In 2003, illness began to take over Tina Decker’s family and their finances. At the moment when she felt her walls crumbling, she fell to her knees in submission to God. Not only did help arrive, but the Putting Prayers to Action ministry was born.
Her family found themselves in an unfamiliar place. They were a two-income family that had saved for the future. Then her oldest son, Trace, became ill. He had a kidney disorder and endured 11 surgeries and multiple procedures.
On a Thursday night in September in the Mitchell home in Elizabethtown, the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies mingles with the excited exclamations of teenagers playing football on Xbox.
The cookies are some of the estimated 5,850 Gena Mitchell has baked over the past six years for members of the John Hardin High School football team.
As the mother of senior quarterback, Eli, and another son, Caleb, who now plays football at Kentucky Christian University, Gena has found herself enveloped in the sport.
The headwear of two Elizabethtown women is on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum, helping to showcase the significance of and trends in Derby hats.
Missy Mills and Glenda Patterson were winners in the 2011 Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Contest. The museum received more than 50 entries and chose 20 hats for the “It’s My Derby” exhibit, which is open until June, according to a museum news release.
The children and trick-or-treating part I like. The young people I know plan their costumes well in advance, knowing months before the holiday the character they’ll be dressing up as. The girls want to be fairies and princesses and the boys whoever the current popular comic book character is. They look forward to going door to door in the neighborhood soliciting candy, their parents standing a respectful distance away on the street.
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.
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.