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Today's News

  • Foundation teams up with Cause Layouts to raise money, child cancer awareness

    Helping a local cancer foundation is as easy as decorating one’s Facebook page.

    The Isaiah Alonso Foundation has partnered with the website Cause Layouts to raise awareness and money for the foundation.

    Cause Layouts creates Facebook layouts, or background images surrounding a Facebook page, for a variety of issues.

    The organization created five layouts for the Isaiah Alonso Foundation, one featuring the foundation’s logo and the others featuring families with whom the foundation has been in contact.

  • Author partners with USA Cares on jobs for vets program

    National USA Cares spokesman Bryan Anderson promoted his book “No Turning Back” Friday at The Bookstore in Radcliff and Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown, but earlier in the week he helped launch an initiative for veterans looking for a new career path.

    USA Cares inaugurated the Sgt. Bryan Anderson Jobs for Kentucky Veterans Fund this week in Louisville, laying the groundwork for an endeavor that will provide financial aid for veterans nearing graduation.

  • Lee and Walker make bowls for Warm Blessings

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is preparing for a fundraiser and awareness benefit on Feb. 11 called Empty Bowls. People attending will have a nice soup meal and will receive a handmade ceramic bowl to remind them that some people’s bowls are “empty.” Many volunteers have been making bowls for the event. Bowls made by community leaders will be sold in a silent auction as an added fundraising effort. 

  • Anderson mixes humor, inspiration in new book

    Bryan Anderson had to hit bottom before he could find the confidence to reject a soul-sucking darkness and depression that could have broken him.

    Anderson, a national spokesman for Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares, was severely injured by an improvised explosive device in 2005 while serving in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of both of his legs and his left hand, which he now covers with a prosthetic.

  • Greer serves as first lady of Milligan College

    Edwina Young Greer, a native of Elizabethtown, now serves as the first lady of Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college located in Northeast Tennessee. Her husband, Dr. Bill Greer, was inaugurated as Milligan’s 15th president on Oct. 28. Edwina Greer presented her husband with the presidential robe during the formal installation service. Their sons, Logan and Jeremy, both Milligan students, carried the college’s banners during the inauguration.

  • Cecilia Homemakers get lesson on healthy holiday foods

    The Cecilia Homemakers Lesson “Healthy Holiday Foods - A Matter of Choice” was presented by Brenda Lowe, Julia McKinley and Sharon Bush on Nov. 15 at the Cecilia Community Ruritan Building. There were 22 members present.

    The next meeting is Dec. 6 in the Fellowship Hall of Cecilia Baptist Church. The meal will be catered with each member paying for their own meal. Those present at the Nov. meeting were asked to pay in advance. Secret pals will be revealed, gifts exchanged and the group will be drawing for next years secret pals.

  • Greenspace and ECTC students help protect wildlife habitat

    Students from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Introductory Biology courses participated in a service-learning project where they assisted Greenspace with trail restoration at Buffalo Lake on Nov. 12. The group spent several hours removing invasive species from the habitat and strategically placing downed trees to slow erosion around the stream. The project was supervised by Greenspace board members David Lutz, Lori Timbers and Tiffany McFalls. A native species planting, scheduled for Earth Day weekend, will follow in the spring.

  • Blue Ball Church helps out at Warm Blessings
  • Volunteers of the Month chosen for Bluegrass Junior Optimist Club

    The Bluegrass Junior Optimist Club is a youth community service organization sponsored by the Rineyville Optimist Club. Members volunteer at Warm Blessings, the Brown-Pusey House and other service-centered businesses. Pictured are the September and October Volunteers of the Month.

  • Rotary Club hears about a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa

    Salim Najar was the guest speaker at the Nov. 8 meeting of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club. He gave a presentation on a Rotary-sponsored trip to Africa for several doctors and nurses. The team performed open heart surgery on a number of children and also provided local doctors and nurses the opportunity to learn how to perform the surgery.