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Today's Features

  • Recession has become commonplace in conversation the past few years. While many adults have been hit hard during these turbulent economic times, many overlook the fact that teenagers are feeling the strain as well.

    The 2011 national unemployment rate for job-seekers age 16 to 19 was about 25 percent, according to U.S. labor statistics. 

  • Rising Voices’ take on all things entertainment  

    Books

  • A few days after Christmas, I went shopping with the money I was given for Christmas and a coupon in hand.

    I walked in the store and scanned the shelves for the purchase that awaited me.

    There it was, in the kitchen appliance section. It was sitting there, waiting for me.

    I got in line and shuffled the box around, trying hard not to drop it as I waited. At the register I carefully gave the cashier my item and coupon.

    Bonus, it was on sale.

  • An enchanted castle, a mysterious beast and a strong-willed town maiden all join together for a familiar tale. A “tale as old as time,” you might say.

    “Beauty and the Beast” hits the big screen again, but this time in 3-D. Audiences also see a special “Tangled” treat with the animated short film “Tangled Ever After.” 

    The film originally was released in 1991 during what many have called Disney’s renaissance period. It followed the successful release of “The Little Mermaid.”

  • The members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bruce Tabor Memorial Lodge No. 40, would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to the Shop With A Cop program, which was held Dec. 13, 2011 at Wal-Mart in Elizabethtown. These donations provided 224 children from Hardin County with the necessary items to help make these children’s Christmas a little brighter.

  • The Technology Transfer Program of the Kentucky Transportation Center honored two local Roads Scholars — Ronnie Goodman and Kevin Thomas — on Nov. 9 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough for completing the 2011 Kentucky Roads Scholars/Road Masters Training Program.
    The Roads Scholar Training Program consists of nine full-day courses and serves individuals from local and state transportation agencies as well as private businesses.

  • Angie Woodward, right, Workforce liaison for Elizabethtown Community & Technical College, decided to give her soap and shampoo collection to Warm Blessings. Pictured with Woodward is Judy Thompson, Wednesday dining room coordinator at Warm Blessings. Woodward started collecting soaps and shampoos when she stayed at hotels as a child on vacation with her family in 1964. There were more than 900 items donated.

  • Adrian Bambini was a guest of the Radcliff Rotary recently. Bambini is deeply involved with the Saunders Springs Nature Preserve, chairman of the Radcliff Forestry Board, volunteer coordinator, resident natu-ralist, Eagle Scout Project coordinator, etc.

  • For somewhere in the neighborhood of 55 years, Radcliff resident Nelda Lang has taught students of all ages to play piano.

    While living in Germany — where her military husband was stationed — in the early- to mid-’50s, Lang began offering piano lessons.

    “My mother played the piano, and all my sisters played piano,” the Mississippi-born woman said. “Everybody played piano. It was part of your schooling.”

  • At the community college, our phone system has been synced with our computer system for about a year now.

    On the face of it, it’s a good idea for voicemail to show up as email. Instead of listening to a series of voice messages on your phone, you can see who called and get a speech-to-text translation of what the caller said.

    But I’m not sure Microsoft Speech Technology shouldn’t have spent more time in product refinement. Some of the messages I’ve read have made me scratch my head, and others laugh out loud.