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Today's Features

  • March 8 is a special day for Zonta International, Zonta Rose Day. It is celebrated on the same day as International Women’s Day, held annually to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown held its meeting Feb. 28 to start the March celebrations.

    Items and donations were collected to give to Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen, scholarships were celebrated and new member Melody Goodin was installed.

  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors an annual contest for high school students and nearly 40,000 students from across the country entered to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarship and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

    The Voice of Democracy program was established in 1947 to provide students in ninth through 12th grades the opportunity to express their democratic ideas and principles. The theme for 2012-13 was “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”

  • Each year, more than 100,000 students nationwide from sixth through eighth grade enter the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen youth essay writing contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. Participants write a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW commander-in-chief. The theme for 2012-13 was “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

  • Pictured at the Hardin AM Rotary meeting on March 8 are Jack Morrison, Chaplin Scott Kennedy and Cindy Gibson, president of Hardin County AM Rotary. Chaplin Kennedy was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting.

  • Everywhere I go, people ask about my dogs and wonder why I haven’t written about them in a while.

    To be perfectly honest, it’s because they’ve settled into a boring life.

    They’ve reached senior status and pretty much lie around all the time. They are healthy dogs, just old.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is hosting a free flute and guitar concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Morrison Gallery.

    Flutist Tony Watson and guitarist Kevin Shank will perform songs and dances from around the world.

    Watson has taught the flute for 30 years and teaches for the University of Louisville Community Music Program and ECTC.

    He has performed around the world, including at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and studied at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan.

  • We all know the fairy tale. Jack goes up the beanstalk, kills the giant and gets the fortune. But the 2013 film version tells the story differently.

    Jack, played by Nicholas Hoult (“Warm Bodies”), does go up a beanstalk, but he’s trying to rescue a princess and stop giants from destroying the kingdom.

  • When Dorothy sets off to see the wizard of Oz, she is joined by others seeking a heart, a brain and courage.

    For students at North Hardin High School, being involved in a production of “The Wiz” also has been a journey of sorts to find a variety of traits.

    Appropriately enough, senior Joshua Navarrette found the courage to play the Cowardly Lion.

    “Two years ago I never thought I’d be a lead character,” Navarrette said.

  • As she balances her work as Hosparus Thrift Shoppe coordinator and her heavy involvement in  community theater, plus parenting two young daughters, Moira Taylor feels fortunate, she said, that her calendar is packed with meaningful work.