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Today's Features

  • Food, music, games, arts and crafts aren’t the only attractions that will get visitors to Cecilia Days revved up.

    The festival again will hold a car show and competition.

    A variety of cars will be entered into the show at the festival with judging beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

    Larry Hicks, car show organizer, said the best vehicles in about 28 categories will be selected. Examples of some of the categories are Best Ford and Best Mustang, he said.

  • Glen Rice Family and Friends Musical Concert Series will host a tribute to music legends at 7 p.m. Friday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • The Historic State Theater is inviting audiences to figuratively check into an out-of-the-way motel Friday and Saturday, but guests might want to avoid taking showers.

    The Alfred Hitchcock classic “Psycho” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

    “Psycho” was originally released in 1960 and stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.

  • Sometimes the best times you can have are when you are creating good times for others.

    Case in point: last week Rebecca Ricks, my girlfriend, celebrated a birthday.

    As has been our custom for sometime, I celebrated the week leading up to that special day by giving her small daily gifts. Rebecca began this practice many years ago when she decided my birthday should be a birthweek, and we’ve kept the tradition for both of us.

  • I’ve been on the receiving end of lots of vegetables lately, especially tomatoes and squash; this is a good thing, because I love them.

    I’ve also been on the receiving end of several really fantastic summertime recipes too, which is another good thing because now you also get to enjoy them.

    Mary Iseler of Elizabethtown sent me the recipe for BLT Dip. She said she had been saving it for summer and the tomato season. Several folks I’ve talked to about the recipe said they’ve had this before, but I never had.

  • It’s August and school bells are ringing. No, wait, hardly any school bells ring in this generation; it is more like, and tones are toning. It seems the days of hearing bells are gone, but one thing is for sure — school lunches are a steady. Again just like bells, school lunches of days past are not in the present, but new and exciting food items can be found in the cafeterias all over the country.

  • Truvy in “Steel Magnolias” once said, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” In “The Help,” that emotion is strong and these women are tougher than steel, maybe more like titanium.

  • Women’s soccer is very important to the fabric of the American culture. For young girls, the ability to see female soccer players succeed helps to change the way girls see their potential as athletes. The heroes of women’s soccer have included such household names as Mia Hamm and Brandy Chastain. As a new generation of female soccer players grow up, it is important to see the new players succeed on the field.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the No. 1 killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.

    On average, five children ages 14 and younger are killed and 640 are injured in motor vehicle crashes every day.

  • Whether your child started another school year last week or is preparing for college, your back-to-school purchases might not be complete. The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for savvy shopping.

    1. Ask about returns and refunds. When buying new gear, ask the store about their return policy and always keep the receipts. Stores are not legally required to exchange an item or give a refund.