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Today's Features

  • Booting up the computer and firing off an email might be commonplace for many, but for some, such tasks can be daunting.

    Adults who have been out of the workforce and out of school for many years are among those who take the basic computer class at Mulberry Helm Education Center in Elizabethtown. These nontraditional students have limited or no experience with computers.

    “They’re always afraid they’re going to tear it up,” Sandra Singleton, adult and community education instructor, said.

  • The Garden Club of Elizabethtown presented the 2012 Hardin County Fair Flower Show beginning July 9.

    One hundred thirty-five entries were received from 33 contributors. Thirty-three percent were Garden Club members, and 33 percent of the ribbons were won by members. Fifty-seven percent of the blue ribbons were members’ entries.

    Thirty categories in horticulture included specimen varieties of roses, marigolds, zinnias, dahlias, daylilies, calla lilies, coneflowers, African Violets, herbs, succulents, cactus, ferns and other blooming plants.

  • In tragic circumstances, Wes Blair, 30, found an opportunity to help others and give back to the hospital that means so much to his family.

    Before she was 3 years old, in December 2010, Blair’s daughter, Addison, was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma — a pediatric cancer creating tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow.
    She died in March 2011.

  • Gabby Douglas became the darling of the 2012 Olympic Games because of her infectious smile and her ability to fly like a squirrel on the uneven parallel bars. This 16-year-old won the all-around gymnastics competition, a premier event in the Olympics. She also is the first American to win the all-around gold medal and the gymnastics team gold medal.

  • Mac and Mai McFarlin of Vine Grove celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 11, 2012.

    They were married Aug. 11, 1945, in Dickson County, Tenn.

    Illa "Mai" Deal McFarlin was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Tennessee. She moved to Kentucky in 1954 and resided in Hardin County — Fort Knox, Radcliff and Vine Grove — and retired from the Fort Knox school system. She is a cook, whose cakes are requested for community and church auctions.

  • Audis and Susan Turner of Glendale announce the birth of a son, Charles Leo Turner, on May 18, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Fred and Juanita Ramsey of Elizabethtown and Garnett and Hillery Turner of Big Clifty.

    Great-grandmother is Helen Newport of Elizabethtown.

  • Jessica Ann Hart of Glendale and Chad Eric McGuffin of Cecilia were married June 23, 2012, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Cecilia with Father Chuck Walker officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of David O. and Virginia Ann Hart of Glendale.

    The groom is the son of Rodney and Kay McGuffin of Cecilia.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Matron of honor was Kristy Gray and junior bridesmaid was Jaz Gray. Flower girl was Faith Yates.

    Best man was Todd McGuffin, brother of the groom.