Today's Features

  • 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.

  • As surely as the holidays arrive with anticipation, stress, exuberance, anxiety, comfort and joy, a partridge in a pear tree and a song of auld lang syne, they are seemingly gone in the blink of an eye.

    Then the days following the first of the year arrive with something else: leftovers.

    That term covers a broad spectrum of things, not just food.

  • “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
    Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.
    Release date: Dec. 19
    Runtime: 98 minutes
    Rating: Not original but fun

  • 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.

  • The United Nations has declared 2015 the year of light internationally. It’s a global initiative voted on by the U.N. to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.

  • True friends always are a beautiful slice of life. True friends who make an awesome peanut butter pie are even sweeter. Jen Wright is one of those friends.

    Many times her invitations to spend time with her family end with “and I promise to make a peanut butter pie.”

  • According to website dictionary.com, the word resolution comes from the root word resolve which means a decision or determination. I am wondering how many of you have made resolutions for the New Year.

  • 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.

  • Two Elizabethtown Community and Technical College instructors have added music to their personal curriculum, performing as a duo called Black & Blues.

    Gary Stearns, a history professor, and Mick Kennedy, an English professor, formed the first incarnation of the group with a specific purpose.

  • Cindy Vaughn’s life is filled with volunteer work and her children, lots of children.

    She has seven children total, six boys and one girl ages 11 to 25, and has homeschooled all of them.

    Through her experience in homeschooling her children she helped form the local FAITH homeschool group. She became involved almost 20 years ago.