Today's Features

  • 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.

  • In your most country accent, peer into your looking glass and say out loud, “I am amazing.”

    There is no doubt in my mind I am an amazing woman, and you know why? Because I said so.

    We all have special gifts, talents and qualities that make us amazing. I think about some of the women who have graced my life with their “sweet aroma of wisdom, strength and compassion” in the words of my good friend and sister, Monica Bland, and they all were amazing.

  • Ray Hicks is well-acquainted with conflict, but he strives to be a signpost pointing the direction to the source of calm.

    Hicks uses the story of Jesus calming the storm as he is out on the sea with his disciples in a boat to illustrate his point of who to turn to. There is no calm in the storm without Christ, he said.

  • Members of the Radcliff Woman’s Club were seeing red at the February meeting as members wore red in recognition of heart month, Valentine’s Day and love.

    Red permeated the meeting including refreshments of strawberry punch, cherry cobbler and other treats.

    The spiritual reading portion was presented by Arveeda Gordon, the story of the elderly couple who defied criticism to keep their much loved, aged horse. Sometime later it was the old equine that was able to lead the other animals from the barn to safety during an unexpected barn fire.