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Today's Features

  • About three years ago, as she worked toward her degree in psychology and social work, Elizabethtown resident Melinda Riddle began volunteering at Helping Hand of Hope to complete required community service hours.

    In her words, the 20-hour community service requirement “kind of snowballed.”

    “It kind of got me that there was so much to be done and not enough hands to do it,” Riddle said.

    The realization made her want to continue to volunteer, she said.

  • I have learned a lot from my husband … said no wife ever.

    My husband and I have been married for 25 years and still the hierarchy has to be explained to him.  He has many attributes, but I would have to say two of his best are his vision and his consistency. 

    As a matter of fact, he has better than 20/20 vision. He has the exceptional ability to see everything that “didn’t get done today.” Actually he has the ability to see everything I didn’t get done today. 

  • The following property transfers are listed on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown. FMV means full market value and typically is based upon assessed taxable value.

    John D. and Kristy Williams to Larry Michael Morgan, 439 Union Church Road, Elizabethtown, $75,000.

    Andy Keith Burden and Susana Kawai to Jayme S. and Kristi Burden and Michael L. and Barbara F. Miller, 12 lots in Section 1 of Tunnel Hill Estates, no monetary consideration. FMV: $481,166.

  • Vine Grove Homemakers Club members recently met for a meal and meeting at a local restaurant. Eighteen members were present as well as a special guest, Debbie McQueary, president of the Hardin County Extension Homemakers.  
    The occasion marked the 45th anniversary of the organization of the club. Memories of years gone by and special events were presented and shared. A list of past presidents and past photos were shared.

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  • Hardin Memorial Health’s Auxiliary club held its annual awards banquet May 26 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
    From April 2013 to March 2014, the club has donated more than $54,000 to HMH. Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health, was the key note speaker at the event. He updated volunteers on the plans for HMH’s future.
    Awards were presented to several volunteers. Dolores Pfeiffer was recognized for volunteering more than 17,000 hours of service.

  • The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Roger Raymond Schwalm Jr. (1988). Possession of marijuana. Sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for one day served. Ordered to submit to drug screenings. Fined $200 plus court costs and service fee. KAPS, ADE and VIP. License suspended for 120 days.

  • The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • I have something different this week. One of my readers asked that I have a column on smoothies.

    When I hear the word “smoothie,” I think milk shake — something from Wendy’s or Steak n’ Shake or Laker Drive In where they serve wonderful peanut butter milk shakes, uh smooth.

    On the serious side, most smoothies are healthy. They could be a smoothie high in protein, or high in calcium or for making it an easy way to eat your greens. Believe it or not, I have seen recipes for smoothies that incorporate spinach and kale. Yum.

  • Everyone likes their steak a certain way and can be pretty particular about it. And they should be, because a great steak is a wonderful treat but a bad steak is a disappointing disaster.

    My mom, for example, is a steak purist. She doesn’t really like any kind of sauce as long as it’s a well cooked steak.

    I am usually not that particular. I like a juicy steak but like it prepared a variety of ways.