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Today's News

  • ECTC to close for holidays; spring registration begins in January

     Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 6 in observance of the holidays. The college will reopen on Monday, Jan. 7, and registration for spring semester will be held Jan. 9 and 10. Classes begin Jan. 14.

    Registration will begin in the main lobby of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center according to an alphabetic schedule. Students may register after their assigned time but not before. Visit help.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu for more information.

  • COLUMN: Be wary of charitable donation requests

     Your charitable donation can help clothe a child, put food on the table for a family in need and bring hope to those who have none. As you open your heart and pocketbook this holiday season, make sure that you give wisely.

    Much like storms and natural disasters, the season of giving brings out the best and worst in people. Scam artists are ready to unveil their latest schemes designed to prey on the generosity of others.

  • PHOTO: Cro-Knitters work on hats for children

     The Sunrise Cro-Knitters have been meeting on Wednesday nights at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home to work on hats on the knitter looms for the head start children who will be visiting the nursing home in December. From left, Beverly Taylor, Elizabeth Gordan, Evelyn Jordan, LaDorothy Hutchinson and Gonda McCubbin.

  • Hornback, Paysen compete in All-Star Classic

     Five area seniors and three coaches will participate in Saturday’s third annual Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Football Classic.

    The game, which will be played at 2 p.m. at Louisville St. Xavier, features players from Louisville and surrounding areas against the rest of the state.

    Playing in the game representing the Greater Louisville Football Coaches’ Association are Central Hardin’s Corey Dobbs, John Hardin’s Domonick Brown, LaRue County’s Matthew Hornback and Terell Paysen and North Hardin’s Johnny Hopkins.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Fighting Tigers

     The LaRue County Hawks fell 58-56 Dec. 4 to Breckinridge County.

    The visiting Hawks held a 32-24 lead at halftime. The Fighting Tigers clawed back, outscoring the Hawks 11-10 in the third quarter and 23-14 in the fourth quarter.

    Kelton Ford had 17 points for the Hawks, hitting four of 13 three-point attempts, 10 rebounds and three assists.

    Kody Key-Close scored nine points and had nine rebounds and two assists.

  • Class teaches how to cope with holiday grief

     Many of us think of the holiday season as a time of joy and fun. For others, however, it’s a time of loneliness and grief. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones at this time of year. Others dread going to holiday parties without a partner. Then there are those who feel saddened by the holidays, since they remind them of family members who are long gone.

  • JUST ASK: Is forgiven debt taxable?

     Is it true that if you don’t pay a business or individual for a product you purchased or a service you received, and that debt is not collected for or had been forgiven, then that is consider income for that person that owed the bill, and that amount should be reported as income on your yearly income taxes?

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    The best person to ask is your tax advisor or attorney, if you are in this situation.

    We found the following on IRS.gov:

  • Students excel at BETA

     LaRue County had an impressive showing at this year’s state BETA conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Galt House in Louisville. 

    Twenty-nine students from LaRue County High School attended the conference and participated in a talent competition, arts and crafts competition, academic testing and a quiz bowl competition.

    Ashley Cottrell placed second in the state in agriculture and Maddie Lee placed third in oratory. 

  • COLUMN: Repost this if you hate chain letters

     There has been an influx of Facebook chain letters that have appeared in my news feed. At first, I didn’t think much of them. I just ignored them, because I knew I would never post one of them.

    However, most of my Facebook friends have, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon. Just the other day, I read a forwarded status discussing the website’s supposed new guidelines.

  • New Haven man indicted

     A Nelson County grand jury indicted a New Haven man last week on several counts.

    Jesse Layne French, 24, is accused in three separate indictments involving first-degree trafficking in controlled substances. French is accused of selling heroin in an amount equal to or less than two grams to a confidential informant in March. He either acted alone or in concert with David Lucas, according to the court documents.