Today's Features

  • A little girl often thinks her daddy is the most amazing man on the planet. She looks to him for advice, protection, guidance and what team to follow in sports.

    My dad was the most amazing man on the planet. He was the strongest man I ever knew in both physical strength and in his faith.

    I lost him this month to a farming accident. I cannot even explain the hole his absence has left but I can tell you a little bit about the man I called Daddy.

  • If you think the only things you can do with a pumpkin are carve it or make a pie then you’ve been missing out on some pumpkin deliciousness.

    Some of my favorite fall desserts come from a pumpkin and the possibilities are endless. My grandmother always supplies pumpkin pies for family gatherings, but sometimes I like to get a little creative.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month, when Carl Howell presented a program on “Post Offices and Post Marks.” He said there are 7,730 post offices in Kentucky, mentioning several in Hardin County and the years they opened and closed. The years of 1905 to 1915 were the golden years for post cards. Beverly Heath will presented the program at the next meeting, Nov. 2. She will discuss when LaRue County went dry, alcohol in a dry county and moonshine.

  • Barbara and Charles “Mac” Bewley of Rineyville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Florida.

    They were married Oct. 20, 1962, at Severns Valley Baptist Church by the Rev. Verlin C. Kruschwitz.

    Mr. Bewley is retired from Gates Rubber Company and Ace Hardware. Mrs. Bewley is employed at The Turning Point.

    They have three children, Steven and Chris Bewley of Rineyville and Robin Deaton of Lexington; and three grandchildren.

  • In my job as an adviser at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, I meet with hundreds of students each semester.

    Sometimes they just need me to put them in a class because a quirk in the self-service system prevented them from doing so themselves.

    Other times they have a question about what’s covered in the Women’s Literature class. Or they want to know which science classes have labs.

    But often these advising appointments are more far-ranging.

  • On a small tobacco farm in Eastview, Rita Wooden’s father put her on a tractor when she was 12 years old. Today, at 55, farming is in her blood.

    “There’s never a time when I feel closer to God than when I’m out in the field on a tractor,” she said. Wooden’s favorite tractor is one she calls “the beast.”

    She once told her sister-in-law she would never marry a farmer.

    “Boy, have I had to eat those words,” Wooden said.

  • Food in the fall often means baking something with apples.

    An apple pie with a big scoop of ice cream is a standard dessert in the fall. But there are variations on the apple pie that are just as delicious and remain as easy as the original. One of my favorite things to eat in fall is caramel apples. When I found a recipe that basically was a caramel apple in the form of pie, I just had to try it.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown’s Harvest Breakfast and Country Store has been a tradition each October since 1964. This year is no exception. It is 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown with dine in and carry out service. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

  • Gene and Suzie Peters of Stephensburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Jean Peters, to Andrew Kelly Hunt, son of Mitch and Sharon Hunt of Cecilia.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2012 graduate of Galen College of Nursing.

    The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2011 graduate of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The wedding is at 4 p.m. Oct. 20, 2012, at Stephensburg Missionary Baptist Church.

  • Harley and Joyce Givan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, 2012, at West 84 Fire Department in Eastview.

    They were married Oct. 20, 1962, in Celina, Tenn.

    They have two children, Doug Givan and Jennifer Givan Ray; and one grandson.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Please, no gifts.