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Today's Features

  • Well, it is that time of the year again. It seems as if it was just yesterday I was taking down all the Christmas decorations and making way for tax preparation. Where has this year gone? My grandmother always said that. But, really, where has it gone?

    Why am I so in awe that it is December and Christmas is knocking at my door? Does Christmas not arrive at the same time every year? Again, I find myself unprepared.

  • Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc including Radcliff City Councilmen Stan Holmes, Brown Street Education Center Principal Robert King, Dr. James Baker and Austin Wingate, not pictured, gave baskets to families for Thanksgiving.

  • Many members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown gathered Nov. 19 at the Brown-Pusey House to decorate the house and garden for Christmas, using freshly cut and artificial greenery. 

  • The Potted Few Garden Club recently met at the Elizabethtown home of Martha Mengel with Janet Gebler as co-host.

    The informative program, provided by master gardeners Joe and Ruth Hayden, was about the history of and how to establish community gardens. They shared slides and information. Community gardens started as far back as 1890 and have evolved into neighborhoods, job training sites, environmental education opportunities and sources of fresh food for the hungry.

  • As Lynn Cowan strives to preserve the past for her clients, she works for a brighter future for downtown Elizabethtown, homeless pets and more.

    Cowan, 56, owner of Woodland Gallery in Elizabethtown, will mark 23 years in the framing business next month.

    “I was not a good artist, so this is a way to be around art without having to actually do it,” she said.

    Her job is more about preserving memories than simply framing a picture, she said. Within the last 10 years, she said, framing personal items has become popular.

  • December is a wonderful month full of festivities and Christmas cheer. It’s a month when the kindness of many shines bright.

    I’m going to let you in on an innovative idea for a new product. It’s an invention that will help the spirit of Christmas last all year long. It probably would be the hottest item of the Black Friday sales, but it’s not complete. Maybe it will be next year.

  • A Barbie doll shrine in Nepal and warthogs in Kenya are some of the memorable highlights in the life of Radcliff resident Florence Mason.

    Mason’s life also has included volunteer service, witnessing historic events and accomplishments that span the globe.

    Born in 1928 in Hawaii, where she grew up, Mason recalled seeing low-flying planes as a child on Dec. 7, 1941. She was with other children who were excited to see the aircraft that were so close they could see the pilots wearing headbands with the rising sun emblem.