Today's Features

  • Bumbles bounce.

    If you recognize, and even smile at, that phrase, welcome. You probably are one of us.

    Yeah, you know who we are: members of that group of individuals who look for those Rankin/ Bass Christmas specials each year. We seek not only the well-known Rankin-Bass Christmas specials — like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” — but we also might enjoy the occasional show that wasn’t as well-known, such as “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”

  • Auditions for the upcoming Hardin County Playhouse production of “Sordid Lives” are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The adults-only play needs to fill roles for five men and six women, all 30 to 50 years old, and one man in his mid-20s. The comedy contains strong language/situations and requires deep southern accents.

    Those auditioning will read from a script with other actors. Advance preparation is not required.

    Rehearsals begin in 2013.

  • The Rev. Paul Horn began his service as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff in July 2004, but his congregation was a bit different from what he was prepared for.

    “Over 90 percent of our church is military, whether active duty or retired,” he said.

    Providing military ministry requires special consideration, Horn said.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    It now is December and I am ready for some white stuff. I know many of you are frowning at this but wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a white Christmas this year? Bring on the snow.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Can you believe the gorgeous weather we have been having here in December? It has been great, but will come to an end, I feel much too soon for my pleasure.

    CHURCH NEWS. December is a busy month at College Heights United Methodist Church.

    Monday evening, the College Heights dart ball team defeated the Summit United Methodist team two games to one there. Monday, the team will play the Vine Grove United Methodist team there, at 7 p.m.

  • White Mills

    Terri Spencer, 862-4604

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include my husband, Bobby, and my granddaughter, Carley Williams, along with Mike Fohl, Olivia Chapman, Pauline Brangers, Jocelyn Crutcher, Nolan Thomas, Lila Richards, Waylon Padgett, Lacey McGuffin, Patrick Arnold, Maggie Sherrard, Stan Dulin, Courtney Howard, Paul Brangers, Terry Perry, Karen Crewz, Ange Deaton, Jonathan Taylor, Kathy Morehead, Sandy Wiseman, Carole Padgett and Kenny Shively.

  • Kelly Denise Vinson and Ricky Joe Riggs, both of Magnolia, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carroll and Maoma Vinson of Elizabethtown.

    The prospective groom is the son of Martha and Rayburn Skaggs of Buffalo and the late Clarence Riggs Sr.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 2012, at The River of Life Church in Hodgenville.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello, as always I hope everyone is well. This weather really has been something to deal with. One day it’s warm, then cool, warm then almost hot, cold, fog and rain. What in the world is next? It’s been hard driving the bus with the weather the way it is. The fog really slows us down safety — first and schedule second. So if your bus is a little later, just wait, it will be there.

  • David and Kelly Cox of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Cox, to Andrew Williams, son of Gary and Regina Williams of Glendale.

    The bride-to-be graduated from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Kentucky Dental Academy. She is employed at Elizabethtown Family Dentistry.

    The prospective groom received a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University and is employed at Akebono in Elizabethtown.

    The wedding is at 4 p.m. Dec. 22, 2012, at Gilead Baptist Church in Glendale.