Today's Features

  • To paraphrase an old quote:the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. And sometimes, as Steve Winwood once sang, you just have to roll with it.

    Last Friday, my other half, Rebecca Ricks, and I planned an outing that involved a trip to Louisville.

    When we got there we discovered the event — Shakespeare in Central Park — had been canceled because of an unexpected emergency.

  • When I was a teenager, milk shakes were just the best. My favorite at Lakers drive-in in Stephensburg was peanut butter. Available at all the fast food restaurants, they were not waist slimmers. Then Wendy’s came along with its chocolate treat, Frosty, which now also comes in vanilla or even swirled with chocolate in a cone. And at the Kentucky State Fair, there was a wonderful treat called Pineapple Whip.

    But with the millennial generation came the popularity of smoothies. Most can be healthy and some just make breakfast a “fast break.”

  • You might recognize the name Cesar Millan as the “Dog Whisperer” who made his name as a trainer of difficult dogs. He had his own television show and wrote several books.

    Millan had a very unfortunate run of events. He was divorced from his wife of 16 years and estranged from his children, his favorite pit bull died, his television show taken away from him and he found out most of the money he earned was no longer his.


    The Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant is at 8 p.m. Monday, on opening night of the Hardin County Fair. Miss Hardin County Fair 2012 and reigning Miss Kentucky County Fair, Jenna Walters, will crown this year’s winner.

    The following 17 young ladies will compete for this year’s title.

    Amber Rene Vincent, 17, daughter of James and Lesley Vincent of Elizabethtown, sponsored by her parents and Bangz Salon.

    Dashawna Bird, 20, daughter of Henry and Brenda Divis of Elizabethtown, sponsored by Mark Martin of A-1 Allergy Relief.

  • Stephen and Rebecca Williams Copelin of Clarkson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Kyle Stephen Copelin, to Rachel Renay Miller, daughter of Jimmy and Angie Miller of Sweeden.

    The bride-to-be is employed with the U.S. Postal Service.

    The prospective groom is employed with Chad Haycraft Concrete.

    The wedding is at 6 p.m. CDT July 12, 2013, near their future home, 870 Little Mountain Road, Sweeden.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • White Mills

    Terri Spencer, 862-4604

    Today I got to visit a women’s help center called Nicole’s Place. I was there to help teach children about Jesus, but just watching the work that goes on there was inspiring. The workers there were so caring about their clients. It is a Christian-based organization that touches the lives of many women and their children. It is so wonderful to see women helping each other through Jesus.

  • Marty and Lisa Campbell of Eastview and Gary and Wanda Richardson of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Rachel Gayle Campbell of Eastview and Seth Adam Richardson of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be, a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School, is an administrative assistant at Pepsi.

    The prospective groom graduated from American Intercontinental University with an associate degree in business administration.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Diana Laslie, Jill Monday, Father Dan Lincoln, Elaine Geer, Michelle Russell, Wendy Vanover, Amanda Hillsamer, Becky Thomas, Eddie Booker, Gary Brangers, Danny Pike, Ben Yates, Heather Pike, Paul Gray, Brooke Reed, Les Whelan and Kaylee Vowels.

  • James Reynolds of Eastview and John Wheeler Sr. and Brenda Wheeler of Cox’s Creek announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Cassandra Reynolds and John Wheeler Jr., both of Shepherdsville.

    The bride-to-be, the daughter of Dee Layman of Cecilia, is employed at T-Mobile.

    The prospective groom is employed at Mercer.

    The wedding is at 5 p.m. July 13, 2013, at My Old Kentucky Home State Park with a reception to follow.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Ezekiel Walter and Betty Campbell of Radcliff celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary July 1, 2013.

    They have two children; and five grandchildren.