Today's Features

  • The residents at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown are giving back in big ways. To help local children start the school year off right, residents purchased $175 worth of school supplies. As a group, they delivered the supplies to Hardin County Schools for local students to use and enjoy.

    Secondly, to support the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, residents donated $500 to the center.


    The Memorial United Methodist Youth Group, along with parents and youth leader Dewey Cruze, recently spent an evening volunteering at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Members served a meal to more than 70 patrons, washed dishes, cleaned tables, swept, mopped, ran the sweeper and emptied trash. 

  • When I was younger and thought about having multiple children, I pictured them as the best of friends. They would play ball or dolls together, or maybe build intricate Lego houses complete with stairs and rooftop gardens. They would always talk kindly to each other and think of ways to make the other one’s day better.

    Reality, of course, rarely follows that sort of idealistic daydream. It’s usually much louder and more disagreeable than I ever could have imagined.

  • One of the cliches you hear when you are young and fully understand only when you are older is, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

    I recently returned to my hometown in Ontario, Canada. You know, the land of the loonie, toonie and “eh.”

  • Going to college to pursue a new career path at age 36, maintaining a full-time job as an automotive technician and maintaining his hobby as an apiarist keep Josh Scudder as busy as a bee.

    “This would be year four,” Scudder said of his beekeeping hobby. “So I guess I’m a bit green by beekeeping standards.”

  • Larry and Elanor Brawner celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 24, 2013.

    They were married Aug. 24, 1963, in the old United Methodist Church in Liberty by the Rev. Walter Arnold.

    Mr. Brawner is the son of the late Willard Sr. and Laetitia Cofer Brawner of Glendale. He is retired from Hardin County Schools.

    Mrs. Brawner is the daughter of the late Fred J. Burkhard and Esther Weller Burkhard of Liberty. She is retired from Fort Knox Community Schools.

    They are members of Elizabethtown First Christian Church.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Cindy Goodman, Maria Tucker, Brianna Browning, Wes Irwin, Kerri Eklund, Ladonte Paige, Mercedes Tucker, Brittany Mattingly, Anna Brangers, Morgan Booker, Ginger Shively, Emily Givan, Christy Youravich, Shawna Davis, Bryan Ray, Leo Brangers, Joy Pike, Pam Yates, Joe Vittitoe, Brandon Howe and Chris Duffy.

  • Leslie Krista Osborne and Paul David Slaughter, both of Louisville, were married May 26, 2013, in an outdoor ceremony at Sawyer Hayes Center at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville with the Rev. Tara N. Reck officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Margee Osborne of Elizabethtown and the late Randy Osborne.

    The groom is the son Edna Slaughter of Clarksville, Ind., and Donald Slaughter of Charlestown, Ind.

    The bride was given in marriage by her mother, Margee Osborne, and her brother, Steve Osborne.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223

    The weather has been great. We love these milder temperatures.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Joan Thomas, Bryson Miles, Jon Bell, Katie Bowles, Michael Corey, Taylor Martin, Terri Wyatt, Dana Mosley, Natalie Richardson, Carrie Fulkerson, Rachel Hodges, Sherryl Krogg, Kim Priddy, Robert Gardiner, Heather Rich and Jay Ramsey.