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Today's News

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College - Honors List

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the Dean's List and the President's Honor List for the spring semester. The President's Honor List is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria:

    Full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student President's Honor List.

  • COLUMN: Attract birds and butterflies to your garden

     Add a little extra color and motion to your summer garden with containers designed to attract birds and butterflies. Many garden centers continue to sell annuals throughout the summer and many of these mid-season annuals are a bit bigger, providing instant impact.

  • Special taxing districts under scrutiny

     State lawmakers heard about the State Auditor of Public Accounts’ efforts to examine special districts that levy taxes or fees in hopes of boosting the accountability of those entities during Thursday’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government.

  • Children learn basics at basketball camp

     Whether you are a boy or a girl, 5 years old or 12, you were welcome at Paul Handley and K.C. Goodin’s Next Level Basketball Academy last week. Kids of all different backgrounds, ages and skill levels came together for three days to share their common interest: basketball.

    The camp, which was held at Handley’s house in Hodgenville where he has a two-goal basketball court in the backyard, was free for all participants.

  • Participants needed in cancer study

    Central Kentuckians are invited to participate in the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Prevention Study-3.” The study is open to anyone between the ages of 30-65, has never had a cancer diagnosis (besides basal or squamous cell skin cancer) and is willing to commit long-term to the study.

  • New laws go into effect July 12

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2012 regular session go into effect on July 12.

    The new laws mean copper thieves won’t be able to sell stolen materials for quick cash at recycling centers. Passengers in large vans will no longer be exempt from the state’s seat belt law. And meth producers will have a harder time getting large amounts of a key ingredient needed to make their illegal drugs.

  • Wells sought for groundwater study

     The Kentucky Division of Water is seeking permission from owners and/or users of private drinking water wells statewide to obtain groundwater samples.

    The project is part of a targeted study to determine if domestic water wells are being impacted by human-influenced pollution and/or events of nature. Owners of wells selected for inclusion in the study will receive free testing of their well water.

  • KSP offers Citizen's Police Academy

    Kentucky State Police Post 04’s Citizen’s Police Academy will start Sept. 13 and be held every Thursday with a graduation held on Nov. 20. This year the academy will be held at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, Room 112 of the Administration Building, 620 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

  • Kentucky Farm Bureau offers safety book

     Kentucky Farm Bureau recently released its 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations quick-reference guide and has made it available for download at kyfb.com/federation. The updated booklet is designed to help KFB’s members better understand and navigate the new statutes and regulations associated with farm vehicle transportation.

    The 17-page guide highlights state and federal guidelines, regulations, exemptions, registration fee schedules and various other pieces of information needed when operating farm vehicles or implements on Kentucky’s highways.

  • COLUMN: Lessons from Esther

     This story may be read in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament of the Bible. I have condensed the story for you to read here in the paper if you like.