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Today's Features

  • For Recipe Roundup this month, we have quite a variety of recipes. Thanks to Mary Cantwell, we have some really interesting, easy recipes. Two of my friends from Cecilia Homemakers shared with me the recipe for their very delicious chocolate cake and Sharon Johnson from Fort Knox National Co. shared one more recipe from Lucille Masden, a Lebanon Junction legend for great food. Sharon says the roll recipe is a favorite of her family.

  • Danielle Hethcox, left, of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, poses with Elaine Matthews in front of the rose bush that was donated by the Garden Club for Matthews’ new home. The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication ceremony May 19 for the Matthews family home in Elizabethtown.

  • The General Federation of Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently recognized students who participated in its annual Fourth District Student Art Competition from Central Hardin High School. From left, winning students in the district contest who advanced for state competition, Adelle Malone and Alinda Newby. They were presented certificates by local chair of student art contest Andrea McWright and Fourth District Governor and local member Diane Willis. Adelle and Alinda’s art teacher at Central Hardin is Mr. Menendez.

  • “Romeo + Juliet” director Baz Luhrmann puts the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel on screen for the summer movie season in “The Great Gatsby.”

    While I’m always a fan of literature in film, “Gatsby” is not the happiest of stories. It’s not what you would call an entertaining time at the movies. Instead, it expresses the central theme that money and decadence can’t make someone happy or make dreams come true.

  • It’s strange how we build such complicated lives even though the most enjoyable things in life are quite simple.

    We have houses too spacious to keep clean and appliances that mimic those in the kitchens of gourmet restaurants. But a crisp set of Downy-scented bed sheets or a window open to spring’s breeze brings an indulgent, satisfied smile just as quickly.

  • Between ordering a cap and gown and the ceremony invitations, senior year can seem to revolve around graduation. But much of the year is devoted to students selecting the next step to take after walking the line.

    With graduation behind many of the local students, now is the time they begin preparing for the next phase of their lives. Graduates will take many paths, including attending college, enlisting in the military or entering the workforce.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society President Steve Rafferty presented a program on family resources when doing genealogy at the club’s May meeting. Recommended resources were the Bible, diaries, photos, scrapbooks and family members.

    The June program will be presented by Steve Lindsey on John LaRue Helm, the forgotten benefactor of Elizabethtown.

  • As I grow older, I lose the excitement I once had as a child to go camping. Going camping in a camper still has an appeal and being outdoors always is a refreshing feeling. The popping sound and the warm glow of a campfire also are a bonus.

    But sleeping on the ground in a tent with no bathroom loses its luster when your body aches and back pain comes into play. Ah, to be young again.

    Some of the fun of camping in is the food. Of the foods linked to camping, s’mores top the list.

  • From running track to a career in officiating, teacher Patty Rouse’s life is a race she likes running.

    She started in track and field as a fifth-grader in Fleming County. Before her family moved to Kentucky, she was raised on chicken farms in Arkansas. In Arkansas she participated in barrel racing and horseback riding.

  • I feel like a failure as a mother.

    I mean, that’s really nothing new at this point. But specifically, now, I feel like a failure as a mother because I allow my son to spend entirely too much time parked in front of a screen.