Today's Features

  • If you’re like me, there are two things you have a hard time giving up for a diet — bread and cheese.

    There aren’t many cheeses I’ve been able to say no to. In fact, some vegetables I only can eat topped with cheese. That might take away the nutritional value, but at least I’m eating my veggies, right?

    I’m just as bad about bread. Sometimes I choose a restaurant based on how good their bread basket is.

    This probably is why I like Italian food so much. So many things are served with bread and smothered in cheese.

  • Each year the Radcliff Woman’s Club presents a “Woman of the Year Award” to a member who represents the club by participating in activities and by setting a positive example for others to follow. This year Ethel Martin was chosen as the award recipient at the Dec. 10 club meeting at Colvin Community Center.

    Martin, who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Radcliff in 1974 and, at the urging of Maria Batistoni, joined the Radcliff Woman’s Club in 1994.

  • Aj Abdel-Rahman from Boy Scout Troop No. 244 in White Mills, recently volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army as part of his West Hardin Middle School Beta Club service project.


    At 9, he was all I could think about. At 11, he was my first love. At 17, he was gone. Although Lex was not a person, he was more than just a horse.

    He was my best friend, my partner in crime and my protector. With him, I was invincible. From our first day together, even on the rocky days, Lexis taught me many lessons. Most importantly, he showed me the purest form of love.


    William Penn said, “Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.”

    Although this is a strong statement, it is based on truth. Many students today hunt for popularity as a desirable goal. This, however, might not be in the students’ best interest. However covetable to him or her, the search for popularity can limit a student’s personal growth.


    I know relating to me is difficult, even for those people who surround me every day, and I can’t force them to do so, but despite my “gift,” we share both sorrow and laughter. Every day, I hold my head up and take this world head-on instead of turning and dodging around corners as I did a lifetime ago, before I accepted that Tourette’s syndrome can be both a curse and a blessing.

  • Advanced graphic design students at North Hardin High School created mixed media artwork entitled ‘Reflections,’ in which they were to illustrate their personality through the use of the elements and principles. Students enhanced and edited their artwork and included their portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS5.


    I can feel the scream trying to escape my throat, but it’s too dry. The adrenaline is pumping and I’m too terrified to make a sound. My breathing consists of short, fast breaths, and my heart feels as if it will burst right out of my chest at any second.