Today's Features

  • The Historic State Theater in downtown Elizabethtown will host a free showing of a documentary about drug and alcohol addiction recovery at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “The Anonymous People” highlights addiction recovery of over 23 million Americans and features Miss Kentucky and Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, NBA star Chris Herren and actress Kristen Johnston, among others.


    As I peer out my kitchen window, I see a small rosebud peeking back at me from my rose garden. I started thinking one morning, soon this bud with the help of the sun, rich dirt, my husband’s watering and nurturing, will become a beautiful bloom. As Mother’s Day approached, I felt that my two children are my two blooms.

    As a parent, I think it is my duty to attend to the nurturing of these two young minds.

  • Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest will celebrate its annual celebration of spring Saturday with BloomFest and the opening of its new Edible Garden.

    The celebration will include local artisans, live music, a farmers market and garden short topic speakers. The annual spring sale of plants native to the region takes place during this event.

    For kids, Bernheim plans a garden fairy parade and the opportunity to construct a fairy house and other crafts. The children get a construction permit and find supplies in the marketplace needed to build the fairy house.

  • John “Tree” Akers spends his ministry building faith and his pastime building with Legos.

    The 42-year-old has been the student minister at Northside Baptist Church for seven years. Overall, he said he’s been in some form of ministry for two decades.

    He grew up in Elizabethtown and worked out of state for a few years but loves being back home, he said.

    Growing up at Severns Valley Baptist Church, he was a teen who was quiet and the in-crowd wasn’t his thing.

  • By Dr. Keith Wilson

    The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Before the race, everyone has  the dream they can win. Dreamers focus on stories of well-known horses that win like Secretariat. And of course there are the stories that keep every long shot believing they are the next Mine That Bird, which won despite 50-to-1 odds.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

    KENTUCKY WEATHER.Temperatures are rising. I love opening up the windows in my house but it does make it hard on Chloe’s allergies. I’ve heard about many others suffering from allergies. Hey, but at least it’s not snowing. Get outside and enjoy an evening walk and look at all the beauty around us. 

    MOTHER’S DAY.Happy mother’s day to all mothers. This is a special day for me since this is my first mother’s day with Chloe.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

    I do believe summer has arrived, with the weatherman predicting the temperature reaching near or breaking the record for the May 6 by possibly reaching 90 degrees. I am ready for warm weather. This winter has been miserable for both of us, even though we didn’t have to be outside as many were, I love to see the green grass and leaves on the trees and the flowers blooming.

  • Todd Ray Skaggs and Melinda Elliott Skaggs of Hodgenville recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

    Mr. Skaggs is co-owner of Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville and Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia. He also serves as LaRue County Coroner.

    Mrs. Skaggs is a nurse with Elizabethtown Physicians for Women.

    They have two children, Trevor, a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, and Mallory, a sophomore at LaRue County High School.

  • Richard and Lois Himes of Big Clifty and Steve and Peggy Gardner of Owensboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tammy Marie Himes and Steven Gardner.

    The bride to be is a graduate of North Hardin High School and PJ’s College of Cosmetology in Bowling Green. She is a hair stylist and color specialist.

    The prospective groom is a graduate of Ownesboro Catholic High School and the University of Kentucky. He is a GIS analyst at Boardwalk Pipelines in Owensboro.

    The wedding is May 17, 2014 in Owensboro.

  • Joe and Fawn Stults of Hodgenville announce the birth of a son, Tate Brisco Stults, on March 28, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Truman and Mary Lou Strader and Charles and Mechel Stults, all of Sonora.

    Great-grandparents are Virgie Tedder and Emogene Gardner, both of Hodgenville.