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Community News

  • ECTC presents 'Words that Fly and Words that Die'

    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.

  • BIRTH: Millers welcome Piper Denise

    Abe and Cheryl Miller of Hodgenville announce the birth of a daughter, Piper Denise Miller.

    Piper Denise was born at 9:09 p.m. Jan. 4, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeannie and Gary Bell of Elizabethtown and the late Tim Hines. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Lisa Miller of Brandenburg.

  • HEALTH: Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans

  • It's possible to find more money to save

     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.  

  • Chiks in the Stiks weekend offered by Barren River Lake

    Barren River Lake State Resort Park will host the “Chiks in the Stiks” Weekend March 18-20.

    This weekend is for women interested in learning more about the outdoors.

    There will be lessons on fishing, archery, fire building, complete with s’mores, hiking and a golf clinic with the park’s PGA Professional Carmello Benassi.

    This package is $149 ($189 for shared room) plus tax and includes a lodge room for two nights, all the activities, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and dinner on Saturday night.  

  • ENGAGEMENT: Lora Priddy and Shaun Bowen

    Lora Priddy and Shaun Bowen announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding will be 6:30 p.m. March 4, 2011, at Magnolia Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Reception will follow in the church Fellowship Hall.

    No gifts requested.

    All friends and relatives invited.

  • Buddhist Monk to speak at ECTC

    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. 

  • CHAMBER: Annual golf scramble is in the works

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce holds true to its mission of supporting local business and the community by hosting many events  that are informative and entertaining.

  • Extension offers 'gear up to save' program

    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.

  • PHOTO: Lincoln Days Luncheon

    Opal Dail presented the Richard Burks Award to this year’s recipient, Charles Setters. The award is given annually to a person or organization who acts as an ambassador for LaRue County and the Lincoln legacy.