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Today's Features

  • A benefit will be held for Jayden Phillips from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mr. Gatti’s in Leitchfield.

    Jayden, the son of Diana Wieland-Phillips and Shawn Lee Phillips, was diagnosed Aug. 19, 2013, at 5 years of age, with Leukemia, He began chemotherapy Aug. 20. Help is needed for medical bills and expenses.

    A silent auction will be held in the party room and other items will be for sale. A flyer must be presented to the cashier.

    For information, contact Nicole Hodges, 270-868-0137.

  • Cheri Ellis-Reeves of Elizabethtown has found a passion in volunteering and she encourages others to do the same.

    She credits teamwork with playing an important role in what she does.

    “We all work together here,” the Elizabethtown resident said, as she visited Helping Hand of Hope’s Elizabethtown office.

    The organization, which also has an office in Radcliff, offers assistance to those in need. Among other things, Helping Hand of Hope provides food and clothing, financial assistance and job readiness training.

  • Recently, going through an airport, I saw a poster of a beautiful little girl around 4, saying, “All I want for Christmas is a family.” It was an effective marketing tool because it touched my heart.

    There are many people wanting to adopt and many children waiting for someone to love them. Bless those who can find the place and time in their lives to give this little girl the best present of her life. Not everyone can adopt, but there are many children who just need someone to be their voice.

  • Choral spirituals will be part of the program when the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Choristers present a Spring Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college’s Science Auditorium.

    Admission is $4 and benefits the Choristers.

    Along with choral spirituals, the show will feature solos and ensembles in a variety of musical styles. Door prizes and refreshments are offered.

    For information, contact Camille Hill at 270-706-8448 or Camille.hill@kctcs.edu.

  • While spring is just around the corner, it doesn’t feel much like it. In a winter where the words “polar vortex” are thrown around on the forecast every other week, soup is a staple on the menu.

    There’s nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day. While tomato soup and grilled cheese remains one of my favorite meals, I’m always on the lookout for a new soup recipe.

  • The words Mardi Gras are French for “Fat Tuesday.” Carnival celebrations beginning on or after the Feast of the Epiphany have become very popular, especially in the South.

  • "Son of God"
    Rated PG-13 for intense and bloody depiction of the crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.
    Release date: Feb. 28
    Runtime: 138 minutes
    Rating: Not the worst, not the best

    As a movie reviewer and a person of faith, I probably scrutinize a film about Jesus more than any other film.

    In other words, I expect to be moved, inspired and excited about what I’m seeing take place on screen.

  • “One of my patients conned me into doing it,’ Bob Wilkinson said.

    That was 14 years ago. Now the 59-year-old from Rineyville said he’s completely hooked on the St. Baldrick’s experience.

    St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for childhood cancer research through volunteers who have their heads shaved for pledges.

  • By Donny Gill

    March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It’s as common in women as it is in men. This year, more than 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and an estimated 50,310 will die of the disease. With certain types of screening, this cancer can be prevented by removing polyps (grape-like growths on the wall of the intestine) before they become cancerous. Several screening tests detect colorectal cancer early, when it can be more easily and successfully treated.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

    This is Kentucky, if you don’t like the weather, stick around a few days and it will change. The weatherman tells us we have another cold front coming in. But you know spring is getting closer all the time. I hear someone saw their Easter flowers as we always called them peeking through the ground.