Today's Features

  • Michael Niemeyer is this month's student editor.

    Michael is a 16-year-old junior who is homeschooled. He is involved with Boy Scouts, ECA Soccer, Teen Court, his church youth group, RYSA soccer and Faith Homeschool.

    He enjoys guitar, reading and soccer and hopes to become a doctor or lawyer.

    Michael joined Rising Voices to improve his writing skills and develop a more varied writing style. He also wants to inform his peers trough writing and gain a better understanding of the news media.

  • By Alexis Piscatello
    If you could pay less for college, skip some general education courses and get it done in 90 minutes, would you?

    If the answer to this question is yes, then you might want to consider CLEP Tests. Students said CLEP Tests, or College Level Examination Program Tests, are an excellent way to fast-forward to a college degree.

    Each test is on a specific subject such as Western civilization II, analyzing and interpreting literature and chemistry.

  • By Alexis Piscatello 

    Hollywood is a business and good businesses cater to their audiences, but Hollywood has begun catering their audiences to their movies.

    By changing the definition of cool, Hollywood is encouraging teens to watch more violent and immoral movies.

  • By Michael Niemeyer
    When this question arose, I thought, "Of course not."
    The more I mulled it over, however, the more I began to realize I was wrong.

    Making movies is a business just like anything else. And while not all movies are exactly tasteful, the majority of movies catering teens and most top grossing movies are not obscene.

  • Books

  • By Kerry Skiff
    Prom is the last stop for seniors before graduation. It is a night when they can gather and enjoy music, food and time with friends.

    As Autumn Sandlin, a senior at Elizabethtown High School, said, “Prom is the staple of (the) high school experience. Everyone looks forward to it, sort of a last hurrah before graduation.”

    For many students, prom is a night to go all out and break the piggy bank or their parents' wallets.

  • Some recipes result in delectable treats that make family and friends rave. Other recipes become complete failures.

    An attempt at dried strawberries resulted in the latter.

    The recipe promised chewy and delicious treats that taste like candy but are healthy and natural. Tasty and healthy don’t always go together so this recipe was worth a try.

    It also looked simple. All that was required in the recipe was to halve or quarter strawberries, place them on a baking sheet and dry in the oven at 210 degrees for three hours.

  • Here we are again in the produce section. This month, thinking of the letters N and O, we have recipes for nectarines and okra. I don’t know about you but I am not very familiar with nectarines. I only have tried them on a few occasions, so I am looking forward to learning more about them.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Toy Box Theatre will present a children’s play, “Tales of the Mice,” at 10 a.m. April 24 and at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 26 in the Science Auditorium at ECTC.

    Directed by Katrina Eicher, professor of communication and theater, the one-hour production examines friendship in four African tales: “How the Mice Came to Tell Tales,” “How Ananse the Spider Passed on the Debt,” “The Talking Skull,” and “The Tug of War.”

  • Radcliff Fire Chief Jamie Henderson has been tested by fire and ice and has met those challenges while seeking ways to serve the community.

    After working as a firefighter for years for the Vine Grove and Radcliff fire departments, Henderson took on the role of fire chief just before the January 2009 ice storm.

    “I learned, myself, about resources,” Henderson said, explaining he had taken on an emergency management role.