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  • Sonora businesswoman Thurman dies

    There weren’t many strangers in Claudia Thurman’s world.

    The outgoing Sonora businesswoman and former city commissioner died early Friday morning at her home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 69.

    Friends said in the hours after her passing if you didn’t know Thurman wasn’t a Hardin County native, you never would have guessed it. She had passion for where she lived.

  • ECTC, EIS series encourages girls to consider math, science careers

    Kelli Schultz didn’t know in high school what she wanted to do with her life.

    The president and CEO of Digital Compliance in Elizabethtown joked with a group of about 40 freshman girls from Elizabethtown High School that it was years before she learned “MBA” stood for master of business administration, not Midwest Basketball Academy.

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  • Power outage caused by failed communication line

    A 42-minute power outage Thursday night was the result of an equipment problem at a utility substation in Elizabethtown.

    The outage was caused when a communication line at the substation on Gaither Station Road in Elizabethtown failed and fell into a capacitor bank. Capacitor banks are used to maintain desired voltage, said Chris Whelan, vice president of communications for Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co.

  • ECTC hosts annual Early Childhood Education Conference

    More than 200 area early childhood educators and providers spent Saturday training at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s annual conference.

    For seven years, ECTC has hosted an Early Childhood Education Conference and has grown each year through word of mouth, said Martha Page, professor and coordinator of the school’s Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Program.

    Early childhood encompasses ages birth through 8 years old, Page said, but most of the 245 attendees serve birth through kindergarten.

  • Tax preparers rush to meet deadline

    Monday is the deadline to file taxes, and area preparers are scrambling to help a slew of last-minute filers and those seeking extensions.

    They shared some tips from their experience for those who have to do more today and Monday than make a trip to the post office.

    Accounting & Tax Professionals on North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown always is busy during the last week before the deadline. There also are plenty of customers seeking help on the last possible day, manager Krystal Williams said.

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  • Wild Rose Equestrian Center to host Spring Horse Show

    Wild Rose Equestrian Center hosts its Spring Horse Show on Saturday and Sunday. The free event is open to the public.

    All competitors are students at Wild Rose.

    Saturday’s schedule begins at 10 a.m. with the opening session for students between the ages of 2 and 6. The Wild Rose Drill Team performs at intermission and is followed by Rookies (Walk, Trot riders) to round out the day.

  • Jury trial continued for former West Point man

    The jury trial in the case against a former West Point man facing 19 felony sex charges was scheduled to begin Monday but has been continued for two months.

    Jimmie Sturgill, 65, was indicted last year on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and 16 counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities. Last month in separate case he was indicted on first-degree sodomy.