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Today's Features

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College plans to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month with a biographical movie, "The Man and The Dream," followed by discussion. The movie will be shown 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in room 112 of the Administration Building. Light refreshments will be served.

    The movie is free and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Lauran Skaggs and Joshua Barnes of Mount Sherman announce the birth of a son, Haydon DeWayne Skaggs, on Jan. 3, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Latessia Skaggs and Bryant Skaggs. Paternal grandparents are Gary Barnes and Susan Barnes.

  •  After a year that saw an 18 percent drop in admissions, the Stephen Foster Drama Association is retooling for next summer with the aid of local governments.

    Nelson County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 16 to give $30,000 to the non- profit theater company and the Bardstown City Council decided Dec. 28 to pitch in $12,500. It marks the first time the municipalities have given money directly to the arts organization.

    The association’s managing artistic director Johnny Warren said the extra funds will be used to replenish a depleted marketing budget.

  • William E. “Billie” and Doris Adams will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17, 2011.

    William married the former Doris Grubbs at Three Springs Baptist Church on Jan. 17, 1951. His brother, Dean Elroy Adams, who is deceased, married the former Anna Christine Johnson in the double wedding ceremony officiated by Brother Leon Larimore.

    William is a retired farmer. Doris was an Avon representative for 40 years. They are members of the Cosby United Methodist Church in Hart County.

  • All national health organizations recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day to promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Fruits and veggies contribute to good health because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and other essential nutrients. Most are low in fat and calories, are high in fiber, and contain no cholesterol. As an added bonus, choosing fruits and vegetables in place of high-fat foods as part of a healthy diet, may make it easier to control your weight.

  • Andy and Susana Burden of Emden, Germany, announce the birth of their son, Dan Anderson Burden.

    Dan was born Dec. 20, 2010, and weighed 11.07 pounds and was 22 7/16-inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are W.D. and Mae Burden of Hodgenville. Maternal grandparents are Jaime Kawai, LaPaz, Bolivia and the late Esther Kawai.

  • Jennifer and Patrick H. Durham announce the birth of their son Lucas Owen Durham.

    He was born Aug. 25, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his brother Thomas.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Lisa Shewmaker of Springfield. Paternal grandparents are Patricia and Nicky Durham of Hodgenville.

    Great-grandparents are Mayola Shewmaker and the late Dennis Shewmaker and Tony and Betty Clements.

  • What does it mean to be committed to Christ?
    Commitment demands a choice. To achieve any goal or purpose requires commitment, whether for good or for evil. Commitment to follow Christ requires a decision of the mind followed by an act of the will.
    Psalm 37:5 says “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Commitment to the Lord manifests itself in obedient trust.

  • We have just finished an eventful year. There are things we want to discard in the wastebasket, forget and move on into 2011. But there are some things we want to hold on to and make a part of this new year. I want to mention three of those truths.
    God knows you and you are important to God. We may not feel important to God or anyone else. Our lives may not seem to have any purpose. Don’t you think the shepherds on the hillside in Bethlehem may have felt that way? Mary may have felt insignificant before the angel announced to her she was to bear the son of God.

  • When Tim Shockley was minister of music and youth at Buffalo Baptist Church during the early 1990s, he enjoyed and appreciated his musical calling, but also felt a passion of a different type, another calling which led him to become associated with Hospice (now Hosparus).