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Today's Features

  • A recent report on the cost of raising children dealt a crushing blow to parents.

    Analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed middle-income families with children born in 2011 can expect to spend $234,900 before inflation over the next 17 years. That should cover food, housing, education and child care and other expenses.

    Middle-income families, for purposes of the report, earn between $59,410 and $102,870. Families earning less spend less; families earning more spend more.

  • Spider-Man is back in web-slinging action with Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) donning the mask.

    Socially awkward Peter Parker is bitten by a spider that turns him into the arachnid hero. The film continues the story of a smart, orphaned kid fighting villains, who usually are the product of science experiments gone wrong.

  • Column by Susan Rider

  • Arlene Quinones wasn’t sure what the future held when she was laid off at the Ford plant in Louisville.

    That future turned out to be a big change for Quinones.

    The Upton resident soon found herself pursuing a college degree as a nontraditional student and working as a translator at a health department.

    “I never worked inside in my life,” Quinones, 49, said.

  • Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is an opportunity to honor and preserve the legacy of these patriots. The Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the DAR recently initiated three junior members – Amanda Miller Prestia, Tiffany Lynne Evans and Melody Natasshia Evans. Velma Sarver, chapter chaplain, administered the oath of membership. Margaret Martin, chapter regent, welcomed them into the chapter. A fourth junior member, Marni Rock Gibson, will be initiated at a later date.

  • Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is an opportunity to honor and preserve the legacy of these patriots. The Captain Jacob Van Meter Chapter of the DAR recently initiated three junior members – Amanda Miller Prestia, Tiffany Lynne Evans and Melody Natasshia Evans. Velma Sarver, chapter chaplain, administered the oath of membership. MargaretMartin, chapter regent, welcomed the young women into the chapter. A fourth junior member, Marni Rock Gibson, will be initiated at a later date.

  • New officers were elected in the Rineyville Homemakers Club at its May meeting. Brenda Coyne is the new vice-president and Paula Greenwell was elected president. They will serve the club in a two-year term.

  • Margaret Gonzalez-Perez was the guest speaker at the Hardin County AM Rotary club meeting June 22, where she discussed religion and terrorism. From left, Cindy Gipson, president, Alice Zoeller, Gonzales-Perez and David Zoeller.

  • Recently, Allegro Dance Theatre hosted a four-day beginning musical theatre camp at the studios in Radcliff.

    The camp culminated with a performance at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center of “The Best Little Theatre in Town.” Students also were some of the featured entertainment for the Cooking For Life Red Cross Blood Drive at Pritchard Community Center. The camp was under the direction of Carol E. Zagar with musical direction by Kelsey Paschetto.