Today's Features

  • On April 23, more than 400 leaders of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association attended the 45th annual state convention in Louisville. This year’s theme was “Making Your Membership Count.” Issues discussed included public pensions, legislation, Kentucky history, education and humor.

    The keynote speaker at the afternoon session was Gary Griesser, motivational speaker and storyteller, who shared his “Proud to be an American” presentation.

  • Penny Lickert, Lorraine Walker, Vera Davenport, Judy Dukes, Jennifer Whited, Nancy Schramm and Olivia Kizinkiewicz, members of The Crown Jewels, celebrate Derby with a party.

  • Mrs. Ray Story presents Kierra Priest, North Hardin High School senior, the fifth annual Ray Story Memorial Scholarship on May 7. Kierra plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University to major in criminal justice.

  • When Chris Mudd was a little boy, he wanted to grow up to be a Major League Baseball player. After realizing that wasn’t in the cards, he decided to continue his desire to work in baseball and became an athletic trainer.

    Mudd was introduced to athletic training when he was in high school in Grayson County. After shadowing the school trainer, he went to Western Kentucky University to study athletic training, later earning a master’s degree in sports medicine and health care at the University of Alabama.

  • From Feb. 12 through April 26, the POW/MIA Flag Guard presented nine organizations with a plaque in recognition of outstanding citizenship for honoring veterans by displaying the POW/MIA Flag. The organizations honored were the city of Brandenburg, Radcliff Chase Bank, Radcliff Fire Department, Radcliff Walmart, Big M Chevrolet, the Rineyville Post Office, The Lusk Group and Bandits Bar and Grill.

  • I hope since last week you have considered including some brain foods in your daily meals or added more than you previously consumed. If eating those foods can help your memory and even help avoid dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, it is certainly worth your while. These are foods the majority of us call tasty, but with chocolate, blueberries and mixed nuts alone, some brain foods are favorites to many.

  • With the beautiful weather lately it’s time to start picnicking and this week’s recipes are a twist on some traditional picnic foods.

    This week chicken salad will go a little green, coleslaw gets a bit cheesy and we’ll take a British twist on hard boiled eggs.

  • When Vine Grove Elementary School interim assistant principal Kerry Reeves walked the halls of Clarkson Elementary School in Grayson County in the late ’60s and early ’70s, it was as a student.

    When he walked them in 1979, it was as a custodian.

    When he walks them this fall, it will be as principal.

    “I truly am going back home,” Reeves, 51, said.

    He will work with teachers who were students at the elementary school when he was custodian.

  • Early last month, I was able to meet someone I have long admired.

    You know how sometimes you finally meet someone and they’re really nothing like you imagined? Many professional athletes — and even a lot of college athletes — are like that.

    Some are just like you thought they would be.

    Former University of Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch was as folksy in person in a crowded locker room as he appeared with a TV camera on him after throwing for four touchdowns.