Today's Features

  • The Optimist Club of Radcliff proclaimed Youth Appreciation Week to be November 7-13. The program began on Nov. 9, with a Youth Recognition Ceremony at Colvin Community Center where 22 students from local schools were chosen by their principals as exemplary students, excelling in either the arts, athletics, academics or community service work.

    On Nov. 12, there was a free skating party at the Hardin County Roller Rink where 238 kids came out to skate making it a record breaking attendance.

  • The Elizabethtown Lions Club recently partnered with Captain David Irving and his wife, Kathryn, to organize an eyeglasses collection for the people of Afghanistan. Captain Irving is a physician assistant deployed to Afghanistan stationed with the special troops battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Knox.  One of his primary missions is to train and mentor the medical aspect of the Afghan Border Police, which is where he learned of the need for eyeglasses in the Gardez area.

  • On Nov. 5, Boy Scout Troop 221 spent Scout Day at the Kentucky Rainway Museun in New Haven. Pictured are Brayden Berving, Ben West, Scott Collins and Zachary Broome.

  • Along with the perfect indoor and outdoor snow day activities, you also have to think about what to eat on a snow day.

    Snow days are usually all about snacking.

    Samantha Rogers, a student at the University of Kentucky likes to snack on popcorn or chips and salsa on a snow day. Elizabethtown High School student Mallory Simon likes her nachos microwaved.

    Jackson Reeves, also a student at UK, kicks nachos up a notch. He calls his dish the Turbo-jet 5,000 nacho platter. He has specific instructions on how to prepare the dish.

  • Today you get what really might be my all-time favorite recipe – Fabulous Pecan Bars. I originally got it from a cookbook, “Christmas Thyme at Oak Hill Farm” by Marge Clark. Everywhere I take these, people say they are the best things they’ve ever tasted and I would have to agree.

  • I will try not to sound too cliché, but I’d like to talk about Thanksgiving.

    I will resist discussing what I’m thankful for, if at all possible, because I’m pretty sure anything I have to say has already been covered. And if not, well, who needs to hear about how thankful I am that the roof in our back room only leaks in one spot instead of the three of previous years? Or that the weather is cooler so I have more of a desire to knit toboggans for my family? Or for the word ‘toboggan’?

  • Millions have flocked to the films in the “Twilight” saga. Many are teenage girls who are in love with the young male stars. But there is a segment of the 30 and older crowd as fanatic about the films as teens. But for them it’s more about getting together and having a good time.

    The “Twi-hards” attended a midnight screening of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I” with more than 500 others in Hardin County and had a special party, a wedding shower, celebrating the two main characters, Bella and Edward.

  • Still in their 20s, Sofia and Martina Abubakr have traveled the world and now find themselves in Elizabethtown where they plan to put down roots while running a local deli.

    “I’m insanely jealous of people who say, ‘I’ve known her since kindergarten,’” Sofia, 24, said.

    Growing up, she and her family moved about every two years. Travels throughout the years include the Philippines, Germany and Korea.