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Today's Features

  • By Forrest Berkshire

    Updating a classic can be tricky.

    Take, for example, the “enhanced” Star Wars trilogy. Never has a man gone from revered to reviled as quickly as George Lucas after the release of his remastered trilogy. It was bad enough when he made those last three prequels with Jar Jar Binks. But then he had to go and mess with the original films, adding in some special effects and tinkering with the storyline just enough to completely destroy the central morality tale of the film. I mean, really George, Greedo shooting first?

  • The Marsee name has been synonymous with the Youth Theatre of Hardin County for 38 years.

    “I like to think of Mrs. Marsee as Youth Theatre’s fairy godmother,” youth theater participant Kaity Paschetto said.

    Like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, Marsee costumes the kids, makes them feel good about themselves and sends them out on stage.

    Bill and Betty Marsee got involved with the program when their daughter was in YTHC’s third show in 1974.

  • Through United Way of Central Kentucky more than a dozen area nonprofit agencies receive money. Among the many volunteers important to making that happen is Susan Gifford.

    Last month, Gifford, 38, received the 2012 Community Impact Award presented by UWCK for her work to increase employee giving. She is marketing director at the Swope Family of Dealerships, where she’s also employee campaign manager for the charitable organization and a 12-year contributing employee.

  • We all need a vacation from business as usual. Whether we take a break from school or work, a respite from the daily grind is rejuvenating. We come back from a trip to the beach or the mountains refreshed and ready to return to our responsibilities.

    A vacation is something to look forward to, to dream about when the job turns to drudgery. Sometimes the idea of it keeps us going during a stressful stretch. “Five weeks from today, I’ll be in Chicago,” we tell ourselves. We can hang on a little longer.  

  • On behalf of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission and the tennis community of Elizabethtown, I would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals for donations, helping to make this summer’s USTA Tennis Block Party such a huge success.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently collected 10 pounds of soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Diane Willis, district governor and member of Elizabethtown club, delivered them on behalf of the club to the Ronald McDonald House in Lexington. This is a long-standing project of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown and most members contribute regularly to the collection throughout the year.

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club took an active part in the Hooray for Heroes event hosted by AUSA and the Hardin County Chamber on May 19 in Radcliff.

    Becky Brecht and Pat and Bob Nuccitelli set up the booth near the main tent, where a free lunch was served to all active and retired military and their families, as well as to local fire, police and EMS crews.

  • Alumni of Lynnvale High School gathered for the 61st annual dinner and meeting May 18 in the Christian Life Center of White Mills Christian Church.

    Classes celebrating 70-, 60- and 50-year anniversaries were recognized. Louise Young Maupin represented the class of 1942. Graduates from 1952 included Russell Sullivan, Gene Cash, Thomas Skees, Ray Johnson Jr. and Olene Richardson.