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Today's Features

  • Ron Stephens and Hardin County AM Rotary Club President Daniel Tabb welcome Beth Greenwell, physical therapist with Hardin Memorial Hospital Therapy & Sports Medicine Center as guest speaker at the Sept. 27 meeting. She discussed the importance of physical therapy for proper rehabilitation.

  • Potted Few Garden Club members recently gathered at the Elizabethtown home of Jean Janes for the September meeting and program on how to design a flower arrangement for their homes. Sixteen members brought their own containers, oasis and flowers to learn from hostess Jean Janes how to create the designs.

    The club welcomed new member, Marietta Iacocca, to the group.

  • Pete Countryman was honored at a monthly luncheon of the Hardin County Senior Republican Women’s Club on Sept. 16 at Stone Hearth Restaurant.

    A cake was served and a plaque was presented to Countryman to thank him for all the help he has and is donating to the Senior Republican Women’s Club.

    Countryman soon will move to New Orleans.

  • The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1950 held its 63rd reunion Sept. 18, at Ryan’s Steak House. The class started in Sept. 1946 with 50 freshmen. A few moved after World War II or married, so only 41 graduated, 23 women and 18 men, in May 1950.

    After 63 years, 16 women and eight men still are alive. Of the 24 classmates, 11 still live in Elizabethtown, five elsewhere in Kentucky and eight out of state.

    The class will continue to meet on a yearly basis in September.

  • The Association for Retarded and Handicapped of Hardin County Inc., a non profit organization servicing special needs individuals of Hardin County, operates a day habilitation program, Project LEARN, which operates five days a week year round at 225 College Street Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Occasionally my significant other, Rebecca Ricks, will post on Facebook an observation that invites deep reflection.

    Unlike me, who often posts about doughnuts, funnel cakes or other batter-based goods, Rebecca manages to build on seemingly insignificant everyday events or thoughts to give them greater relevance.

    Case in point: Rebecca posted a few weeks ago about asking “Why?” She was inspired by seeing a child at the “Why?” stage of life and said it got her thinking we should never leave that stage.

  • When a two-week break from shooting a blockbuster superhero film such as “The Avengers” rolls around, one would think a director would settle down for some much-needed rest.

    Not Joss Whedon.

    Instead, he invited some of his friends to his house to film Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”

    The film reportedly was shot in 12 days at Whedon’s Santa Monica, Calif., home.

    The cast basically is a reunion of actors who have been in his previous productions.

  • Donna Duncan shows a quilt called Homespun Truth that is made with scraps of fabric found while going through family possessions and includes expressions often used by her family. The quilt was part of her presentation “Down Home Quilts and Warm Remembrances” at a Nine Patchers Quilt Guild meeting. The quilt guild meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown. Workshops are on the second Tuesday of the month. For information, email ninepatchersquiltguild@yahoo.com.

  • Linda and Paul Mattingly of Zoneton, elected worthy matron and worthy patron of Order of the Eastern Star, Elizabethtown, gather with others officers, M. Siegman, T. Smith, p. Greer, A. Caswell, C. Miller, P. Smith, S. Cundiff, J. Cowley, B. Cundiff, C. Marcum, M. Puckett, J. Lee and D. Daugherty. Not pictured are GA Barany, B. Coogle and A. Light.

  • Darlene Chenault of Elizabethtown displays the opportunity quilt she won during the Stitchers Quilt Guild annual Heartland of Kentucky Quilt Show in September.