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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is reminding writers and poets that the deadline is approaching for poetry and fiction prizes.
The Heartland Review's deadline for the 2016 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize (1st place $350) and the 2016 Flash Fiction Prize (1st place $100) is February 1, 2016.
For details on how to submit poetry and fiction, Google The Heartland Review or go to http://theheartlandreview.elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/ and look under Contests for guidelines. This year's judge for poetry is the award-winning Gary Jackson.
Fort Knox High School T-Club and Colton's Steakhouse in Radcliff are doing a fundraiser February 01st to raise money helping to send their Y-Club students to the Kentucky United Nations Assembly in Louisville. On February 1st if you come in for dinner, Colton's donates 10% of the sales to help the students. So, the more people who come out to eat, the better is it for the students. The Fort Knox Y-Club's mission is "Developing Engaged Citizens & Servant Leaders of the Youth of American Soldiers to Affect Change in Their Society and World".
The First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee & Elizabethtown Community and Technical College present the Annual Gospel Musical, celebrating Black History Month, on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 7 p.m. The Gospel Musical will be held at First Baptist Church, 105 Bishop Lane, Elizabethtown. The musical is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served after the program. For more information, contact Pamela Harper, 270-706-8434.
Central Hardin Lady Bruins Softball will be hosting the 4TH Annual Sports Auction and Dinner.
Autographed Memorabilia, Golf Packages, Vacation Packages, Tickets to various Sports Events, Sports Equipment, Various Restaurants, Local Entertainment, Craft Items & much more.
Both a Live & Silent Auction.. Over 150 items in all.
All proceeds benefit the Lady Bruins Softball Program.
Saturday February 6, 5-9pm
Central Hardin High School Common’s Area
Tickets are $12.00 with meal provided by Back Home Catering
Contact Coach Jamie Goodman for tickets.
Macy’s Community Appreciation Night The North Hardin Band will be holding a Community Appreciation Night on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 pm in the band room. This is open to all our distinguished Macy’s, New Uniforms and Midwest Clinic donors. There will be cake & refreshments along with our deepest gratitude.
Hands Are For Helping Karaoke benefit on Saturday, February 20th at Heartland Sports Pub & Golf Course from 9 pm-12am. This event benefits Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, a local Child Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center that provides free services to victims of sexual assault and their non-offending family members in the 8 County region. For more information, please contact Silverleaf at 270-234-9236.
The Elizabethtown Police will be conducting a Citizens Police Academy (Class #28) from February 15 – March 28, 2016. The group will meet each Monday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Anyone wishing to participate can contact Virgil Willoughby 270-765-4125 or stop by the Elizabethtown Police Department located at 300 S Mulberry Street to pick up an application. The applications can also be downloaded from our website; www.etownpd.org and need to be submitted NLT 11 February, 2016.
What is the Citizens Police Academy?
The role of Police has always been an interest to the average Citizen. The television media has capitalized upon this curiosity with shows such as “Cops”, “America’s Most Wanted”, and “Blue Bloods.” Each week, real police action is broadcast into the living rooms of millions of Americans. Numerous Police Agencies have also benefited from the curiosity that citizens have about the police.
These agencies have formed Citizen Police Academy programs that create an expansion of their community based efforts. These programs are intended to open the lines of communication between the Community and the Police Department. Generally, the relationship between the police and the citizen is one of “love/hate”.
To the Citizen, it may frequently appear that the police are not doing their job or are exceeding their boundaries. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at what rules, regulations and policies the police follow, some of the misunderstanding may be alleviated.
The objective of the Citizen Police Academy is not to train an individual to be a “Reserve Police Officer” but to produce informed citizens. The citizens and police officers meet each other face to face in a neutral, friendly setting and each becomes a person to the other. In the past, citizens have simply seen a uniform, now they have an understanding about the person behind the badge.
Community HELP is needed. We are asking for HELP with the following for our Vision/Mission for Expansion 2016 into a NEW and LARGER facility:
Our Vision is to have an Administration Office, Youth Tutoring Program for Community, Life Skill Classes, Employment/Education, Larger Dining Area for 75, Larger Stage Area for Praise/Ministry/Preaching God’s Word, Larger Storage for Food/Pantry, Larger Kitchen area, Utility Room, Clothing Closet, Furniture, (2) Showers, (4) Beds, Blankets for Homeless Population, Large Parking Area and Storage.
Needs are as follows:
1) Volunteers (25 Committed for Various Roles/Leadership)
2) Head Cooks (6)
3) Program Manager for Tutoring/Teachers/Tutors for Children (6)
4) Grant Writer-We are 501c3
5) Marketing Director
6) Fundraising Director
11) Committee Members (5)
12) Social Workers (4)
13) Administrators (2)
Anyone interested in Volunteering or have Skills they desire to contribute, we are taking names and numbers now and will have an EXPANSION 2016 Meeting in February. We will begin building in March 2016 with completion date of August 2016.
Thanks for helping The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen expand for our Community Patrons in the Beautiful City of Radcliff KY.
College students looking to complete their course work in a shorter time may take advantage of eight-week and 12-week scheduling at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
Registration is under way for both the 12-week session, which begins February 8, as well as the eight-week bi-term classes, which will start on March 7.
“These sessions provide a wonderful opportunity for students to complete classes in a much shorter time and still earn full credit,” said Suzanne Darland, Advising Center Director. “These classes will be taught by members of the ECTC faculty and our tuition remains among the lowest in the state. And financial aid may be available to eligible students.” ECTC is also offering a Weekend College, enabling students to complete associate degrees by attending classes only on Saturdays, with the rest completed online.
A variety of classes are available on campus and online, including classes like: accounting, art, business, biology, communications, computer-aided design, computer information technology, computerized manufacturing and machining, criminal justice, culinary arts, engineering & electronics technology, English, geology, history, human services, interdisciplinary early childhood education, industrial safety, math, political science, psychology, reading, and sociology.
To talk to a counselor, or to get the application process started, visit the admissions office at ECTC’s Elizabethtown campus, or call 270-769-2371. Students also can enroll at ECTC by visiting the Fort Knox Campus, Leitchfield Campus and Springfield Campus.