Community News

  • Cook that turkey safely

    The Website for the National Turkey Federation - http://www.eatturkey.com/consumer/thanks.html provides tips for safely preparing and cooking your holiday turkey. Check out the links for thawing and thermometer guidelines. You can also check with the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) or Web site www.fsis.usda.gov. Look for the Turkey Basics link.

  • Local attorney serves on ECTC commission

    Hodgenville attorney Robert K. Claycomb has been appointed to the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College nominating commission to serve through April 15, 2013.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the appointment Friday.

  • Sunrise Manor celebrations

    Sunrise Manor recently celebrated numerous milestones and events.

    Employees competed in a Halloween costume contest in October.

    In November several residents and employees celebrated birthdays.

    Employee service recognitions were given to Diane Curry for 25 years of service and Mary Rose Thompson for five years of service.


  • Adoption seminars set for Nov. 20-21

    Adoption Support for Kentucky, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, will hold seminars Nov. 20-21.

    “Training and support on Guardianship and SSI” will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Sandra Mahoney from Adult Protection will speak.

    “Training and Support on Transitioning Youth Into Adulthood” will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.

    Child care and refreshments provided at both sessions.

    Adoption Support is accepting donations for the foster/adoptive children’s Christmas Party.

  • Children's author holds book signing Saturday

    Michael A. Crain will be at Lincolns Loft 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21 for a book signing.

    Crain’s book “Babbott and Babboo,” is about two fun-loving monkeys and their adventures.

    Crain, the son of Agnes Crain and the late George H. Crain Sr., resides in Glasgow, but grew up on a farm in Buffalo with 10 siblings. He is an Army veteran of the Persian Gulf, Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Checking credit report is simple process

    The three credit bureaus have a central Web site and phone number from which you can order your report. One free report from each company can be ordered annually. You may order your reports from the three nationwide consumer reporting companies at the same time, or you can order them separately to have a free report every four months. To order, visit www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll free 1-877-322-8228.

  • Festival of Trees on display

    Main Street’s Festival of Trees opened Satur­day and was seen by a lot of local visitors plus a few from other states and England. Many local people were in town to visit the downtown shops holding holiday open house that day.

  • Daugherty named to Poetry Society’s executive board

    Hodgenville native Mary Daugherty was inducted into the Kentucky Poetry Society’s Executive Board at Pine Mountain Resort Park. Through KSPS, members have the opportunity to associate with fellow writers, develop lifelong friendships, exchange ideas, and learn from each other and from workshop leaders at annual meetings on how to sharpen writing skills and appreciation for the art of poetry.

  • Underwood places third in state poetry contest

    Jennifer Underwood of Elizabethtown placed third in the Kentucky State Poetry Society’s “Grin to Help You Bear It” contest for her poem, “Dark Ode to Slick Willy.”

    The contest is named for Eve Alderdice, a deceased poet known for her sense of humor.

    The awards were announced Oct. 17 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville. Entries were required to have eight lines and be humorous.

  • Another way to help the environment

    Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Many of us get caught up with purchasing the latest advances and do not think about how or when the device’s predecessor will be disposed.

    Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste.

    Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as e-scrap.

    Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic.