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Today's News

  • Men's 3-on-3 tournament planned in New Haven

  • Girls' youth basketball signups are Tuesday

    Little league girls’ basketball sign-ups will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the high school cafeteria. Teams will be formed for kindergarten through sixth graders.

    Cost is $35 per player. A family discount is available.

    For more information, call Travis Wootton at 734-1475 or James Brewer at 735-5994.

  • Monique's novel nominated for national award

    Debut novel “Suicide Diaries” has brought author Ebonee Monique recognition from the African American Literary Show. The group nominated her as Breakout Author of the Year.

    Monique, the granddaughter of the late Howard and Margaret Curle of Hodgenville, released the book in February.

    “My initial reaction, of course, was disbelief,” said Monique. “I couldn’t wrap my mind around being nominated for a national award and being on a roster with such experienced and respected veterans – all for doing something I love.”

  • Ashley Hedgespeth receives Nolin RECC scholarship

    Nolin RECC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards $7,000 in scholarship funds to local students each year.

    The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, are awarded to six graduating high school students and one adult who is re-entering college. Recipients may use the funds at any college or vocational school of their choice.

  • New employees will focus on re-employment for jobless Kentuckians

    Sixty new employees will join the ranks of the Office of Employment and Training to help put jobless Kentuckians back to work.

    The goal of the additional staff will be to increase the employment of those who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits. The new employees will service customers either directly, or through referrals, to enhance their skills toward achieving the goal of re-employment.

  • Senior activities

    Public Retirees to meet

    Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown. Bob Henson, KPR representative on the Kentucky Retirement System Board, will be the guest speaker.

  • Community calendar

    Cholesterol screening

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will have cholesterol screenings 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8. Cost is $25 by appointment only.

    Prostate screenings

    Hardin Memorial Hospital will hold prostrate screenings – PSA lab work ($20 fee) 6:30-10 a.m. Sept. 8.; and digital rectal exam appointments 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Registration required. Call 737-4464 to schedule an appointment.

    Lincoln Labor Day program

  • Parish workshop to be held

    The Parish Health and Wellness Ministry workshop will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Catharine College Hamilton Health Sciences Building near Springfield. Sister Bea Keller, SCN, Norton Healthcare, will be the primary presenter. Sister Mary Schmuck, RSM will provide a session on public policy and health ministry.

    Four continuing education units are available for nurses on request with registration. The $5 fee includes lunch. Registration is required by Aug. 21. All faith communities are welcome.   

  • Utility increases power rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a settlement that permits Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to raise its rates in order to increase its annual revenue by $3.69 million, or about 9.8 percent.

    Farmers negotiated the settlement – which gives the rural electric cooperative about $350,000 less in annual revenue than it requested – with the Office of Attorney General.

  • Fields are ready for the harvest

    This summer it has been a real joy to drive through the countryside and see the beautiful crops. One can almost see and hear the corn grow. We’ve had ample good rain and the temperature has been moderate. How grateful the farmers should be, considering some recent years when not enough rain and other adverse conditions produced a less than desirable yield.