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Today's Features

  • Alma Dora Taylor of Hodgenville will celebrate her 103rd birthday during Bingo at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, 2013, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. 717 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

    She was born Jan. 3, 1910, and is a resident of Signature Healthcare of Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville.

    She has a daughter, Marilyn McLane of Elizabethtown.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend the celebration.

  • Employees at St. John Uniforms and More sponsored a shoe giveaway fundraiser in support of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Presenting the $136 in proceeds is store employee Linda Obrochta, left, who also volunteers at Warm Blessings and delivers meals weekly to seniors who are shut in. Receiving the donation is Linda Funk, Warm Blessings Board chairwoman.

  • The General Ben Hardin Helm Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1703 hosted a wreath laying ceremony at Confederate Place inside the Elizabethtown City Cemetery on Dec. 27.

    The event, in honor of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the War Between the States’ Battle of Elizabethtown, was presided over by Joey Oller.

  • Joyful Noise Studio held its 2012 Christmas Concert at Allegro at Helmwood on Dec. 21. Front row, Alea Smith, Hannah Cone, Madeline Edlin and Matthew Skaggs; middle row, Karen Joy Tharp, Rebekah McKinley, Dawson Fulkerson, Riley Bryant and Kevin Skaggs; and back row, Anna McKinley, Joangela Johnson and Abby Erckenbrack.

  • As winter gets into full swing, the threat of icy driving conditions might cross the minds of many, but none likely think about it as much as Patty Dunaway.

    Dunaway, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet chief engineer for District 4, has the job of doing everything she can to make sure state roadways in Hardin County are safe this winter and all year round. District 4 consists of 11 counties, including Hardin.

    “We have 2,900 miles of state roads to take care of,” Dunaway said of her office.

  • The New Year brings with it a fresh new start. There’s something about a new year that spurs us to want a new beginning. Just ask the diet and exercise equipment companies; their busiest time of the year is January. One of my clients specializing in exercise equipment, videos and apparel would joke that Christmas season was not very busy, their black Friday was Jan. 1.

  • First of all, a delayed Christmas greeting to you and yours. There was a misunderstanding concerning the publication of my column last week.

    Today is New Year’s Day and I hope 2013 is a very happy year for you indeed. Because Christmas was on the last Tuesday of the month, we didn’t have December’s Recipe Roundup, so this week we will have those recipes and not have a January Finest Cook. We will return to that feature in February.

  • If you’re like me, there are two things you have a hard time giving up for a diet — bread and cheese.

    There aren’t many cheeses I’ve been able to say no to. In fact, some vegetables I only can eat topped with cheese. That might take away the nutritional value, but at least I’m eating my veggies, right?

    I’m just as bad about bread. Sometimes I choose a restaurant based on how good their bread basket is.

    This probably is why I like Italian food so much. So many things are served with bread and smothered in cheese.