Today's Features

  • After several months of closure, the old bridge at White Mills recently was opened for traffic. In order to celebrate its new beginning and to recognize individuals who contributed to its repair, the White Mills Civic League will host a ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 4. A reception will follow in the White Mills Christian Church Life Center. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Christian Life Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Tim Dennis, 723-0841, or Dot Graham, 369-8118.

  • Lincoln Days Art Show winners include:

  • The old view of the librarian is busted in the modern library.

    “We don’t just stamp books anymore,” said Jan O’Daniel, library media specialist at John Hardin High School.

    O’Daniel said she rarely touches books with all her other roles and has to make a conscious effort to cling to the role of someone who makes book recommendations to students because she wants to stay in contact with the students.

  • Jen Lancaster, a New York Times bestselling author, appears at 6:30 p.m. today at Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox.

    Lancaster has sold more than 1 million books including “Bitter is the New Black,” “Such a Pretty Fat,” “Pretty in Plaid” and “My Fair Lazy.”

    Other works by Lancaster include the novel “If You Were Here” and the memoir “Jeneration X.”

  • “Here Comes the Boom”
    Rated PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.
    Runtime: 105 minutes
    Release date: Oct. 12
    Rating: Not great but not bad


    After suffering through “Paul Blart Mall Cop” a few years ago, I wasn’t thrilled about seeing “Here Comes the Boom,” expecting the same level of stupidity.

    When I left the movie I was surprised, but only slightly.

  • A little girl often thinks her daddy is the most amazing man on the planet. She looks to him for advice, protection, guidance and what team to follow in sports.

    My dad was the most amazing man on the planet. He was the strongest man I ever knew in both physical strength and in his faith.

    I lost him this month to a farming accident. I cannot even explain the hole his absence has left but I can tell you a little bit about the man I called Daddy.

  • If you think the only things you can do with a pumpkin are carve it or make a pie then you’ve been missing out on some pumpkin deliciousness.

    Some of my favorite fall desserts come from a pumpkin and the possibilities are endless. My grandmother always supplies pumpkin pies for family gatherings, but sometimes I like to get a little creative.

  • Ancestral Trails Historical Society met earlier this month, when Carl Howell presented a program on “Post Offices and Post Marks.” He said there are 7,730 post offices in Kentucky, mentioning several in Hardin County and the years they opened and closed. The years of 1905 to 1915 were the golden years for post cards. Beverly Heath will presented the program at the next meeting, Nov. 2. She will discuss when LaRue County went dry, alcohol in a dry county and moonshine.