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Today's Features

  • The benefit auction for Neal McDowell and family on Sept. 23 was publicized by local newspapers, radio, Facebook, printed fliers and word of mouth. We are pleased to report the event was a resounding success.

    Relatives, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and members of many church families turned out to enjoy the fellowship of sharing a meal and joining in lively bidding for the numerous auction items, gift certificates and homemade cakes and goodies. The day was opened and closed with prayer.

  • For a foodie, the advent of fall means soup and chili season has arrived.

    Spicy tortilla soup is a good step between soup and chili. It’s spicy like chili but is a soup so it’s not as thick.

    I used less chili powder and cumin than the recipe suggests. Spices in a recipe usually can be adjusted for an individual’s taste.

    If you’ve cooked much with spicy chili peppers such jalapeno, you know there’s a risk of slight pain. Contact to the skin can cause a burning or stinging sensation.

  • Tiphany and Josh Braden of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Laila Jayde Braden, on April 19, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparens are Carrie and Shane Kelly of Elizabethtown and Dale Kelley of Louisville. Paternal grandparents are Carmen Braden, Josh Braden and Nora Miller, all of Elizbethtown.

  • “Gravity”
    Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.
    Release date: Oct. 4
    Runtime: 90 minutes
    Rating: A great drama set in space

  • Musicals were always a part of my childhood. My mom loves musicals, most of which she’s seen in movie form but occasionally we take a trip out to see one live on stage.

    Basically, I got the homegrown version of musical appreciation every time mom watched a musical.

    Sunday we ventured out with friends to the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School to see the pro/am production of “Les Misèrables.”

  • Ellis Hutcherson celebrated his 95th birthday Oct. 8, 2013, at Helmwood Healthcare Center in Elizabethtown.

    He was born Oct. 8, 1918. His wife is Georgia Hutcherson.

  • For Melanie Parker, loss is gain. Training for the upcoming Color Run 5K in Elizabethtown, Parker has lost 50 pounds and gained energy and confidence.

    Her first experience with The Color Run was in October 2012. She went with some friends to a run in New Orleans. She met a lot of people from all over the country among the 13,000 involved. There were young and old, women running with babies and co-workers running together.

    “I thought, ‘What a fabulous thing to bring to E’town’,” she said.

  • Yes, world, she is here. Lexi Grace landed all 6 pounds and 15 ounces of her in her daddy’s arms July 9.

    As we gathered around the window at Hardin Memorial Hospital to view the newest member of our family, my heart was overwhelmed with joy, love and pride. I thought my first granddaughter, the things I want her to experience and the places I want her to go.

  • It’s not hard to find individuals who believe 4-H has made a difference in their lives. There are people in all walks of life who can attest to the value of a 4-H project and the leadership qualities built from time spent with the organization. For more than 100 years, 4-H has been developing confidence, competence, connection, caring and character among its membership.