Today's Features

  • It’s that time of year again. Back to school for the kiddos and to the local bank for a loan for parents who buy all these school supplies.

    I looked at a list for a couple fourth-graders and a sixth-grader. Can you say ridiculous? I know it has been more than 20 years since my oldest child started school, but today’s cost to get a child back to school is too high.

  • At the July 9 meeting of the Radcliff Woman’s Club, guest speaker Felicia Toliver, of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College talked about diversity. She said diversity is not limited to race, ethniciy, sexual orientation, gender, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry or creed. Diversity, she said, “as a concept, describes an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, ideas and world views.”

  • The many, very talented citizens of Hardin County just provided another successful Hardin County Fair with their many beautiful entries in the family living section. The building was filled with a wonderful display of 944 entries in many different categories.

  • Paris, London, Oxford and Normandy became extensions of the classroom for four girls who attend Valley Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

    For the third year, the girls participated in Student Leadership University, a faith-based leadership program that offers experiences around the globe at four levels. The girls participated in SLU 101, for which they travelled to Orlando, Fla., and SLU 201, which took them to Washington, D.C.

  • Today’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” and his family are some of the recent newcomers to Hardin County. Dr. John Cole joined the practice of my neurosurgeon, Dr. Thad Jackson, and from what I hear from “Dr. J” and some of the nurses, Dr. Cole is quite the cook — to be exact, a gourmet cook.

    Cole is a self-taught cook inspired by his mother, father and grandmother. His mom and mama (grandmother) are from Casey County so simple home cooking was the rule.

  • Sometimes you just never know when you will run into a life-changing moment.

    One for me came earlier this month as I was heading west on U.S. 62 and a car parked in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens caught my eye. It was the only car I could see over the vastness of the cemetery on this day.

    The grass at the cemetery I imagine was soggy from nearly 4 inches of rain the day before. But there sat a man, I would guess somewhere between 65 and 80 years of age, in a chair by a grave.

    It was a stunning picture.

  • Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, Max the dog, Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Yertle the Turtle and a host of Whos are among the characters who will come to life onstage beginning Friday.

    The characters, made famous by Theodore Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, are part of Hardin County Playhouse’s latest offering, “Seussical the Musical!”

    Performances of the family-friendly musical are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 16, 17 and 18; and 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 19 in Plum Alley Theater at the Historic State Theater complex.

  • White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    HOMECOMING. Today, Aug. 5, is the homecoming at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. The service will begin at 10 a.m., a potluck meal at 11 a.m. and activities will begin after the meal.

    SCHOOL NEWS. Hardin County Schools will begin for students Aug. 8. Lakewood Elementary School already is making plans for its annual Sunflower Festival, Sept. 8. Mark your calendars for this upcoming event.

  • Eric Ray and Amanda Bennett of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Evan Matthew Ray, on June 28, 2012, in Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Siblings are Carter and Addyson.

    Paternal grandparents are Elmer and Cassandra Ray; and maternal grandparents are Nolan “Pete” and Dorothy “Jane” Piercy.

    Great-grandparents are the late Henry and Ruth Ray.