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Today's News

  • College tuition assistance available

    In Kentucky, veterans, active duty military personnel and their family members may qualify for college financial aid programs.
    The Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award Program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, provides tuition assistance for full- or part-time study at Kentucky public and private colleges while funds are available. Members of the Guard also are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill and GI Bill Kicker assistance.

  • Veterans get extension to Oct. 21 for retroactive pay applications

    The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to Oct. 21, allowing those eligible more time to apply for the benefits they’ve earned under the program guidelines.  
    The deadline extension is included in Continuing Resolution H.R. 1473, signed April 15 by President Obama, providing funding for federal government operations through Oct. 21.  

  • Kricket’s unique sound started locally

    Kimberley Gaye “Kricket” Atwood has been singing since she was knee-high to a grasshopper.  
    That love for music, which tagged her with her nickname, has powered a career that has led her from singing on stage to being a radio disc jockey to owning a country music show, Kricket’s Music Ranch in West Point.
    “My dad gave me the name Kricket; he said I was always singing and making noise,” Atwood explained “It has always stuck, in country music and in radio.”

  • Choristers hold free concert Thursday night

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Committee will present a free concert by the ECTC Concert Band and ECTC Choristers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. April 28 in the Morrison Gallery of the college.
    The band, directed by Kevin Shank, will perform marches and classics for a variety of instrumental combinations.

  • DeMolay offers opportunities

    Lincoln Chapter 3 of DeMolay is sponsored by B.R. Young Masonic Lodge of Hodgenville. The Lincoln Chapter holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month.

  • REUNION: Atcher

    If you watched television in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in Louisville, you know the Atcher family name. Randy Atcher was one of the icons of early WHAS television programs.  Relatives of the Atchers are hosting an Atcher family reunion June 11 in West Point.
    Dr. David Atcher of Lexington has led the coordination of the reunion with the help of other family relatives.

  • VETERANS SALUTE: James H. Davenport

    Sgt. James H. Davenport entered the U.S. Army at Fort Thomas, Ky. Feb. 1, 1944.
    He completed basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., Fort Meade, Md. and Camp Pickett, Va. and served with the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division.
    He was killed in action March 10, 1945, in the World War II Battle of Remagen in Germany.
    Davenport was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • Engagement: Lisa Saettel and James Rock

    Lisa Saettel and James Rock, both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding.
    The bride to be is the daughter of John Saettel of Colesburg and Rita Stengel of Magnolia and is the granddaughter of the late Mary Saettel and the late Doc and Mabel Dennison.
    She is a homemaker and 1987 graduate of Doss High School in Louisville.
    The prospective groom is the son of Jimmy and Bonita Rock of Hodgenville and is the grandson of Sue Rock and Norma Fox, both of Hodgenville.
    He is a farmer.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Puckett and Caleb Ernst

    Sharon Richardson of Elizabethtown and Eric Puckett of Leitchfield would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla E. Puckett, to Caleb M. Ernst, son of Bob and Sharon Ernst of Buffalo.
    Kayla, a 2007 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is an English major student at Western Kentucky University. Caleb is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
    The wedding will be June 11. Formal invitations will be sent.

  • Two men sentenced in church burglaries

    Two men accused of break-ins of several churches last summer received diverted sentences in LaRue Circuit Court.
    In each instance, a small amount of cash was taken and damage to the building reported.
    Cullen Thomas Logsdon, 19, of Hodgenville, pleaded guilty to several counts of third-degree burglary and complicity. He was sentenced to six months, diverted for five years and fined $555. He was credited with seven days served.