Today's Features

  • New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner will be at Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox at noon Feb. 7.

    She will discuss and sign her newest suspense book, “Touch & Go,” which will be released next week. The plot follows a private investigator looking into the disappearance of a family. There are no witnesses, motives or ransoms to aid the investigator’s work.

    Her novels also have been adapted for television. She’s written 16 bestsellers including two series.

  • Sherry Pearl’s Color the World art exhibit opens Saturday at Wild Earth Gallery in downtown Elizabethtown.

    The exhibit showcases Pearl’s colorful pop-art style. Pearl uses bright, acrylic colors, breaking many traditional rules of art in what she calls “whimsical art.”

    This is her first local exhibit that features familiar characters in her painting Red and Wolf as well as other popular paintings such as Mother Earth, Mermaid and Blue Couch.

  • Anthony Conder, Optimist Club of Radcliff programs chairman welcomes Leslie Hall, youth service center coordinator at North Hardin High School. Hall was the guest speaker at a recent club meeting and spoke to the members about some of her duties. Her job is comprised of referring students for counseling and working with the Teens as Parents program and the Friends of Rachel Club, which promotes kindness in schools.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10281 Commander Butch Ferrell presents a check for $150 to Dodie Maier on behalf of USA Cares. VFW members voted to become a lane sponsor in the USA Cares Stars and Stripes Bowlathon to benefit post 9-11 military and their families through USA Cares programs, which consist of combat injured, jobs assistance, emergency assistance and housing assistance.

  • The following adult services are available in February at the Hardin County Public Library, 100 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown. To register, call 769-6337. Stop by the library during the week before Valentine’s Day to make a craft that will be distribute to children in the community.

  • Eight local youth are among 35 who were selected to serve on the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Project Advisory Council. It is the largest council named since the program began in 2009, and the youth represent 30 high schools and colleges in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

  • During the Stitchers Quilt Guild meeting in January, Sharon Whitfield presented a demonstrationn on making quilts from T-shirts. This is a great way to do something with all those T-shirts everyone collects during high school, college and life. Whitfield has made many T-shirt quilts for family, friends and others.

  • Representatives for The Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention & Tourism Commission, Kathy Weisner, commission volunteer, Paul Weisner, commission volunteer, and Kelly Barron, CEO, Radcliff/Fort Knox Convention and Tourism Commission, exhibited at the Nashville Boat and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10 through 13. Literature on area attractions, maps and promotional items were distributed during the four-day event. The commission will participate in the Indianapolis Sports, Boat and Travel Show at the State Fair Grounds in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 15 through 24.

  • One morning my brother sat in our family’s kitchen, happily hoisting a teetering forkful of pineapple upside down cake into his mouth.

    He’d already eaten half the cake I’d made for a co-worker’s birthday. When I started screaming at him, he just stared at me a while. Then, he walked out of the house, carrying the cake, and smeared the remainder onto my windshield.

    “Have fun driving to work,” he said.

    I hated him.

    He was 16, I was 18 and we’d been taking turns being cruel to each other for years.