Today's Features

  • The August meeting yielded a great turn out of members. Those who attended were treated to light refreshments provided by hostesses Jana Gore, Rosemary Hedges and Danielle Hethcox.

    A discussion of tree landscaping, led by John Effinger of Frank Otte Nursery, followed.

  • The August meeting of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Women featured U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth, who discussed facts concerning current legislation. Notice of his participation led to one of the largest crowds, nearly 150, at the club’s events in the past several years.

    For information on club activities, contact Dottye Moore, 270-723-5774.


    Classmates and guests of the EHS Class of 1960 gathered at Baymont Inn and Suites in Elizabethtown on Aug. 3, for its 53rd reunion with 40 in attendance.

    Attendees were able to fellowship and reminisce over class photos and memorabilia. Class Photographer Tom Barnard gathered the group together for the official class photograph, after which attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Back Home.

  • Fighting hunger in the region has been a community service priority for Thomas Nelson High School students, who sponsored the first ever 5K Hunger Run in May to benefit Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. That event, the first of what now will be an annual event, raised $750, despite the 40-degree temperatures and pouring rain on the day of the all-outdoor event.

    For information or to volunteer, sponsor a fundraiser or a food drive, or to make a secure online donation to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, visit www.feedingamericaky.org.

  • 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.

  • The August meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild 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.

  • Lion Bill Swope, 60-year-member of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, left, introduces guest speaker Paul Urbahns, center, at the Aug. 7 club meeting. Retired from federal service at Fort Knox, Urbahns is a professional communicator and short story author. He is known for telling stories through the written word, as a newspaper journalist and as a radio announcer and disc jockey. Welcoming Urbahns was President Lion Gary Miles.


    Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club members participated in the Christmas in July event at Colvin Community Center on July 27. Club members displayed items from “That’s My Pan,” a personalized gift fundraiser. Gift items on display included personalized cake and pie pans, knife sets, coffee mugs, grill sets and cutting boards.

  • The Hardin County AM Rotary Club welcomed new member Dan Robbins, principal of Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center at their Aug. 16 meeting. Pictured from left, club President Daniel Tabb, new member Dan Robbins, Jim Sullivan and Rick Walters.

  • When someone you know is sick, you can feel pretty helpless. Doctors do all the work and, many times, you just sit there wondering what to do.

    Sometimes, instead of feeling helpless, doing little things can help — such as making a fresh bowl of soup.

    Whether it’s a cold or recovery from a stint in the hospital, soup always hits the spot. It’s as if our brains are conditioned to feel better just from smelling the aroma or feeling the warmth as we eat.

    As I stop typing to sneeze, soup sounds pretty good right now.