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Today's Features

  • RIASOK Shrine Club of Elizabethtown donated $100,000 to support the medical needs of children. A check is was presented July 22 to Sam Swope and Jerry Ward, chairman of the board of directors of Kosair Charities at the 12th Annual Sam Swope Charity Ride benefitting Kosair Charities and organized by Kosair Shriners. Sam Swope, a founding member of RIASOK Shrine Club, in turn also presented his own check for $100,000, providing a combined donation of $200,000 to support Kosair Charities.

  • Commitment often is scarce these days, but it was on full display during this last White Mills Days. With record temperatures and just miserable conditions, scores of people volunteered their time and sweat to help make our festival successful. I want to thank everyone who contributed so much to help with the program. The men who grilled the chicken are to be commended for an excellent job laboring over a hot fire. The members of White Mills Volunteer Fire Department contributed numerous hours to help with security and setting up.

  • Peyton McKenna Fields, 11, daughter of Casey Fields and Stacey Loftus of Elizabethtown was named winner of the Miss Pre-Teen Nelson County Fair Pageant on July 18.

  • Mary Lou Hall of Elizabethtown was chosen Artist of the Month at the July meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild. The painting will hang at the Cobblers’ Café in Elizabethtown for a month. The reflection watercolor is from a photo she took of her husband and his Bentley automobile. It is titled “Ben And He.” The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. Visitors and artists always are welcome to the meeting and program.

  • Guacamole might not be a dish that stays fresh for long, but it’s usually eaten so quickly it doesn’t have time to spoil.

    When you can find good avocados on sale at the grocery store, an easy dip to make is guacamole.

    If you can chop onions, tomatoes, chilies, garlic, cilantro and avocados and mix them, you can make guacamole. It really is that easy.

  • It is time to continue our alphabetical tour of the produce section. Today, we reach the letter T. And what item in the produce section is better known than the tomato?

    Then, there is the ever famous question: Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? A tomato is a vegetable, but it is a fruit type of vegetable, which grows and blooms and then the product grows from that bloom. Other fruit types of vegetables include cucumbers, green peppers, zucchini and squash.

  • As a single mother of four boys, 34-year-old Angela Johnson finds strength through teaching and fitness.

    A second-grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, she earned a teaching degree, graduating with honors, while going through a divorce.

    Her inspiration to become a teacher was two-fold. Her own children inspired her and she wanted to change the lives of other children. That goal is more difficult to achieve than she imagined, but so far it’s been a rewarding career, she said.