Today's Features


    Those with a poetic flair have until the postmark deadline of March 1 to enter The Heartland Review’s 2012 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize competition.

    The Heartland Review is a literary publication of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    First place winner will receive $350, second place receives $150 and third place receives $75.

    The tax-deductible contribution of $10 is requested per three poems entered.

  • In the past few weeks, I haven’t had a ghost of a chance at being bored.
    Yeah, that was a bad attempt at a paranormal-related pun.
    You see, this has been a particularly busy time for paranormal events and other related activity. Since the end of January, stars from three national TV shows — including one for which I was interviewed on-camera — have visited downtown Elizabethtown, and last weekend I was part of an investigation near Louisville with a paranormal investigation group I recently joined — yep, that makes two now.

  • Sunday night, Hollywood and all its glamour is on display for the 84th annual Academy Awards with Billy Crystal returning as host.
    This might be the first year in a long time I have caught most of the work nominated for best picture. One I didn’t see, “The Artist,” has picked up a lot of hardware from other awards in the industry including three Golden Globes and extensive recognition from critics and film festivals. The black and white, silent film is one of the frontrunners this year.

  • Best Picture
    "The Artist"
    "The Descendants"
    "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    "Midnight in Paris"
    "The Help"
    "War Horse"
    "The Tree of Life"

  • Jimmy Stuecker was awarded the “Jack Snyder Award” as the outstanding farmer in Hardin County. Stuecker is shown accepting a plaque from Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Michael Owsley.

  • Linda Funk’s life of helping others began when she volunteered for a mentoring program during her college days at Eastern Kentucky University.

    She thought she would be a physical therapist but after meeting the two slightly hyper boys she mentored through the program, she knew she wanted be involved in social work. Visits to the boys’ home, where they experienced poor living conditions, first exposed her to the life of those in poverty.

  • As a parent, I hate being mostly responsible for making sure my children are given the nutrition they require.

    I mean, no matter how many kale and spinach-infused fruit smoothies I force down their little throats, I’m not sure it makes up for the ridiculous amounts of plain macaroni noodles they eat. Or the peanut butter sandwiches.

  • Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. attended the Fort Knox Celebration of Women for Black History month. Those pictured are Col. Louis Wingate, Judge Larry Smith, guest speaker Major Gen. Marcia Anderson, NAACP President Marcus Ray, Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes and Major Jason Lucky.