Today's News

  • Ask the expert: Home organization

    My favorite part of the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is reuse. I feel clever and creative when I find new ways to use containers that hold the food and other items I buy at my grocery store. I also feel a little resourceful because I am not spending money on plastic containers from the home organization aisle. In my efforts to go green and save some dough, I have run across some very useful container repurposing ideas that will help you be a proud reuser.

  • Life or Something Like It

    May marks the month of graduations — from high school, from college, and even from kindergarten.

    I went to the one for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week and was reminded of the pomp and ceremony that mark every one of them.

  • Playing in the Toy Box

    When Katrina Eicher began teaching at what is now Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, students were offered only a one-credit hour course in theater.

    Now the college offers a four-credit hour course each spring semester and claims its own theater group.

    Eicher, professor of communication and theater, founded Toy Box Theatre in 1998 as part of two classes offered for theater and production, covering all aspects of the craft.

  • Performance anxiety silences the Triple Crown voice

    For the last 10 years, Tom Durkin has been the voice of the Triple Crown on NBC. This year, he voluntarily chose to not renew his contract to announce the three most important horse races of the year. He is very open about the reason he gave up this very important announcing position. He is exhausted by the performance anxiety created by being the voice of such an important sporting event.

  • The List: Protecting your credit and money

    Protect yourself, your credit and your money with these tips from the Better Business Bureau.

  • Ask the Expert: Take care to avoid ticks and Lyme Disease

    Spring and summer bring us many wonderful things to enjoy after a long winter. But they also bring us threats to our health. One of which is Lyme disease.

    I have witnessed and have been told by many in the community that this has been a bad year for ticks. On a personal note, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a result of a bite from a tick I received in early April. Thankfully, I knew some of the signs and symptoms to look for and received quick and effective treatment.

  • Businesses go purple for cancer awareness

    Tobé Poynter, owner of Mulberry Florist in Elizabethtown, knows many of her customers have been touched by cancer.

    “It’s close to a lot of families,” she said.

    She and her sister, who works with her, are glad their mother beat the disease 11 years ago. That victory made them eager to sign up for Paint the Town Purple, an event organized by Relay For Life.

    “Cancer doesn’t discriminate,” Poynter said. “I feel like this is something we should be involved in.’’

  • Paint the Town Purple builds Relay's momentum

    The issue: Paint the Town Purple
    Our view: A new way to build awareness

  • Bennett sentenced to 15 years for park attack

    A man charged with two separate crimes at Freeman Lake Park was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

    Kenneth R. Bennett was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to rape a woman in Freeman Lake Park in August 2010.

    Bennett also pleaded guilty to second-degree arson in 2009 for a fire that damaged the Lincoln Heritage House in the same park. The 15-year sentence will run consecutively with a 10-year sentence he received for the arson charge.

  • Dipietro gets 30 years for attack on woman

    A Sonora man with a “high risk” to re-offend was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for an attack on an elderly Sonora woman last July.

    Edward L. Dipietro was charged with sodomy, burglary and robbery for breaking into the home of a 70-year-old woman in Sonora and forced oral sex on her. Dipietro was convicted of first-degree rape in the 1990s and is a registered sex offender.