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Today's News

  • Ellis Fraser excels at speech tournament

    The Western Kentucky University forensics team kicked off competition for the spring semester by traveling to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and St. Louis, Mo., to compete in three tournaments the weekend of Jan. 25-26.

    Ellis Fraser, a junior from Hodgenville, was tournament champion in impromptu speaking and seventh in communication analysis at the University of Alabama tournament; third in after-dinner speaking, third in impromptu speaking, fourth in communication analysis and sixth in informative speaking at the district tournament.

  • Dollar Stores continue to boom all over
  • CU's Cheatham to retire

    Campbellsville University's Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs and professor of math and computer science, is retiring after 40.5 years of service. The announcement was made Jan. 6 in a meeting of the entire faculty in CU's Winters Dining Hall.

    Cheatham will work the rest of the 2014 calendar year and will officially retire Dec. 31, 2014. There will be a yearlong national search for his successor.

  • Several honored by Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Frank Cheatham has announced the academic honors' list for the fall 2013 semester.

    The academic honors' list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours. The fall 2013 academic honors' list includes a total of 607 students, with 229 named to the President’s List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average, and 378 named to the Dean's List for achieving a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA.

  • LaRue's jobless rate down

    Unemployment rates fell in 98 Kentucky counties between December 2012 and December 2013, including LaRue County, while 14 county rates increased and eight stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    LaRue’s rate was 6.9 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year ago and 7.3 percent a month earlier.

  • Community Health Clinic: Meet Rebecca Farris Allen

    Crediting her work to a “servant’s heart,” Rebecca Farris Allen, executive director of Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties, believes there’s more to her role than just a job.

    “I feel it’s like an opportunity to be a missionary here at home,” Allen said.

    Several years ago, when her father-in-law was on a ventilator, Allen became aware of how important nurses were. She pursued that occupation and worked for a little more than 13 years at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Community Calendar – Feb. 5, 2014

    Recording artist to perform at ECTC

    Internationally recognized recording artist Dieter Hennings will perform a solo guitar concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the Morrison Art Gallery in the James S. Owen Building. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin Shank at 270-706-8495.

     

    Volunteer classes held at Park

  • COLUMN: Sit less, live more

    Do you sit a lot during the day? Studies have shown that when a person spends too much time sitting, there can be health risks. These risks include obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and higher cholesterol levels. Too much sitting may also lead to increased risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

  • COLUMN: Important facts about e-cigarettes

    There has been a lot of recent conversation about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes for short.

    Some e-cigarettes resemble traditional cigarettes, but many do not. They are battery-operated products which deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals which are inhaled by the user. Many include a LED light at the end to mimic the glow of a burning cigarette. However, they do not produce smoke, but a vapor which is a compound of chemicals — hence the popular term of “vaping” instead of smoking. 

  • COLUMN: Get the facts on buying health insurance

    It is estimated that in 2013, 640,000 Kentuckians, or 14.9 percent of the state’s population, are uninsured. You never know when you might be in a car accident or become ill and need medical attention. The cost or treatment could run into many thousands of dollars.

    In Kentucky the affordable healthcare insurance plan is Kynect. The easiest way to learn more about Kentucky's plan is by going online to kyenroll.ky.gov/ or call 855-459-6328.