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Today's Features

  • Before the Christmas decorations are down the Valentine’s Day hearts are out, and we rush from Jingle Bells to Open Hearts jewelry.

    I was thinking about how most of us race around trying to find that perfect card and gift when all of us have the perfect gift — our hearts. And we have that perfect gift all the time, not just in February.

    Is that not where love grows, in our hearts?

  • Standing on the makeshift greens, the third-grader putts the golf ball, attempting to shoot it over a hump, through an opening in a cutout of a bear and into a tray.

    Instead he misses the hole and knocks down the cutout.

    “I killed the bear,” the student shouts, as he walks away from the area and allows a classmate waiting in line to take his turn.

  • Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Bart Lovins, director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. Lovins, a fellow Rotarian, made an interesting comparison between the educational objectives of Rotary and the PAC and also outlined the current season of performances. For information on the PAC, visit www.thepac.net, Pictured are Bart Lovins, left, and club president Mike Enlow.

  • “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” follows the adventures Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”) who takes the writings of Jules Verne literally.

    His adventure is a quest to find his grandfather on the Mysterious Island.

    Along the ride for this adventure are Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson (“Fast Five”), Michael Caine (“Inception”), Luis Guzman (“Arthur”), Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) and Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”).

  • The Fort Knox/Radcliff Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter completed its second phase of a mentoring program. In phase two, students learned about bullying, peer pressure and social responsibility.

  • Robbie Valentine, assistant general manager for the KFC Yum Center, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 31. Valentine is a former University of Louisville basketball player and a member of the 1986 national championship team. He gave a talk on the things and people who affected him as a young person growing up in Radcliff. Pictured from left, Michael Owsley, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president, Rotarian Hardin McLane and Robbie Valentine.

  • The Rotaract Club of Hardin County provided more than 90 bags containing personal items donated by club members, to be given out during Christmas time to patrons of Warm Blessings.

  • Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, and I can’t help but reflect on how Valentine’s Day means different things to different people.

    For some, it’s an occasion to shower loved ones with cards, candy and gifts.

    Others decry what they consider the over-commercialization of a pseudo-holiday or the outright fabrication of an occasion as an excuse to spend money.

    As jaded as I am, in general, I must admit I’m closer to belonging to the former group than the latter.

  • Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center director Bart Lovins will portray an infamous assassin in “To Bury Caesar: An Evening With John Wilkes Booth,” a one-man play held this weekend.

    “To Bury Caesar” takes a glimpse into the psychology and history of Booth, who came from a famed acting family.

    In exploring the role, which he took to the stage last July and August, Lovins delved into the mind of Booth. Lovins characterized Booth as a Shakespearian actor who felt frustrated by his status with regard to his family.

  • It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t have a daughter on the Elizabethtown High School girls’ basketball team.

    It doesn’t matter that he lives in Bardstown.

    Former Elizabethtown resident John “Chico” Poe has immersed himself in volunteer roles for the Lady Panthers. He drives the bus for the girls’ team and keeps stats.

    “I help out any way that I’m able,” he said.

    Poe enjoys sports and attends any good game he hears about, he said.