Today's Features

  • Since J.R.R. Tolkien originally published the book “The Hobbit” in 1937, it has captivated readers and sent them on an adventure with 13 dwarfs, a wizard and a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.

    The adventure unfolds live onstage this weekend at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    For the show’s cast and crew, bringing Middle Earth to the stage has been its own creative adventure.

  • “Divergent”
    Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements and some sensuality.
    Release date: March 21
    Runtime: 139 minutes
    Rating: Nothing new

    If “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” were not enough, we now have a new film series based on teenage-themed books. The first of that film series, “Divergent,” hit theaters last week.

  • Nine members of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club attended the Spring Board Meeting of the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky in Louisville on March 8.

    Guest speakers at the event included Congressman John Yarmuth, Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

    The Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Colvin Community Center. The next meeting is March 24 and will consist of a political forum for county level Democratic candidates.

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club delved into the arts culture recently, participating in the Fourth District Student Arts and Crafts Contest on March 1.

    Because of the energetic efforts of chairman Sheila Enyart, the Radcliff Woman’s Club submitted 27 entries, the most entries entered by a single club in the district which consists of Bullitt County, Campbellsville, Columbia, Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown Junior, Leitchfield and Radcliff.

  • By Marla Stillwell and Bonnie Jolly

    County extension agents for 4-H youth development

    4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Hardin County and statewide 4-H programs through the Ag Tag Voluntary Donation Program.

    Soon after taking office in 2012, Commissioner of Agriculture James R. Comer announced all farm license plate voluntary donations would be split evenly among 4-H, FFA and the Kentucky Proud program.

  • I officially may be addicted to pasta. If there’s a recipe involving pasta, I want to try it. 

    The things that go so well with pasta also are enticing. Sauces, cheese, basil, spices, meats and even bacon on occasion all mix in well with pasta. Not only can you smother pasta in cheese, you can stuff pasta with cheese. When you add cheese and pasta together, it’s a combination hard to resist.

    You make pasta boiled on a stove and tossed in a good sauce, baked or even cold in a salad.

    In a word, pasta is amazing.

  • Time just flies, doesn’t it? Here we are at the end of March and the beginning of spring is teasing us, but if the forecast is right, we might have snow today.

    I have for you some great recipes this month. The first recipe was brought to our Cecilia Homemakers meeting and the person sent me the recipe, but I fail to remember who it was. It sure was delicious.

  • Here’s how you sometimes can cross paths with an idea: You drive to the McDonalds on Dixie Avenue for a Thursday afternoon cup of coffee and because the drive-thru line is long, you park your vehicle,
    go inside and place your to-go order, look around and there you go.
    Column idea.

  • Steve Stewart has left his mark around Hardin County in ways both tangible and intangible.

    The manager of the American Legion Hardin Post 113 is an Army veteran who retired from the military in 1995 and later earned an engineering degree. He was the construction boss and site manager for Funtopia playground at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown.

    Additionally, he designed the American Legion building at 1251 Ring Road, where he works.

    Stewart also provides moral support to soldiers.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223

    Warmer temperatures are on the way, although the weatherman seems to think we are not done with snow.Even I am done with the snow this year.