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Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Sheriffs Boys & Girls Ranch summer camping programmed opened for the 37th year June 10 with boys in attendance. The camp will run throughout the summer, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.

  • The Optimist Club of Radcliff held its annual Respect for Law program May 7. The Respect for Law Program first was initiated by Optimist International to generate public participation in the dispensation of justice, combat apathy toward crime and educate the public concerning the responsibilities of law enforcement officials. Optimist Clubs all have been strong supporters of this program over the years.

  • I can’t believe I am going to say this, but there’s a part of me that liked “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

    At least what I saw of it when I wasn’t hiding my eyes from the bloodbath. Seriously, I’m not sure people actually have that much blood in them to splatter when struck with an ax.

    Don’t get me wrong, this film is totally moronic in premise and in what you view on film, but seeing one of the greatest presidents of all time welding an ax is kind of cool in a weird way.

  • I got to walk down the red carpet.

    Really.

    Accompanied by my other half, Rebecca Ricks, I strolled down the prestigiously-adorned entrance to the auditorium for the world premiere of a movie as paparazzi ignited the area with flashes of light like a flurry of lightning bugs converging on an expansive southern garden on a warm summer evening.

    OK, it was one dude with a digital camera.

    It was still pretty cool.

    And it topped off a great evening.

  • Kentucky authors or writers of works about the Bluegrass State or using the commonwealth as its setting have an opportunity for publication by a nonprofit literary press located in Louisville.

    Sarabande Books is seeking submissions during July for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature. The contest strives to focus on Kentucky literature.

    Each year since 2005, Sarabande has awarded publication to one book of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, a novella or novellas or a short novel.

  • Elizabethtown band Boxwine has released a digital EP titled “Highlights and Lowlifes."

    The five-track EP is available for listening at www.spotify.com and available for purchase on iTunes.

    Boxwine is a rock band consisting of lead vocalist Mac Blair; guitarist/vocalist Jeshua Logsdon; guitarist/vocalist Zac Newton; bass guitarist Tyler Coudret; and drummer Eric Garwood.

  • Bobbie Dille, second vice president of The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown, and President Betty Sue French manned a booth at the Second Saturday event in downtown Elizabethtown on June 9. Dille gave out information from the club about Hardin County government’s efforts with recycling.  Pencils made from recycled materials were given to children. Other handouts were small pencil sharpeners, cups and candies. President French welcomed people to the booth and spoke on benefits of becoming a member of The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown.

  • Last week my in-laws took the kids to the zoo. And I think it’s the longest I’ve been by myself in at least two years, probably more.
    It’s a weird feeling.

    I spent days looking forward to it and writing down stuff I hoped to accomplish. My to-do list was longer than it had any right to be. I’d written things like “clean out closets, upstairs and down,” “make squash compote,” “clean baseboards” and, most importantly, “write column.”

  • It’s been a long ride for David Haines. He’s journeyed from young soldier to armor officer to wounded warrior to chief operating officer of Ride 2 Recovery, an organization out to support wounded warriors through cycling.

    Haines joined the U.S. Army at 18, right out of high school, in his home state of Rhode Island. He was a tank crewman and trained at Fort Knox.