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Today's Features

  • 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.  

  • 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, 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. 

  • 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.

  • Elizabethtown’s National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1050 met Feb 7 at Nolin RECC.  
    The Chapter held their quarterly potluck and 41 members attended. Chapter president Kay Bennett announced that the NARFE State Convention would be April 12-14 at the Clarion in Lexington.  Anyone wishing to be a delegate or attend must notify her no later than March 7. Chapter 1050 will pay the registration fee for those wanting to be delegates.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.