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Wednesday's Woman

  • Work no stranger to 95-year-old employee

    In the Radcliff Goodwill store, where used items ranging from clothes to furniture find new life, employee Gladys Reineke is steadfastly making the most of the one she’s lived for 95 years.

    “The big reason is once you sit down, you’re done,” Reineke said of her motive for continuing to work.

    That desire to keep working has continued despite medical issues that included a blood clot in her leg that moved to her lungs a month or so ago and a diagnosis of colon cancer about 26 years ago. Both were successfully treated.

  • Child takes advantage of toddler bed freedom

     

    We didn’t have a choice, really. Once she figured out that she could swing her long legs over the side of her crib and jump down, unhurt, it was all over.

    She tested the waters, first figuring out how to fling herself back in headfirst, but unable to find a way back out again. But then, after a particularly difficult bedtime routine, I heard her little feet running on the wooden floors above my head, and I knew she was picking up whatever toys she could, whatever blankets she could, to bring back to her bed.

  • Teresa Logsdon's life, a mix of law and order

    Teresa Logsdon knew in the sixth grade she wanted to be a lawyer and never let anything get in the way of her dream.

    Her dream career led to becoming an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in January.

    When she was young, she never stopped to question how she would pay for it, even though her family didn’t have the financial means at the time. She knew if anyone else had seen her financial situation they would have told her college and law school were impossible.

  • McCurry cares for seniors with Tender Touch

    A LITTLE MORE ABOUT DONA MCCURRY:

    City of birth: Morganfield.

    City of residence: Elizabethtown.

    Family: Husband, Roger, and three grown children.

    Favorite music: ‘50’s and ‘60s.

    Favorite TV shows: Basketball and HGTV.

    Hobbies: Gardening and spending time with family.

     

  • Life or Something Like It: College and career planning meets reality

    Petroleum engineering.

    Looking for and extracting fuel oil and natural gas from the earth.

    That’s the major students should choose if they want a job after graduation and a job that pays well. Last year, a Georgetown University study named it the bachelor’s degree that leads to the highest paying jobs, averaging $120,000.

  • Taylor makes impact on and off the stage

    As she balances her work as Hosparus Thrift Shoppe coordinator and her heavy involvement in  community theater, plus parenting two young daughters, Moira Taylor feels fortunate, she said, that her calendar is packed with meaningful work.

  • Got to be Real: Remind yourself daily to be amazing

    In your most country accent, peer into your looking glass and say out loud, “I am amazing.”

    There is no doubt in my mind I am an amazing woman, and you know why? Because I said so.

    We all have special gifts, talents and qualities that make us amazing. I think about some of the women who have graced my life with their “sweet aroma of wisdom, strength and compassion” in the words of my good friend and sister, Monica Bland, and they all were amazing.

  • Experience motivates CASA board member

    Cordelia Ball’s passion for helping children through Court Appointed Special Advocates began with a personal experience.

    When her brother — one of nine siblings in the family — died in 1987, her family discovered his wife had fallen on hard times and difficult situations affected their three children, she said.

  • Speakers with Spark: Good sport examples needed

    Whether you are a grade-school or high-school fan, watching a basketball game can get exciting. Quite frankly, many times it can get mad, and you have to wonder what happened to good sportsmanship.

    I’ve had the pleasure of attending and following some local high school games. The madness that happens at basketball games is not just in March.

  • Volunteer photographer takes it to the mat

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, Abby Coffell has produced enough to fill a library.

    The Elizabethtown resident takes photos of Central Hardin High School wrestling team members on a volunteer basis during matches and tournaments. This year alone she has taken in the neighborhood of 16,000 photos.

    “We did not miss one tournament this season,” she said, noting she took photos of matches even when her son was not competing.