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Today's Features

  • Charles and Deborah Pike of Vine Grove announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Berry of Rineyville, to James A. Kabalen Jr. of Rineyville, son of James A. Kabalen Sr. and Sandy Bowen, both of Radcliff.

    The bride-to-be is a certified pharmacy technician at Walgreens and is pursuing a nursing degree at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The prospective groom is employed at Premier Home Care in Elizabethtown.

  • The residents of Atria Senior Living Community announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Tammy Raines and John Patterson, both of Cecilia.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janie and Charles Morris of Cecilia and is employed at Atria Senior Living Community.

    The prospective groom is the son of John Patterson and Loretta Daniels, both of Utica, N.Y. and is employed at Hardin County Honda.

    The wedding is June 22, 2012, at Atria Senior Living Community.

    Invitations have been sent.

  • What is the cost of doing what is right?

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer said.

    I’m reading a biography on Bonhoeffer called “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxas. As the words cross the page, a remarkable man walks out of history. He’s a man who could not be silent in the face of evil.

  • Previews for Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” make the film look like a fun and exciting adventure for the entire family. Sadly, the reality is quite different.

    In “Brave,” Princess Merida wishes to rebel against tradition and find her own way in the world. But she doesn’t do this, as the previews suggest, by having a brave adventure through the Scottish highlands.

    Because Merida and her mother, Queen Elinor, cannot agree on what to do, Merida seeks the aid of a witch to change her mother. No adventure, just trickery.

  •  By KELLY CANTRALL

    The News-Enterprise

    Louie Dercqu’s decision to begin playing the drums can really be traced back to two sources of inspiration — his mother and Travis Barker.

    Dercqu, 18, a recent graduate of North Hardin High School, was planning to take up the trumpet in the school band when he was in fifth grade. But since he was constantly tapping out a beat on the furniture in the house, his mother suggested he play the drums instead.

  • By Forrest Berkshire

    Updating a classic can be tricky.

    Take, for example, the “enhanced” Star Wars trilogy. Never has a man gone from revered to reviled as quickly as George Lucas after the release of his remastered trilogy. It was bad enough when he made those last three prequels with Jar Jar Binks. But then he had to go and mess with the original films, adding in some special effects and tinkering with the storyline just enough to completely destroy the central morality tale of the film. I mean, really George, Greedo shooting first?

  • The Marsee name has been synonymous with the Youth Theatre of Hardin County for 38 years.

    “I like to think of Mrs. Marsee as Youth Theatre’s fairy godmother,” youth theater participant Kaity Paschetto said.

    Like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, Marsee costumes the kids, makes them feel good about themselves and sends them out on stage.

    Bill and Betty Marsee got involved with the program when their daughter was in YTHC’s third show in 1974.

  • Through United Way of Central Kentucky more than a dozen area nonprofit agencies receive money. Among the many volunteers important to making that happen is Susan Gifford.

    Last month, Gifford, 38, received the 2012 Community Impact Award presented by UWCK for her work to increase employee giving. She is marketing director at the Swope Family of Dealerships, where she’s also employee campaign manager for the charitable organization and a 12-year contributing employee.

  • We all need a vacation from business as usual. Whether we take a break from school or work, a respite from the daily grind is rejuvenating. We come back from a trip to the beach or the mountains refreshed and ready to return to our responsibilities.

    A vacation is something to look forward to, to dream about when the job turns to drudgery. Sometimes the idea of it keeps us going during a stressful stretch. “Five weeks from today, I’ll be in Chicago,” we tell ourselves. We can hang on a little longer.