Today's Features

  • My girlfriend thinks I’m a hobbit.

    I’m not particularly short or rotund. It’s not that.

    It’s my eating habits.

    Really, it comes down to one remark I made.

    Though I love doughnuts I made a comment one time when Rebecca Ricks suggested them for breakfast that I would eat them but needed something more substantial first. Doughnuts, I told her, are breakfast dessert.

    Yeah, I called them breakfast dessert.

    She found that amusing. Very amusing.

  • Hollywood has gone nutty for fairy tales lately. NBC airs the creepy “Grim” and ABC airs the dual reality fairy tale “Once Upon a Time.”

    “Snow White and the Huntsmen” and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” are two fairy tale films slated to hit theaters in the next two years along with the highly anticipated “Jack the Giant Killer” coming in June.

  • Members of the Stitchers Quilt Guild met in March for a class to learn painting on fabric taught by Debbie McQueary. Fabric paintings were used to make small wall hangings. There are many new techniques taught to members throughout the year. Pictured are Debbie McQueary, Whitney Antique, Kathy Goodman and Ruth Hayden. Stitchers meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown. Everyone is welcome.

  • Josh and Julie Davis of Rineyville announce the birth of a son, Braxton Andrew Davis, on March 2, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jerry and Shannon Davis and John and Norma McGhee, all of Rineyville.

  • Kerby Grey has been farming in Cecilia most of his life. He recently was recognized as Kentucky Young Farmer Member of the Year.

    He started farming when he graduated high school, but even before that he always worked on a farm. When he was “big enough to work in tobacco,” he was big enough to work on a farm, he said.

    Today, his nephews and brother also work on the farm. His dad helps when he can.

    He’s farming about 2,100 acres this year.

  • A late start as a swimmer didn’t stop Sharon Garcia of Radcliff from making a splash in the sport.

    At the end of September 2011, Garcia became swim coach for North Hardin, John Hardin and Central Hardin high schools after serving as assistant coach.

    “I started swimming originally when I was at Fort Bragg,” Garcia said.

    She was 10 — almost 11— at the time, which kind of classified her as a late starter, she said. She became part of the school swim team, the Aqua Dragons.

  • Linda Johnson is known by many of her friends as a crafty person. Each holiday inspires new creations and Easter is no exception.

    Mused in a paint store, Johnson’s latest projects were a sweet and simple spin on the traditional Easter basket.

    “This is something anybody can do,” Johnson said. “You don’t have to be creative or rich to make one of these baskets.”

  • By Susan Rider
    For The News-Enterprise

    April is a month of new beginnings. Birds are coming back from the warm climate and we’re awakening in the morning to beautiful tunes. Easter flowers are blooming — tulips, redbud trees and dogwood trees. April is a wonderful month for awakening. April also is a good month to think about forgiveness.

  • The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club will host the 34th annual Hamfest beginning at 8 a.m. April 7 at Elizabethtown Community College, State Fire and Rescue Training Facility, 603 College Street Road, Elizabethtown.

    A Hamfest is a sale of new and used amateur radios and electronic parts. This years Hamfest will have several vendors indoors and an outdoor flea market. It is open to the public and is attended by electronics enthusiasts’ from all over Kentucky and some of the surrounding states.