Tuesday's Teen

  • Return to the world of debutantes, cotillions

    Being introduced to society in a full-length gown and evening gloves might hearken back to days goneby for some, but for 18-year-old Tayler Charles of Vine Grove it became reality this year.

  • E’town teenager performs another generation’s songs

    Joshua McMillen's interests go beyond those of a typical 18-year-old. With an ear for music, the homeschooled teen always had an interest in culture and people before his time.

    “He was probably about 6 or 7 when he first picked up a guitar and started playing,” Joshua’s mother, Melissa McMillen, said.

  • Rebecca Mackey, a city girl who loves agriculture

    Although she lives in a subdivision, agriculture is important in Rebecca Mackey’s life.

  • Teen cites purpose in mentoring, counseling youth

    Elizabethtown teenager Daniel Crain has been a Big Brother and has provided counseling at a Christian camp, among other things, but he is quick to give credit to others.

    “Definitely people around me made it easier for me to be put in these paths,” Crain said.

  • Mayor's granddaughter dreams of leading state, country

    Lauran Berger isn't ignorant to politics. Afterall, the Elizabethtown High School senior's grandmother, Edna Berger, is Elizabethtown's mayor.

    Lauran hopes to one day follow her grandmother's footsteps and become a politician.

  • Kennedy Selbe has the community on her mind and dance in her heart

    Kennedy Selbe spends most of her spare time serving the community and dancing.

    The 16-year-old John Hardin High School student dances with Allegro Dance Theatre in Radcliff and volunteers through the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

    She described the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls as a Christian organization that does community service throughout Kentucky.

  • Dance, volunteering, sports vie for teen's time

    For 15-year-old Raleigh Boulware of Elizabethtown, volunteering is an opportunity to not only serve those in need but to demonstrate his service to his faith.

    Through an outreach program with The Journey church, Boulware began volunteering at Warm Blessings soup kitchen and Allegro, an assisted living community.

    At Warm Blessings, where he volunteers from about 5 until about 7 p.m. once a month, Boulware washes dishes. He said he didn’t know about Warm Blessings before he started helping there, but he has found it a good experience.

  • Family tradition drives 18-year-old to become EMT

    Bailley Vinton grew up around chaos. With a father who is an EMT and firefighter, an uncle who is also an EMT and a brother who is a junior firefighter, the 18-year-old knows a thing or two about helping out in a crisis.

    "I've grown up with the fire department and EMS and it's just something that's a part of me," she said.

    When Vinton found out Hardin County EMS was beginning to offer EMT program training classes last fall, she jumped at the opportunity to join the family tradition of helping people.

  • Kevin Dyer is West Point bound

    Kevin Dyer excelled on the athletic field during high school and soon will take a big step toward excelling on the military field.

    Dyer, who graduated from North Hardin High School last weekend, filled his high school years with track, football and JROTC. His post high school career begins with an appointment to West Point, the United States Military Academy.

    His father spent 26 years in the military and his mother, who works at Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, is former military.

  • Government, music, service fill teen's schedule

    City of birth: Oklahoma City, Okla.
    Favorite music: Christian folk/indie and an eclectic mix
    Favorite TV show: Although she doesn’t watch much TV, she enjoys “Downton Abbey”
    Favorite movies: “The Sound of Music” and “The Music Man”
    Favorite authors/books: C.S. Lewis and “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to the War on Terror,” by Michael Allen and Larry Schweikart