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Today's Features

  • Now in her 13th year as a Girl Scout troop leader, Tamara Ohler has seen three girls in her group progress from the fourth grade to their senior year.

    For an organization that Ohler said has a 50 percent attrition rate after middle school, her troop is an exception.

    Troop 403 also stands out for other reasons.

    Six members of her troop have attained the highest Girl Scout honor: the Gold Award.

    “It’s very unique,” Ohler said of a single troop having so many Gold Award recipients.

  • Sometimes basketball provides an opportunity for a top performance outside the court.

    Recently a terrible tragedy hit the high school of Chardon, Ohio, which is a small rural school not far from Cleveland. On this day, a former student entered the high school cafeteria and opened fire on a table of high school seniors. Three of the five students who were shot have since died.

  • Welcome to my kitchen.

    I’m probably like most of you, a self-made cook. I try to get fancy, slightly gourmet, with my cooking sometimes and at other times I’m looking for something quick to fix at the end of a tiring day at work.

    My passion for cooking leads me to drool over Food Network programs, collect a massive amount of cookbooks and skim websites such as Pinterest for the next recipe to try.

  • I have known Monica Snellen Duff, this month’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks,” for quite some time. She is the mother of four wonderful daughters and a son. Three of them were my students at West Hardin High School. She was nominated by her daughter, Barbara Hornback.

    Married for 62 years, Monica and her husband have five children, Dianne Atcher, Danny Duff, Barbara Hornback, Janice Brown and Laura Watts, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. It’s a full house during holiday’s and special occasions.

  • Scott Clark, administrative manager for Hardin County Water District No. 2 spoke to the Elizabethtown Garden Club at their March 1 meeting, at the Brown-Pusey House. He promoted the smart use of water in landscaping,  suggesting both effective irrigation and “xeriscaping” (use of native plants accompanied by a variety of mulches, rock and stone).

  • The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club brought Valentine love to the residents of North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff on Valentines’ Day. Administrator Bill Taylor entertained at the party with Karaoke music. Director of Activities Pam Switzer and her staff served delicious cake and beverages. Members of the Potted Few Lahoma Baymor, Renate Gosser, Bonnie Gunter and club President Anneliese Knoll brought each resident a Tulip bulb in a cup with decorative red paper to bring Spring to the hearts of everyone.

  • Stop it.
    I don’t care how well Jeremy Lin is playing for the New York Knicks.
    Sorry, folks.
    So what if we’re both Asian-Americans?
    Turn on the television. Read websites and magazines. Listen to the talking heads. He’s everywhere.
    He’s the NBA’s version of the NFL’s Tim Tebow, his league’s global savior.
    Stop it.
    Please don’t automatically assume that every Asian-American is rooting for him to become a star and help the Knicks make the playoffs.

  • For more than 48 years, a sense of family and giving has been the driving force inspiring Dix-E-Town Lanes co-owner Dean Taylor.

    Those values have translated into helping start high school bowling leagues and offering children free games, among other efforts.

    “It was Mom and Dad; they just ingrained in us boys: family,” Taylor said. “We were blessed.”

    Taylor’s parents partnered with three others and purchased the bowling alley in 1962, the year after it opened its doors.

  • Jerry Steier and Barbara Steier, both of Elizabethtown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer A. Steier, to Scott A. Hall, son of Scott and Lori Hall of Rineyville.

    The bride-to-be is employed at Kroger while attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College pursuing a career as a trauma nurse.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of John Hardin High School and also is employed at Kroger while pursuing a career in law enforcement.

    A summer 2012 wedding is planned. Formal invitations will be sent.