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Today's Features

  • Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Services received a $2,000 grant from the Bluegrass Pipeline project on March 26, to assist in the purchase of emergency communication equipment.

  • Sometimes food can surprise you.

    A dish doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped. Sad surprise. Other times, you find that something you weren’t expecting to enjoy is wonderful. Glad surprise.

    The disappointment often happens when a dessert’s appearance is knock-your-socks-off special, only to find it did not really taste good at all. Or when I tried to make it, the result was a messy disaster.

    The surprising joy often happens when a simple vegetable turns into something fabulous.

  • After numerous back-to-back columns with wonderful tempting dishes, a teaching colleague asked that I have a column with recipes that use a sweetener other than sugar.

    I can remember my Mom using saccharin to help with weight loss and I remember seeing it in the medicine cabinet. Saccharin since has confronted competitors. We now see on our grocery shelves stevia, Truvia, Splenda, Sweet n’ Low (saccharine); which seem to be the most popular sugar substitutes, but aspartame is used in many diet drinks, juices and even chewing gum.

  • At area restaurants and private functions, Don Picozzi plies his trade of creating music and atmosphere as a jazz keyboardist and accordion player.

    Picozzi has been playing the accordion most of his life.

    “I started out when I was 7 years old taking accordion lessons,” Picozzi said.

    Now 70, the Elizabethtown man said he took lessons until he was 21.

    “I should be a lot better than I am,” Picozzi joked.

  • Central Hardin High School graduate Jeremy Key does not take safety for granted.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Key is a damage controlman onboard the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va.

    “I always wanted to join the military, ever since I was a little kid,” said Key, 23.

    A 2008 Central Hardin graduate, Key said he was influenced by the fact he had a few family members who joined the military. He said a military career seemed alluring, and he joined when he was 19.

  • Glenna Beasley of Elizabethtown announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Sandra Sue Durbin of Elizabethtown, to Jerry Green of Elizabethtown.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. April 12, 2014, at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church in Cecilia.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Beeler of Cecilia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Marie Beeler, to Rolen Kyle Saylor.

    The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Central Hardin High School.

    The prospective groom obtained his GED in 2012 and plans to enroll in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in the fall.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. May 3, 2014, at Stephensburg Missionary Baptist Church with a reception to follow.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Mr. and Mrs. William Clare of Sonora announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Aleisha Clare, to Jerry Lee Davis Jr, son of Jerry Lee Davis Sr. of Warsaw, Ind., and Justine Megething of Cromwell, Ind.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School. She is a residential aide at Recovery Works of Elizabethtown. 

    The prospective groom attended Liberty Christian Academy and graduated with honors. He is a certified sales specialist at Bob Swope Ford of Elizabethtown. 

  • Luther and Barbara Whidby Nall of Radcliff will celebrate their 30th anniversary today, April 6, 2014.

    They were married April 6, 1984, at Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove.

    Mrs. Nall is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is a longtime civil service employee at Fort Knox and plans to retire this fall. She is a member of Valley View Baptist Church.

    Mr. Nall is retired from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He also is a member of Valley View Baptist Church in Vine Grove.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

    KENTUCKY WEATHER. Beautiful sunshine. Spring flowers are in full bloom. This is great weather to be outside. Get out and enjoy it.

    Is winter finally behind us? Sure hope so.