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Today's Features

  • Now that Turkey Day has come and gone, ushering in Black Friday, Cyber Monday and frenzied shopping in general, I’m taking time to reflect on that fowl-based holiday.

    We associate many things with that festive occasion: full stomachs, leftovers, full stomachs, more leftovers. Well, you get the picture.

  • The 113th Army Band of Fort Knox will treat music lovers to a free holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, which is sponsoring the show.

    Musicians will play traditional and more modern selections of the season, from the brass quintet’s “Santa Wants a Tuba for Christmas” to the rock band’s “Hot Rod Sleigh.” In addition to the quintet and rock band, the lineup includes the band’s wind ensemble, Dixie band, jazz combo, stage band and vocalists.

  • It is that time of year again … the Christmas movies of our youth pop up on television or DVD and remind us of our childhood. I recently had an encounter with an old favorite, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” It was just as I remembered, but this time I saw it in a completely different way.

  • At age 81, Allen Baugh’s life is a mix of farming, faith, science and craftsmanship.

    He’s farmed all his life. He was born near West Point and his family moved to Jefferson County in the mid 1940s. In 1955, the family moved to farm in Hardin County and he’s lived in Hardin County ever since.

    Farming has always been something he enjoyed.

    “It just hits my warm button,” he said.

  • Eighteen First Class Scouts were honored at the Lincoln Trail District First Class Banquet on Oct. 27. Tony Rose, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, was the guest speaker.
    Eighty Scouts, parents and guests attended the banquet at the White Mills Christian Camp dining hall. Souvenir pocket knives were presented to the Scouts who had achieved first class rank since Sept. 1, 2010. Troops with First Class Scouts present included troops 134, 155, 233, 244, 600 and 829.

  • The Ladies Auxiliary of Ritchie-Trent American Legion Post No. 148 in West Point wanted to help raise money for Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization dedicated to placement of live evergreen wreaths on the tombstones of veterans throughout America.

  • At the November meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society, Melvin Gregory explained how DNA could be used in genealogy to break down brick walls that a genealogist may have. He used a PowerPoint presentation to explain the DNA program he used, explain-ing how it helped him discover new relatives, some from Great Britain.
    The next meeting of Ancestral Trails is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. There will be election of officers for the coming year, followed by the annual potluck Christmas party.
     

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    The Music Studio of Terry Strange recently honored two students for outstanding work on their music studies.
    Owen Cranmer was given a Star Student Award for his hard work on learning guitar as a newer student, and Carson Ching was given the Young Student of the Month Award for his accomplishments and hard work in his guitar classes.

  • Earl Jr. and Eileen McMillen of Elizabethtown celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 28, 2011.
    They were married Nov. 28, 1941, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    They have three children, Susie Woosley, Spike McMillen and Mark McMillen, all of Elizabethtown; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.