Today's Features


  • Hardin Memorial Health’s Auxiliary club held its annual awards banquet May 26 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
    From April 2013 to March 2014, the club has donated more than $54,000 to HMH. Dennis Johnson, president of Hardin Memorial Health, was the key note speaker at the event. He updated volunteers on the plans for HMH’s future.
    Awards were presented to several volunteers. Dolores Pfeiffer was recognized for volunteering more than 17,000 hours of service.

  • The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Roger Raymond Schwalm Jr. (1988). Possession of marijuana. Sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for one day served. Ordered to submit to drug screenings. Fined $200 plus court costs and service fee. KAPS, ADE and VIP. License suspended for 120 days.

  • The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court. ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

  • I have something different this week. One of my readers asked that I have a column on smoothies.

    When I hear the word “smoothie,” I think milk shake — something from Wendy’s or Steak n’ Shake or Laker Drive In where they serve wonderful peanut butter milk shakes, uh smooth.

    On the serious side, most smoothies are healthy. They could be a smoothie high in protein, or high in calcium or for making it an easy way to eat your greens. Believe it or not, I have seen recipes for smoothies that incorporate spinach and kale. Yum.

  • Everyone likes their steak a certain way and can be pretty particular about it. And they should be, because a great steak is a wonderful treat but a bad steak is a disappointing disaster.

    My mom, for example, is a steak purist. She doesn’t really like any kind of sauce as long as it’s a well cooked steak.

    I am usually not that particular. I like a juicy steak but like it prepared a variety of ways.

  • Steve Wright grew up in the west end of Louisville in a row of small shotgun-style houses. He now is the owner of Wright Legacy Group, an investment advisory firm with national reach.

    Growing up, he didn’t realize he was poor because all his friends were poor, too, Wright said.

    He’s worked since the eighth grade. He began with a newspaper route and mowing yards and was employed at a local hardware store, eventually putting himself through college.

  • This is the season of the year more people pay attention to the horse world. The Triple Crown of horse racing has just been completed and lots of people paid attention.

    However, the focus of this article is about another type of spectacular horse. Recently, I had the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales at Grants Farm in St. Louis. Grants Farm is part of the Busch estate and has housed their Clydesdales since 1954.

  • Kenneth “Sonny” and Lois Jean Ward Pence of Bonnieville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT June 21, 2014, at Camp Ground United Methodist Church, 2530 Priceville Road in Bonnieville.
    They were married June 12, 1964, in Bonnieville.
    Mr. Pence is the son of the late Jim and Cynthia Pence. He is a semi-retired heavy machine operator.

  • White Mills
    Terri Spencer, 270-862-4604
    It is Wednesday night as I am writing this. The TV is on and tornado watches keep going across the screen.  We are blessed because Hardin County is not included in them. Do you ever wonder how storms can go north and south of you and never even shed a raindrop where you are? Whoops, I just heard thunder. I am not a huge fan of storms, but the mighty power that they possess make me stop and think that as powerful as they are, God is even more so. I hope everyone has come through the storms with no damage.