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Today's Features

  • Growing up, Jennifer Marie Sanders learned to play baseball on the streets of a Dallas neighborhood and went to baseball games with her father.

    Now she coaches the Fort Knox High School baseball team, the Eagles.

    Though the role is a new one for her, she said the assistant coaches and team members have helped her adjust and learn the ropes whenever possible.

    “Everybody’s been extremely patient,” Sanders said.

  • So I’m sitting here, staring at a blank page, wondering where to start. 

    Writer’s block? Maybe. More like I’ve got the “I’m so tired from everyone in my house being sick” block. That happens to moms.

    And so here I am, thinking about something I read recently, how mothers, especially stay-at-home mothers, are simultaneously lonely and never have enough time to ourselves.

  • This year marks the 20th Annual Civil War Days Living History event at Union Fort Duffield in West Point.

    The Memorial Weekend Living History program is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Union and Confederate reenactors bring to life the history of one of Kentucky’s nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers and the daily life of the Civil War soldier.

    Opening ceremonies are at noon May 27, with continuous presentations on weapons and uniforms and infantry and artillery firings.

  • As the end of May approaches, today’s column has recipes that have been submitted or requested.

  • Sometimes yummy desserts can come in bite-size morsels. Truffles always are a good choice and are available in so many varieties the possibilities are endless.

    Changing the traditional peanutbutter ball, or buckeye, recipe is one option for a truffle.

    By replacing peanut butter with Nutella hazelnut spread, you create a chocolate and hazelnut truffle. For a finishing touch, grind some hazelnuts to sprinkle on top of the chocolate.

  • The Midwest Morris Ale, an informal gathering of teams of dancers, will bring dancers to northern Hardin County and Brandenburg on Sunday. There are several teams who dance Morris in Kentucky but this will be the first time teams have hosted an Ale.

    Morris dancing often is associated with Maypole celebrations dating back to the late 15th century in England. It was even mentioned by the Bard himself, William Shakespeare.

    The dance is an English folk dance based on rhythmic stepping and choreographed figures. Sticks, swords, handkerchiefs and bells are used.

  • Earlier this month, schools and communities around the country observed Teacher Appreciation Day.

    Whenever I hear about a day such as this one or about educators who leave a lasting impact on students, my mind always turns to Mr. Bond and Ms. Foulds of good old Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School at the corner of Fifth and Sydney streets.

    And for much different reasons.

    Mr. Bond was a slender man, with thick black framed glasses who smoked a lot. He cared about all of his students, it seemed, even me.

  • Gary Meredith is part of a volunteer organization that specializes in searching for missing people.

    As president and co-founder of Kentucky Bloodhound Search and Rescue, Meredith helps train and deploy dogs to track a person by scent.

    The group was organized in 2005 with five handlers and three dogs. Maggie Mae was the first deployable dog. There now are 11 handlers and six deployable dogs.

  • Dewight and Marla Glover of Vine Grove announce the birth of a great-granddaughter, ‘Ailani Namahaokalani Mathews, on Dec. 27, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Parents are William Tyler and Bethany Ann Mathews of Radcliff.

    Maternal grandmother is Sandra Ann N. Glover of Atlanta. Paternal grandparents are Donna Allen and Gary Mathews, both of Radcliff.

    Additional great-great-grandparents are Emily N. Pall of Nanakuli, Hawaii, and Ruth Hawkins of Elizabethtown.

  • Dewight and Marla Glover of Vine Grove announce the birth of a great-granddaughter, Carleigh Ryanne’ Wainani Namahaokalani Stotler, on March 31, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Mother is Ashley Renee’ M.N. Stotler; and she has a brother, Bryan James Grimes-Stotler of Vine Grove.

    Maternal grandmother is Sandra Ann N. Glover of Atlanta.

    Maternal great-great-grandmother is Emily N. Pall of Nanakuli, Hawaii.