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Today's Features

  • A lot of what shaped Holly Harris VonLuehrte, 36, growing up in Hardin County, she said, was the result of being around a lot of strong, opinionated women.

    VonLuehrte, who was born in Elizabethtown, serves in Frankfort as the first chief of staff of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    While she credits both parents for providing support and encouragement, VonLuehrte was influenced particularly by her mother and her mother’s friends. Those strong women continue to be a source of inspiration, she said.

  • Jennifer Murphy moved to Elizabethtown five years ago when many military families moved to the area from Fort Hood, Texas.
    But the 32-year-old has nothing to do with the military — Murphy followed friends moving to Fort Knox.

    “I was looking for a change and they were moving up here to Fort Knox so I thought, ‘Hey, I guess I’ll just go there,’” Murphy said.

    After living in big cities, she appreciated going to the grocery and seeing someone she knows. She came to like the small-city atmosphere.

  • Gazing up on a clear night as an eggshell moon glows amid stars that glint and gleam sporadically within a celestial landscape of sprawling dark firmament, it is easy to feel small and insignificant.

    Regardless of that feeling of irrelevance I enjoy looking at the stars and moon from time to time, and I’m not sure why.

    Certainly a starry night sky has a beauty of its own. It has been the subject of art and music for ages.

    But I’m not sure that’s all there is to it.

  • This month’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” was nominated by the prior winner of this honor, Celia Thomas. Her name is Alice Bennett and I have known her since her son, Tim, was one of my students.

  • The Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series returns at 7 p.m. Friday to Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School for its eighth season.

    The concert features musician Glen Rice and seven entertainers from the region: Amber Martin, Pat Portman, Christy Miller, Brooke Thornsberry, Clinton Spaulding, Roger Conley and Allen Hilbert.

    Included in the concert is a tribute to George Jones and The Beatles. The concert also features “Best of the Duets.”

  • The image is relaxing. It is so clear in our minds, walking on the beach in the early morning, watching the sunrise on the Atlantic Ocean. The breeze is blowing gently from the east, providing an aroma of fresh sea salt air. The tide is out and wet sand is exposed, which makes it easy to walk at the water line as the waves come crashing onto the beach.

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