Today's Features

  • Former Garden Club State President Martha Mengel, second from left, installs new chapter officers from left, Norm Freeman, program chair, Delma Kittrell, treasurer, and Joyce Effinger, president.  Not pictured are Debbie Skaggs, second vice president, and Lee Ann Seymour, secretary. The Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Fellowship is at 9:30 am, followed by a program and business meeting.

  • The International World Day of Prayer was March 1 at College Heights Methodist Church. The theme of the meeting and luncheon was “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”.

    The Day of Prayer meeting was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of France and the World Day of Prayer of the United States. France was the country of emphasis and one of the musical selections was “In Christ There is No East or West”.

  • The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection’s bi-monthly luncheon was March 11. Approximately 50 members from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended.

    The 2013 Planning Team was announced: Denise Garrett, chair; Debbie Skaggs, vice-chair; Marie Deaton, prayer coordinator; Peggy Marr, Bible study leader; Bernice Anderson, administrative assistant; Jan Demaree, financial coordinator; Jennifer Reddell, hospitality coordinator; Jeanette Wilson, reservations coordinator; and Brenda Watts, program coordinator.

  • Jackie Banks, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, right, welcomes Anita Conder, guest speaker from the Lincoln Trail Health Department. Conder spoke about the Health Access Nurturing Development Service program. HANDS target first-time parents, from the prenatal period to approximately two months after delivery. The program’s goal is to assist with child development, parenting skills, health services and other needed resources.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society recently met at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown with Steve Rafferty, president of ATHS, giving a PowerPoint presentation on what and who Ancestral Trails is.

  • The second annual USA Cares Stars and Strikes Bowlathon, presented by Furniture Liquidators, recently concluded at Dix-E-Town Lanes. Thanks to the tremendous support from the community, more than $25,000 was raised to benefit Fort Knox soldiers who are in need of assistance for basic needs and PTSD/TBI treatment.

    This year, more than 80 teams participated in the bowlathon. This was a significant increase over last year’s event. Donations from each team will provide support for two to four military families.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland staff presents Keith Carter a certificate as Volunteer of the Month for March 2013.


    City of birth: Morganfield.

    City of residence: Elizabethtown.

    Family: Husband, Roger, and three grown children.

    Favorite music: ‘50’s and ‘60s.

    Favorite TV shows: Basketball and HGTV.

    Hobbies: Gardening and spending time with family.


  • Petroleum engineering.

    Looking for and extracting fuel oil and natural gas from the earth.

    That’s the major students should choose if they want a job after graduation and a job that pays well. Last year, a Georgetown University study named it the bachelor’s degree that leads to the highest paying jobs, averaging $120,000.

  • Marilyn Ardisson from the Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club presents a bird’s nest fern to Michael Steinmacher, director of the Barr Library on Fort Knox. The Potted Few will meet at 10 a.m. today, March 20 at the Elizabethtown home of Bonnie Gunter with cohost Bonnie Lush. A “Gardening With Youth” program will be presented by Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent from Elizabethtown. For information, call Bonnie Gunter, 769-5005.