Erika Megan LaFollette and Patrick Tyler Jaggers, both of Bowling Green, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Monica LaFollette of Knoxville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a dental hygienist working with Dr. Jason Smith DMD in Munfordville.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. David Jaggers and Ms. Patty Jaggers of Bowling Green. He attended WKU and is employed at Leachman Buick GMC of Bowling Green.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present "Words that Fly and Words that Die: Acceptable Language in Diverse Communities" 7 p.m. March 9 in room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Center.
The free program will include a panel of ECTC faculty and a discussion facilitated by Mikal Forbush of The University of Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center for Peace and Justice and will provide an opportunity to learn about language as a tool to promote peace-building and healthy diverse relationships.
Feb. 20-27 is Kentucky Saves Week. The recent economic situation has many people trying to save more money. In 2005, the personal savings rate had fallen to below 1 percent, indicating that many Americans were spending either all or even more than they were earning. The current personal savings rate, nearly 6 percent, shows that more Americans are saving. Savings provides many people with a feeling of financial security — to be able to pay off debt, prepare for retirement or purchase a large ticket item such as a house or car.
Buddhist monk, Tsering Phuntsok, of Bir, India, will speak March 2 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The monk has also been invited to speak to several ECTC classes during his two-day visit to the community.
His talk, entitled “Buddhist Compassion,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 212, the auditorium in the Regional Postsecondary Center. It is free and open to the public.
In a down economy Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.