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Today's Features

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb presents the 2014 Jack Snyder Award to Doug Shepherd. The Club gives the award each year to an individual in the agricultural community who demonstrates excellence in the field. Shepherd serves our local area as the University of Kentucky extension agent.

  • The GFWC Radcliff Woman’s Club warmed things up recently by taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Chili Cook-off at Colvin Community Center on Feb. 1.

    The club’s chili, which subsequently won second place, was prepared by Emma Rosenkrantz.

  • St. James Catholic Regional School third-graders in Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1558 attend a Girl Scout Father/Daughter Dance.

  • Susan Byers shows a Round Robin quilt during show and tell at the January Stitchers Quilt Guild meeting. A Round Robin quilt is where the originator makes the center block and then passes it onto another quilter whom adds a row around the center block, then it’s passed on again and continues until the top is finished.

  • Nerds are the coolest people you ever will meet. Seriously, they are, and I’m not saying that because they are my kind.

    Nerds know off-the-wall facts and can help you with just about any movie reference because they have every movie they’ve ever seen memorized. Plus, they usually have cool toys and gadgets that, let’s face it, everyone wishes they had.

  • Imagine, if you will, your kids are playing together with every tub of LEGOs dumped onto the floor. You hear silly voices and unbelievable stories coming from their imaginations. It’s a world where Batman, a 1980s astronaut and a unicorn kitty can come together to save the world.

    It’s a beautiful image until, like most parents who have kids who play with LEGOs, you walk into the room with bare feet, step on one of those tiny, plastic blocks and feel the sting.

  • Kelly Copas’ time in the military gave him the desire to serve his community in retirement.

    He was born in Monroe County and joined the U.S. Army when he was 18. He spent 21 years in the service.

    Now at 41, Copas is the president of the North Hardin Lions Club.

    He uses his work with the Lions Club as a way to continue to give back to the community after his military career.

    “I looked at my military services as if I was giving back and helping others that weren’t able to serve,” he said.

  • Lydia Payne’s focus is to make life better for area children.

    Some of what the 59-year-old does is through the Vine Grove Optimist Club, but she helped kids long before her move to Hardin County.

    At age 19, she left her hometown in Mississippi when she became a military wife. After having two kids, that marriage ended in divorce, but she met another military man, Daniel, and has been married to him for 30 years.

    When she met him, she only weighed 72 pounds and was anorexic.

  • For some, the month of February is just the second month of the year, a time to let your sweetie know how much you care, to worry if the groundhog saw his shadow, to get income taxes done and find out if you are getting a big, fat refund check.