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Today's Features

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 hosted Lunch with Santa for approximately 50 residents from Kensington Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center and Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Dec. 12. Residents were treated to a lunch, gifts and pictures with Santa. Three veterans from World War II and one veteran from Korea were honored with special recognition by the American Legion Riders. Volunteers from the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary hosted the event.

  • Girl Scout Daisy Troop No. 664 members raised money for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Along with leader Lucy Reese and co-leader Shanon Gibson, the scouts went to Kmart in Elizabethtown to shop for their child in need.

  • A pair of holiday traditions at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center will expand to include more events, transforming into a festival.

    The Nutcracker Festival not only will feature “The Nutcracker Ballet” and “Clara’s Tea Party” — two Christmas favorites — it offers a special free Dance-a-long Nutcracker concert, open market of sweets and other items and a Festival of Nutcrackers.

    “We always like to offer something a little bit new,” said Diane Hafer, PAC secretary.

  • I know many of you have your Christmas trees up, but I want to tell the recipe, you might say, for a Christmas tree.

    First, there is the tree. While growing up, we always had a cedar tree from our farm. Later, Mike and I bought our first trees from a tree stand until the fresh tree succumbed to the artificial tree, but where is the aroma of a fresh tree?

  • I saw a video this week of Cookie Monster learning the concept of delayed gratification while waiting to get a cookie from actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the “Thor” films. Cookie Monster had a hard time grasping this concept, but by waiting and not eating Hiddleston’s cookie, he was rewarded with an entire plate of cookies.

  • He walked into the kitchen balancing a nickel on the end of his tongue.

    “Get that out of your mouth right now. If you swallow it, you will die,” I told my son.

    I was on the phone with my mother. And the warning was so automatic; I didn’t even move the phone away from my face to give it.

  • Kelsie Hammer of Elizabethtown and Thomas Hamilton of Bardstown were married July 13, 2013, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown with the Revs. Audrey Myers and Johnny Hamilton, uncle of the groom, officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Brian C. Hammer of Elizabethtown.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hamilton of Bardstown.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays includes Bailey Vinton, Scott Blair, Julia Holeman, Abbie Newton, Matt Reed, Amy Carr, Mike Colasanti, Chuck Padgett and Tina Shacklette.