Today's Features

  • Getting to know Valerie Hicks:
    Hobbies: Gardening, travel, hanging out with friends
    Movie: “The Wizard of Oz”
    TV: “The Big Bang Theory”
    Favorite flowers: peonies and zinnias  



    Master Gardener Valerie Hicks pours most of her free time into gardening. She admits her garden isn’t always perfect but she likes it that way.

  • Summer is right around the corner. This time of year frozen treats are perfect, especially when fruit is involved.

    The summer season makes us all kids again. Many times we head straight to the freezer for a Popsicle or ice cream sandwich on a warm summer day. But frozen treats made with fresh fruit can be a better option. 

    These two frozen fruit recipes are so simple you can get the kids involved in treat making. With school days soon ending, activities to do with the kids are always a bonus. Getting kids in the kitchen can be a great idea.

  • Strawberries, I love them! I have such fond memories of going strawberry pickin’ as a young kid. When we got them home, Mom would make a strawberry pie and later make strawberry jam and preserves and freeze the rest in the freezer. We could eat on them all winter long.

    Later when I got married and Joey was old enough we would go picking, but I think Joey was picking more green than red berries. He wore out on us the first time we took him, but later he was a pretty good strawberry picker.

  • As a senior publicist at a major New York City publishing house who works with celebrities such as Sheryl Crow and Jackie Collins, Loren Jaggers is a long way from the Hardin County dairy farm where he was raised.

    Jaggers grew up in Glendale, where his father was a dairy farmer. He remembers feeding cattle before going to school.

    But he had other interests that led him to his current career.

    “I was kind of a bookish kid anyway,” he said.

  • I have found column ideas in a lot of places in my lifetime. From fields of play to listening to music to going home where I grew up to watching the every move of our granddaughters.

    I even found one recently in the checkout line at McDonald’s in Elizabethtown.

    Sometimes I do my best thinking when I have a clear mind, such as Wednesday while driving on U.S. 31W when I asked myself, “What can I write about?”

    So it became a smorgasbord of thoughts in the few miles it took for me to drive to Cheddar’s and back.

  • White Mills
    Terri Spencer,  270-862-4604
    I hope all of you ladies had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  I did.  We went to Cincinnati to visit my mom.  She has Parkinson’s Disease so every moment  I get to spend with her is a blessing.  The bad thing about having family living so far apart is we didn’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mother-in-law, Nora Belle Spencer.  So I want to take this opportunity to tell her how much we love her and how much we appreciate everything she has done for us.

  • J. James and Denise Mitza of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Dimitriadis of Newport, New Hampshire, to Mathew Christie of Newport, son of David Christie of Newport and the late Sharon Christie.
    The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Quinnipiac University with a a Bachelor of Arts and a 2008 graduate of Suffolk University Law School with a Juris Doctor. She is an attorney with McSwiney, Semple, Hankin-Birke & Wood, P.C. in New London, New Hampshire.

  • Rineyville
    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

  • Mr. and Mrs. Maynard McCubbin, members of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, May 18, 2014.
    Mrs. McCubbin is a homemaker and worked at Jeff’s Prescription Shop.  
    Mr. McCubbin retired from civil service at Fort Knox after 30 years and maintained his own business for another 30 years.
    They have five daughters, one who is deceased, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
    A family gathering was planned for the celebration.

  • Charles Gillis and Emma Frances Lowrey Disney of Elizabethtown celebrated their 70th anniversry May 17, 2014.
    The were married May 17, 1944.
    Mr. Disney retired from Kenlite in Shepherdsville and attends Calvary Assembly Church of God in Elizabethtown.
    Mrs. Disney is a retired beautician and also attends Calvary Assembly Church of God.
    They have two sons, Tom Disney of Elizabethown and Mike Disney of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.