Today's Features

  • Gary Lee Jones is breaking boards and conventional expectations.

    Jones has cerebral palsy. He cannot speak and he has used a wheelchair all his life, but the 60-year-old has worked his way to a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

    “I’ve never been as excited as I am now,” his mother, Eleanor Jones, said as she waited for Jones to start a lesson last week, his first lesson since the ceremony during which he was awarded the belt at Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Academy in Radcliff.

  • Lion Anna Sanders, Captain of North Hardin Lions Club, raised more than $3,500 for Relay for Life held May 31 at North Hardin High School. Her team earned the Silver Team recognition.

  • Elaine Hall presents Stella Hetrick an American Flag and pole won in a drawing from the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary booth at Hooray for Heroes.

  • As a little girl, Emily West often rode past the Historic State Theater with her family. From the back seat of the car, she told her parents she wanted the former theater to reopen so she could work there someday.

    That wish is now a reality. In 2011, West became executive director of the State Theater, a movie house that closed the year she was born, 1982, and reopened in 2009.

    A Hardin County native, West takes pride in the theater and experiences from her youth shaped her business style.

  • In my mind, there are two ways of thinking about summer vacation.

    One is to schedule it as soon as possible after school’s out or when the calendar turns to the “J” months — taking that cruise or trip to the beach at the beginning of June. After a long, cold winter and interminable spring, some take off at their first opportunity.

  • Students at the Music and Arts Center for Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown recently performed in the center’s spring recital.

    Piano student Ayla Hawkins, 3, played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” a boogie medley. She has qualified for the Central Kentucky Music Teacher Association competition in Campbellsville in November.

    Isaac Morgan, also a 3-year-old piano student, played “Heart and Soul” with teacher Carina Tiotuico. He also qualified for the Campbellsville competition.

  • Judy Banks, a St. Vincent de Paul Store volunteer, presents a check, from store proceeds, to Mel Miller, the president of the SVDP outreach at St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown. The store, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, had a successful year thanks to customers, volunteers and consignors.

  • The Fort Knox Potted Few Garden Club celebrated National Garden week, June 2 through 8, by placing a basket of fresh flowers at Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff. Club treasurer Renate Gosser presents the arrangement to Fort Knox Federal Credit Union marketing director Michael Bateman. For information about the club, call Bonnie Gunter, 312-4530.