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Tuesday's Teen

  • Coffell trades wrestling for physique competitions

    After wrestling at Central Hardin High School, Jared Coffell of Elizabethtown, gave up the sport for a new type of recreation after he attended Western Kentucky University for a year.

    Coffell, 19, trains and competes in physique contests now to fill his competitive void.

    The end of his freshman year at WKU was when Coffell started getting into physique competitions.

  • Alice Zagar's life is off center stage and she prefers it that way

    Alice Zagar has been involved in theater since birth, literally.

    When the Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School was being built, her mom, Carol, said the family would go to the construction site to see how it was coming along.

    “She was still a little baby in a carrier,” Carol said.

  • Teen angler hooks rewards

    Nick Ratliff cast his fate to a lifelong interest and landed himself a scholarship for his efforts.

    Ratliff has been a member of the Elizabethtown High School angling team for the past three years and has received a scholarship to attend Campbellsville University. But his love of fishing goes back much longer.

  • Senior is ready for next move

    Kelsey McGuffin always is a team player.

    The Central Hardin High School senior and softball shortstop is getting every experience she can to help others before starting college in the fall.

    Kelsey has been playing softball since she was 5-years-old.

    “It’s basically been my life,” she said.

  • Leadership and dance keep Abby Hughes focused on her future

    Abby Hughes serves as a voice for her student body, loves to dance and found strength in her brothers after her father’s death.

    The 18-year-old John Hardin High School student is a member of the Super-intendent’s Student Advisory Council.

  • Roles span spectrum for teen

    Whether dressed in black as Morticia Addams or in pink as Elle Woods, 17-year-old Clara Wilson has played a variety of characters in a wide spectrum of works.

    Wilson has appeared in productions at Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, including roles as part of Central Hardin High School drama club and with Youth Theatre of Hardin County.

  • Sisters share interest in musical theater

    Katey and Sarah Parlow are a lot alike and they’re different. When you tell them that, they’ll say “we get that a lot.”

    “Somebody told me yesterday that we’re alike, but we don’t act alike,” Katey said.

  • Elizabeth Biggs dances her way to a bright future

    Central Hardin High School senior Elizabeth Biggs balances life in the dance studio with her faith and working with special needs students.

    She’s worked at Center Stage Dance Studio in Elizabethtown since the end of her sophomore year. She teaches a preschool and middle school dance classes and works in the boutique.

  • Teen offers fund-raising support for mom's battle with cancer

    Courtney Atcher has run a few races in her years at Elizabethtown High School, but she is cheering her mother, Dana, to victory.

    Atcher, 18, had been on the cross country team as recently as last fall in this, her senior year, and she’s hoping her support and efforts will help her mother beat a diagnosis of cancer.

  • Cole Overman continues family wrestling tradition

    Cole Overman may seem tough when he's in his wrestling singlet on the mat but any other time, he's just a regular high school senior with a dream. His dream is to become a teacher, specifically to kindergartners if given the choice.