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Today's Features

  • By SUZANNE DARLAND

  • The Potted Few Garden Club members and their guests gather aftering sharing a Christmas dinner at the Elizabethtown home of club president Bonnie Gunter. In lieu of the monthly meeting, members and guests enjoyed socializing as well as appetizers, a meal and desserts. After dinner, participants enjoyed the traditional gift exchange. After a winter hiatus, the Potted Few will resume its monthly meetings at 10 a.m. March 19 at Renate Gosser’s home in Radcliff, The club welcomes new members in March. For information, call Gosser, 270-351-6433.

  • By SARAH BERKSHIRE

    The News-Enterprise

    If you spend much time with a child, at some point, you’re going to be caught without a tissue or napkin when something desperately needs to be wiped away.

    You could make a big deal of it, run around with an embarrassed kid holding the offending mess. Or you can do something that’s good enough for now and keep moving.

  • Steve Rafferty, president, Nancy Schramm, vice president, Judy Mattice, treasurer, and Ann Sipes, secretary, gather at a recent Ancestral Trails Historical Society meeting after the election of officers. The next meeting is Feb. 7. Eddie Price, author of “Widder’s Landing” will present a program on the Cane Ridge Revival of 1801 and how it impacted Kentyucky. Everyone is invited to attend. The club meets the first Friday of each month at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown.

  • Hardin County AM Rotary President Daniel Tabb, right, welcomes DanaTaylor with United Way of Central Kentucky to the Jan. 10 meeting. Taylor updated the club on events occurring at United Way of Central Kentucky, as well as future plans for the organization.

  • What incredibly cold temperatures we have had. When the furnace is working hard, oven meals can help warm a home. That’s something my family did as I was growing up and we still do it today.

    Main courses are one option, but a whole meal is possible.

  • I have a love and hate relationship with bread. I love to eat it but have problems every time I try to make it.

    But the misery in making it doesn’t take away from bread’s delicious goodness.

    Let’s just take a minute to think about how wonderful bread is in all its forms. No matter what shape it takes — biscuits, rolls or loaf — it’s always good.

    When you go out to eat at a new restaurant, one of the first thoughts people have is usually, “I wonder what kind of bread they have.”

  • Kentucky native Olivia Henken will be on stage at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The country artist appeared on the fifth season of “The Voice” as a member of Christina Aguilera’s team and has performed with Charlie Daniels.

    She recently released an original album titled “The Ride.”

    Henken said she’s glad to be performing in her home state after her run on “The Voice.”

  • The academic challenge of talented NCAA athletes in the revenue producing sports of football and basketball recently was investigated by CNN.

    The news report revealed that at least 7 percent of collegiate athletes in the revenue sports leave college reading at or below an eighth-grade level. It is not possible to do college level work with an eighth-grade reading ability.

    This column is not about the failures of collegiate football and basketball but rather it highlights an example of collegiate athletics at its best.