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Tuesday's Teen

  • Elizabethtown teen pursues notable goal

    At 13, J.B. Tiotuico of Elizabethtown is already an accomplished pianist with his sights set on The Big Apple.

    “Focus on your goals, and you’ll get to where you want to go, that’s what I say,” Tiotuico said.

  • Self-taught step dancer teaches others

    Jamil Evans is taking his dance career one step at a time.

    The 19-year-old North Hardin High School alumnus started a step team at the school last year because marching and concert band did not keep him occupied throughout the whole year.

  • Jenna Meredith’s life has gone to the dogs

    Jenna Meredith’s life is all about dogs and a few horses.

    The 15-year-old John Hardin High School freshman had been showing dogs and horses for many years and recently took the family show dog Oakie, a miniature Aussie, to the American Stock Dog Registry’s 2014 Las Vegas Invitational.

  • Teen's acting journey includes independent horror films, stage

    Some might claim acting is in their blood, but 15-year-old MacKenzie Blair is one of those who can back up that statement.

    “When we found out we were pregnant with her, I was stage managing a show,” said Ron Blair, the teen’s father.

  • Ready for anything, even football

    Sierra Reed didn’t let the fact that she’s a girl stop her from joining West Hardin Middle School’s football team.

    Previously a cheerleader, Sierra, 12, chose to play football at the end of her sixth grade year.

  • Brooke Horn focused on her craft

    For three-quarters of her life, Brooke Horn has been dancing.

    The Central Hardin High School junior, who can be seen dancing in the Dance Centre of Elizabethtown’s “The Nutcracker” this weekend, began at age 4.

    “I love doing Nutcracker every year, it’s one of my favorite parts of the year,” Horn said.

  • Teen finds career path through anime

    It started for Adelle Malone when she was in sixth grade and began watching the anime show “Sailor Moon.”

    Watching the Japanese show, Malone, now 17, began drawing anime characters, later branching out to include the genres of steam punk and cyber punk.

    The Central Hardin High School student plans to pursue a career in art.

  • North Hardin senior cooks up career

    Jahvin Murray doesn’t mind working in the kitchen. In fact, he prefers it to doing anything else.

    “I love being in the kitchen,” he said. “I like working with food and being so active in the kitchen. It feels good.”

  • Peyton Dozer, the camo-wearing beauty queen

    Peyton Dozer’s interest are a mix of glamour and wild game. She’s equal parts beauty queen and hunter.

    The Elizabethtown High School sophomore became involved in hunting because of her dad, Ken, who is involved in the National Wild Turkey Federation.

  • Red Cross training pays off for teen

    When she was about 13, like many girls that age, 16-year-old Katelyn Strange started babysitting.

    The Central Hardin High School student had taken courses through the American Red Cross in Elizabethtown that earned her babysitting and CPR certification.

    Strange put that training to use last summer when she rescued a neighbor’s choking infant.