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Today's Features

  • In the past eight years, Francia Bennett has been present at the birth of about 50 babies of Spanish-speaking families she helps by volunteering her time, transportation and interpreter skills.

    “I’m with them at the delivery,” Bennett said of the expectant mothers.

    It is just one way the Elizabethtown resident provides volunteer assistance for the Spanish-speaking community.

    Bennett also helps Spanish-speaking area residents make and keep medical and dental appointments.

  • Sandra Cilyok of Elizabethtown looked at a yellow gourd in her hand and saw a penguin.

    “He just looked like a penguin when I looked at him,” she said.

    Cilyok once held a fuzzy newborn penguin at an aquarium and is a fan of the animated movie “Happy Feet,” which is about the animals.

  • Heath Seymour is no stranger to downtown Elizabethtown.

    During the ’70s and ’80s, his father owned and operated Seymour Shoes, a downtown shop.

    “I kind of grew up running around downtown,” Seymour, 41, said. “That definitely caused an attachment to downtown.”

    These days, Seymour still runs around downtown.

    As the executive director of Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council, he often visits the downtown shops and keeps tabs on vacant city-owned properties he hopes to help fill in the coming years.

  • The Central Kentucky Art Guild installed Debbye Hassell as president of the organization for the 2012-13 fiscal year at the Oct. 15 meeting at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

  • Several members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown attended the Annual Dogwood District meeting Oct. 16 in Glasgow.

    During the meeting, a slate of officers was nominated and Ann Kowalkoski, a Garden Club of Elizabethtown member and past president, was elected as the new Dogwood District director.

  • The Elizabethtown Lions Club held its annual golf scramble Sept. 20 at the Elizabethtown Country Club. Winning team members were from left, Jason Arron, Eddie Lawson, Marilyn Maffet, Pat Hatcher and Charlie Rodgers. Proceeds benefit the club in its efforts for eye conservation and support of organizations that aid members of the community.

  • Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees recently met at the Nolin RECC Building, with refreshments provided by the retired teachers.

    Guests included Jane Yingst from Jacksonville, Fla. Guest speaker was Roger McCurry from Koinonia Travel and Tours, who invited members to an upcoming Christmas mystery trip.

    Nominees approved for 2013 executive board positions include President Mary Tom Haun, First Vice President Sally Watkins, Second Vice President Kay Bennett and Secretary Carol Aiken. The treasurer position still is vacant.

  • Atria Senior Living residents and staff recently donated $1,000 to the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland BackPack Program. The group also volunteers with FAKH once a week.

  • What started out as a casual hobby for Bryan Ray has evolved to a source of camaraderie, personal challenge and national recognition. The 34-year-old marksman recently was ranked No. 30 in the country for three-gun shooting and is aiming for a national title.

  • Many adults care for their teeth using habits that were formed early in childhood. It is important to be sure those habits are good ones. As we age, our teeth and mouths can develop very different needs. Gum disease, dry mouth, oral cancer and tooth decay can become issues with negative effects on our overall health.

    According to the Journal of the American Dental Association “the mouth is a window into the health of the body.” Our mouths also can reveal the first signs of disease within our bodies.

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month.