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Today's Features

  • On one wall of Jana Clark’s office at the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau hang several black and white photos of children on playing fields in uniforms representing various sports.

    All the subjects face away from the camera, so they could be anyone’s children.

    “At the end of the day, this is what the park will be about,” said Clark, sales and sports director.

  • Resolutions are made every year and holiday traditions are abound, 12 days of Christmas is one of them. With these two ideas, let’s think about 12 months of resolutions. By breaking it down, it may be easier to keep those all too important resolutions. 

    January — Abolish the word hate. If you want to improve your disposition abolishing the word hate will help. Watch the number of times hate enters your vocabulary and find a better feeling word. I guarantee your disposition will change instantly.

  • Building homes was a hobby for Howard Gatlin until 2008.

    That’s when the Elizabethtown man began working for Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, where he is construction foreman.

    A cabinetmaker and woodworker, Gatlin had a background in building and had built 13 houses on his own as a contractor before becoming construction foreman for the nonprofit organization.

    “I built my first home in ’76,” Gatlin said.

    On most of the houses, he did “basically everything.”

  • It’s a long way from Greece to Radcliff, but Maria Bell kept her love of Greek cooking with her through the miles.

    Bell is from Ierapetra, Crete Greece. She is 10 years older than her younger brother, and when her mother was sick she and her grandmother cooked for her father and two brothers.

  • I  always make birthday cakes for my co-workers in the newsroom, and for the last 20 years the most requested cake has been the late Betty Treadwell’s Chocolate Chip Cake.

    I originally ran the recipe in one of my early columns, more than 20 years ago. At that time, Betty Treadwell’s granddaughter, Beth Burzlaff, who is now Beth Jackson, was in my Girl Scout troop. That was probably how I connected with Betty, although I can’t remember for sure.

  • Here we are at the beginning of a new year again. It seems like the Christmas holidays went so very fast. Now as we begin 2012, we start to think about the year ahead and our goals. Many people call those resolutions. I have failed so many times because of unrealistic expectations, so this year I am going to call my personal ones my goals. I looked back at my first column of 2009, and many of my goals then remain, some goals are new ones and some are coming off my list.
     

  • For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.
    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Bob Swope is known for his Ford dealership in Elizabethtown, but he also is passionate about making sure people have clean water to drink through a project in Guatemala.

  • The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court Division II in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.