Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ 4th District past governor Barbara Wright pinned Diane Willis, governor, at the state convention. Willis is a member of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown.

  • Greenspace Dog Walk participants allow their dogs to cavort in Freeman Creek at the end of the April 28 “Tails on Trails” Dog Walk.  About 30 dogs and owners participated in this event. Dogs received donated treats.

  • Woody Will has spent his life rescuing others, but recently he had to take measures to rescue himself from life in a wheel chair.

    Through weight loss, training and some new knees, Will was able to get out of his wheel chair and back to the life he lived before.

    His life began in Illinois. While serving in the Air Force, he met Denver Woodring and his family. Will began dating Woodring’s daughter, Linda, while stationed in Spain.

  • Ladonna Eastman’s love of arts and crafts is rooted in her “home base,” her grandmother’s home in Radcliff.

    Born into a military family, Eastman began her life on Fort Knox. Although her family moved around a lot, Radcliff always was home.

    Eastman, who now lives in Radcliff, organizes the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival held every May.

  • Derby weekend is no mere sporting occasion — although the action on the track is thrilling — it’s one of the great social gatherings of the year and the people who attend dress accordingly in all their finery, especially hats.

    Headwear company Dorfman Pacific has been selling hats in the Kentucky Derby Museum store at Churchill Downs for years. It’s become a year-round business there, as more visitors seek hats for special occasions or as souvenirs.

  • I absolutely loved the three years I lived in Hawaii and try to incorporate what I enjoyed in Hawaii into mainland America. My daughter even has a Hawaiian middle name because I was so taken with the culture and the meaning behind its words.

  • Mother’s Day holds a special significance for Laura Cooper.

    Cooper became an acting parent when she adopted her granddaughter, Amber, on April 8, 1997, in Michigan. Amber was 4, about four months shy of turning 5 on her July 31 birthday.

    In October 1998, shortly after adopting Amber, Cooper moved to Hardin County and founded the nonprofit organization Open Arms. It’s a support group for grandparents and acting parents raising children.

    “We purposely retired early to give Amber a better life,” Cooper said.

  • On a recent visit to Elizabethtown, Gov. Steve Beshear was briefed on the status of the veterans tribute by designer and sculptor Rich Griendling, left, and tribute board member Rik Hawkins, right.

  • Daisy Girl Scout Troop 161 of Gloria Dei Lutheran School presents a check to PAWS Shelter Foundation representative Diane Shoffner. The Troop donated profits from its cookie sales to help build the new Hardin County Animal Shelter.