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Today's Features

  • Retired Lt. Col. Mike Weaver recently spoke to Radcliff Rotary Club members about the restoration of the World War II-era barracks building now underway at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox. He pointed out the project is being done entirely with volunteer labor and additional funds from private sources are needed. He highlighted some of the successes of his fund-raising campaign and added the Radcliff Rotary Club to his list of donors by accepting a $200 check from club vice president Fran Rolwing. 

  • Members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently assisted the American Red Cross at its blood drive at St. James Catholic Church. Dottye Baldwin served as hostess for the canteen. Other members donated cookies for the canteen and even gave blood during the drive. Pictured from left, Donors Michael Sweat and Ben Sweat, parishioners and first cousins, being assisted by Dottye Baldwin.

  • Members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown enjoyed visiting Bernheim Gardens on Sept. 26. Horticulturist Casey Hammett informed everyone of recent developments and future plans. Pictured in front of the Patrick Dougherty “stickwork” sculpture are members Anita Owen, Linda Hancock, Casey Hammett, Rita Robbins, Janet Gebler, Andrea McWright, Delma Kittrell, Rosemary Hedges, Jackie Huffines, Helen Miller, Deborah Weise, Jana Gore, Betty Long, Debbie Jones and Beverly Rose.

  • “Looper”

    Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.

    Runtime: 118 minutes

    Release date: Sept. 28

    Rating: It’s a downer

     

     

    As any time-traveling futuristic movie, “Looper” is a bit hard to explain.

    Think harsh like “12 Monkeys” and not light and fun like “Back to the Future.”

    In fact, “Looper” gives a very bleak view of the not so distant future.

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    After more than 30 years of piano teaching, I had experienced all kinds of different parents: Parents who were always two minutes early, parents who were always five minutes late, parents who quibbled over money and parents who arrived at the start of each term with their checkbook open.

  • A stint in the Army and a Robin Williams movie serve as the inspiration for Mick Kennedy’s desire to write poetry and teach at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Originally from Clarksville, Ind., Kennedy served in the army from 1986 to 1990. During that time he got his first taste of teaching when instructing new recruits. That also was when he saw a film that made him fall in love the idea of poetry and education, “Dead Poet’s Society.”

  • The Elizabethtown Police Department recently announced its new Police K-9 program was awarded grants from both Target and Wal-Mart. In recognition of the efforts of the Elizabethtown Police Department in reducing drug crime and its desire to provide quality service to its citizens, these grants will assist in deferring costs associated with the implementation of this new program.

  • Teran Ransom went to college to become a fashion designer in New York City, or so she thought.

  • By SUSAN RIDER

    I’m grateful for all the comments I’ve received about our articles. Speakers With Spark was started with the theme from Gandhi, “Be the change you would like to see in the world.”