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Wednesday's Woman

  • Kelly Emerine manages her time in a busy life

    As a business owner, mom and philanthropist, Kelly Emerine stays pretty busy and busy is how she likes it.

    “I’m happy when I’m busy,” she said.

    The 32-year-old grew up in Elizabethtown and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She went to the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in English education. When she was a child, she was constantly changing what she wanted to do when she grew up. The president, a teacher, a professor — it was all on the list.

  • Art of Performance: Commitment to a goal makes a champion

    Goal setting is a powerful performance tool. It helps people stay on target for the things they want to accomplish. Goal setting helps people set higher goals, which push them to work harder and prioritize their energy for the attainment of the goals.

    However, some goal setting can be just a paper exercise that someone has mandated. It might be at the new year or a boss might strongly suggest the types of goals employees should achieve during the upcoming year.

  • The List: Seasonal scam advice from the BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of several seasonal scams. Whether you or your loved ones are vacationing or working a summer job, here’s a list of scenarios that warrant caution, according to the bureau.
     

  • Sherry Murphy welcomes area visitors for a living

    A GUIDE TO SHERRY MURPHY:

    Town of birth: Russellville

    Favorite TV shows: “Justified” (because it is set in Kentucky); “Law & Order” series; “Suits.”

    Favorite music: All kinds, particularly '80s; Adele; Train; The Script; Harry Connick Jr.

    Favorite genres of movies: Murder mysteries, thriller, suspense.

    Pets: None, due to extensive travel and being “kind of a neat freak.”

  • Speakers with Spark: Life is a test

    By Jeff Peden

  • Seminary graduate helps others, finds self

    On May 22, Paula Welch Strange graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, which she hopes to use to help others.

    To reach that day in her life, the 50-year-old Elizabethtown resident had to face single parenthood, juggle multiple jobs simultaneously and surmount brain cancer.

  • The List: Selecting good fruits and vegetables

    The fresh fruits and vegetables of summer are at farmers markets and supermarkets and there are tricks to pick the best one. Overall, look for clean fruits and vegetables with no bruises or breaks in the skin, said Amy Aldenderfer, Hardin County extension agent for horticulture. Food also should be sold in clean one-time-use containers. And if it seems early for a particular fruit or vegetable to be available at a farmers market, ask the farmer where the food was grown.

  • The List: Sunglasses for all

    THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

    As adults and children alike are enjoying summer activities, it’s important for everyone under the sun to protect their eyes from ultraviolet rays.

  • The Art of Performance: Performance of Props

    The production of “The Secret Garden” in New Albany, Ind., has closed. During the planning and the performance of the musical, I got to experience up close another important part of theater performance. I paid special attention to the technical side of the production, which included the props and sets.

  • Marilyn McLane celebrates 40 years in real estate

    Marilyn McLane’s life has many components including work, family and art. Each is a source of happiness and an outlet for kindness.

    In September, McLane will celebrate 40 years in real estate and receive special recognition for that accomplishment from fellow realtors.

    While Hardin County is now her home, she was born in Beaver Dam and grew up in Louisville. Later she went to Western Kentucky University.