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Today's Features

  • The Potted Few Garden Club has a mission to encourage residents of Hardin County and surrounding communities to be aware of the beauty of nature and to endeavor to nurture it. Each month, a member of the club places a flower design or arrangement in a public venue. A few months ago, club president Bonnie Gunter placed a Beta fish planter in the Hardin County Public Library – North Branch in Radcliff and recently she placed one at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. These planters are self-sufficient, and the Beta fish gets nourishment and oxygen from the plant.

  • Garden Club of Elizabethtown members recently partnered with a local FAITH Home School group biology co-op students and their teacher, Marsha Elliott, to offer a day of pond and plant life exploration.

    During the field trip, students drew site maps, made sketches of plants in the pond and took measurements and samples from the pond for further research in their classroom.

  • Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees recently met in the Elizabethtown Nolin RECC conference room. The guest speaker was Donna McCurry from Tender Touch Senior Services. She focused on the fact that people of every age need to keep moving and seniors especially need to keep an exercise routine in their daily schedule.

  • This past weekend my family had a long-overdue get-together with some friends.

    As many parents know, trying to find the time to leave the house is extremely difficult when you have three other schedules to work around, as is the case in my household of two parents and two small children. We have soccer and birthday parties and work and school and general life duties that take up much of our time.

  • In a home near downtown Elizabethtown, Marlin Carroll illustrates the passing of seasons with a department-store-window approach to decorating — and passersby have noticed.

    The 81-year-old has lived in her home 52 years and in 1985 decided to do some redecorating. The front of her house used to be a wide open porch, and she extended the living room and added a bay window.

    “I stood back and looked at that window and thought, ‘I’ve got to put something in there because it looks too big and vacant,’” she said.

  • On Sept. 10, I had the honor and privilege of serving as the parade coordinator for Foam 161, the fire truck that was severely damaged during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. The parade was meant to specifically honor the three firefighters who were there on that fateful day and to honor in general all of the emergency service workers in our county and surrounding counties who stand ready to risk their lives for others on a daily basis. The parade was a resounding success.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb welcomes guest speaker KSP Special Forces Officer Chance Dawdy. Dawdy is a member of the elite Owensboro based bomb squad.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland received an Ending Hunger donation of $17,400 from Kroger again this year. The check was presented Sept. 9, at Kroger on Towne Drive in Elizabethtown.

    Kroger is one of FAKH’s major retail partners, donating thousands of pounds of food for distribution throughout the 42-county FAKH service area. Additionally, Kroger hosts multiple food drive barrels at its retail locations throughout Kentucky and provides dozens of volunteers to FAKH’s volunteer center.

  • Here we are at the end of another month. My, how time flies.

    I have had a couple recipe requests I will share with you. One was requested by former “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks,” Suzanne Shircliff, which was a White Chocolate Almond Cake. I hope it resembles the one her family lost.

  • Today’s adventure is something yummy that landed on the cheap side thanks to a couple sales at the grocery store. But it also fell victim to a common cooks dilemma.

    Some week’s dinner becomes the same-old-same-old. As I tried to decide what to prepare one night I thought back to some delicious stuffed peppers my sister-in-law once made. She’s one of those cooks who can throw a bunch of things together from her fridge or pantry and come up with something delicious. I usually need a recipe.