Today's Features

  • I missed a birthday last week.

    Not just any birthday, mind you. This birthday is significant in a very particular way, but I confess I hadn’t really given it much thought before.

    Last Friday, Alaska turned 55. Well, at least it celebrated its 55th year of statehood.

    Though it had been in the works for a while beforehand, it was on Jan. 3, 1959, that then President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Alaska the 49th state.

  • In 2013 there was a lot to brag about at the movies. The year ended with many Oscar contending films that haven’t yet made it to wide release. But the ones that made an impact at the box office were some of the year’s highlights.

    One of the best movies of 2013 was “Saving Mr. Banks.” Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, as well as the supporting cast, gave excellent performances. It was a clinic on how to make a moving and entertaining film. It should be on everyone’s must watch list.

  • Bob Schramm, representing Classic Corvettes KY, presents a donation to Linda Funk, executive director of Warm Blessings, which included both money and food items.

  • On Dec. 12, members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown volunteered to assist with the annual “Shop with a Cop” event at Walmart. They helped young people in need select clothing during the Christmas gift-giving season.

    Funds were provided by donations from community contributions. Renu Shah, Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown member, has worked with this project for several years and a few years ago requested funds form the Woman’s Club be added to this project as a civic donation from club fundraisers.

  • By Shonna Sheckles 

    Well, it is all over. The storm, that is.

    You know, the storm of people we have seen in the malls and stores for the past month or so. The storm of food that has been prepared and consumed since Thanksgiving. The storm of presents that were wrapped and then unwrapped in a frenzy by friends and loved ones.


    Members of Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter Four were avid participants in the annual Veterans Day parade held at Lebanon Junction on Nov.9. A POW/MIA flag raising was held on the same day in the center of town. The mission and major function of Rolling Thunder Inc. is to publicize the POW/MIA issue. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in educating the public regarding the POW/MIA cause.

  • Sometimes I see a recipe that has a good idea but I may not like some of the ingredients. That’s what happened on this adventure.

    I found a recipe for Mini Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups that I wanted to take to a New Year’s Eve gathering. I didn’t really want spinach lasagna. I decided to improvise by using the idea of mini roll-ups but making it with a different type of lasagna — Chicken Bacon Lasagna to be precise.

  • A new year has begun and I have resolutions for Dash of Class. One resolution is to continue to honor men and women in Hardin County who are nominated as “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks,” a feature that will continue in February.

  • Bill Clagett Sr. uses his engineering knowledge and love of Legos to help students at T.K. Stone Middle School build a brighter future though Lego League.

    Before his 35-year career as a local dentist, Clagett studied chemical engineering. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served one year in Vietnam before using the G.I. Bill to go to dental school.

    But he always enjoyed engineering. When his children were little, he played with Legos with them. That interest stuck with him and with his children.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 270-862-4844

    Well hello 2014. I hope all had a great New Year’s. There have been so many things that have come and gone, some good and some not so good. But we have to do the best we can and try to continue on.