Today's Features


    Joyce Effinger, co-president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, presented a poinsettia to Rebekah Akers, adult services librarian at the main branch of the Hardin County Public Library, for the enjoyment of the staff and library patrons. Service to the community is an integral part of the on-going Garden Club program. This and other projects help citizens remain mindful of the many contributions the club makes to the Elizabethtown and Hardin County area, and the beauty and satisfaction derived from the many facets of gardening.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown accepted a donation from American Printing House for the Blind, the book “The Nation’s Capitol.” Rebecca Snider, public affairs coordinator, presented the book to the club to present to The Hardin County Library. The book will prove to be helpful to blind or legally blind students from the Hardin County area, which has Braille overlays for students fifth grade and above.

  • Lion Jon Bell presents Mike Brawner with the W. H. Miller Glendale Citizen of the Year Award at the Glendale Lions Club Christmas celebration at Tony York’s on Main.

  • Pack 134, sponsored by the Vine Grove Optimist Club, held its monthly meeting Nov. 30. After receiving awards, Cubmaster Randy Marvil, seated, kept his word to the scouts. As an incentive to the recent popcorn drive, he told the scouts that any scout who sold more than $500 worth of popcorn could throw a pie at a leader of their choice. He was the first one to receive the honor, but eventually every leader got pied and the scouts had a blast.

  • Another deserving family breaks ground for a new Habitat for Humanity home in the Elizabethtown area. Bridgette Durham, with her son, Jobri, turn over the first shovelful of dirt to begin the process of building their new home. The Rev. Shane Stockton offered prayers and scripture readings during the ceremony. Glen MacPherson, president of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity shared the spirit of the Habitat process with those who attended.

  • Tragedy struck in Kansas City on Dec. 1. The first focus was on the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in the parking lot of the team headquarters in front of the coach and general manager.

    This was the tip of iceberg of the tragedy. Many more terrible details have been discovered that have impacted many different families connected to this terrible situation. Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins before driving to the stadium and killing himself.

  • At Christmastime, there are so many great baking ideas to celebrate the season. Sometimes it’s hard to decide which ones you want to try.

    I ran across a recipe for candy cane cake that caught my attention. After deciding to make it, I looked at the recipe more closely to discover it was made with an angel food cake. For some reason this did not sound like a tasty combination with the peppermint so I went an entirely different direction.

    Instead of the angel food version, I made a mocha peppermint cake and made up the recipe on the spot.


    ‘Tis the season of joy. Christmas is near and during this festive holiday season, it’s good to remember it should be about joy.

    The shopping season also is here as customers search for the right gift or a gift to be able to mark a name off the list. It’s a tradition we go shopping during the Black Friday weekend. My mom, daughter and I  make the outing to enjoy the camaraderie of special loved ones and friends.

  • On a sunny November afternoon, women began arriving at a Vine Grove residence, exchanging warm hugs and wide smiles, much the way some of them have done for the past 40 years.

    The 12 women gather the third Friday each month at each other’s homes to play bunco, but the gatherings mean so much more to the women, giving them a chance to catch up with each others’ lives.

    The bunco group was formed sometime after Audrey Durbin of Radcliff and a cousin experienced the loss of their husbands within six days of each other.