Today's Features

  • “Wedding Crashers” co-stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn reunite in the summer comedy “The Internship.”

    In a sea of R-rated comedies, some of which are pretty hard-R-rated, a PG-13 option is refreshing. “The Internship” pushed the boundaries of a PG-13 film with its language and sexual conversations, but the 35 and older crowd will relate to its subject matter.

    As job opportunities and the modern marketplace grow more high-tech, the people most qualified for those roles tend to be younger.

  • OK, I’m not sure how this happened, but my home has become a part-time karaoke bar.

    OK, I do know how it happened, but I’m not telling.

    OK, I’m telling.

    You see, it all began with a karaoke machine. It was one of those portable units that needs to be hooked up to a TV or monitor. I bought it for my other half, Rebecca Ricks, for Christmas about a year and a half ago.

    That’s how it starts: you think the karaoke is going to be limited to a whimsical pastime with your sweetie.

  • The Historic State Theater has rescheduled hypnotist Jon Saint-Germain’s show. The Saturday performance is postponed until Nov. 1.

    Refunds will be given for tickets purchased. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

  • The General Federation of Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently participated in a ribbon cutting with representatives from the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce for opening a memorial garden in front of Hosparus on Dieck’s Drive in Elizabethtown.

    The Elizabethtown Garden Club and Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members participated with planting in the garden. The Woman’s Club donated two Crepe Myrtle trees. A large part of the planting was done as an Eagle Scout project.

  • When Lori Jarboe was in kindergarten she received the Spirit Award for her school.

    That award seemed to recognize the spirit Jarboe would carry with her throughout life, whether performing a gymnastics/dance routine down the streets of London, dining with the likes of the Dalai Lama and Maya Angelou or caring for physical therapy patients.

    “I think some of us are predisposed to a certain personality, and I’m very outgoing,” the Rineyville resident said.

  • Sometimes, two people look at the same thing at the same time and come up with two totally different opinions about what they see. How is that possible? It is possible because we all have a different perception of things.

    Once we find out our sighting is different from others, that normally is where the trouble begins. By trouble, I mean we forget to agree to disagree.

  • On May 16, members of the Radcliff Woman’s Club helped local community leaders start their day off right at Colvin Community Center. Members catered a meal for the Breakfast Club, a partner organization of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce and the North Hardin County Advisory Council.

    The breakfast consisted of ham, scrambled eggs, muffins, sausage breakfast casserole, fresh fruit salad, croissants, coffee, orange juice and apple juice.

  • In the agriculture field, fathers and sons often work together on the farm. While retaining individual farming interest, Larry Jaggers Sr. and Larry Jaggers Jr. plow common ground in row crop production.

    For the elder Jaggers, 69, farming began when he was a child then grew into a career in the spring of 1962. He had a dairy farming business for almost 50 years but now he raises beef cattle and farms crops with his son.

    Jaggers Sr. remembers farming with his dad near the end of the horse-drawn era, before tractors became the farming standard.


    This professional baseball season has a special component built in. This is the year the Mariano Rivera, 43, has announced he will retire from baseball.

    Rivera is no ordinary baseball player. Many people consider him to be the best closing pitcher in the history of baseball. A closer is a pitcher who comes into a tight baseball game usually in the ninth inning to close out the game. That is, finish the game and preserve the lead that his team has established.