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Wednesday's Woman

  • Leah Morris serves as 'over-the-top' support for daughter

    Leah Morris is not content simply to cheer on her daughter, Kimberly, from the sidelines at Elizabethtown High School volleyball games.

    Throughout her daughter’s involvement in the sport, Morris has been a line judge, locker decorator, concession stand worker and treasurer for the Rapid Fire Volleyball Club based in Bardstown. She also helps coordinate homecoming activities.

    “I’m kind of one of those over-the-top volleyball moms,” Morris said.

  • A soccer mom ... minus the minivan

    Michelle Domschke has been a soccer mom for about 14 years. Through her children, she's developed a love for the game and passion for supporting the players.

    Her oldest daughter, Taylor, has been playing since she was 4 and is now a senior on the North Hardin High School girls’ soccer team. Her middle daughter, Harley, an eighth-grader, plays for the North Hardin junior varsity team.

  • Speakers with Spark: Open heart, insert love, choose family

    A friend of mine’s second-grader came home from school and asked, “Mom, how come I only have one Mom and Dad when most of my friends have two? My friend Bobby has eight grandmas.” 

  • Motherhood & More: Three-year-old phase makes for some rough times

    Man. Three-year-olds. Three. Year. Olds.

    I’m guessing that anyone who has had or currently has a 3-year-old knows what I’m referring to and I can close up shop without elaborating.

    But for those of you who do not understand, let me explain.

  • Pat Cromartie, a mom with more cowbell

     

    When cowbells ring over the stadium at a Central Hardin High School football game, it means Pat Cromartie, a.k.a. No. 5’s mom, is in attendance.

    She sits at the 50-yard line to watch all the plays with other parents. And when the team does well, their section of the stands becomes a sea of high-fives and, of course, more cowbell.

  • Mary Lou Hall, an artist in the groove

    Children have been a continual theme in artist Mary Lou Hall’s life. From teaching to raising her own children and life with her five grandchildren, children are the subject of her portraits.

    Hall, of Elizabethtown, is an established member of the local arts community with paitings displayed throughout Hardin County and Kentucky.

    Her medium of choice is watercolor and she thinks it’s the best way to present a child on canvas.

    Recently, she’s been inspired by reflections, particularly on surfaces such as glass.\

  • A Slice of Life: Birthdays on Facebook a social networking virtue

    I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been fully in the Facebook camp.

    Yes, I had a college student friend show me how to set up my page, ostensibly as a way to keep up with members of my Sunday school class — I’ve taught that age group for a number of years.

  • The Art of Performance: Family displays ethical behavior in youth sports

    Fall begins the next season of youth sports and the spotlight on parent’s behavior. It is easy to focus on parents who are out of control, yelling at referees and disrespecting their child’s coaches. But this article is going to focus on one parent’s very ethical behavior.

  • Ask the Expert: Nutrition: EBT cards to improve WIC program

    Hardin County Health Center, both Elizabethtown and Radcliff locations, will begin using a new upgraded web-based system to issue benefits for the Women, Infants and Children Program beginning Oct. 31. The web-based system uses information gathered at WIC participant visits to issue Electronic Benefits Transfer cards to be used for WIC purchases. Offering the eWIC cards gives families needed access to benefits without the delay and stigma of paper checks, which most counties in Kentucky still use.

  • The List: Know your gold before you sell it

    The high value of gold has many consumers considering trading their jewelry for quick cash, but sellers shouldn’t make the transaction before doing some homework.