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Today's Features

  • WHITED. Air Force Airman Thomas E. Whited graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2011 graduate of North Hardin High School, he is the son of Jennifer Whited of Rineyville.

  • DAVIDSON. Army Pvt. Jesse R. Davidson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. A 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School, he is the son of Patrick McDonald of Rineyville.

  • By MIKE SELVITELLE

    In October, the Kentucky Department of Education will release the results of the first Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) based on tests taken during the 2011-12 school year.

    After three years of intensive work on this new accountability system, there is great anticipation about how Elizabethtown Independent Schools and student scores are going to look.

  • Donnie and Margaret McCoy of Vine Grove will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, given by their family, from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Valley View Baptist Church Christian Life Center in Vine Grove. No gifts, please.

    They were married Oct. 15, 1962, at Mill Creek Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Holliday.

    Mr. McCoy is retired from Dow Corning and Mrs. McCoy is employed with Hardin County Schools.

    They have two children, Jeffrey McCoy and Amy Faulkner; and four grandchildren.

  • The Stitchers Quilt Guild celebrated another quilt show this year with nearly 800 people viewing the approximately 300 quilts. Viewers voted for their favorite bed-size and non-bed-size quilts. The winners were Suzanne Shircliff with her bed-size quilt “Indian Summer” and Kelly Pruitt with her non-bed-size quilt “Dresden Flowers.”

  • The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce cohosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening Sept. 26 for Joshua’s Friends, a group which strives to empower families to live beyond disabilities, at Lifeline Church, 1116 S. Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff. Pictured are Directors Dr. T.J. and Liz Kimble, Chamber CEO Brad Richardson, family, friends, staff and chamber ambassadors. For information, visit www.joshuasfriends.com.

  • Retired Lt. Col. Mike Weaver recently spoke to Radcliff Rotary Club members about the restoration of the World War II-era barracks building now underway at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox. He pointed out the project is being done entirely with volunteer labor and additional funds from private sources are needed. He highlighted some of the successes of his fund-raising campaign and added the Radcliff Rotary Club to his list of donors by accepting a $200 check from club vice president Fran Rolwing. 

  • Members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently assisted the American Red Cross at its blood drive at St. James Catholic Church. Dottye Baldwin served as hostess for the canteen. Other members donated cookies for the canteen and even gave blood during the drive. Pictured from left, Donors Michael Sweat and Ben Sweat, parishioners and first cousins, being assisted by Dottye Baldwin.

  • Members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown enjoyed visiting Bernheim Gardens on Sept. 26. Horticulturist Casey Hammett informed everyone of recent developments and future plans. Pictured in front of the Patrick Dougherty “stickwork” sculpture are members Anita Owen, Linda Hancock, Casey Hammett, Rita Robbins, Janet Gebler, Andrea McWright, Delma Kittrell, Rosemary Hedges, Jackie Huffines, Helen Miller, Deborah Weise, Jana Gore, Betty Long, Debbie Jones and Beverly Rose.