Today's Features

  • As Black History Month gets under way, I can only think of what my foremothers and fathers thought as they were being transferred to this country in shackles and chains, being tossed about by the high seas, leaving a homeland, some as kings and queens, to a life of leather whips, dogs and being belittled on every hand.

    I wonder what they thought about as they were paraded onto the slavery block, and their man and womanhood was exposed to the highest bidder, treated no better than horses and cows at a livestock auction.

  • Brenda Tucker believes in education.

    Whether as part of her career as an educator that has spanned some three decades or as one of the caretakers of the Emma Reno Connor Black History Gallery in Elizabethtown, knowledge is important to Tucker.

    For about 30 years, the Radcliff resident has been in the education field, but she doesn’t call her profession a job because she enjoys it so much.

  • Cupcakes have taken the country by storm in the past decade. What gives? When I think of cupcakes, I remember how my mom would bring them to school with flavored, sweetened beverages and how she would make them for 4-H bake sales. You would see them with Scouts or athletic teams to help them raise money for their organizations.

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club participarted in the third annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Jan. 26, at Colvin Community Center.

    Club members Pat Lewis and Becky Brecht represented the club and served glazed donuts to attendees.

    Radcliff Police Department Public Information Officer Bryce Shumate operated a shuttle service for those who had to park nearby. Using the department’s golf cart, he met guests in the Cardinal Health parking lot and brought them to Colvin Center, where the breakfast was being served.

  • Marla Stillwell and Bonnie Jolly

    County extension agents for 4-H youth development

    Hardin County 4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for the local 4-H program and statewide 4-H programs through the farm license plate voluntary donation program.

    Beginning in February 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.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day two days early. While researching why chocolate is so popular for Valentine’s Day, I found this interesting information.

    Chocolate is a unique food as it not only satisfies the taste buds and mouth, but goes on to satisfy the brain, according to Dr. Judith Wurtman, who published “A Valentine Date with Chocolate,” in “The Antidepressant Diet.”

    Sugar and butterfat change chocolate from a bitter, dry crunchy food into one that coats the tongue and mouth and has a major impact on the way we feel.

  • One of my favorite things to do is go to my mom’s house for dinner. There’s just something about my momma’s cooking.

    After staying at her house a few days while I had some home repairs completed, she made one of my favorites — broccoli casserole.

    As a kid, you couldn’t get me to eat broccoli if you paid me a million dollars. But now this dish is a favorite.

    It’s even better the next day as leftovers. It’s almost like food crack. 

  • Elizabethtown Zumba Instructors came together to host a Zumbathon on Jan. 19 to raise awareness and funds for the Disselkamp family. Brooklyn Disselkamp is fighting Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. More than 100 people came out to dance at E’town Swim and Fitness Center for Brooklyn and raised around $1,500 for the family.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met Feb. 1 at the Brown Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    The program was given by Jean Davis, club member, and her husband, Sam, who started making baskets upon his retirement from Southern States Cooperative, 16  years ago. Jean discussed the history of making baskets and how it started many, many years ago back to the time of Moses. She gave the interesting history of the making of Nantucket baskets that have a hinged handle and Sam then told of the procedures to go through to weave baskets.