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Today's Features

  • Fourteen-year-old Kristen Eliassen became an author out of necessity.

    “I couldn’t find anything else to read,” the Vine Grove resident said, explaining she was in public school at the time and had read most of the books in the library.

    Eliassen’s book, “McKinley’s Power,” was released July 29 through www.createspace.com.

  • As the summer fades into fall, the seasons also change at the movies.

    September and October releases usually includes independent films that would have gotten lost in the summer blockbusters and other films that are snuck in between the summer and holiday film seasons.

    Of those releasing this fall there are a couple I’m keeping my eye on, some festival favorites and a few I’ve wondered why they were even made.

  • The end is near.

    No, not that one. The end of summer.

    The earmark, for many, was Labor Day, which each year is kind of like the starting gun for the race to autumn.

    I say bring it on.

    Summer, as I might have mentioned in previous columns, is not my favorite season, especially in years with lots of 90-plus days. Those usually translate into days with heat indices of more than 100, and that’s just wrong.

  • All aboard, we are back on our field trip of fruits and vegetables. As we progress down the lanes of the grocery store, one of the first stops is in the produce section. This week we have arrived at the letter E. The pickings are slim in the fruit category, but elderberry was the first to come to my mind. I remember when I was growing up and my Mom would talk about my grandmother making elderberry jelly and my grandfather making elderberry wine. I am not sure if we could even find elderberries in the produce section. They grew elderberries on their farm.

  • Guest speaker at a recent Radcliff Rotary Club meeting was Devin Roos, community relations and development manager for the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Her presentation made club members aware of the surprising statistics concerning this disease and it’s impact on people worldwide. The Association provides services to the more than 80,000 individuals and their families in our area afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. For information, visit www.alz.org/kyin/

  • The Radcliff Woman’s Club took part in the Radcliff Community Yard Sale on Aug. 27 in the Radcliff City Hall parking lot.
    Members who helped man the booth at various times were Becky Brecht, Kathy Eubans, Barb Hayes, Pat Nuccitelli, Mary Haddix, Sheila Enyart, Emma Rosenkrantz, Maria Batistoni, Carlo Triplett, Patricia Crosby and Florence Mason.  On sale were miscellaneous items to include books, pictures, tablecloths, rugs, glasses, dishes and bookends. Coordinator of the yard sale was Becky Brecht.

  • Jessi Clemons is known around Hardin County for her Zumba skills but she’s also a teacher and involved in the community in which she grew up.

    Clemons, 30, started taking dance lessons at the age of 4. While in college at the University of Kentucky, she danced for the Lady Legends, a dance group for the Legends minor league baseball team in Lexington.

    Years later, she took a Zumba class and fell in love with it. She knew she wanted to get involved with the fitness program based on dance.

  • By Denise Taylor

    Speakers with Spark

     

    The words we speak affect our lives more dramatically than we realize. They can subconsciously drain us of power or, if we’re acutely aware of them, can give us strength. Eliminate these commonly used words from your vocabulary and use the suggested replacement words. You might be surprised by the significant difference the new words make.

  • Ninety-five percent of U.S. professional pest management companies have encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky. Prior to 2000, only 25 percent of respondents had encountered a bed bug infestation. Also, NPMA reports one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs, which leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin, at home or in a hotel. Here are some prevention and identification tips from the NPMA.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Ashley Osterhage, Kimberly Osterhage, Alec Taylor, Brad Winchell, Sheila Drew, Trent Pike, Levi Austin, Dale Brangers, Jan Mackey, Bunny Brangers, Raeburn Mattingly, Emma Riney, Alyssa Dowdell, Lindsay Hoter, Bill Ray, Lisa Parrett, Jared Givan, Debby Haraway, Laura McKinney, Jay Shinault, James Miller, Cheyann Hudson, Buddy Rosenberger, Michael Cochran, Bill McHanna, Jody Meredith, Rose Creighton, Dustin Cecil, Zackery Davis and Ava Jones.