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Today's Features

  • Leaves and compost were the topics of a class conducted by Angela Jenkins and Sherry Phillips, Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners, at LaRue County’s first annual AgMarket Day on Aug. 29 in Hodgenville. Vendors offered a wide selection of items, from fresh fruit and vegetables to fall plants for the garden and an assortment of food items. Refreshments were served to those who toured the LaRue County Extension Office.

  • I take this opportunity to thank all the good folks in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, who so generously support the Elizabethtown Lions Club in so many ways. Most recently the community greatly supported the E’town Lions Annual Chicken Barbecue on Aug. 17.

  • Charlene Easter, chairman of public issues, introduced her husband, Roy Easter, as the speaker at the Aug. 12 meeting of the Radcliff Woman’s Club.

    Magistrate Easter recounted key activities during the past two years in Hardin County Fiscal Court, under the leadership of Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    Easter said the past two years had been productive and all magistrates worked together in settling issues, including concerns regarding the budget, the new government office facility and changes to the committee structure.

  • In the busy world we live in today, cooking and baking have become rushed, hectic tasks.

    We cook dinner to get it over with. Or worse yet, we don’t cook dinner at all and depend on the drive-thru or freezer for daily meals.

    More cookies now are made from refrigerated dough than from scratch. Not because we don’t know how to bake them, but because we think we do not have time.

  • Linda Jones, Dan Harrington, Janet Holman, Marsha Butterworth, James Hubley and Dave Shaw, employees of A & M Carriers, LLC, present a $500 donation to Linda Funk, Warm Blessings executive director, front row, second third from left, in support of the program’s effort to replace the van with a more reliable vehicle.

  • At 82, Agnes Riggs of Upton has a can-do attitude when it comes to her hobby: canning.

    Her efforts earned numerous accolades at the Kentucky State Fair, including a canning sweepstakes win. Additionally, Riggs placed in 16 categories ranging from plum preserves to red tomatoes.

    “I can anything there is to can,” she said as she worked in her kitchen among dozens of empty jars and many more filled with pickles, tomatoes and soup.

    A pressure canner has stayed on her stove all summer, she said.

  • Words spoken with kindness can change a life just as words spoken with harmful intent can affect a person for a lifetime.

    Being a people watcher, it always is interesting to watch and listen at airports, malls or social gatherings. It is quite amazing to hear what people say. Sometimes words are hurtful, disrespectful and downright mean. People insert their thoughts and feelings occasionally without filters.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb welcomes guest speaker State Rep. Tim Moore to the group’s Aug. 27 meeting.