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    Vine Grove resident Jessica Russo is a pageant contestant and self-described “dork” who uses her powers for good.

    A fan of science-fiction TV shows and movies and 1980s horror movies, Russo hangs out with others of her ilk.

    “We classify ourselves as dorks, which we don’t think of as an insult in any way,” she said.

  • Getting to know Tanya, Holly and Xela:
    What they do together: Music, serving and family time.
    Ages: 55, 37 and 14
    Movie they watch together: “The Color Purple”
    Pets: Xela has a dog and two cats
    Mealtime: The family loves to get together for big meals on special occasions

    For one local family, mother and daughter togetherness is a part of work and play.

    Tanya Thomas works with her daughter, Holly Brim, and Brim sings with her daughter, Xela Klockow.

  • By Susan Rider

    With another school year approaching an end, it’s appropriate to sing the praises of teachers, principals, coaches and others who give their time and talent to the youth of today.

    Thank you. It’s not easy being a teacher who cares, when you have a child in your class you know has potential but comes from a family that either doesn’t care or doesn’t want the child to succeed.

    It gets frustrating. Teachers sometimes do not realize the impact they have on a child for the rest of their lives. 

  • The following marriage licenses were issued in Hardin County:

    Shelby Nicole Fentress, 21, and Aijalon Matthias Drake, 25, both of Elizabethtown.

    Sabrina Michelle Stoinoff, 27, and Michael Brent Furnish Jr., 35, both of Radcliff.

    Kimberly Annette Ramsey, 23, and Paul Richard Piszker, 33, both of Radcliff.

    Katrina Marie Korrell, 28, Owensboro and Robert Lyndal Fenwick, 25, of LaGrange.

    Starla Deshawn Brooks, 35, and Joshua Bryant Holdman, 33, both of Elizabethtown.


    Garden Club of Elizabethtown members shared their favorite garden tools, heartwarming garden memories and facts about what is going on in the garden this month during the April meeting. This month’s hosts were Anita Owen, Norman Freeman, Jennifer Snyder, Ruth Johnson and Joyce Effinger.

    Members are looking forward to the annual Garden Tour and Tea from 1 to 5 p.m. June 8. The cost is $15 per person, which includes admission and maps to the four participating gardens and a tea provided at the Brown-Pusey House.

  • The Classical Christian Choir of Central Kentucky sings at the state capitol in Frankfort, performing “America the Beautiful” before the House of Representatives. They were invited by State Rep.  Tim Moore. The choir, directed by Leigh Ann Pierce, is part of a regional choral program for homeschool students based in Elizabethtown.

  • Elizabethtown band Bury the Lede took its name from a journalistic term that refers to presenting secondary information in a story first while relating the most important points or facts later.

    Andrew Critchelow, guitarist and vocalist, said he decided on the name after seeing bands with names using the word “bury” in a more literal sense. He wanted to offer a different take and because he always had been interested in journalism, he found the phrase to fit the bill.