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Today's News

  • ECTC hosts free jazz concert

    The Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Fine Arts Series will present a performance by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet: Jamey Aebersold - sax, Steve Crews - piano, Tyrone Wheeler - bass, and Jonathan Higgins - drums. The program will be in the Morrison Gallery of the College 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

    The Fine Arts Committee is sponsoring the performance, and there will be no admission charge. The public is cordially invited.

  • Middle School students learn ceremonial dances

    LaRue County school students identified as gifted/talented in the areas of dance, drama, creativity, and social studies experienced the realm of the performing arts last week.

    New Performing Arts of Louisville, a company providing live, professional performing arts programs to schools and smaller communities, hosted seminars for elementary and middle school students ranging from theatrical workshops to Native American dance.

  • Randy Newberry named to Athletic Director's Hall of Fame

    Randy Newberry, a long-time coach and referee in LaRue County sports, has been named to the 5th Region Athletic Director's Hall of Fame.

    Newberry was recognized Friday at halftime of the Lady Hawks' game. Formal recognition will take place at the girls’ basketball semi-final night at Marion County in March.

    Newberry was nominated for the award by LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson.

  • B.J. Carman: New Mat Hawks legend pins Trinity titan

    After Head Coach Gary Canter prepared his wrestling team to make a run at a fifth State Duals championship, it was junior Nick Paden who addressed the team to further prepare them for the day’s event.
    “I wanted to let them know that today was a day in which one or all of us could do something that would cause future Hawk wrestlers to remember our names for the next 10 to 20 years. Today was that important of a deal,” said Paden.

  • Former bookkeeper sentenced to 30 days

    Jennifer Rose Priddy, 30, of Elizabethtown, a former employee of Dr. Douglas L. Baumgardner, was sentenced to 30 days in county jail and ordered to reimburse the practice $18,069.04.
    Priddy pleaded guilty to one count each of theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception over $300.
    The Commonwealth Attorney recommended five years incarceration. The sentence was diverted and final sentencing was conducted Jan. 3 in LaRue Circuit Court.
    The case will be reviewed July 18.

  • Genevieve Roso retires from Extension Office

    Extension office assistant Genevieve Roso, will retire from her position on April 1. She has been with the local Extension Service for more than 21 years.

    She has given much support to the daily office operations with her skills in multitasking, computer use and bookkeeping. Here, she is presented a service award by Extension Agent David Harrison.

  • Tax Time: Avoid expensive refund anticipation loans

    If you do use a paid tax preparation service, you can keep your cost down by declining any refund-anticipation-loan products. E-Filing and direct depositing your refund can reduce your waiting time and avoid these cost services. Refund-anticipation-loans have high fees, and not using a RAL can save you an additional $100.   

  • National Bible Bee registration underway

    Host registration for the third annual National Bible Bee will remain open until March 31.  Contestant registration runs April 1-May 31. Official contest materials will be released on June 1. Every contestant will receive a Bible, Scripture memory cards, inductive Bible study curriculum, a T-shirt and more as part of registration.
    The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the spiritual growth of the entire family through Bible study, scripture memorization and prayer, launched the National Bible Bee in 2009.   

  • ECTC sponsors Gospel Music Extravaganza

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee will sponsor the 25th annual Gospel Musical Extravaganza 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, 401 W. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Choirs from the University of Kentucky, Murray State University, Campbellsville University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will perform.
    No admission charge. For more information, call Pam Harper at 706-8434.
     

  • TOUCHPOINTS: Gossip is a two-fold sin

    Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words will never harm me.
    Have you ever heard that quoted? Well, don’t believe it.  
    Hurtful words can cut to the very core of a person. From tabloid newspapers, forums on the Internet, even at church we are almost universally drawn to listen to or pass on the latest juicy tidbit about so-and-so’s divorce, extramarital affairs or just to rip the heart out of someone.