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Today's Features

  • Amber Lyvers, volunteer and food drive coordinator for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, left, and Gary Miles, executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, right, receive a donation of $490.23 from Theresa Steinemann, leasing development and marketing manager for Towne Mall. Each quarter, the mall collects all the coins that have been thrown into the indoor fountain and donates them to a local organization. Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland was chosen to receive the change from the past three months.

  • When the weather cools, there’s nothing like a chicken pot pie to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

    But there are alternatives to the traditional pie. Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes are one way to go.

    Before you get weirded out by the words “chicken pot pie” and “cupcake” in the same sentence, bear with me.

    These are delicious treats that can be served as an appetizer, finger food or main course.

    The dish isn’t really a cupcake. The individual pot pies just look like a cupcake or muffin after baking.

  • Halloween is almost upon us and I know many of you are thinking about what type of treats you can give away or have for a Halloween get-together.

    The ideas seem endless and I’ve selected a variety to share. There is Halloween Cheese Pizza with Halloween cheese cutouts, Eyeball Tacos, Spider Web Brownies and a punch with gummy worms in an ice ring. I hope you treat some little ghouls with some spooky food. Happy Halloween.

    Halloween Cheese Pizza

    1 ½ cups biscuit mix

    1/3 cup very hot water

  • John Thompsett of Izzy’s Little Creepers recently presented a food donation to Amber Lyvers, volunteer and food drive coordinator, of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. The donation was part of an admission discount food drive during the Night Risers Film Festival and Zombie Fest .

    Thompsett’s Izzy’s Little Creepers Haunted Attractions and Events Co., who created Elizabethtown Zombie Fest, created Night Risers Film Festival and Zombie Fest, which was held at Pritchard Community Center, Sept. 27 through 29.

  • The most important milestones in parenting might not be first tooth, first steps or even obtaining a driver’s license.

    Sure those were exciting enough. We celebrated every one of those achievements with the obligatory smiling photo, delighting the grandparents.

    But I’m reveling in the beginning of a new chapter in the parenting adventure. As of Oct. 1, all three of my children have found full-time jobs. With benefits. And my heart is singing.

  • Annie Varnadore sat in a motorized wheelchair at a sewing machine in the back room of her Radcliff clothing store, stitching material onto the hem of a denim skirt.

    The work was not so much about adding a decorative touch as it is about adding length.

    Varnadore, 47, who lives in Vine Grove, specializes in creating modest clothing for women. Earlier this year, Varnadore opened her store, Titus 2 Modest Woman’s Apparel, where she sells clothing she makes as well as some from manufacturers.

  • The 29th annual Hardin County Law Enforcement Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch on Aug. 19, with Hardin County Sheriff Charlie Williams hosting the event, was a huge success.

    We send our sincere thanks to Sheriff Williams, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and to all those donating gifts, sponsoring holes and helping out. Your support and help of this event ensures we continue to reach Kentucky’s youth in a positive manner.

  • Hardin Memorial Health Board members, Clara Druen and Mary Lou Givan, Gift Shop Manager Trish Payne, supervisor of Volunteers Kevin Hilton and Board members Carol Leonard, Becky Grant, Martha Braughman, Anna Miserendino and Lela Boix gather during the Kentucky Hospitals Auxiliary’s Annual Fall Meeting at General Butler’s State Park in Carrollton.

  • John Thompsett of Izzy’s Little Creepers, left, presents a check for $100 to Christy Faulkner, founder and president of Operation Resilient Warrior. The money was raised from a Haunted Halloween Bike Ride held during the Night Risers Film Festival and Zombie Fest at Pritchard Community Center in September. Thompsett’s Izzy’s Little Creepers Haunted Attractions and Events Co., who created Elizabethtown Zombie Fest last year, created Night Risers Film Festival and Zombie Fest.