With a variety of interests in Lorene Fowler’s life, there’s one central chord that drove it all: music.
Fowler retired from the U.S. Army in 2003. In her final posting at Fort Knox, she was a first sergeant in the 113th Army Band, the Dragoons. She played saxophone and traveled all over the world, spending some time in Germany and a tour in Korea.
Laura Lamb prefers to see life through the lens of her camera.
A former firefighter, when she’s not help-ing students in the financial aid department at Elizabethtown Community and Tech-nical College, she often can be found taking photos of nature and for area non-profits.
Originally from Louisville, she moved to Hardin County at age 10.
Lauren Kinser is having the experience of a lifetime this summer.
The 21-year-old Elizabethtown native is in Romania working with orphaned children through Home of Hope.
A Bonner Scholar at Lindsey Wilson College, she always wanted to go to Romania but never made plans for it. About a month ago, she got a call and was asked if money wasn’t an issue how serious was she about going there.
Getting to know Tanya, Holly and Xela:
What they do together: Music, serving and family time.
Ages: 55, 37 and 14
Movie they watch together: “The Color Purple”
Pets: Xela has a dog and two cats
Mealtime: The family loves to get together for big meals on special occasions
For one local family, mother and daughter togetherness is a part of work and play.
Tanya Thomas works with her daughter, Holly Brim, and Brim sings with her daughter, Xela Klockow.
About three years ago, as she worked toward her degree in psychology and social work, Elizabethtown resident Melinda Riddle began volunteering at Helping Hand of Hope to complete required community service hours.
In her words, the 20-hour community service requirement “kind of snowballed.”
“It kind of got me that there was so much to be done and not enough hands to do it,” Riddle said.
The realization made her want to continue to volunteer, she said.