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Community News

  • Special Needs Adoption Program

    The Special Needs Adoption Program within the Department for Community Based Services operates statewide to recruit families to adopt or foster Kentucky’s waiting children.

  • Lincoln Birthplace getting a new name

    The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is now a park.

    Three years ago, the General Management Plan for ALBNHS recommended changing the name of the site to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

    The addition of the Boyhood Home Site at Knob Creek Farm to the site necessitated the change, according to a National Park Service news release.

    A national historic site is defined as “containing a single historic feature that was directly associated with its subject.” 

  • Reed judges mock trial championship

    Madison Central High School/Kentucky Tech in Richmond recently earned the championship title in the 2009 Kentucky High School Mock Trial Tournament. This is the second time the team has won the state championship, first winning it in 2000. The title qualifies the team to compete in the National High School Mock Trial Tournament in Atlanta from May 6-10.

    Judging the competition were Court of Appeals judges, circuit and district judges, attorneys and law students. LaRue and Hart District Judge C. Derek Reed was among the judges. 

     

  • ECTC to offer French class in April

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a conversational French class in April. The class is designed to introduce the student to phrases, vocabulary, culture and grammar that would be helpful when going abroad.

    The course will be held four Mondays beginning April 6, 6-8:30 p.m., in room 411 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center building on the ECTC campus. Registration is $89. Deadline to register is March 30.

  • Pottinger among top students

    The 2009 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges will include a local student attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory have included Courtney Pottinger of Magnolia in this honor based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. She joins an elite group of students from more than 1,400 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign nations.

  • Dress in blue, promote awareness of colon cancer and save lives

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, time to call your doctor and ask about a screening test that’s right for you.

    Few cancers are as easily prevented as colon cancer yet more than 2,500 Kentuckians will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and nearly 900 will die. Routine screening is highly effective, which means 9 out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured if detected early.  

  • Take small steps for health and wealth

    Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight (BMI between 25 and 29.9), obese (BMI between 30 and 39.9), or extremely obese (BMI of 40 and above). An obese person spends $900 more a year in medical expenses than a person of normal weight. American adult caloric intake has risen from 1,854 to 2,002 calories per day over the past 20 years. This 148-calorie per day increase equals a weight gain of 15 pounds per year.

    Cigarette smoking, followed by poor diet and physical inactivity, are the leading preventable causes of death in America.

  • Boyd begins doctorate program

    Jessica Boyd, a LaRue County High School alumnus, was honored for earning a 4.0 grade point average in her physical therapy doctorate program at the University of Kentucky for the fall semester.

    Boyd is in her first year of the program. She was voted class president for her 2011 graduating class.

    She is the daughter of Darryl and Debby Boyd of Hodgenville.

  • Stith accepts new position

    John Stith, principal of Hiseville Elementary School, was introduced Friday as the new director of finance for the Barren County School District.

    Stith will take over for Sarah Vincent, who retires at the end of this school year after 33 years of service.

  • 54 donors turn out for HES blood drive

    When Melissa Pearman, Hodgenville Family Resource Center coordinator, set the goal for the center’s third Red Cross blood drive, she thought 32 donors would be great.

    When workers totaled the pints of blood donated at Hodgenville Elementary School’s gymnasium Jan. 26, however, the amount collected, 54 pints, proved to be a happy surprise.