Today's Features

  • “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” should more aptly be titled “Average Joe.”
    Unless a sequel comes many years after it’s predecessor, it usually retains most of its cast. This is not the case with the new “G.I. Joe” flick. The characters and events differed so much it has the feel of its own stand-alone movie.

    The only real connecting point is Jonathan Pryce, who returns as the president and the bad guy disguised as the president, a plot point set up in the last film.

  • The day before Easter I was rendered speechless.

    Yeah, I know that’s hard to believe, but it really happened.

    After running a few errands together Saturday morning, my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I returned home, and Rebecca got ready for work. Because it was my day off, I didn’t have much on my schedule except to run some errands later. Yeah, I needed to get some Easter items for Rebecca, but we keep a pretty low spending limit so I knew it wouldn’t require an extensive shopping spree.

  • The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club recently met at the Elizabethtown home of Bonnie Gunter with cohost Bonnie Lush.

    The program was “Gardening with Youth,” given by Hardin County Extension Agent Amy Aldenderfer. She demonstrated how to teach children to create seed bombs for planting in bare areas. She suggested ways to encourage children to become involved in planting vegetables as well as flowers. She also gave instructions on preparing seedlings for spring planting and how to be successful with raised gardens.

  • The Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club dedicates and donates children’s books to the Hardin County Public Library when a member has a child. Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club President Leanna Milby with Club Secretary Eileen Townsend and son, Caleb. 

  • By Sheila Kennedy

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures, sunshine and for many, the urge to spring clean. Today let’s concentrate on cleaning out the negative emotional energy our physical surroundings hold to make way for positive energy.

  • In the Radcliff Goodwill store, where used items ranging from clothes to furniture find new life, employee Gladys Reineke is steadfastly making the most of the one she’s lived for 95 years.

    “The big reason is once you sit down, you’re done,” Reineke said of her motive for continuing to work.

    That desire to keep working has continued despite medical issues that included a blood clot in her leg that moved to her lungs a month or so ago and a diagnosis of colon cancer about 26 years ago. Both were successfully treated.

  • Those of you on Facebook might have seen a recent influx of recipes showing up on your timeline.

    For the next few weeks, our adventures will include Facebook finds, recipes that have popped up on the social networking site I decided to try. Some of them have been absolutely delicious.

    I was a little hesitant with the first one I tried because the post insisted it would taste just like a cheeseburger.

  • I hope you survived April Fools’ Day. As I read through several magazines I receive, it is not unusual to see recipes for holidays and special events. This year in my April/ May issue of Taste of Home magazine, there was an article titled “Funny Side Up.” It was a practical joke for April Fools’ Day, so tuck these recipes away for next year.