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Today's Features

  • The area Rotary speech contest was held at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on March 20. Participants from left, Caleb Moore, home schooled, Syreeta Briggs, North Hardin High School, Quinn Towery, Scottsville High School in Allen County and Omar Banihani of Elizabethtown High School.

  • The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club is preparing for The Garden Clubs of Kentucky Inc 81st Annual Convention at Barren River State Resort Park in Lucas. Garden Club members from all over the state will enjoy the convention April 2 to 5. The theme is “In Touch With Nature,” and several Potted Few members plan to attend.

  • The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club will host the 34th annual HAMFEST beginning at 8 a.m. April 7 at Elizabethtown Community College, State Fire and Rescue Training Facility, 603 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

    A HAMFEST is a sale of new and used amateur radios and electronic parts. This years HAMFEST will have several vendors indoors and an outdoor flea market. It is open to the public and is attended by electronics enthusiasts’ from all over Kentucky and some of the surrounding states.

  • On July 30, 2011, I experienced a fire that was caused by lightning that had struck the rear corner of my house. I was at Fort Knox when this had happened, but Carmen, my wife experienced the traumatic event.

  • Comedy is back at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown at 8 p.m. Friday.

    Keith McGill, who toured with Royal Caribbean Cruises and appeared on “The Bob & Tom Show,” is one of the headliners.

    Jesse Joyce, also headlining, has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” as well as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Joyce also was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2010.

    Seating is first come, first served and doors open at 7 p.m.

  • When you are a dog owner, you start to notice a shift in the hierarchy of your home.

    At first it’s hardly noticeable. But then you start to notice you are no longer the master of your home. Slowly but surely the dog starts to take over.

    In case you have a hard time noticing when exactly that moment has arrived, here are a few clues.

  • Kentucky has more than basketball to brag about this week. Two Kentucky natives are starring in the greatly anticipated film “The Hunger Games.”

    Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) is from Louisville and Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) is from Union.

    Teenage fans have talked nonstop about the film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins books, but I wonder if they grasp the philosophical applications or the sheer horror of what’s taking place.

  • I volunteer with teens at Severns Valley Baptist Church and they have an affinity for cake pops and cake balls. The last time I brought the treats to an event, they were gone in five minutes.

    Another volunteer in the student area once called cake pops “magic on a stick.”

    The small, round, candy coated cakes are easy to make in a variety of ways and for a variety of occasions. They can be a cute and decorative treat you can give as gifts or have as a dessert for Easter dinner.

  • Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc participated in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake sake fundraiser. Pictured are Col. Eric Hoggard, Willie Little, Dr. James Baker, Major Jason Luckey, Colonel Louis Wingate, Hardin County NAACP President Marcus Ray and Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes. Anthony McCormick and Derek Jackson not pictured.