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Today's News

  • ECTC to offer unemployment seminar

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will offer another free seminar Monday to assist people who have lost jobs. ECTC has offered several such workshops over the past year as more and more local companies trim payrolls.

  • Time to change time

    At 2 a.m. Sunday, it instantly became 3 a.m. as Daylight Saving Time returns.

    That means morning arrived earlier than your body might expect Sunday. It also means more daylight hours in the early evening.

    If it seems like the time change occurred sooner than you remember, that's because it is.

    In 2007, Daylight Saving Time moved to the first Sunday in March as part of an energy conservation bill passed by Congress. It also now lasts until the first Sunday in November, when the missing hour returns.

  • Lady Hawks retire two jerseys

    Feb. 14, the LaRue County girls’ basketball program retired two former players’ numbers.

    Jerseys 15 and 42 were retired in honor of Verda Dunn-Hacker, Class of 1981, and Lisa Phillips, Class of 1990.

    The jerseys will hang in the gym lobby along with the only other Lady Hawk jersey to be retired – Tammy Shelton, number 32, Class of 2005.

    These are the only three girls who have scored more than 1,500 points in girls’ basketball history, which started in 1975. They both are in the top five of almost every statistical category.

  • State contractor begins storm debris clean-up

    LaRue County is still digging out from under the debris left behind by the Jan. 27 ice storm.

    And time is running out for residents to take advantage of a free drop-off site for downed limbs and trees. March 4 is the last day that LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street will be available for debris drop-off, according to Judge-Executive Tommy Turner. After that date, residents are responsible for disposing of their own storm leftovers.

    State begins clean-up

  • Church calendar

    Day of Prayer

    Dr. Ruth Redel will be  guest speaker at the World Day of Prayer Service noon March 6. The service is sponsored by the local Church Women United and will be hosted by Central Avenue Baptist Church, 401 Central Ave., Elizabethtown. World Day of Prayer is a Worldwide ecumenical movement of women of many faiths who come together to observe a common day of prayer. For more information, contact Linda Funk at 737-2929.

    Free dinner and movie

  • The Christian’s joy will last

    The joy of the Lord and the joy that the world gives are very different. The world’s joy is artificial, is not real and is on the outside. Booze, drugs, clothes, cars, stocks and bonds are outward things. The fleeting joy they bring does not last.

    Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). He came that we might have this joy to the full. It is a joy that the world does not give, nor can it take the joy away. This is a joy where God is at the center of life and is in control.

  • Maintain unity through the spirit

    “By one spirit we were all baptized into one body.” I Corinthians 12:13

    Mark Twain joked about putting a dog and cat together in a cage to see how they would get along.

    They did fine so he added a bird, a pig and a goat.

    They did fine until he added a Baptist and a Catholic – and soon there wasn’t a living thing left.

    Seriously, there’s nothing Satan enjoys more than causing division by pitting Christian against Christian, often over insignificant issues.

  • Six people receive diverted sentence

    Charges have been dismissed or diverted against six people involved in an altercation in July.

    Defendants occasionally are granted a diverted sentence in which a charge is eventually expunged if they meet certain criteria.

    Christopher R. Schmittou, 21, of Hodgenville, was charged with three counts of terroristic threatening, third degree. The charges were diverted for six months and will be reviewed in June.

    Whitney Thomas of Buffalo was charged with assault, fourth. Those charges were also diverted.

  • Fiscal Court gets update of storm-damage totals

    LaRue County Judge-Executive Tommy Turner told LaRue Fiscal Court that about 1,000 cubic yards – about 30 dump-truck loads – of ice storm-damaged limbs and brush have been dropped off at the disposition site at LaRue County fairgrounds.

    During its Feb. 24 meeting at the courthouse, Fiscal Court decided to clean up some aspects of its zoning ordinance and established a reimbursement policy for medical care at the jail.

  • Reunion calendar

    Class of ‘89 planning

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1989 will hold a reunion planning meeting 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Call Karen Hawkins Barnes at 324-4262 or Laura Kasparie at 769-6392 if you plan to attend.