Today's Features

  • James K. Biggs, commander of Dixon-Darnell Commandery No. 19, Knight Templars, P.H.A., Elizabethtown, presents a $100 check to Rodney Wilson, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland volunteer center manager, to benefit the Feeding America BackPack Program in Hardin County. One hundred dollars feeds one child over the weekend for one year.

  • Members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown attended the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Kentucky State Convention at The Brown Hotel in Louisville from April 10 through 13. The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown had many winning results at the convention.

    Diane Willis, 4th District Governor and member of the Elizabethtown club was named “Outstanding Governor.”

  • The Stitchers Quilt Guild offered a workshop to members, where everyone brought a jelly roll, a roll of 40 precut 2-1/2 inch fabric strips. Everyone then was given instructions and the race was on.

    Members had to sew every strip end to end to have one long 1,600 inch strip, then doubled it over, sew it together, doubled it over again, sewed it together, etc. until members had a quilt top. Members added borders, quilted and bound the quilt at home.

    The winner received another jelly roll bundle of fabric to complete another race quilt.

  • Classic Corvettes Kentucky Club members Bob Schramm, left, and Linda Gregory, right, present a donation to Diane Shoffner of PAWS, Pets Are Worth Saving, Shelter Foundation Inc.

  • Samuel and Ute Spaulding will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, today, April 24, 2013.

    They were married April 24, 1968, in Aschaffensburg, Germany.

    Mr. Spaulding retired from the Army in 1978 after 22½ years of service and retired from the Elizabethtown Post Office in 1997 after 17 years of service.

    Mrs. Spaulding is retired from St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown.

    They have two children, Laura A. Gomes of Salinas, Calif., and the late Paul D. Spaulding; and three grandchildren.

  • I’ve been contemplating going back to work.

    Well, sort of. I mean, I want to. I do. Kind of. My kids are growing older. My son will start kindergarten in the fall, and my daughter will be old enough to start preschool.

    It seems a good time to start looking. I like the idea of doing something, using my mind for more than worrying about my kids eating enough vegetables, contributing to the household funds, and in turn being able to go out to eat on occasion or buy a dress without feeling that I’m taking money away from my kids’ vegetable fund.

  • Dealing with breast cancer didn’t dampen Theda Meredith’s spirit, her success in banking or her love of life.

    In 1997, Meredith was diagnosed with breast cancer. She found the lump herself and a specialist recommended removing the tumor along with a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on her right breast. There were 13 malignant lymph nodes.

    She went through chemotherapy and felt fine. The cancer returned in 2000 and again in 2003.

  • After losing a job a few years ago, Fred Cox seized the opportunity to put wheels in motion and start his own business.

    In March 2011, Cox bought a food truck. Not long afterward, Taco Express began popping up around Elizabethtown and around the state.

    “I’ve built a really good crowd travelling around with this,” Cox said of the truck.

  • Sheila Brown and Mark Bland, both of Sonora, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. April 28, 2013, at White Mills Baptist Church with a reception to follow.

    Formal invitations have been sent.