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Today's Features

  • Elizabethtown Rotary President Val Ousey Claycomb, left, and President-Elect James Jeffries, right, welcome Michael Veach, Bourbon Historian for The Filson Historical Society of Louisville, who spoke to club members of the early days of bourbon distilling in Kentucky. Veach also is the author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.”

  • The Kentucky Public Retirees is a non-profit organization of retired Kentucky government employees whose mission is to have input into protecting their retirement future.The Lincoln Trail Chapter traveled to Cave City on Oct. 14 and had a lunch meeting at Watermill Restaurant.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee spoke about redistricting and the Affordable Care Act and the Sept. 9 club meeting at Ryans.

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter of KPR meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month at Ryans.

  • Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen conducts the Haycraft Family Association’s 27th annual benefit auction Oct. 12 at Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

  • State Sen. Dennis Parrett spoke to members of the Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers Association at a recent meeting. Introduced by Jimmie Dee Kelley, Parrett expressed appreciation to local teachers who guided his own education experiences; some of those teachers were in the audience.

    Parrett talked about his experiences in the General Assembly, discussed major issues facing the 2014 session and answered questions regarding concerns for public education the KTRS.

  • Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International began its recent meeting with a ceremony of remembrance in honor of Garnett Wilson and Iris Hodge. Cherie Mingus, Sue Story and Melanie VanTassel shared information and memories of these two members.

    President Lois Pierce reviewed goals for the biennium. Routine business included adoption of the budget, payment of dues and committee reports.

    Susan Cross shared highlights from the Southeast Regional Conference held in Florida. Susan Cross, Sue Story, Ramona Jeffries and Shelia Wilkinson represented Mu Chapter.

  • “Escape Plan” stars two of Hollywood’s biggest heavy hitters, “The Expendables” co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film isn’t the same quality as some in their heyday, but it’s the best performance of their elder years I’ve seen.

    Stallone’s character’s job is to find flaws in prison security. He’s an expert in breaking out of prisons and he’s met his biggest challenge, a prison designed on his research. And someone wants him kept there.

  • The fourth quarter is the best time of year. Not for the seasonal economic boost, as nice as that is, but because it’s the height of family traditions.

    It’s a three-month run, starting early in October, when the tote of Halloween decorations is hauled out of the basement.

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club members Becky Brecht, Yvonne High, Mary Dea McCrory, Maria Batisoni, Sheila Enyart, Moira Meyer, Anne Aubrey, Pat Nuccitelli and Florence Mason attended the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kentucky Fourth District Conference on Sept. 21 in Shepherdsville.

    The guest speaker was Peggy Barnes, Kentucky GFWC President. Barnes spoke before the 51 members present, who represented clubs from Bullitt, Campbellsville, Columbia, Elizabethtown Junior, Elizabethtown, Leitchfield and Radcliff.

  • Wesley Hilltop Seniors gather during a day at Pine Knob. Members, along with friends, saw three plays and enjoyed three meals.

  • John Thompsett of Izzy’s Little Creepers presents a check for $355 to Linda Funk, executive director of Warm Blessings. The money was raised in a silent auction 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.