Today's Features

  • Sitting in the theater watching “Paranoia,” I thought it would make a great scenario for a TV crime drama. It’s not the type of movie that plays well on the big screen.

    First off, look at the title. When someone is paranoid, there’s usually an irrational fear behind it. The main character in this movie wasn’t paranoid; he was being followed, blackmailed and other seedy things. With that kind of title, you’d think there was a twist at the end leaving him in a paranoid state, which wasn’t the case.

  • So often people complain there’s nothing to do when what they really mean is there’s not a specific activity they’re looking for going on locally that they know of. Not every kind of activity can be found around here, but those who think there’s absolutely nothing going on should think again.

  • The American Heart Association’s HeartChase™ is a community event that provides a fun way to promote physical activity and healthy living. The event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Sept. 7, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    HeartChase brings families, friends and coworkers together in teams of two to fivein a community-wide competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line. Games combined with friendly competition and a mission creates great fun with a purpose.


    The Hardin County Homemakers Council met Aug. 5 at the Hardin County Extension Office for the beginning of its new fiscal year. New officers installed included President Debbie McQueary, Vice President Betty Hart, Secretary Bettye Raymer and Treasurer Renie Phillips. Newly elected committee chairwomen include: leadership-Jean Davis; environmental-Carol Parrott; family life-Pat Mueller; global-JoAnn Taul; cultural arts, Diane McCamish; publicity, Ann Reeser; bazaar, Bettye Raymer; and fair board, Martha Thomas.

  • On Thursday, we’re taking a trip back in time.

    We’ll take our middle son with us, pick up our youngest in Lexington and head for Franklin, N.C., where my husband’s family has a small vacation home on a gravel road near the top of Meadow Mountain. Our oldest son and his wife will join us Friday, driving in from Charleston, S.C.

  • Lois Shinkle’s resolve to help others is stronger than the emotions that overwhelmed her the first time a baby died in her arms.

    It’s stronger than the intensity of heartache she felt seeing lifeless infants dressed in white smocks with red crosses on them who were placed in cardboard boxes because coffins weren’t available.

  • Each August, students aren’t the only ones who head back to school. Shopping, homework and volunteering are how some moms go back to school, too.

    Jodie Thompson is back to her work as the Parent Teacher Fellowship president at Elizabethtown Christian Academy. It is her second year in that role.

    When Thompson isn’t at her job, she’s usually at her daughter Grace’s school.

    Because she loves the school so much, she said, volunteering “just made sense.”

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club member Roy Rich, left, and president Gary Miles, right, welcome Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, executive director and CEO of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, and state fair board member Jane Cave, to the July 16 meeting. Rippetoe spoke about the center and arena upgrades, the reopening of Kentucky Kingdom and his thoughts for the future of the fair and exposition center.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb welcomes guest speaker Leon Howlett to the Aug. 13 meeting of the club. Howlett, award winning author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience,” spoke about the restoration of the Adam Monin cabin in Glendale, which served as a headquarters for Maj. Gen. Rousseau during the Civil War.