Today's Features

  • New Horizon Baptist Fellowship is planning a mission trip to Alabama on June 10-11 to assist and aid those who have been victims of recent tornadoes that swept through the region. This is a community-wide effort to assist people in and around the Gadsdan, Ala., area. The church is taking an 18-wheeler loaded with supplies.

  • The Crossroads UPC of Radcliff, 182 W. Vine St., invites the community to its third annual Friend Day this Sunday.

    On this day, the church challenges all church members to be present and to invite at least one friend; it’s intended to be a day to focus on the celebration of friendship and truth.

  • By Savanna Bolin

  • By Autumn Sandlin and April Winebarger

    The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

  • By Kerry Skiff

    The hype around "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" is too excessive. The way the film industry has broadcasted the movie discourages excitement among those loyal fans who were going to see it anyway, and it doesn’t attract any new audiences.

    Deathly Hallows Part 2 will attract the same audience that watched all seven movies. Most are great fans of the books, and they saw the films to experience the enchantment of the novels. Others only watched the films and were hooked on the charms of the wizard world.

  • By April Winebarger

    Harry Potter. The British boy-wizard’s story is so well known that even American Muggles recognize his name. His adventures are recorded in seven internationally best-selling novels, which have been adapted into eight movies. The last of these is coming out July 15, and everyone is talking about it.

    Some say this last movie has far too much publicity, but many young fans, including myself, are hailing this as the end of their childhood.

  • If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition Services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture more than 35 years ago to ensure pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves.

  • I think I might have had the winter blues. 

    With only having one car between myself and my husband at the moment, I wasn’t able to leave the house very much. I did try to take the kids outside as much as possible, but it wasn’t easy with the ridiculous amount of layers needed, and the inability to take a newborn out into the snow for very long. Everything had to be done around the littlest one’s schedule. And so we spent far too many hours inside staring out the window.


    Family: Husband, Dennis; daughters, Emma and Wesleigh; stepdaughters, Katye, Alecia and Heather.

    Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

    Favorite music: An eclectic mix.

    Favorite TV show: News programming.

    Favorite movie: “I love all movies.”

    Pets: Cows; horses; Rusty, a black lab/Great Pyrenees mix; two cats, Jackson and Tucker.

  • Many times students only associate their teachers with their school or classroom, but teachers have lives too. Some of them have interesting jobs or fun hobbies outside the classroom.

    Sylvia Stuckey teaches special education and digital photography at James T. Alton Middle School. She loves teaching but it can sometimes be demanding and stressful and she looks forward to her weekends.