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Today's Features

  • Boy Scouts of Troop 24 in Elizabethtown recently attended a week-long Boy Scout resident camp. The scouts camped at Camp Crooked Creek, which is on the 1,000 plus acre Harry S. Frazier Jr. Scout Reservation in Clermont. Scouts were able to participate in shooting sports, high adventure activities, fishing, swimming, sailing and other activities. Troops had the opportunity to earn merit badges and obtain skills and knowledge to make their year-round program safer and more fun. Pictured are scouts and leaders of Troop 24.

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    Radcliff Woman’s Club members catered the Heart of Kentucky Realtors luncheon June 4 at Colvin Community Center.  It was a salad luncheon with 15 different salads. The dessert was Barbara Proffitt’s famous pecan pie and Linda Novak’s sugar-free strawberry torte.

    Catering the meal is one of the many ways the club raises funds for its many community projects.

  • Radcliff Democratic Headquarters’ is closed for the month of July and will re-open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1. For information, call Jeanette Stephens, 351-8600

  • Seven members of the Rineyville Homemakers Club attended the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Annual Meeting in May at the Hyatt Hotel in Lexington. They participated in meetings, educational workshops and tours. Attending from left, Martha Thomas, Rose Marie Yates, Mary Ellen Williams, Winona Skees, Carol Parrett, Martha Wiseman and Barbara Taylor.

  • Members of the Elizabethtown Police Department, family members, Hardin County Ambulance Personnel, guest Greg Milby from WQXE and Linda Fox and Denise Brown from E’town Swim and Fitness Center recently participated in the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics.

  • A recent report on the cost of raising children dealt a crushing blow to parents.

    Analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed middle-income families with children born in 2011 can expect to spend $234,900 before inflation over the next 17 years. That should cover food, housing, education and child care and other expenses.

    Middle-income families, for purposes of the report, earn between $59,410 and $102,870. Families earning less spend less; families earning more spend more.

  • Spider-Man is back in web-slinging action with Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) donning the mask.

    Socially awkward Peter Parker is bitten by a spider that turns him into the arachnid hero. The film continues the story of a smart, orphaned kid fighting villains, who usually are the product of science experiments gone wrong.

  • Column by Susan Rider

  • Arlene Quinones wasn’t sure what the future held when she was laid off at the Ford plant in Louisville.

    That future turned out to be a big change for Quinones.

    The Upton resident soon found herself pursuing a college degree as a nontraditional student and working as a translator at a health department.

    “I never worked inside in my life,” Quinones, 49, said.

  • Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is an opportunity to honor and preserve the legacy of these patriots. The Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the DAR recently initiated three junior members – Amanda Miller Prestia, Tiffany Lynne Evans and Melody Natasshia Evans. Velma Sarver, chapter chaplain, administered the oath of membership. Margaret Martin, chapter regent, welcomed them into the chapter. A fourth junior member, Marni Rock Gibson, will be initiated at a later date.