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Today's News

  • BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU - Beware of holiday scams

     

     

    1. The Trademark Registration and Monitoring Office sends fake invoices to businesses stating “important information regarding your federal trademark.” A local business received the invoice that states they must “pay the full amount of $485 to avoid additional penalties.” The company has an “F” rating with the BBB.

  • COLUMN: You don't have to overeat during holidays

     You'll arrive at a holiday dinner party with good intentions and wanting to do the right thing. You are just going to dip out small portions onto your plate. But you just can’t help yourself because the selections on the table just keep getting better and better. 

  • PHOTO: ECTC donates $90 to Warm Blessings

     The Biology Department at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College conducted a book sale to benefit Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Gail Haycraft, left, presented the $90 proceeds to Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk. The donation helps the program provide hot meals weeknights to those in need, van pick-up to those who have no transportation to the facility, meal delivery to homebound seniors, and other supportive services to those living in marginal circumstances. Donations to support Warm Blessings may be sent to P.O. Box 2384 Elizabethtown, KY 42702.

  • Kentucky Historical Society offers Lincoln app

     The Kentucky Historical Society debuted its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the Abraham Lincoln tour is available.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Sheltons celebrate 12/12/12

     Hugh and Maureen Shelton of Mount Sherman will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, 2012.

    They were married Dec. 12, 1954 and will have a notable 12/12/12 celebration.

  • PHOTO: Rotary Club makes donation to Santa's Helpers

     The Hodgenville Rotary Club donated $200 to Ann “Snookie” Morrison and the Santa’s Helpers. The volunteer group is collecting toys, batteries and coats for the Christmas Eve run that provides gifts to families who need assistance during the holidays. Hodgenville Rotary President Kyle Williamson, right, presented the check to Morrison.

  • Dockery, Williamson honored during ceremony

      The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety last week honored 197 law enforcement officers from 164 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers.

    The 2012 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired driving arrests in each agency and division.

  • Communicare therapist receives state award

     The service of a local therapist first garnered the attention of a Heartland Elementary School employee and, now, of the entire state.

    Suzanne Page Combs, an off-site therapist for Communicare who works in local elementary schools, was awarded the Betty Triplett Award from the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children. The award goes to a professional who has gone beyond the requirements in service to the mental health field, among other things. Combs was nominated by Janet Robinson, the family resource coordinator at Heartland Elementary School.

  • 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.