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Community News

  • Higdon and Fisher chosen to serve on healthcare board

    Two of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s faculty have been elected by their peers as officers for the Kentucky Society for Respiratory Care. Rebecca Higdon, ECTC’s Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Program, was elected president of the organization for 2011, while Pat Fisher, Respiratory Care Program Coordinator, was named treasurer.  
    Both are from Hodgenville.

  • HEALTH: Go Red for Women

    How many of you have noticed the little red dress pins at Walmart and thought they were pretty, but weren’t quite sure what they stood for. These little red dresses symbolize a campaign, Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association kicked off to address the #1 killer of women: heart disease.

  • Drake performs with Campbellsville singers

    The Campbellsville Singers will present a concert during Campbellsville University’s weekly chapel service 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins, Ave., Campbellsville.
    The event is free and open to the public.
    The Campbellsville Singers, directed by Matthew Hodge, instructor in music and fine arts recruiter, will present a series of Christian-oriented songs in the styles of jazz, southern gospel, blues, praise and worship and adult contemporary.
    Hodge serves as director, composer and pianist for the group.

  • Campbellsville woman celebrates 111th birthday

    She sits in her chair, surrounded by photographs of those who love her.
    Her family has grown quite large over the past century and now stands at dozens of grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
    “My family keeps growing,” she says with a laugh.
    Her hands, a bit more frail than last year, are no longer able to make as many crocheted bookmarks as she used to. She’s confined to the room, only moving from her chair to her bed each day.

  • Dukes welcome Andrew Gavin

    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Dukes, of New Albany, Ind., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Andrew Gavin Dukes.
    He was born on Jan. 11, 2011.
    His grandmother is the former Suzanne Buchanon of Louisville.
    Great-grandparents are Billy and Barbara Buchanon of Louisville.

  • Theresa Howard: Make the most of your tax refund

    This year develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. The average person receives nearly $3,000 as a tax refund. This year, develop a plan to make the most of your tax refund. There are many ways to use your tax refund to build a better financial future.

    Consider the following:

    1. Pay past-due expenses

    2. Reduce credit card debt

    3. Create an emergency fund

    4. Save for a major appliance purchase

    5. Save for a child’s education

    6. Boost your retirement accounts

  • Helms announce birth of a daughter

    Dusty and Olivia Helm of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Mallorie Nichole Helm.

    She was born at 9:42 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2011 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by a sister, Madeline, age 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Kim Colston and Dave Colston of Falls of Rough. Paternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Perkins of Buffalo; and Mike and Tracy Helm of Hardinsburg.

    Great-grandparents are Dexter and Connie England and Emmett and Helen Perkins.

  • Historic Preservation seminar focuses on log structures

    The first workshop in the 2011 Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation series will take place March 13-18 at Putney Ranger Station in Harlan County. Care and Repair of Log Structures will include hands-on instruction in round log preservation and rehabilitation by instructors from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Md.

  • Hosparus tea planned as fundraiser

    Hosparus – Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Arts & Humaniteas” 2-4 p.m., Saturday, March 19 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Tickets are $30. No reservations will be accepted without payment. 

    The reservation deadline is Monday, March 14. For more information, contact Lisa Sanford at lsanford@hosparus.org or 270-737-6300. Purchase your tea tickets at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr.

    Tea proceeds benefit Hosparus – Central Kentucky patients and families.

  • ECTC hosts free jazz concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold - sax, Steve Crews - piano, Tyrone Wheeler - bass, and Jonathan Higgins - drums. The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

    The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is cordially invited.