Today's Features

  • Members of the Radcliff Woman’s Club were armed when they participated in the City of Radcliff Summer Blast Festival. They came loaded with arm bands, which worked like get out of jail cards for those incarcerated.

    During Blast, the club operated a jail and club members served as jailers. People in attendance could purchase the arm bands to protect themselves from being jailed. Otherwise, their friends could have them locked up until others bailed them out by purchasing armbands.

  • Have you ever noticed sometimes you are put in special places or with special people for a reason? Is it a coincidence or meant to be?

  • From the previews that ran before “Premium Rush,” it’s clear that it’s the time of year when big names show up in not so big movies. Yep, it’s fall movie season.

    “Premium Rush” starts strong with music by The Who, and then kind of coasts downhill through the rest of the film.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“The Dark Knight”) is known for finding smaller, quirky films to fit in between his larger film roles. This particular film would better fit as a pilot for a television drama.

  • Women make friends at three times in their lives — when they go to school, when they go to work and when they have children — I once read. Now that I’ve been through all that, it seems about right.

    Coincidentally, this month marked the 24th anniversary of the day I made my best and oldest friend. It was the first day of fifth grade at Beechgrove Elementary School in Kenton County and the seat beside Amy Richerson was empty. That little twist of fate set a long path for 10-year-old me.

  • Two things often happen when planning a before-meal appetizer or appetizers for a party. You either can think of something unique that stands out with your guest or you get in a rut and serve the same thing you always do. If in a rush, the appetizer often comes from a freezer.

    This week’s adventure includes two appetizers guaranteed to wow your guests with minimal effort.  

    The first is a recipe for prosciutto potato poppers. Prosciutto is a type of cured ham often used in Italian cooking.   

  • Dolores Perry of Elizabethtown will celebrate her 90th birthday today, Aug. 31, 2012.

    She was born in Cub Run and is a member of St. James Catholic Church and has been a member of the Lincoln Trail Homemakers Club for more than 50 years. She was a 4-H leader for many years.

    She was married to the late James T. Perry.

    She has three children, Brenda Sue Clark and Stephen J. Perry, both of Elizabethtown, and Judy P. Wilshear of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

  • On behalf of the Elizabethtown Tennis Commission and the tennis community of Elizabethtown, I would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for helping to make the EtownApartment.com Heartland ShootOuta fun and successful experience: Etown Apartments.com, Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation, The News-Enterprise, WQXE, ESPN, WAKY, Hardin Memorial Hospital, TJ Rhoades, Kelley Miller, Don Brandenburg and Mark Harris.  I would also like to thank the many players, volunteers, friends and family who helped with the 2012 EtownApartment.com Heartland ShootOut.