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Today's Features

  • Workshops and a concert highlight the 18th Traditional Music Festival, set to be  presented Friday and Saturday by the Heartland Dulcimer Club at John Hardin High School.

    Vendors, dancing and jams also are part of the festival.

    Activities from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday are for pre-registered guests and include dancing and music jam sessions.

  • In a world where movies tend to go big or go home, today’s audiences expect excellence in every venture to the big screen.

    That’s where movies like “Chasing Mavericks” fail. It’s not a blockbuster, but it’s not a flop either. It lives in that dangerous in-between that dooms films to a quick trip to DVD or downloadable media.

    It’s the true story of Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston), a young man whose father left him as a child and grows up dreaming of surfing the big waves.

  • Tybalt hasn’t been himself lately.

    Our black Pomeranian has been out of sorts since his playmate, another black Pomeranian, named Nanook, had to be euthanized in July. Nanook’s health had declined rapidly and to the point he was in extreme pain.

    Since then, Tybalt’s behavior has been a little erratic and more than a little heartbreaking.

  • Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 voted to donate $2,000 to the World War II barracks renovation project on Fort Knox. This is a 63-man mobilization barracks, which was moved from its original place to an area on the grounds of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox.

  • Bobby and Carolyn Logsdon of Sonora celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary Oct. 30, 2012.

    They were married Oct. 30, 1971.

    They have three children, Bobby, Charles and Debbie; and one grandson.

  • William and Crezilda Schlett and Darlene Ward and Kevin and Sharon McDaniel announce the engagment and forthcoming marriage of thier children, Kristi Schlett and Shane McDaniel.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m., Nov. 3, 2012, at Stephensburg Baptist Church with a reception to follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. 62.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • A pond is not just a pond, even if the cattle don’t keep its bottom packed tightly enough to hold water, even if brush fills its boundaries until nobody knows it was ever even there, nobody but you. It lives on, just as we all hope to do, in the memories of those who knew it best.

  • Superheroes, princesses and monsters of all sorts will be out on the prowl for candy tonight but for one Elizabethtown woman this spooktacular holiday has been a part of business life for 14 years.

    Jeanine Morrison didn’t originally plan to be in the party or Halloween business.

    Her father is from Muldraugh and after joining the U.S. Air Force, he met her mother in France, where Morrison was born.

    The family moved around a lot and Morrison later joined the Air Force herself, serving four years in Arizona.

  • On the sidelines of her son’s flag football game at Fort Knox, Holly Cusimano coaches the Packers cheerleaders, which include her daughter Mia.

    “Can’t hear you,” she shouts to the girls, directing their moves by performing the cheer with them.

    Between cheers, Cusimano, 33, answers her cell phone.

    The Vine Grove resident and mother of five has a full plate. Each of her children has special needs, and she makes time to be active in their lives.

    Her husband, Jeffrey, is a wounded warrior who works on post.

  • Erica Renee Rhodes, a 17 year old at Meade County High School, will compete with ladies from throughout the nation in this year’s Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant. Pageant finals are at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Bluegrass Entertainment and Exposition Center, 426 Sutherland Lane, Bardstown.

    The Queen of the Commonwealth National Pageant also is a toy and book drive for local women and children shelters and a supply drive for local animal shelters. Each contestant is required to donate a minimum of 10 items to the shelters during pageant weekend.