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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Michael Bentley, with Boy Scout Troop 24 of Elizabethtown, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project at Saunders Springs.

    Adrian Bambini, Eagle Scout Project coordinator at Saunders Springs, met with Bentley a few times in advance of the project to coordinate efforts to make sure things went smoothly on the day of work.

  • Music has long been an outlet for Lander Ryan, and he works weekly to give the ability of artistic expression to others.

    An Elizabethtown High School junior, Ryan recently was awarded a Kohl’s Cares award based on his volunteer hours around the community, specifically at Panther Place, an after-school care program in Elizabethtown Independent Schools.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members, Martha Burn, Phyllis Brandenburg, Ann Gardner, Jo Griffith, Diane Willis, Rose Carter, Cora Ellen McKinley, Judy Banks, Joyce Sorrell, Jean Davis, Regina Lancaster, Bobbie Dille, Delta Fulks, Tuula Poikonen and Rosemary Deaton, contributed to the Alzheimer’s research program.