Today's Features

  • As students study for the last exams of their high school careers, the senior sponsors at local high schools are facing a test of their own — staging a commencement ceremony for hundreds of graduates.

    Planning the graduation ceremony begins months before the ceremony takes place. The process generally starts with ordering caps and gowns, as well as tickets, announcements and programs for the event.

  • Second-graders from St. James Catholic Regional School in Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1558 deliver handmade get-well cards to patients on the pediatric and skilled care units at Hardin Memorial Hospital. While there, they visited the onsite chapel and received a history lesson on the large murals hanging throughout the lobby area.

  • Members of the Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus and the Riasok Shrine Club present a check from this year’s 48th annual Brotherhood Banquet to Randy Coe, CEO of Kosair Charities. This year’s event raised $23,156 to help Kosair Charities’ efforts to care for children in need of assistance.

  • Members of the Radcliff Woman’s Club met April 8 with conservation in mind.

    The main attraction for the meeting was a special presentation by Bonnie Gunter of the Potted Few Garden Club. As she spoke to the group, Gunter created an herb salad and explained that the components of the dish were vegetables and herbs, which are easily grown in one’s garden or in one’s own flower pot. Rather than spending gas and energy running to the market, items can be grown in one’s own backyard.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown celebrated National Library Week April 14 through 20 by donating gently used books to both the Vine Grove Woman’s Club and the Radcliff North Branch of the Hardin County Public Library.

    Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown helped begin the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown in its early beginnings at the Brown-Pusey House and a bookmobile that traveled over the county. In 1960, the Hardin County Public Library became a reality and the club was recognized for its efforts by the city of Elizabethtown.

  • About 12 years ago, Pat Bohannon seized a unique opportunity.

    That was when she began working with Hardin County Schools Experience Children’s Early Learning, or ExCEL, program, which helps teen parents with child care while keeping them from dropping out of high school. It was a chance, Bohannon felt, to honor her own mother, a nurturing parent who had just died.

  • After graduating from college, Amy Aldenderfer left her home in St. Louis and headed to Elizabethtown.

    Becoming the Hardin County Extension Agent for Horticulture 18 years ago was a good fit, she said, considering she started gardening at a young age.

    She took after her grandfather who always was a good gardener. She started working in the family vegetable garden when she was as young as 6 and found it fit her personality.

    She was pleased to find out when she went to college she could make a career of something like that.