Today's Features

  • From left, Janet Simpson, Francis Simpson and Cindy Gibson, president Hardin County AM Rotary Club, welcome Eric Flack - Wave 3 News Troubleshooter, second from right, who was the guest speaker at the club meeting April 19.

  • By Shonna Sheckles

    In the past month from my kitchen window, I have noticed a robin flying back and forth under my patio carrying string, straw and whatever else it can find to build a nest.

    The robin has chosen as its new home the very top rung of my husband’s ladder. The robin has worked so hard for at least two weeks. Finally, last Wednesday, I noticed a finished product. Not only had this mother robin provided a home for her soon to be offspring, she is very protective of her environment.

  • Air Force Airman James L. Ashley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. A 2011 graduate of John Hardin High School, he is the son of Patricia Dodd of Elizabethtown.

  • As the weather warms, a nice glass of tea or something cold and fruity hits the spot.

    My favorite type of tea is peach and the sweeter the better. It’s perfect to sip while sitting on the front porch swing reading a book and enjoying the fresh spring air.

    A cold glass of sweet tea is the picture of southern hospitality and great to serve any guest.

  • Derby is over, but Churchill Downs is open for spring racing and you might want to make these treats any time for entertaining. I made Derby Cupcakes, Eighth Race Pie and Bourbon Pecan Pie for a Derby party in Louisville and they were loved by all.

    The recipe for the Derby Cupcakes is a delightful find and a great addition or substitution for Derby Pie.

  • Because Sunday is Mother’s Day, it’s a perfect time to share a few things you may not know about my mom.

    Everyone who knows her knows she’s a great cook with artistic style and perfect penmanship, a trait I did not inherit from her.

    But she’s much more than that.

    In her youth, Mom was a good athlete. She was a cheerleader at Elizabethtown High School and often could be found around her neighborhood playing baseball. In fact, at one point in her childhood, she wanted to be the first female Major League Baseball player.

  • Radcliff Rotary Club recently hosted the Rotary Regional Speech Contest. The contest was open to all high school students, who gave an eight- to 10-minute speech without notes on the annual Rotary theme. This year’s theme was “Peace through service.” Beginning at their local club level, winning contestants move on to sectional, regional and district levels with cash prizes for first- through third-place winners. The winner of all four levels will accumulate $2,200.

  • Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation joined the U.S. Senate in recognizing April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. The Senate passed a resolution honoring line workers for their efforts in keeping power flowing.

    Approximately one-half of Nolin’s 97 employees work in the field restoring power during outages and maintaining distribution lines and equipment. Across the nation, more than 19,000 men and women maintain 2.5 million miles of line for electric co-ops, public power districts and public utility districts.

  • Lowe's in Elizabethtown sponsored a Women Framing Workshop on April 27 to help get ready for 2013 Hardin Habitat Women Build Day on May 11. Amy Warren and Clint Lewis, Lowe's employees, led the workshop and covered use of basic tools including skill saws, safety on the job site and how to frame a house. The group of 14 women volunteers then framed using the tools and skills they learned. Lowe's is the sponsor of Habitat Women Build Day. This is the event's sixth year in Hardin County.

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club recently learned the residents of North Hardin Health & Rehabilitation were in need of a subscription to a daily newspaper, to obtain regional and national news. Club members got into action and voted to provide the facility with a year’s subscription to The News-Enterprise.