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Today's Features

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    There was a great disturbance in the force last week.

    After years of frustration with George Lucas and his complete bumble in the prequels to the original “Star Wars,” he went one more step to annoy fans. He sold his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd, and the “Star Wars” dynasty to Disney.

    Disney acquired Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction totaling $4.05 billion

  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting at a luncheon at the Brown-Pusey House, Elizabeth “Betty” Swope was awarded Girls Scouts of Kentuckiana’s first Tough Cookie Award. In presenting the award, Ann Kowalkoski, luncheon cochair, said that as an active troop leader and mentor, Swope has touched the lives of countless girls.

  • The Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness truck and tractor pull gang would like to say thank you. No matter what your role was in this event, it made a difference. 

    So many people thanked us during the event because cancer had affected someone they loved in their lifetime. It was such an honor to hear their stories and get a hug. When the breast cancer survivors walked the pink runner on the track to be recognized for their battle against cancer and received a pink carnation, the spirit of success for each woman was so powerful.

  • Randall Smith III and Damon Sprigler from Rineyville earned Cub Scouting’s highest rank, the Arrow of Light award, which was present by Cubmaster Shawn Saltmarsh. Randall and Damon both completed several requirements and countless hours of planning and activities with the Cub Scout pack. This award is one of two awards when received that can carry over to the Boy Scout uniform. Pictured are Damon Sprigler, left, Randall Smith III, right, and Evelyn Saltmarsh.

  • After spending the school year seeing their new teacher on a computer screen, one little kindergartener let Andrea Meyer know he was glad to meet her “in real life person,” she recalled, chuckling. And Meyer is glad to finally to know them in “real life person” as well.

    Lt. Col. Meyer started her first day back at Lincoln Trail Elementary School on Nov. 1 after being deployed to Kuwait for 400 days. She deployed in Sept. 2011.

  • Members of the Faith Bible Study group at Rineyville Baptist Church volunteer at Warm Blessings each Wednesday afternoon helping roll silverware and refill soup and paper dispensers. Pictured from left, Bea Cooghan, Chuck Gahagon, Sally Dixon, Pauline Bristowe and Louise Maggard.

  • The Brown-Pusey House is dressing up for the holidays.

    The front exterior and most of the interior will feature Christmas décor at an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

    “We have created holiday décor for each of the different rooms and will be showcasing what’s old and what’s new,” said Beth White of E’town Florist, which partnered with the Brown-Pusey House for the event.

  • Archery, fly fishing, and target shooting were just three of the numerous outdoor activities more than7,000 youth and their families experienced at a recent Boy Scouts of America Patriot Games featuring the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation’s Trailblazer Adventure Program.

  • President Ramona Jeffries and Secretary Lois Pierce represented the Zonta Club of Elizabethtown at the Zonta International Annual District 5 Conference in Marietta, Ohio, Oct. 18 through 20. At this meeting, they participated in assembling birthing kits from items sent by all 17 clubs in the district. More than 1,000 kits will be delivered to Cambodia and Haiti.

    Pierce officially was installed as the Area 2 director. Area 2 consists of five clubs, the Zonta Clubs of Louisville, Paducah and Elizabethtown and Cincinnati and Springfield, Ohio.

  • Farm values, a love of family and a positive outlook are the driving forces in Cindy Gibson’s life.

    She was raised on a farm in southern Hardin County, one of 16 children. Gibson and her twin sister are numbers 13 and 14 and among the youngest in the family.

    “I’m really proud to be raised in that family,” she said.

    All of her siblings are still living and 12 live in Hardin County.