Today's Features

  • The Bloomington Watercolor Society, in collaboration with Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning, presented a weekend watercolor retreat at Bradford Woods near Martinsville, Ind., on Sept. 21 and 22. Two workshops provided instruction on painting en plein air — in the open air — to 24 artists from around central and southern Indiana and Kentucky.

  • At the Sept. 16 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, two members were singled out for honors. Joyce Lupresto was chosen as artist of the month in the general membership category. Her watercolor is titled, “Reminiscing”. Wes Kendall was chosen as artist of the month in the professional category. His pencil portrait is titled, “Jane at Work”.

  • Leaders are found in the most unusual places and there are many examples to follow.

    In life, when you really think about it, we are writing our own plays. We are the writers, the leaders of our lives.

    If you step back for a moment and think about your life, what would your play be like? Would it be a best seller? Would it end happily? Would you change the world? As you’re writing the play, you have a choice to hire the actors and actresses. It’s your play. So, if there is someone you don’t want to play a part, don’t give them a part.

  • At 71 years old, Trish Crandall’s volunteer efforts include building houses.

    “I can still swing a hammer,” the Elizabethtown resident said.

    Crandall was the recipient of a house from Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, for which she was required to put in a minimum number of work hours. But after she fulfilled her obligations, she didn’t stop volunteering.

  • Sometimes, you learn a little about yourself when trying a new dish. On this kitchen adventure, I learned two things.

    One, there is such a thing as too much sage. Two, I’m not a fan of goat cheese.

    Because fall is my favorite time of year, a pizza with a harvest theme sounded like a good thing to try.

    To keep costs down, I altered the recipe.

  • It has been said that a kind deed makes the heart bloom. The Zonta Club of Elizabethtown deeply appreciates the businesses and individuals listed below for their help and support in making our golf scramble at Heartland Golf Club a success. Their kind deeds will help hearts bloom as half of the money from the scramble goes this year to Helping Hand of Hope and the other half will be used by the Zonta Club for scholarships for women in our area.

  • Six residents of Helmwood Healthcare joined in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, but did their walking without leaving the healthcare center. They logged their miles in an exercise program, each walking approximately two miles. Restorative nurse Tim Allen and rehab program director Leah Hiles made it possible for the residents to participate in this effort to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • From left, State Rep. Tim Moore and State Sen. Dennis Parrett attend the Hardin County Republican Women’s Club meeting Sept. 17. The next HCRWC meeting is at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Caroline’s Alpine Haus in Elizabethtown. The guest speaker is Mike Biagi, field representative for Sen. Mitch McConnell.