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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.