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Today's Features

  • Ten students from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) spent their spring break in Hardin County working on projects for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity. On the first day,they worked on deconstructing a house and delivering the results to the ReStore. The next day they built a wheelchair ramp for a disabled man in Muldraugh. After a day of rest and relaxation at the Louisville Zoo, they spent their final two days building a shed for a Habitat house in the Haycraft area of Elizabethtown.

  • Panera Bread’s Operation Dough-Nation cash collection boxes in Elizabethtown and Bowling Green generated $3,100.12 for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.

  • My girlfriend thinks I’m a hobbit.

    I’m not particularly short or rotund. It’s not that.

    It’s my eating habits.

    Really, it comes down to one remark I made.

    Though I love doughnuts I made a comment one time when Rebecca Ricks suggested them for breakfast that I would eat them but needed something more substantial first. Doughnuts, I told her, are breakfast dessert.

    Yeah, I called them breakfast dessert.

    She found that amusing. Very amusing.

  • Hollywood has gone nutty for fairy tales lately. NBC airs the creepy “Grim” and ABC airs the dual reality fairy tale “Once Upon a Time.”

    “Snow White and the Huntsmen” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” are two fairy tale films slated to hit theaters in the next two years along with the highly anticipated “Jack the Giant Killer” coming in June.

  • Members of the Stitchers Quilt Guild met in March for a class to learn painting on fabric taught by Debbie McQueary. Fabric paintings were used to make small wall hangings. There are many new techniques taught to members throughout the year. Pictured are Debbie McQueary, Whitney Antique, Kathy Goodman and Ruth Hayden. Stitchers meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown. Everyone is welcome.

  • Josh and Julie Davis of Rineyville announce the birth of a son, Braxton Andrew Davis, on March 2, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Shannon Davis and John and Norma McGhee, all of Rineyville.

  • Kerby Grey has been farming in Cecilia most of his life. He recently was recognized as Kentucky Young Farmer Member of the Year.

    He started farming when he graduated high school, but even before that he always worked on a farm. When he was “big enough to work in tobacco,” he was big enough to work on a farm, he said.

    Today, his nephews and brother also work on the farm. His dad helps when he can.

    He’s farming about 2,100 acres this year.

  • A late start as a swimmer didn’t stop Sharon Garcia of Radcliff from making a splash in the sport.

    At the end of September 2011, Garcia became swim coach for North Hardin, John Hardin and Central Hardin high schools after serving as assistant coach.

    “I started swimming originally when I was at Fort Bragg,” Garcia said.

    She was 10 — almost 11— at the time, which kind of classified her as a late starter, she said. She became part of the school swim team, the Aqua Dragons.