Today's Features

  • If you have spent any time at all with children or teens you've learned they love to snack. Pizza rolls and mozzarella sticks are a staple of many of their diets.

    But these types of snacks don’t have to come from a freezer, deep fried or nuked in the microwave. There are homemade alternatives which often taste better than bags of frozen snacks.

    Baked mozzarella balls and pepperoni pizza rolls might be a couple good recipes to try.

    A blogger who posted a recipe for baked mozzarella balls said they also are a healthier alternative.

  • The weeks sure roll around quickly. And what about this alphabet, hasn’t it gone by quickly? I think I am telling my age. They say the older you get, the faster time flies. I feel it.

    We are to the letter Y and what would you think of other than Yams. You say, “Oh, you mean sweet potatoes?” No, even though the terms are used interchangeably, there are differences. Because yams are not so available here, I have some sweet potato recipes.

  • For those brave souls who are not intimidated by things that go bump in the night, Morrison Masonic Lodge in Elizabethtown offers a special event Saturday night.

  • Helping military veterans and their families is a passion for Radcliff resident Leon Faulk.

    “I kind of wear two hats,” Faulk said, explaining he is the president of Vietnam Veterans of America, Gold Vault Patriots Chapter 1051, and commander of the Disabled American Veterans, Radcliff No. 156.

  • I have three pictures on my desk at work and several more near my constant companion at the office — my computer.

    There are two photos of my wife and me with our soon-to-be 2-year-old granddaughter, Madeline, on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Ala., from a family vacation in June.

    There’s one of our son, Tanner, in his Central Hardin High School baseball uniform and another from when he was in fifth grade and he and a classmate, Lance Baker, had a long snake wrapped around their shoulders.

    They were brave youngsters.

  • James and Amber Bergdoll of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a daughter, Lucinda Dawn Bergdoll, on Sept. 5, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

  • Rineyville Days

    Rineyville Days are Sept. 28 and 29. Here is some of the information:

    Baby contest: is at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rineyville Ball Park. Registration is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. $10. Casual dress. Pick up forms at The Cecilian Bank in Rineyville. For information, call Heather Whelan, 268-1114

    Carnival rides: Rides begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, sponsored by The Cecilian Bank. First 80 kids will receive five ride tickets, so be sure to stop by The Cecilian Bank booth.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Thacker of Clarkson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Darren Ray Thacker of St. Cloud, Fla., to Blakely Suzanne Booth of St. Cloud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Saunders Booth III of Petersburg, Va.

    The wedding is at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla. with a reception to follow.

  • Amara Jenkins and Ryan Callison of Louisville were married Aug. 25, 2012, in Oak Island, N.C., by the Rev. Betti Jo Blackburn.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Freda Jenkins of Elizabethtown. The groom is the son of Phil and Ann Callison of Campbellsville.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The flower girl was Olivia Goosman.

    A reception was at the American Legion in Elizabethtown.

    The couple will reside in Louisville.