Today's Features

  • Each year the Radcliff Woman’s Club presents a “Woman of the Year Award” to a member who represents the club by participating in activities and by setting a positive example for others to follow. This year Ethel Martin was chosen as the award recipient at the Dec. 10 club meeting at Colvin Community Center.

    Martin, who was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Radcliff in 1974 and, at the urging of Maria Batistoni, joined the Radcliff Woman’s Club in 1994.

  • Aj Abdel-Rahman from Boy Scout Troop No. 244 in White Mills, recently volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army as part of his West Hardin Middle School Beta Club service project.


    At 9, he was all I could think about. At 11, he was my first love. At 17, he was gone. Although Lex was not a person, he was more than just a horse.

    He was my best friend, my partner in crime and my protector. With him, I was invincible. From our first day together, even on the rocky days, Lexis taught me many lessons. Most importantly, he showed me the purest form of love.


    William Penn said, “Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.”

    Although this is a strong statement, it is based on truth. Many students today hunt for popularity as a desirable goal. This, however, might not be in the students’ best interest. However covetable to him or her, the search for popularity can limit a student’s personal growth.


    I know relating to me is difficult, even for those people who surround me every day, and I can’t force them to do so, but despite my “gift,” we share both sorrow and laughter. Every day, I hold my head up and take this world head-on instead of turning and dodging around corners as I did a lifetime ago, before I accepted that Tourette’s syndrome can be both a curse and a blessing.

  • Advanced graphic design students at North Hardin High School created mixed media artwork entitled ‘Reflections,’ in which they were to illustrate their personality through the use of the elements and principles. Students enhanced and edited their artwork and included their portrait using Adobe Photoshop CS5.


    I can feel the scream trying to escape my throat, but it’s too dry. The adrenaline is pumping and I’m too terrified to make a sound. My breathing consists of short, fast breaths, and my heart feels as if it will burst right out of my chest at any second.

  • Throughout the Rev. Dennis Cousens’ outer office, photos and statues of Jesus, Mary and other important figures of the Catholic faith line the walls, with one exception.

    A fan of both classical and country music, he has a personalized and autographed picture of country singer Garth Brooks. It was given to him by a friend who knows Brooks and it has become a conversation piece to those who visit his office.

    Cousens, like his taste in music, is a blend of the classical and contemporary.