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Today's Features

  •  Air Force Airman Marquis E. Cobb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Cobb is the son of Stacey Martin of Elizabethtown, and Martino Cobb of Hodgenville.

  •  Hosparus Tea and Auction

    Hosparus Central Kentucky will host a tea and auction, “Once Upon a Tea” 2-4 p.m. March 31 at Severns Valley Baptist Church, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the Hosparus Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr., Elizabethtown. No reservations will be accepted without payment. The reservation deadline is March 26.

  • For Eli Whitlock, a cancer diagnosis led him to one of the healthiest times in his life.

    The 25-year-old Magnolia resident lost more than 100 pounds after deciding to change his lifestyle after receiving a cancer diagnosis four years ago.

    Whitlock was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the summer of 2008 and had surgery days after learning of the disease. He didn't need any other treatment to become cancer-free and he felt he "got off pretty lucky with that," he said.

  •  Five generations of Eastridges gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Morna Eastridge, Keaten Taylor, Hillary Taylor; back, Mike Eastridge and Bud Eastridge.

  •  Five generations gathered during the holidays. They are front from left, Hillary Taylor and Lorie Eastridge; back, Wayne Dougherty, Keaten Taylor and Judy South.

  •  Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 30 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 11 women die from it every day.

    Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to develop and multiply on the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that connects to the vagina in females. Cervical cancer usually has no symptoms, and is not hereditary like some other cancers. It typically develops very slowly, and patients usually do not have any problems until the cancer is advanced and has spread.

  • If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health  recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  •  The Elizabethtown Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Jan. 2 at Nolin RECC immediately following the Heartland Service Center re-opening for the New Year. Chapter president Kay Bennett presided over the meeting.

    The guest speaker was Robin Hildesheim, Certified Senior Advisor for Tender Touch Senior Services, Inc. in Elizabethtown. She may be reached at 270-765-3332.

  •  How does it feel to be 100?

  •  December 2011 marked another milestone in American history as the last U.S. combat troops withdrew from Iraq, ending nine years of fighting that saw over 4,000 American fatalities.