Today's Features

  • Recently representatives from Warm Blessings “Soup Kitchen” gathered at KNB for the transfer of the deed for the property at 609 E. Dixie Ave.. in which Warm Blessings operates the meal program.

  • Early-morning, spring-like weather March 12 brought Louisville Beckham Bird Club members to Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown. The birders, from left, Nancy Vance, Tom and Colleen Becker, Bill Friel and Tom Barnell identified more than 20 species of water and shore birds within an hour. There was praise for Greenspace’s Greenbelt Trail, which allowed them easy access to the varied birding habitats.

  • The passion of performance is the foundation of the brilliantly disturbing Oscar award winning film, “Black Swan.” Natalie Portman performs as the lead ballerina in the performance of “Swan Lake,” which examines the dark side of perfection in the context of high level performance.

  • For 44 years, Betty Hughes-Gillespie, has served her community and the clients of Coiffures by Betty Hughes, a salon on North Wilson Road.

    In December, Hughes-Gillespie retired after almost 50 years as a hairdresser. 

    She’s originally from Metcalfe County and knew she wanted to be a hairdresser since she was a little girl. She would sit on her dad’s knees and work on his hair. He would always tell her she was going to be a teacher, but she was determined to be a hairdresser.

  • Barren River Lake State Resort Park is hosting “Chiks in the Stiks” weekend March 18-20 for women who want to know more about the great outdoors.

    There will be lessons on fishing, archery, fire building, complete with s’mores, hiking, and even a golf clinic with the park’s PGA professional, Carmello Benassi, according to a news release.

    Organizers tout the weekend of activities as a great opportunity for a girlfriend outing.

  • It is so wonderful to have my column for St. Patrick’s Day actually on St. Patrick’s Day.

    With my Lasley heritage, I do have Irish blood, so I hope you enjoy the recipes I have selected for you if not for dinner tonight, maybe this weekend or even next year. Just file them away. All of today's recipes came from www.allrecipes.com.

    Original Irish Cream

    1 c. heavy cream

    1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

    1 2/3 c. Irish whiskey

  • I know some people have gone gaga over Lady Gaga, but I think it’s time to get real here. Despite the dramatic overtones of everything she does, is there any talent there?

    I won’t approach this from a moral or ethical standpoint, but there are issues to discuss there. I mean, come on, she did an interview on “Good Morning America” in an outfit she said was inspired by a condom.

    I want to look at her from a musical standpoint.

    Is her flair for the dramatic masking the fact that she lacks musical talent?

  • At a recent meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club guest speakers Christine Salak and Steve Tarver shared with the club why having a YMCA in the area would benefit the community. The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Y teaches healthy living, social responsibility, youth development and quality of life for seniors. It serves all ages with equal respect and caring. It was Nanette Johnston, superintendent of Hardin County Schools, which gave root to the idea of a YMCA in the area.

  • Barbara Watkins of Bonnieville sent me this recipe for Corn Flake Candies last year, but I didn’t get around to making it until several weeks ago.

  • The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Nydia Esther Hernandez, 55, and Marcos Aurelio Cabrera, 62, both of Elizabethtown.

    Esperanza Du Torrevillas, 27, and Jacob Leroy Yeager, 27, both of Elizabethtown.

    Jennifer Marie Campanell, 28, and John Curtis Dewitt, 27, both of Eastview.

    Barbara Jean Simpson, 68, and Quentin Thomas Simpson, 73, both of Cub Run.

    Rebecaa Sue Grimmett, 30, and Christopher Wayne Sandfer, 32, both of Elizabethtown.