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Today's News

  • Youth attend 4-H Summit

    Middle school 4-H delegates from across the state recently attended the 10th annual Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center in Jabez. The conference is held annually for those youth in grades 6-8 who want to learn more about Kentucky 4-H. The program is designed to encourage youth to continue their involvement in 4-H as they transition from middle to high school. 

  • COLUMN: Put savings plans into action

     

    Savings isn’t just about putting money in the bank. It can be accomplished in many ways, all of them helpful to the individual. This list of money saving techniques is broken into three distinct styles of savings: 1) restricting purchases to prioritize need rather than want, 2) reserving money for later, and 3) reducing the cost of needed items bought.

    Identifying your wants versus needs:

    1. Kick a bad habit and put the money you would have spent on that habit into savings.

  • Spring forage decisions affect yearly production

    Spring is here. Management practices during the early spring directly impact future performance and profitability for the upcoming year. Let’s look at two common misconceptions and why some may need to rethink their management practices as they relate to the harvest of spring-time forages.

    Wet weather during the spring makes it nearly impossible to put up quality hay is one misconception. While not impossible, it is difficult. We cannot turn the water off and on to accommodate the growth of forages and our harvest schedule as farmers do in the western United States.

  • Better Business Bureau: Hot Topics for April

     Beware of a pretrial conference scam. A local consumer contacted BBB saying she received a phone call telling her she had to appear for a pretrial conference and if she didn’t show up, she would be arrested. Then, the scammer tried to get her personal information. 

     

  • St. Catherine's finances under review

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

    Schools found to have severe issues were placed on the HCM2 (heightened cash monitoring) list, which means the department of education will begin closely watching the handling of funds at those institutions.

  • COLUMN: Spring garden provides fresh, healthy choices

      Spring has finally sprung. Sunny skies and warmer weather make for the perfect opportunity to start spending more time outdoors. A great way to spend that time is creating a beautiful home garden. Home gardens are the perfect way to provide fresh, local vegetables for your family. They also provide an outdoor, weekend activity that the whole family can get involved in.

  • PHOTO: Rotary guest Cale Tharp

     Rotarian John Skaggs, left, welcomed Cale Tharp from 94.3 the Wolf to Thursday’s Hodgenville club meeting. Cale was the guest speaker. 

  • PHOTO: Warm Blessings donation

     Pictured with Warm Blessings volunteers is frequent supporter Sergeant Major William C. McDaniel who recently delivered several cases of canned items to the Elizabethtown soup kitchen. From left, Steven Richardson, McDaniel, Ruby Gabbert and Becky Grant.  

  • PHOTO: Feeding America donation

     Katie McDowell, on behalf of the Hodgenville Rotary Club, presented a $630 check to Amber Lyvers of Feeding America.

  • ECTC presents Toybox Theater

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, Tales from the Toy Box, at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Science Auditorium on ECTC’s campus. Admission is $2. Children under 3 are admitted free.