Today's Features

  • The crowd sat in silence at the end of the film and exited quietly in reverence of what they just saw.

    This is the description of what many theatergoers are experiencing when they see “American Sniper.”

    Packed theaters are breaking box office records for a drama and the film has earned six Academy Award nominations.

  • Volunteering has been a large part of Crystal Tilton’s life.

    “I started volunteering when I was 13,” the 30-year-old Elizabethtown resident said.

  • The Rev. Martin Linebach has thought about being a priest since he was a child.

    “There’s an old saying that every little Catholic boy thinks he’s going to be a priest,” he said.

    He started seriously thinking about the priesthood when he was in high school.

  • In 2012, Horse Cave Thea­tre — by then known as Kentucky Repertory Theatre — closed.

    Now a group is working toward a revival of the playhouse under its original name and are asking for help to open the curtains once again.

    “It can be brought back,” said Ken Hailey, artistic director of Kentucky Stage(s).

  • In the civil rights movement, one name stands out: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “Selma” illustrates one particular moment when the nation’s eyes were fixed on a town in Alabama during that choatic period of American history.

    The story behind the march from Selma to Montgomery and its place in history is well documented in the film.

  • Sue Taylor volunteers her time with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, helping those in need.

    Before retiring, the 72-year-old worked at First National Bank of Louisville, which now is part of PNC Bank. She didn’t touch any money, she said, but instead worked one on one with customers.

  • Although he has a background of participating in sports, Darwin Perez, 25, felt something was missing. It was not sustaining his interest.

    After years of searching, Perez has found his passion in CrossFit competitions, which require participants to be well-rounded athletes rather than proficient in just one area, such as weightlifting.

  • The love of art and teaching have taken Jill McIntyre’s artistic endeavors in a new direction.

    She’s always loved art, but had no formal training. Nine years ago, she became the art teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and began researching all types of art to improve her craft and to teach it to the children.

  • Supporting military families in need is important to Melissa Swift of Elizabethtown.

    Swift, a military spouse of almost 16 years, took on the role in October of program manager for Operation Homefront Tennessee/Kentucky. The organization provides assistance to lower enlisted military and their families and wounded warriors.

  • Master distiller Brent Goodin has ushered in a new era for Hardin County, a place in the state’s historic bourbon business.

    Goodin’s family has been in the region since the 1700s, specifically in Hardin, LaRue and Nelson counties.