Today's Features

  • A couple of weekends ago I found myself in Madisonville in western Kentucky.

    As unlikely as it might seem, I was there to audition for an independent film, a psychological thriller by an area production company.

    That is not the crux of the story.

  • National Park Week is April 21 through 29 and Mammoth Cave National Park is offering free tours.

    Visitors can pick up the free tickets at the visitor center ticket office before tour times. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT Saturday and April 28, free self-guided Discovery tours are offered. The self-guided Discovery tour is a three-quarter mile tour lasting about 30 minutes.

    Sunday through Friday and April 29, the park offers free Mammoth Passage Tours at 9, 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:15, 1:15, 2:45 and 4:15 p.m. CDT.

  • Rotarians of District 6710, all of Kentucky west of Lexington, are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit District 9920 in New Zealand from Oct. 27 through Nov. 27  as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

  • Providing assistance to those navigating the labyrinthine health insurance process or to those who need help getting prescription medications, Carol Baldwin derives a great amount of satisfaction from her dual role.

    “It’s just the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been involved in,” Baldwin said. “Ever.”

    As the community organizer for the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program and director for State Health Insurance Program, Baldwin provides free services through Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

  • 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.