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Today's Features

  • The Hardin County Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s 20th annual freedom fund banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Fort Knox Leader’s Club. The keynote speaker is University of Kentucky Associate Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Smith Ph.D. The theme for the banquet is “Moving Forward Uniting Our Community: What is your Assignment?”

  • The Wesley Hilltop House senior citizens enjoyed a special outing July 14 in Bardstown for lunch at the Stephen Foster Restaurant.

  • Cathy Wyatt’s work spans a broad spectrum of ages.

    As a special needs instructional assistant at Morningside Elementary School, her work involves the young. As a volunteer at Helmwood Healthcare, she works with older adults.

    “I just love it,” Wyatt said.

    For her job at the elementary school, Wyatt generally works from 7:50 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year.

  • Students throughout the community head back to school today, and educators say there is an important role for parents to play in a successful school year. The U.S. Department of Education offers the following tips.

    — Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily family outine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores, bedtime and family activities.

  • By Sheila O’Mara
    For Wednesday’s Woman

    A new school year is upon us and I must admit this is my favorite time of year. Not because of going back to school, but because it’s school and office supply sale time and to an office supply junkie like me, it feels like Christmas.

  • Rotary District 6710 Governor Rick Baumgardner paid the annual “governor’s visit” to the Radcliff Rotary Club recently. He met with the club’s officers to discuss plans for the coming Rotary year, then addressed the club as a whole during the regular Thursday noon meeting. The governor’s subject was the spirit of Rotary – “Service above self.” His remarks were designed for each member to ask him or herself, “Am I truly a Rotarian, or just a member of a club?”

  • Doug and Pam Fields of Upton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Maria Fields, to Allen Thomas Brooks, son of Chris and Tessa Brooks of Mammoth Cave.

    The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Hart County High School. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie Fields of Upton, Marion and Shirley Riggs of Clarkson and the late Goldie Fields.

    The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of Edmonson County High School. He is the grandson of Ronnie and Jay Brooks of Mammoth Cave and Norvella Copelin of Upton and the late T.W. Copelin.

  • Harold and Mimi Milby of Louisville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mechelle Lauren Milby, to Bradley Joseph Schindler of Borden, Ind., son of James and Barbara Schindler of Starlight, Ind.

    The wedding is Sept. 3, 2011, in Louisville.