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Today's Features

  • Linda and Paul Mattingly of Zoneton, elected worthy matron and worthy patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabethtown, gather with others officers, M. Siegman, T. Smith, p. Greer, A. Caswell, C. Miller, P. Smith, S. Cundiff, J. Cowley, B. Cundiff, C. Marcum, M. Puckett, J. Lee and D. Daugherty. Not pictured are GA Barany, B. Coogle and A. Light.

  • Darlene Chenault of Elizabethtown displays the opportunity quilt she won during the Stitchers Quilt Guild annual Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show in September.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Ousey Claycomb, center, and Kevin Addington, right,  welcome guest speaker Professor Mark Palatos who informed the club of early mankind in the area and presented artifacts.

  • Melissa Jones, left, and Mary Jo Schmitz, right, of the Elizabethtown branch of Citizens Union Bank present a $1,000 donation for Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland to executive director Gary Miles. The money will help support the BackPack Program in Hardin County, which supplies at risk children with 10 to 15 food items for the weekend when school meals are unavailable.

  • The Bloomington Watercolor Society, in collaboration with Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning, presented a weekend watercolor retreat at Bradford Woods near Martinsville, Ind., on Sept. 21 and 22. Two workshops provided instruction on painting en plein air — in the open air — to 24 artists from around central and southern Indiana and Kentucky.

  • At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, two members were singled out for honors. Joyce Lupresto was chosen as artist of the month in the general membership category. Her watercolor is titled, “Reminiscing”. Wes Kendall was chosen as artist of the month in the professional category. His pencil portrait is titled, “Jane at Work”.

  • Leaders are found in the most unusual places and there are many examples to follow.

    In life, when you really think about it, we are writing our own plays. We are the writers, the leaders of our lives.

    If you step back for a moment and think about your life, what would your play be like? Would it be a best seller? Would it end happily? Would you change the world? As you’re writing the play, you have a choice to hire the actors and actresses. It’s your play. So, if there is someone you don’t want to play a part, don’t give them a part.

  • At 71 years old, Trish Crandall’s volunteer efforts include building houses.

    “I can still swing a hammer,” the Elizabethtown resident said.

    Crandall was the recipient of a house from Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, for which she was required to put in a minimum number of work hours. But after she fulfilled her obligations, she didn’t stop volunteering.

  • Sometimes, you learn a little about yourself when trying a new dish. On this kitchen adventure, I learned two things.

    One, there is such a thing as too much sage. Two, I’m not a fan of goat cheese.

    Because fall is my favorite time of year, a pizza with a harvest theme sounded like a good thing to try.

    To keep costs down, I altered the recipe.