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Today's Features

  • The American Heart Association’s HeartChase™ is a community event that provides a fun way to promote physical activity and healthy living. The event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Sept. 7, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    HeartChase brings families, friends and coworkers together in teams of two to fivein a community-wide competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line. Games combined with friendly competition and a mission creates great fun with a purpose.

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    The Hardin County Homemakers Council met Aug. 5 at the Hardin County Extension Office for the beginning of its new fiscal year. New officers installed included President Debbie McQueary, Vice President Betty Hart, Secretary Bettye Raymer and Treasurer Renie Phillips. Newly elected committee chairwomen include: leadership-Jean Davis; environmental-Carol Parrott; family life-Pat Mueller; global-JoAnn Taul; cultural arts, Diane McCamish; publicity, Ann Reeser; bazaar, Bettye Raymer; and fair board, Martha Thomas.

  • On Thursday, we’re taking a trip back in time.

    We’ll take our middle son with us, pick up our youngest in Lexington and head for Franklin, N.C., where my husband’s family has a small vacation home on a gravel road near the top of Meadow Mountain. Our oldest son and his wife will join us Friday, driving in from Charleston, S.C.

  • Lois Shinkle’s resolve to help others is stronger than the emotions that overwhelmed her the first time a baby died in her arms.

    It’s stronger than the intensity of heartache she felt seeing lifeless infants dressed in white smocks with red crosses on them who were placed in cardboard boxes because coffins weren’t available.

  • Each August, students aren’t the only ones who head back to school. Shopping, homework and volunteering are how some moms go back to school, too.

    Jodie Thompson is back to her work as the Parent Teacher Fellowship president at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. It is her second year in that role.

    When Thompson isn’t at her job, she’s usually at her daughter Grace’s school.

    Because she loves the school so much, she said, volunteering “just made sense.”

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club member Roy Rich, left, and president Gary Miles, right, welcome Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, and state fair board member Jane Cave, to the July 16 meeting. Rippetoe spoke about the center and arena upgrades, the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom and his thoughts for the future of the fair and exposition center.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb welcomes guest speaker Leon Howlett to the Aug. 13 meeting of the club. Howlett, award winning author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience,” spoke about the restoration of the Adam Monin cabin in Glendale, which served as a headquarters for Maj. Gen. Rousseau during the Civil War.

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    Recent guest speaker at the Radcliff Rotary Club was Teresa Moren, co-owner of Beautifully Bare Laser in Radcliff. Moren has 10 years experience in laser hair removal and laser cosmetic procedures. She gave the club members an outline of what services are available. For more information call 270-319-4827or visit www.beautifullybarelaser.com.

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    The Kentucky Public Retirees Lincoln Trail Chapter recently held a meeting at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse in Elizabethtown. They presented two $500 scholarships to Michelle Crewz who will be attending Lindsey Wilson College and Travis London who will be attending Campbellsville University. The guest speaker at the meeting was Stephanie Heller, senior account executive with Humana Insurance. Her presentation was about the Medicare Advantage plan for Kentucky Retirement Systems.