Today's Features

  • Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland:
    300 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown
    (270) 735-1407


    Brothers John and Michael Riggs make volunteering a part of their weekly routine by helping out at Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland.

    Michael is a sophomore at Central Hardin High School and John is a 2012 graduate.

  • Sarah Selman might have started volunteering at Warm Blessings soup kitchen to get Beta Club service hours, but long after she filled that requirement, she keeps volunteering.

    A 12-year-old student at LaRue County Middle School, she was surprised she liked washing dishes and cleaning up after people.

    “I just like to help them because they are having a hard time,” she said.

  • Severns Valley Baptist Church:
    1100 Ring Rd.
    (270) 765-7822


    Sometimes volunteering starts with a simple question: “How can I help you?”

    That’s all it took for Bre Sao, of Elizabethtown, to get involved at her church.

    Most days after school and on school breaks she is at Severns Valley Baptist Church, helping out wherever she’s needed that day.


    Five premier Louisville gardens and two homes will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday during the 12th annual Kilgore House and Garden Tour.

    The gardens at Oxmoor Estate, also known as the historic Bullitt Estate, are the centerpiece of the tour. The gardens include a 100-year-old stand of pines and other trees, a rose garden, perennial border garden and a color-coordinated shrub bed, according to the tour website.

  • Warning, this food column could get a bit nerdy.

    Before it dives into geekdom let’s explore a new recipe found on Pinterest.

    Cookies always are fun to make and there are so many recipes out there today that the possibilities are endless.

    Rollo cookies are very easy with only four ingredients. Mix a box of devil’s food cake mix with two eggs and one-third cup of oil. Then roll the dough in a ball around a piece of Rollos candy and bake.

    The result is a gooey caramel center with a chocolaty outside.

  • This week we find ourselves back on the alphabetical tour of fruits and vegetables. For the letters P and R, I chose plums and radicchio.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope to spend the day with my mom and the rest of the family. It is such a blessing to still have my mother with me. I wish everyone a happy day whether it be spent with your mother or just with her memory.
       The rain we received the other night was wonderful for our gardens. This week in the Turpin household is lots of yard work.

  • Brenda and John Thomas of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Zach Thomas of Elizabethtown, to Angela Buckles of Sonora, daughter of Mary and Randy Buckles of Sonora.

    The bride-to be, a 2004 graduate of Murray State University, is employed at Heartland Primary Care.

    The prospective groom, a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky, is employed at LG & E.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845 

    The weather has been somewhat warm, but by the middle of the week it got cooler. We got some needed rain. Many talk about how low water levels are at the rivers and lakes.  

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. Tell her that you love her.

    SCHOOL ENDS. Another school year ends on Wednesday. Have fun and be safe.

    GRADUATION. Central Hardin High School students will graduate Thursday. Congratulations to my little sis, Jamilee, and all other students.

  • Stephensburg
    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello everyone, I hope this finds you all doing well. I had a lady from Big Clifty call and share with me she had a wonderful Sunday. Lena Aubrey was happy her son, Donald, and his wife, Susan, came down from Louisville and their daughter, Beverly, and her son, for a good visit. Lena also shared that a friend of hers, Doris Petty, comes and visits with her a lot. Lena was very happy about the visits she has had. This was the first time I had spoken with Lena. She is very pleasant and I hope to hear more about her and her company.