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Today's Features

  • Five members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attended the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs 117th State Convention April 12 through 15 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington. Those attending from the Elizabethtown Club were president Martha Mengel and fourth district governor Diane Willis for the entire convention and Betty Sue French, club president-elect, Marie Deaton and Nora Sweat for sessions April 13. The theme was “Celebrating the Spirit of Harmony”.

  • This year, members of Greenspace, Let’s Spruce Up, Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation, students of Elizabethtown Community Technical College and the local Division of Forestry staff will hold an Arbor Day celebration at Freeman Lake Park.

    The groups plan to plant more than 300 seedlings consisting of Pin Oaks, Swamp Chestnut Oaks and Overcup Oaks. There also will be seedlings to be handed out to the general public who attend. The time for the plantings is from 9 a.m. to noon April 21, at the Greenspace Building at Freeman Lake Park. 

  • Michael Niemeyer is this month's student editor.

    Michael is a 16-year-old junior who is homeschooled. He is involved with Boy Scouts, ECA Soccer, Teen Court, his church youth group, RYSA soccer and Faith Homeschool.

    He enjoys guitar, reading and soccer and hopes to become a doctor or lawyer.

    Michael joined Rising Voices to improve his writing skills and develop a more varied writing style. He also wants to inform his peers trough writing and gain a better understanding of the news media.

  • By Alexis Piscatello
    If you could pay less for college, skip some general education courses and get it done in 90 minutes, would you?

    If the answer to this question is yes, then you might want to consider CLEP Tests. Students said CLEP Tests, or College Level Examination Program Tests, are an excellent way to fast-forward to a college degree.

    Each test is on a specific subject such as Western civilization II, analyzing and interpreting literature and chemistry.

  • By Alexis Piscatello 

    Hollywood is a business and good businesses cater to their audiences, but Hollywood has begun catering their audiences to their movies.

    By changing the definition of cool, Hollywood is encouraging teens to watch more violent and immoral movies.

  • By Michael Niemeyer
    When this question arose, I thought, "Of course not."
    The more I mulled it over, however, the more I began to realize I was wrong.

    Making movies is a business just like anything else. And while not all movies are exactly tasteful, the majority of movies catering teens and most top grossing movies are not obscene.

  • Books

  • By Kerry Skiff
    Prom is the last stop for seniors before graduation. It is a night when they can gather and enjoy music, food and time with friends.

    As Autumn Sandlin, a senior at Elizabethtown High School, said, “Prom is the staple of (the) high school experience. Everyone looks forward to it, sort of a last hurrah before graduation.”

    For many students, prom is a night to go all out and break the piggy bank or their parents' wallets.

  • Some recipes result in delectable treats that make family and friends rave. Other recipes become complete failures.

    An attempt at dried strawberries resulted in the latter.

    The recipe promised chewy and delicious treats that taste like candy but are healthy and natural. Tasty and healthy don’t always go together so this recipe was worth a try.

    It also looked simple. All that was required in the recipe was to halve or quarter strawberries, place them on a baking sheet and dry in the oven at 210 degrees for three hours.

  • Here we are again in the produce section. This month, thinking of the letters N and O, we have recipes for nectarines and okra. I don’t know about you but I am not very familiar with nectarines. I only have tried them on a few occasions, so I am looking forward to learning more about them.