• Hardin Countians offered discounted trip down under

    Kentucky Down Under is offering surrounding counties an opportunity for savings on admission Saturday and Sunday.

    If you live in Hardin, Green, Grayson or LaRue county, admission to the park is $5 instead of the regular $22 fee. A driver’s license, utility bill or other proof of residency will be required for the discount.

    Kentucky Down Under offers hands-on experiences with Australian animals and educational programs as well as a cave to tour. It is located off Interstate 65 at exit 58 in Horse Cave.

  • Dash of Class: Healthy, historical dates blend into treat recipes

    Today we continue on our culinary trip through the alphabet. I have not been able to think of a vegetable that begins with the letter “D,” and there are very few fruits that begin with the same letter.

  • Boo hits the big 1-0

    It was nearly 10 years ago. I can remember standing in the middle of a yard with several Chocolate Labrador puppies scurrying around, except for one. One puppy shivered at my feet on that day in October. That was the one.

    He was born on Sept. 2, a small fuzzy thing that looked like a little bear. He was a purebred dog so he had to have three names to register him. As I rode home with this brown fuzzy puppy curled up in my lap, the name just came to me, Baloo Bear (technically Boo Boo Bear Baloo for his registration papers).

  • Local veterans honored in parade

    At 10 a.m. Saturday the Cecilia Days parade will be rolling down Ky. 86.

    “It gets bigger every year,” organizer Greg Lowe said.

    Each year the parade features floats, marching bands, horses, cars and bikes. Pretty much everything but all terrain vehicles, which are not prohibited.

  • Games that reflect a Cecilia lifestyle

    Tractors are a common sight in Cecilia and farmers are a part of the area’s cultural heritage.

    In fact, you can pop into Cecilia Farm Service at any time of day and see a few gathered to talk about farming and life.

    A highlight of every Cecilia Days is the tractor games and tractor display. Longtime Cecilia resident Louis Crosier used to organize the event but the torch was passed to Kyle Ashlock following Crosier’s death.

  • Food a highlight at Cecilia Days

    When some people think of Cecilia Days they immediately think of the food, most famously the chicken dinners. But there are other options for the two-day festivities.

    Friday night starts with a fish fry. From 6 to 8 p.m., diners can dig in to a “delicious white fish” dinner, organizer Debbie Hay said.

    The reason Hay said it tastes so good it the old-fashioned deep-frying method.

    They usually serve about 300 dinners on Friday night.

  • New activities, crowd favorites highlight Cecilia Days

    A couple of new events are on the roster for Cecilia Days on Friday and Saturday, but the festival continues to offer the annual favorites that fill the two days with music, food and fun.

    This is the 42nd year for Cecilia Days, and the success of the event, as far as festival chairman/president Greg Lowe is concerned, has more to do with who than what.

    “The key is probably the people in the community,” Greg Lowe said.

  • Cecilia Days offers "almost" talent, music for entertainment

    While enjoying the food, browsing arts and crafts or participating in activities such as an apple peeling contest, visitors to Cecilia Days can sample a variety of musical and family entertainment.

    Joni Hill, entertainment organizer, said Saturday’s lineup of musical acts is “a little different” than in the past in that there is a little more.

  • Cars roll into Cecilia Days for show, competition

    Food, music, games, arts and crafts aren’t the only attractions that will get visitors to Cecilia Days revved up.

    The festival again will hold a car show and competition.

    A variety of cars will be entered into the show at the festival with judging beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

    Larry Hicks, car show organizer, said the best vehicles in about 28 categories will be selected. Examples of some of the categories are Best Ford and Best Mustang, he said.

  • Concert remembers oldies

    Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series will host a tribute to music legends at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.