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Today's Features

  • Superheroes, princesses and monsters of all sorts will be out on the prowl for candy tonight but for one Elizabethtown woman this spooktacular holiday has been a part of business life for 14 years.

    Jeanine Morrison didn’t originally plan to be in the party or Halloween business.

    Her father is from Muldraugh and after joining the U.S. Air Force, he met her mother in France, where Morrison was born.

    The family moved around a lot and Morrison later joined the Air Force herself, serving four years in Arizona.

  • On the sidelines of her son’s flag football game at Fort Knox, Holly Cusimano coaches the Packers cheerleaders, which include her daughter Mia.

    “Can’t hear you,” she shouts to the girls, directing their moves by performing the cheer with them.

    Between cheers, Cusimano, 33, answers her cell phone.

    The Vine Grove resident and mother of five has a full plate. Each of her children has special needs, and she makes time to be active in their lives.

    Her husband, Jeffrey, is a wounded warrior who works on post.

  • Erica Renee Rhodes, a 17 year old at Meade County High School, will compete with ladies from throughout the nation in this year’s Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant. Pageant finals are at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Bluegrass Entertainment and Exposition Center, 426 Sutherland Lane, Bardstown.

    The Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant also is a toy and book drive for local women and children shelters and a supply drive for local animal shelters. Each contestant is required to donate a minimum of 10 items to the shelters during pageant weekend.

  • Halloween is upon us and I hope you have your costumes ready and your treats ready for the little ones sure to ring your doorbell. But something else might be a little more pressing if you are planning a Halloween gathering. I have selected some snacks and beverages, from Taste of Home’s website, that will leave even adults shaking in their boots. Enjoy.

    Caramel Apple Dip

    1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

    1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • There are times in the world of food that lines must be drawn and allegiances should be made.

    Times when talk of who has the best recipe comes to a climax and words become actions. The result, in this case, is a little something called spaghetti wars.

    This particular war was fought at Herb Jones Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Elizabethtown.

    On one side of the war was Milka Pomey. From the former Yugoslavia, Pomey knew her mother-in-law’s recipe, which Pomey has cooked since 1974, would emerge victorious.

  • By JESSIE KEY
    It’s a rare thing to meet someone who you know will have a lasting impact on your life and how you view the world. Few and far between are girls who see and accept life as it is and not through a hazy film of hopeless crushes and interminable teenage drama.

    Fourteen-year-old Jessica Smith, a freshman at Central Hardin High School, is one of these girls. 

  • By VINCE WHELAN

    So beautiful, the Temptress’s veil.
    Which shrouds the skin of imperfection!
    Which lolls against, as a cunning mirror,
    a disguise, we follow, in misdirection.

  • Students at Elizabethtown High School create a variety of work in Tammy Dye’s Art I and Art II classes.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello, hope this week has been a good one for all. The weather has been a little chilly in the mornings and nice and warm in the afternoon.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    The Crossing Festival was a big success. My family and friends who attended had a great time,although we really missed the chili. The weather was a little cold,but we bundled up and made it through.