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  • COLUMN: Home energy savings tips

    There are several no-cost or low-cost improvements you can make to your home to reduce your winter bills. According to the U.S. Department of

    Energy, 46 percent of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling your home.

    To reduce your heating costs, adjust your thermostat to as high or as low as is comfortable in the winter. You may also want to consider a programmable thermostat. By turning back the temperature during the day while you are at work, the Department of Energy estimates you can save about $180 per year in energy costs.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Brandi Eastridge and Bo Piper

     Pat and Donetta Eastridge of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Eastridge, to Bo Piper, son of George and Kathy Piper of Sonora.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Middle Grades Education. She is employed by Hart County Schools as a middle school language arts teacher.

    The prospective groom attended Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and is employed at Altec Industries.

  • BIRTH: Daniel and Sara welcome Danilyn Skaggs

     Daniel Skaggs and Sara Davis of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Danilyn Aras Skaggs.

    Danilyn was born Nov. 17, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20-inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are the late Chuck and Sandra Davis. Her paternal grandparents are Sue and Donnie “Cuz” Waggoner of Hodgenville and Teresa Skaggs of Big Clifty and the late Danny Skaggs.

    Great grandmothers are Laverne Skaggs and Barbara Payne of Hodgenville. 

  • Community Calendar - Dec. 12, 2012

     Poinsettia drawing at library

  • Church Calendar - Dec. 12, 2012

     ‘The Nativity Story’ shown at Greater Works

  • Fundrai$ers - Dec. 12, 2012

     God’s Favorite

  • COLUMN: Magic number for safe eggnog is 160 degrees

     Since colonial times, eggnog has been a favorite part of the holidays for many Americans. George Washington is said to have had his own secret recipe for the treat. However, consumers need to keep in mind that salmonella is a concern when consuming homemade eggnog. 

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU - Beware of holiday scams

     

     

    1. The Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office sends fake invoices to businesses stating “important information regarding your federal trademark.” A local business received the invoice that states they must “pay the full amount of $485 to avoid additional penalties.” The company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  • COLUMN: You don't have to overeat during holidays

     You'll arrive at a holiday dinner party with good intentions and wanting to do the right thing. You are just going to dip out small portions onto your plate. But you just can’t help yourself because the selections on the table just keep getting better and better. 

  • PHOTO: ECTC donates $90 to Warm Blessings

     The Biology Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College conducted a book sale to benefit Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Gail Haycraft, left, presented the $90 proceeds to Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk. The donation helps the program provide hot meals weeknights to those in need, van pick-up to those who have no transportation to the facility, meal delivery to homebound seniors, and other supportive services to those living in marginal circumstances. Donations to support Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY 42702.