Carissa Breeding, a fifth-grader from Morningside Elementary School, has been honored as a district winner in the AARP/KRTA Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest. Carissa is one of 14 students who were honored in the state of Kentucky. Carissa received a plaque and a $50 check from AARP Kentucky. Lin Linder, president of the Elizabethtown-Hardin-LaRue Retired Teachers presented Carissa with the award at a school assembly May 1. Carissa also accepted a $25 check from the EHLRTA for her fifth-grade class. Principal Joe Nepi complimented Carissa on her accomplishment.
Councilman Stan Holmes recently attended the KBC-LEO leadership conference in Owensboro. Pictured are Paducah Commissioner Richard Abraham, Rep. Jim Glenn, Rep. Derrick Graham, Rep. Daryl Owens, Rep. Arnold Simpson, Rep. Reginald Meeks and Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes. Not pictured is Sen. Tony Thompson.
From left, Janet Simpson, Francis Simpson and Cindy Gibson, president Hardin County AM Rotary Club, welcome Eric Flack - Wave 3 News Troubleshooter, second from right, who was the guest speaker at the club meeting April 19.
Air Force Airman James L. Ashley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. A 2011 graduate of John Hardin High School, he is the son of Patricia Dodd of Elizabethtown.
Radcliff Rotary Club recently hosted the Rotary Regional Speech Contest. The contest was open to all high school students, who gave an eight- to 10-minute speech without notes on the annual Rotary theme. This year’s theme was “Peace through service.” Beginning at their local club level, winning contestants move on to sectional, regional and district levels with cash prizes for first- through third-place winners. The winner of all four levels will accumulate $2,200.