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Today's Features

  • Emogene Gardner, Sunrise Manor Volunteer, wheels resident Katherine Cruse into the facility’s chapel for weekly Rhythm Band gospel singing. Gardner has volunteered for 28 years at the nursing home on Phillips Lane.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 – 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.

  • 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.

  • Extension office assistant Genevieve Roso, will retire from her position on April 1. She has been with the local Extension Service for more than 21 years.

    She has given much support to the daily office operations with her skills in multitasking, computer use and bookkeeping. Here, she is presented a service award by Extension Agent David Harrison.

  • If you do use a paid tax preparation service, you can keep your cost down by declining any refund-anticipation-loan products. E-Filing and direct depositing your refund can reduce your waiting time and avoid these cost services. Refund-anticipation-loans have high fees, and not using a RAL can save you an additional $100.   

  • Host registration for the third annual National Bible Bee will remain open until March 31.  Contestant registration runs April 1-May 31. Official contest materials will be released on June 1. Every contestant will receive a Bible, Scripture memory cards, inductive Bible study curriculum, a T-shirt and more as part of registration.
    The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the spiritual growth of the entire family through Bible study, scripture memorization and prayer, launched the National Bible Bee in 2009.   

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee will sponsor the 25th annual Gospel Musical Extravaganza 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, 401 W. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Choirs from the University of Kentucky, Murray State University, Campbellsville University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will perform.
    No admission charge. For more information, call Pam Harper at 706-8434.