• 4-H camping season nears

    By Marla Stillwell
    County extension agent for 4-H youth development

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 13. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  • Smith speaks at Ancestral Trails meeting

    The Ancestral Trails Historical Society met in April.

    Elvin Smith Jr. presented the program, “The Civil War Battle of Vinegar Hill.” The battle occurred near Sonora in LaRue County on Dorsey Creek. Each side had six cannons. There were from one to seven killed, depending on which record is read. The date of the battle is uncertain but occurred after Sept. 20, 1862. The generals involved were Gen. Bragg and Gen. Buell. Information on the battle was found in various diaries Smith collects.

  • Tae Kwon Do students compete in tournament

    More than 40 students of Sheroan’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Elizabethtown competed in the Twin Lakes Invitational Tournament on March 30 at Grayson County Middle School in Leitchfield. Competitors ranged in skill level from little dragons up to black belts. The competition included contests in forms, board breaking, point sparring and weapons.

  • Cub Scouts attend zombie campout
  • Scouts conduct flag retirement ceremony

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 221 and Venture Crew 221 retire 20 U.S. flags at the Central Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery-Central in Radcliff. The ceremony included a brief reminder of the importance of respect for the American flag, a remembrance of those who have given their lives in defense of our nation and a moment of silence in memorial.

  • Alpha Phi officers attend leadership conference

    From left, Anthony McCormick, George Hollins, Stan Holmes, Willie Little, Dr. James Baker and Louis Wingate, officers of Alpha Phi Alpha Local Chapter attend a leadership conference.

  • Radcliff Rotary Club members gather for April meeting


  • Greenspace group walks Pirtle Trail

    Doug and Janet Gebler, left, with Greenspace President, Aaron Rucker, left rear, in attendance, lead about 12 Greenspace supporters through Greenspace’s Pirtle Trail to look for wildflowers on April 6. Because of cold and rainy March weather, only about a half-dozen native wildflowers were up for viewing. Board members and guests comprised the balance of the group. Greenspace Trails, located throughout Hardin County, are free and open to the public.  

  • Atria residents Skype with elementary school students


    The residents at Atria Elizabethtown invited students in a third-grade class at Southwestern Elementary School in Hanover, Ind., to Skype with them. The students and residents were asked to come up with a questions for each other. Atria resident Doris Pile had 14 fellow residents in her apartment to participate in the program. This was the first time any of the residents have been exposed to Skype.

  • Master Gardeners welcome new interns

    Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners welcome 2013 interns from left, Jennifer West, Sharon Ward, Suzanne McCoy, Barbara Mix, Sue Campbell and Anna Winchell.