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Today's Features

  • The academic challenge of talented NCAA athletes in the revenue producing sports of football and basketball recently was investigated by CNN.

    The news report revealed that at least 7 percent of collegiate athletes in the revenue sports leave college reading at or below an eighth-grade level. It is not possible to do college level work with an eighth-grade reading ability.

    This column is not about the failures of collegiate football and basketball but rather it highlights an example of collegiate athletics at its best.

  • Even as he served in the Army, Gary Miles knew when he retired he would want to “continue to serve in some capacity.”

    Miles fulfilled that goal by becoming executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland and joining the Elizabethtown Lions Club, where he became president last year.

    It has been about 15 years since Miles retired from the military, where he served as an administrator and comptroller. He has been with Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland ever since.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223

    The flu has hit the area. I hope everyone is lucky and avoids it. Our household has been full of sickness and hopefully is on the mend. I hope everyone has a great, healthy week.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays includes Zach Wagner, Father Stan Osborne, Brandon Jones, Mandy Jent, W.D. Nall, Denise Corbett, Charles Nesbitt, Rick Newton, Eric Morgan, Andrea Whelan, Debbie Weiss, Max Vowels, Sam Pike, Austin Zulka, Emma Shelton, Brenda Morrison, Kelly Thomas, Logan Greenwell, Aggie Ray, Tyler Cantwell, Amber Jones, Fred Ogletree and Katie Sivulich.

    SPECIAL BIRTHDAY. Lois Bell celebrated her 80th birthday Jan. 3.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 270-862-

    Hello friends, well as we all can feel Mr. Winter and Miss Ice showed up together. I hope all of you stayed warm. I know it was cold at my house, but we got through the bad cold.

    APPRECIATION. I would like to take the time to thank Mrs. Johnston for calling school off. As a bus driver and a mother, I know the weather was bad and the children would have been cold and a lot of unforeseen things can happen. Thank you for caring about our children.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

    Br-r-r-r- as I write this on Tuesday morning, we are having Canadian weather with wind chill factors at least -20. I walked across the road yesterday afternoon to the mailbox and felt as though my face would freeze before I could get back inside. Definitely not my type of weather, of course it could be worse, besides the cold temperatures, we could have gotten ice and snow on the roads until they were impassable. Usually things never are so bad, but what they could be worse, a good reason we should look on the sunny side.

  • The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Jason Randall Ford, 38, and Sunday Sue Stiles, 37, both of Elizabethtown. Married 11 years.

    John J. Mattingly, 40, and Christina Thibeault, 37, both of Vine Grove. Married three years.

    Sean G. Schutt, 26, Virginia Beach, Va., and Danielle L. Walters, 22, Brandenburg. Married four years.

    Matthew C. Orozco, 26, and Jennifer Pilar Lane Orozco, 24, both of Radcliff. Married three years.