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Today's Features

  • Change is good. Or so they say.

    Then again “they” say a lot of things and we still don’t know who “they” are.

    Why don’t “they” change that?

    At any rate, I won’t argue with the aforementioned statement. It’s true enough, many times.

    Change can keep things from getting stale and can spark inspiration. In fact, I purposely break routine when I realize it has become just that: routine.

  • Hardin County AM Rotary Club President Daniel Tabb welcomes member Aaron Miller, who spoke about his recent trip to South Africa as a member of the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program at the club meeting March 7. While there, he learned about the country’s historical change from apartheid to democracy. In addition, he spoke about the three major cities and the demographics of the country.

  • The Garden Club of Elizabethtown has a long standing relationship with Allegro Senior Living Community of Elizabethtown. Members and residents enjoy container planting annuals in the spring and perennials in the autumn seasons. The garden club donates horticulture specimens for the residents’ enjoyment throughout the year.

    The club meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Refreshments are served prior to each meeting.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society members met for the March meeting at the public library in Elizabethtown. Guest speaker was Ron Elliott, who spoke on the life of Franklin Sousley, who was born in Hilltop. Sousley was one of the Marines who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima in World War II. Sousley was killed a month later. The famous photo of him and other men raising the flag was taken by Joe Rosenthal. Elliott wrote a book on the life of Sousley titled “From Hilltop to Mountaintop.”

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the lampwork glass beads made by Vine Grove resident Denise Lemke, visit caravancreations.net.

    Near an open flame in the kitchen of her Vine Grove residence, Denise Lemke held a stick-like implement known as a mandrel in one hand and a glass rod in the other.

    She drew the rod to the fire provided by an oxygen propane torch until the glass melted and carefully wrapped the material onto the mandrel, which she twirled.

    “This is a hobby you have to be very patient with,” Lemke said.

  • I’m a bit of a sci-fi bug. It’s not something I realized about myself until recently, as in the last couple years or so.

    I mean, you’d think it would have been obvious, but I believe I spent too much of my life trying to pretend I was much cooler than I actually am.

  • A few years ago, when the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Elizabethtown did not have a thrift store, Judy Banks suggested one be established.

    It was in the fall of 2011 when Banks, who has volunteered for the organization for more than six years, said she told organization members she hoped her proposal would be turned down.

    “Of course, they wanted to do this,” Banks said.

    Fundraising began with appeals for donations of $1,000. Banks wanted to model the Elizabethtown thrift store after an upscale one she had seen.

  • I admit it. I’m one of those tree huggers who recycles. You know, the ones who chirp they reuse junk mail envelopes to write their grocery lists on so they can tuck their coupons inside.

    Well, I don’t exactly do that, but I often feel I’m on a mission to keep things out of the landfill.

    Take office paper, for instance. If one side has printing on it, there are 93.5 perfectly good square inches of space on the other side that can be used for handouts, schedules, lists of classes and the like.

  • Susan Figg has taken care of Elizabethtown’s children for 45 years.

    Over those decades, Figg has worked in preschool, daycare, church nurseries and private child care.

    But that wasn’t her original goal.

    After high school she went to business college in Louisville and did modeling work on the side. Her intention was to work in business administration.

    Her husband, Daryl, joined the U.S. Air Force and the couple was stationed in England for four years.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met March 7 at the Brown Pusey House with club President Betty Sue French, presiding.

    St. Patrick’s Day decorations and food were served by hostesses Phyllis Shumate, JoAnn Winkenhofer and Becky Bishop.

    Bobbie Dille introduced Wren Smith of Bernheim Forest who gave the program “Unlock the Mysteries of Hummingbirds” which was received with much interest.