Today's Features

  • Heroes, we can’t help but like them. They can do things that go beyond human expectations.

    The onslaught of comic book hero movies hitting theaters this summer makes me wonder why we like these characters and, for that matter, who was my favorite superhero growing up.

  • Elizabethtown residents Lacy and Brenda Thomas are homebuilders, and their house hunters are birds, bats, bugs and butterflies, not to mention gnomes and fairies.

    “I make fairy furniture, too,” Lacy said.

    The whimsical homes for the mythological creatures are made from fallen limbs, branches and other wood pieces.

    “He’s a big recycler,” Brenda said.

  • Films in the Christian genre have grown in popularity recently. “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” have had surprising success, but I have been disappointed with the overall quality of the films.

    The small budgets and inexperienced filmmakers have something to do with that, but as a critic, I struggle through films like these and “Letters to God” because the overall film quality is so poor.

    These films have inspiring messages and good stories, but the acting and filmmaking have been lacking.

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review” announced the winners of the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.

    This year, editor Mick Kennedy received 68 submissions from around the country. Annually, “The Heartland Review” receives submissions from as far away from Italy, Japan and Canada as well.

    The 2011 winners are:

  • Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall presented a city of Radcliff proclamation celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16. Receiving the proclamation is Radcliff Police Department telecommunications supervisor Cheryl Lewis and Radcliff Police Chief Jeffrey A. Cross.

  • Eagle Scout Caleb Vaughn of Troop 221 participated in his Eagle Scout badge project with his dad, Mike, and fellow Eagle Scouts Matthew Willis and Austin Mason when they painted the front rooms, Narthex and stairwell of Gloria Dei. Other Eagle Scouts of Troop 221 who were involved but not pictured were Phillip Gleitz, Braxton and Mitchell Kirkman. Scout Master of Troop 221 is Monte Gleitz. Friends of Eagle Scout Troop 221 who also helped were Jonathan Berry and Cody Thomas.

  • Hardin County Habitat for Humanity recently completed a home for Jamie Gray and his daughter, Ashley, at 91 Valley Creek Spur in Elizabethtown. 
    On April 3, the home was dedicated by members of the HCHFH Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and family and friends of the Grays. Glen MacPherson, board president, opened the ceremony with a reading from Genesis, noting that this is a new beginning for the Gray family. This house was sponsored by an anonymous donor who gave $31,000 toward its construction.

  • Whether to save some cash at the super market, know more about your food or just find a rewarding hobby, there are many good reasons to grow your own garden. If space is limited, consider raised beds or containers. Here are a few interesting tips on small-space gardening from the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Vickey Hypes, horticulturist at the Kentucky Fairgrounds, was the guest speaker at the March 14 meeting of the Radcliff Woman’s Club. Hypes spoke about container gardening, saying that when selecting a container, she goes by the rule “the bigger, the better.” She emphasized the importance of proper drainage holes, suggested adding mulch to the top of the soil to maintain moisture and advised to keep the tray in which the container is in very clean.