Today's Features

  • I’m about to say something I never thought I’d say. I have a cat.

    Being a dog person, I’ve never intentionally had a cat. Sure, we had them growing up on the farm and kittens are really cute, but I’ve never had a cat in my adult life.

    Cat, as I call her, showed up one week, sleeping on my front porch. When I stepped out to see what she was doing, I expected her to run away. Instead, she came to me and wound herself around my legs. She looked thin so, of course, I fed her. She’s never left.

  • When Disney announced it acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. and the “Star Wars” franchise, my first reaction was that of Admiral Ackbar in “Return of the Jedi” — “It’s a trap!”

    I envisioned Darth Vader in mouse ears and Leia becoming one of the Disney princesses, a great disturbance in the force.

    But then a director was chosen and things looked better for the Jedi.

  • Country music fans can enjoy a sampling of tunes from the last 59 years as Lincoln Jamboree presents its anniversary show Saturday.

    “We’ll be doing songs we’ve done over the years. We’ll start with 1954 and work up to now,” said Joel Ray Spowls of Lincoln Jamboree in Hodgenville.

    While the venue’s regular talent, including Spowls and the Lincoln Jamboree Gang, are set to celebrate, too, it’s the guests who will make the 59th anniversary show special, Spowls said.

  • After teaching at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School for 28 years, Debbie McQueary retired in 2005 and joined a homemakers club. This involvement led her to be inducted as the current Hardin County Homemakers president.

    “Debbie is one of the nicest, most genuine and talented people I have ever met,” Hardin County Extension agent Teran Ransom said. “Her attention to detail and sense of community will enable her to make a great (president).”

  • Radcliff Woman’s Club members Anne Flanagan, Jeannene Shipp, Margo Kampe, Barbara Proffitt, Pat Nuccitelli, Doris Browder, Becky Brecht and Florence Mason recently shared their enthusiasm about the local community with hundreds of people. The ladies were among volunteers to work the Hardin County booth at the 2013 Kentucky State Fair.

  • For 12 years or so, John Langley counted on physical labor as a roofer to make his living.

    Some years and two surgeries later, Langley put to work the knowledge he gained while recovering from his injured back to become a self-taught computer technician.

    Tucked away in a front corner in a booth at Peddler’s Mall in Elizabethtown, Langley, 52, and his brother, Richard, run a computer repair and service business they started about eight years ago. Two small rooms behind the display cases hold electronic equipment, computers and various parts.

  • This is the time of year when children are involved with all kinds of sports and extracurricular activities. For most young people, their parents are deeply involved in these activities as well. Usually, parents are needed for transportation and administration in youth sports. Parents also are important as coaches and support for their child.

    Unfortunately, it often happens parents do not fully understand their role and overstep their involvement. This leads to negative outcomes for the parent and sometimes for the child.

  • Bob and Roseann Thrush and Bob and Rita Goodin, all of Elizabethtown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Brittany Thrush and Chad Goodin, both of Elizabethtown.

    The wedding is Oct. 6, 2013, in Fairhope, Ala.