy families from the basement of College Heights United Methodist Church.

  • Paul Davis Restoration supports Restore America

    Pictured are Allen Chastain, Laymon Chastain, Barry Goodin (Owner of Paul Davis Restoration), Debbie Blair, Lawrence Chastain, Chuck Darland and Fred Clem (Kentucky Farm Bureau Adjuster).

    Paul Davis Restoration and Kentucky Farm Bureau present Laymon Chastain and his sons Allen and Lawrence with the keys to their newly restored home through the Restore America Project. The Restore America project was completed by several businesses and members of the community through donations of time, services and goods.

     

  • Fighting fierce flames

     

    Firefighters battled a fire Wednesday in two out-buildings at 548 Wildwood Drive south of Elizabethtown. The fire began in the back of the larger building, but the cause is still under investigation, said scene commander Tag Curry, with the Glendale Fire Department. Curry reported that the house on the property was not damaged and no one was injured.

  • Morgenthal settling into E'town city and district

     

      By KELLY RICHARDSON

    krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

    ELIZABETHTOWN — After driving around Elizabethtown with Dr. Jayne Risen Morgenthal, it’s apparent that she’s using the trip as an opportunity to house-shop. She takes long glances at the houses as she travels by, and she’ll rattle off the qualities she’s looking for — it needs to be small, older, near her church, Christ Episcopal, and in her new school district.

  • Nov. 20 editorial: When home isn’t an option

    Twenty-two women died in Kentucky last year — women who couldn’t, for whatever reason, leave an abusive relationship and paid the ultimate price.

    The rest of us can ask ourselves, why didn’t they just leave? The fact is leaving is hard.

    It means leaving everything behind. Everything. It means risk. It means taking a stand, breaking away, and in turn being scared and vulnerable. It means never going home again.

  • Dishing out love one plate at a time

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWNFamilies are beginning to gather for Thanksgiving feasts and hostesses are preparing to feed housefuls of guests. But this is nothing new to Mary Ellen Mink.

    She is accustomed to the holiday crunch because she feeds a large crew on a weekly basis.

  • SuperMommy's qualifies as a member of BBB

    Cathy Williamson, Branch Manager for the Better Business Bureau presents an accreditation plaque to owners, Gina and Ricky Hagan of the Supermommy’s Superstore LLC. Supermommy’s Superstore LLC recently qualified to be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau by meeting 15 Standards for membership established by the Better Business Bureau. For more information about the Better Business Bureau and accreditation qualifications, please visit the web page at WWW.BBB.ORG or contact the BBB at 982-1289.

  • Local Ex-pastor advances to take on complete sales department of Portland Willamette.

    Local Ex-pastor advances to take on complete sales department of Portland Willamette.

    Harold Milby, ex-pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Elizabethtown has been promoted to National Sales director for Portland Willamette. Portland Willamette is owned by Cardinal Aluminum Company in Louisville. Milby has been the National Sales Manager for Cardinal Aluminum and Designer Moulding for the past three years. With this promotion, Milby controls all aspects of sales and the company’s sales team for the entire United States for both Designer Moulding and Portland Willamette.

  • Ask the Expert

     Have you ever wanted to find a buried treasure? Maybe the thought of something hidden sparks the spirit of adventure and curiosity within you. You feel like Davy Crockett ready to head west, coonskin hat and all.

    Well, saddle up, my organizing explorers. We have treasure to find.

    If you missed the first part of this column that ran Oct. 15, let’s review:

    Step 1: Get a notebook

    Step 2: Figure out the type of Clutter Collector you are

    Step 3: List the rooms in your house