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Today's Features

  • It’s tempting this time of year to yearn for fall. Rush along, summer, we’ve had enough of your grass-browning, makeup-melting ways.

    But somehow I’m not ready to anticipate fall color, pumpkin patches or even those perfect-blue October skies. Heading into its unofficial end, I hope summer stays around a little while.

  • “Emperor”
    Rated PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical).
    Release date: Limited theater release March of 2013, DVD release August 13
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Rating: Not as good as it could be

  • Chuck Webb, CEO of Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Systems, presents Tanya Thomas, SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter executive director, and Shonna Sheckles, victim advocate at SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter, with a donation during a training on Teen Dating Violence held at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health and facilitated by Thomas and Sheckles.

  • Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1558, third-graders from St. James Catholic Regional School, passed out free cold water to Heartland Parade watchers in front of St. James Church.

  • The August meeting of the Central Kentucky Art League was held in Elizabethtown. Elizabeth Parks won in the monthly general competition for her acrylic painting, “Smokies Meditation”. It will hang in Cobblers Café for the month of September. Mary Lou Hall won for her pastel, “Cubist Self Portrait” in the professional category. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at 790 Dixie Highway, Suite 400, in Elizabethtown. There will be a program and refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to attend.

  • Pat Clark, left, and Hardin County AM Rotary Club President Daniel Tabb welcome R.J. Dyrdek, Energy manager for Fort Knox, as guest speaker at the Aug. 16 meeting. Dyrdek spoke about energy conservation measures which are taking place at Fort Knox. 

  • The residents at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown are giving back in big ways. To help local children start the school year off right, residents purchased $175 worth of school supplies. As a group, they delivered the supplies to Hardin County Schools for local students to use and enjoy.

    Secondly, to support the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, residents donated $500 to the center.

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    The Memorial United Methodist Youth Group, along with parents and youth leader Dewey Cruze, recently spent an evening volunteering at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Members served a meal to more than 70 patrons, washed dishes, cleaned tables, swept, mopped, ran the sweeper and emptied trash. 

  • When I was younger and thought about having multiple children, I pictured them as the best of friends. They would play ball or dolls together, or maybe build intricate Lego houses complete with stairs and rooftop gardens. They would always talk kindly to each other and think of ways to make the other one’s day better.

    Reality, of course, rarely follows that sort of idealistic daydream. It’s usually much louder and more disagreeable than I ever could have imagined.