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Today's Features

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a conversational French class in April. The class is designed to introduce the student to phrases, vocabulary, culture and grammar that would be helpful when going abroad.

    The course will be held four Mondays beginning April 6, 6-8:30 p.m., in room 411 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center building on the ECTC campus. Registration is $89. Deadline to register is March 30.

  • The 2009 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include a local student attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia in this honor based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. She joins an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you.

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means 9 out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • The resurrection account of Jesus contains two words that make all the difference in Simon Peter’s life. The women had come to anoint the body of Jesus. They were amazed to find the tomb empty as an angelic being announced Jesus’ resurrection. The two words that make all the difference is “and Peter.”

    “Go tell the disciples ... and Peter” (Mark 16:7).

    Why are these words there? Peter had denied Jesus in the hour of testing and needed to be encouraged. He needed a new beginning and a second chance.

  • They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

    Those who hope in the Lord … will soar … like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Let’s look at each.

    Soaring: Birds have three ways of flying; flapping their wings to counteract gravity. This isn’t particularly graceful and it’s a lot of work.

  • If the statue of Abraham Lincoln, on the square in Hodgenville since 1909, could speak, what stories would the Great Emancipator have to tell about the many businesses, events, and people on the square that have come and gone through the years?

    Although the statue sits in stately silence, some of the people who’ve been a part of those changes, such as Joel Ray Sprowls, vividly recall many things.

  • Owner and culinary specialist Jamie Warren, along with her mother-in-law Mary Lynn Warren and Sarah Roberts Anthony, prepare fresh-baked cookies, cakes and rolls, as well as soups, hot and cold sandwiches and salads.

    Jamie Warren has lived in the Hodgenville area about 12 years with her husband, Bow. She said she is originally from Powell County where in her large family, large meals were the norm. A typical meal wasn’t much different from one served on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold free bariatric surgery informational seminars throughout the year.

    All sessions are in 5A, 6-8 p.m. Dates are April 7, May 27, June 9, July 15, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3. Call 270-982-1200 for more information or to register.

  • “Now the king was attracted to Esther more than any of the other women, and she won his favor” Esther 2:17.

    One moment of God’s favor can change everything. If you want God’s favor in your life, study the life of Esther.

    1. She prepared herself. “Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete 12 months of beauty treatments” Esther 2:12. Study. Preparation. Discipline. Those who pay the price to succeed aren’t lucky, they’re rewarded.

  • One way to having a right attitude toward God begins with honoring him on the Lord’s day. “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread...” (Acts 20:7). The writer of Hebrews says, “Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing ...” (Hebrews 10:25).

    Some Christians today give up meeting together, but not for the same reason as the early Christians. No one persecutes us today for getting together. Most of the time our reason is that we have too many irons in the fire.