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Today's Features

  • Laura Lamb prefers to see life through the lens of her camera.

    A former firefighter, when she’s not help-ing students in the financial aid department at Elizabethtown Community and Tech-nical College, she often can be found taking photos of nature and for area non-profits.

    Originally from Louisville, she moved to Hardin County at age 10.

  • Summertime means the garden is including a plethora of squash and zucchini.

    There’s so much you can do with these two vegetables and I try to find new recipes every year.

    You can fry them, bake them, use them in a salad and even in a veggie lasagna. Making squash or zucchini bread is tasty and can be easily frozen to enjoy at another time.

  • A week ago, I highlighted fruits that are in season right now — peaches and blackberries — and this week I have some recipes for you that also are in season: zucchini, yellow squash and cucumbers.

  • Getting to know Anthony Conder
    Favorite author: Dean Koontz
    Hobbies: He enjoys playing X-box with his kids.  “I love to kill zombies,” he said. “If it gets too intense I will squeal.”
    Favorite music: Linkin Park

  • Despite an overwhelmingly negative response from critics, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” raked in $100 million at the box office opening weekend.

    But will audiences like what they see? The film isn’t as horrible as most critics made it out to be, but it has some problems.

    First off, it is very long. Almost three hours.

  • Lauren Kinser is having the experience of a lifetime this summer.

    The 21-year-old Elizabethtown native is in Romania working with orphaned children through Home of Hope.

    A Bonner Scholar at Lindsey Wilson College, she always wanted to go to Romania but never made plans for it. About a month ago, she got a call and was asked if money wasn’t an issue how serious was she about going there.

    She said she would be on the next flight.

  • Comedian Groucho Marx is attributed as saying “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

    Jim Weise is outside of a dog in a big way.

    Weise was among those who helped re-establish Friends of the Hardin County Public Library last May, and he became president of the organization.

    “We started out with a book sale and had a second book sale,” Weise said.

    After the second book sale, membership grew from around 25 to about 67, he said.

  • Claire Allen knows her way around a stage.

    Not only has Allen acted upon that stage for Hardin County Playhouse, she also has painted sets and worked in various roles behind the scenes.

    “I painted several sets before I started acting,” Allen said.

    Additionally, Allen is president of the HCP board of directors. She has been a member of the board since late 2008.

    Allen recalled that first role as part of an ensemble in an HCP production of “The Sound of Music.”

    “I was a nun,” Allen said.

  • FOR MORE: To see the work of artist Amber Gardner, visit her page on Facebook, Dragonflypoppy Creations.

     

    After putting aside her artistic aspirations in order to serve in the Air Force, Buffalo resident Amber Gardner now has immersed herself in her art.

    At her home studio, Gardner creates watercolor paintings, steampunk-style jewelry and leather items for her business Dragonflypoppy Creations. Although her business is relatively new, her interest in art goes back many years.

  • Christy Pritchard looks toward the future with knowledge from the past in her work as an archaeologist and while volunteering with the Elizabethtown Heritage Council.

    She is the archaeology project manager for the Kentucky office of Brockington and Associates and on the board of directors of the Heritage Council.