Today's Features

  • Savannah Haynes and Leah Linscott recently presented a new banner to Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women during the District Annual celebration held in Hodgenville. The banner will represent the District at the Kentucky Annual Conference each year. It tells the story of the mission work of United Methodist Women. It was designed by the Smitchers (Smiling Stitchers) at Radcliff United Methodist Church. This is a sewing circle made up of girls in fourth grade and above.

  • The youth at Stephensburg UMC have adopted seven soldiers that are from the surrounding area. Two youth members, Kevin Sprinkle and Sydney Ray, have written letters and packed boxes for the soldiers. They have already sent a box of care packages to the soldiers and expect their arrival in time for Thanksgiving. The youth are packing care packages for the next mailing in November, so the troops can get their packages in time for Christmas.

  • Mike Jones and PG-43 is the featured musical act in a concert Thursday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is a fundraising event for United Way of Central Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administrative office of the State Theater or at the door. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

    “I really initiated the idea,” Jones said of the benefit concert.

  • Country music will ring through the halls of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend with a national recording act and some regional favorites.

    Emily West, theater director, strives to offer a variety of concerts that appeal to different age groups, she said. The theater has played host to artists such as Mark Chesnutt and John Anderson but West felt it was time to offer something for a younger audience.

  • Ladies Auxiliary members from VFW Post 10281 recently participated in the Adopt-a-Highway “Fall Sweep.” Members are part of volunteers from across the state who performed the highway clean-up project to help show support for a cleaner environment. Auxiliary members who helped were from left, Inge Pope, Trudy Elliott, Carol Hill and Renate Jordan. Not pictured is Debbie Ferrell.

  • STITH. Civilian Jacob D. Stith, son of Dawn O. and Jerry G. Stith of Rineyville, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N. C. Stith will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2005 graduate of John Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Music, jazz performance guitar.

  • The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars annually competes for several awards and recognitions at the national level. The winners are recognized at the MOWW National Convention with the Fort Knox Chapter receiving high praise for all of the patriotic and veteran oriented events and youth education programs conducted over the previous chapter year.

    As a result, Fort Knox was named the best chapter in the small class category for the seventh consecutive year. The chapter also was named best in the Information, Publicity and Public Relations Award.

  • Blake Wheeler completed his Eagle Scout Service Project at South Hardin Sports in Cecilia. His project was to build a press box on Field 1 at the ballpark. He used skills learned through BSA to manage his project through organizing, fundraising, coordinating help and following through to complete the project.

  • Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter Four Kentucky’s monthly meeting was Oct. 7.

    The chapter paid tribute and honored members for service in the Republic of Vietnam. Certificates were presented by Board Member Mike Hill to Paul Benkert, U.S. Navy, 1968-69; Larry Hill, U.S. Air Force, 1968; James Justice, U.S. Army, 1967-68; Jack Killion, U.S. Army, 1971; Ron Mudd, U.S. Marine Corps, 1967-68; Joe Newton Sr., U.S. Army, 1967-68 and also a Korean War veteran; Mike Temple, U.S. Army, 1968-69; the late Ron White USAF 1967-68, his wife, Sandy, received the certificate.

  • For information about the UK Alumni Association, visit www.ukalumni.net/s/1052/start.aspxor www.facebook.com/ukalumni.