Today's Features

  •  Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases as we age. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer occurs in people over age 50.

  •  The LaRue County Public Library collected 90 jars of peanut butter and 138 cans of food through its “Have a Heart Give Food for Fines" project. The library allowed patrons to contribute the food items in lieu of paying late fees. The items were donated to Shepherd’s Pie Food Pantry. From left, Fran Dowell from the Shepherd's Pie Food Pantry and Lisa Williams, who works the circulation desk at the library and promoted the program.

  •  Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet 7-9 p.m. March 16 at 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown. The training topic is “Working With Birth Parents.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

    ASK meets again 7-9 p.m. March 17 at the same location. The training topic is “Concurrent Planning Overview.” Childcare and refreshments provided. 

  •  Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care enjoyed a day of Mardi Grais and Fat Tuesday fun before the Lenten season started. Angela Smith and her grandmother Kathy LaFollette enjoyed a pancake relay game while Margy Clayton and Lois Henning anticipate their turns. The day was celebrated with a traditional Mardi Grais king's cake, biscuits and sausage breakfast, games, bright beads and music.

  •  In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.

    The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted.  Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.

  •  Life sometimes brings unpleasant circumstances our way. At times, we will all feel cheated, angry and frustrated. 

    Emotions like these are natural, but we can't hold on to these feelings and have contentment in our life. Bitterness will take the place of peace and contentment. 

  • In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:

    • Be cautious when giving online.

    Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.

  • Whitney Blair, a student at Central Hardin High School, has started a prom donation drive for Henryville High School seniors in Indiana who were affected by Friday’s tornadoes.

    She is collecting prom dresses, tuxes, shoes and accessories. Any other clothing, books or items teens might appreciate also will be accepted. If you can help, contact Blair at 270-766-7345.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a Celtic concert by The Chattering Magpies and Keltricity 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Science Auditorium. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee, there will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.

    The Chattering Magpies, composed of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, perform music ranging from ancient airs and bagpipe tunes to newly-composed songs and dances. Members of the Kentucky Arts Council Arts on Tour Directory, Jones and Gillmeister have backgrounds in both music education and music therapy,

  • Many people seem to find no satisfaction in life and thus walk around in discontent lacking fulfillment.

    Paul stands in stark contrast to these when he gives his testimony in Philippians 4:11-19.

    Paul writes from terrible conditions being in prison, yet he said he was content even in this situation.

    He said, contentment is learned. The situations of life are a school house to learn contentment, but some never learn and thus their lives are unfulfilled, unsatisfied and


    Paul gives four insights on how to learn contentment.