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Today's Features

  • New York Times best-selling author James Rollins is a guest Monday at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox, and 100 uniformed soldiers are offered a free token of their visit.

    The first 100 soldiers in uniform to attend the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m., receive a free copy of Rollins’ latest book, “The Eye of God,” according to a news release from the library.

    Rollins, whose thrillers have been translated into 40 languages, will discuss and sign copies of “The Eye of God,” the latest in his Sigma series.

  • Author and songwriter Mike Norris will tell stories, read from his children’s books and sing songs at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Norris, who lives in Central Kentucky, and award-winning Kentucky folk artist Minnie Adkins worked together to produce two unique children’s books.

    Rather than drawings or photographs of claymation figures, “Bright Blue Rooster” and “Sonny the Monkey” are illustrated with photographs of Adkins’ wood carvings, according to a news release.

  • Flipping through the Christian radio dial today, listeners might be surprised by the variety of music styles found in the genre.

    Along with tamer brands of praise and worship music, there are tunes with rock, pop, hip-hop, country, rap and even heavy metal sounds.

    “I think Christian music is in a much different place than it was 20 years ago,” said Chris Crain, radio personality with 88.5 WJIE in Louisville.

  • Rachel Ritchie held a yard sale in the City of Vine Grove parking lot on June 8 to help raise money for Rachel’s Fun For Everyone playground project. The Vine Grove Jazz Band had their first performance at the event.

  • Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met in June for the first of three evening programs this summer.

  • The June meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild was held and the selected Artist of the Month was Elizabeth Parks. Her acrylic painting “Morning Coffee” was in the self-portrait category. The program was a still life exercise and next month members are encouraged to return with their art for a discussion and critique session. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown.

  • The 2013 Spring youth piano recital for students of Sheila Jolly was June 9 at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown. Participating students pictured from bottom from left, Amy Bunn, daughter of Lt. Col. Greg and Sheryl Bunn; Elizabeth Thomson and John Thomson, children of Col. Darin and Kelly Thomson; Leah Bunn, daughter of Lt. Col. Greg and Sheryl Bunn; and Ashton Bailey, daughter of Dr. Chad and Shalene Bailey; and top row, Braden McPeek, Hunter McPeek and Madison McPeek, children of Tony and Meghan McPeek.

  • Stanley Monroe and Clara Dorleen Duncan Greer of Cecilia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 28, 2013.

    They were married June 28, 1963, at Falls of Rough Methodist Church by the Rev. Finley Hardison. Attendants were Ella Mae Duncan and Shorty Duncan.

    They met while Mrs. Duncan worked at The Knob Coffee Shop. Mr. Greer would giggle while placing an order at the window and Mrs. Greer loved his laugh.

  • When Dana Taylor divorced and became a single mother, she began a new chapter in her life. She filled the pages of that chapter with volunteer service.

    The 27-year-old’s resume now includes a stint as president of the Rotaract Club of Hardin County, a service organization, and founder of a nonprofit organization called Hands Filled With Heart, which serves as a volunteer resource. She recently was named branch chairwoman of the Hardin County branch of USA Cares, a national nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military and their families.