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Wednesday's Woman

  • Kyu Reisch: Volunteering is her life

    Kyu Reisch may stand just under five feet tall, but the long list of ways she’s served her community makes her one of the tallest women in town.

    She's logged more than 17,000 hours of volunteer service with the American Red Cross, donated another 5,000 volunteer hours to Army Community Service, provided her bilingual skills as a volunteer translator and has somehow found time along the way to run a restaurant and stand out athletically.

  • Ask the Expert: Home organization

    Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of meaning. This week, we saw kids get excited about giving the “just right” valentine cards for the girls and the boys. Teenage sweethearts got a thrill selecting a huge, gaudy stuffed animal for their sweetie. Folks in “mature” relationships crowded the greeting card aisles on February 14.

    All this talk about love set a thought rolling in my mind. Why do we love our stuff so that it controls the way we live in our homes, relate to other people and spend our money?

  • Life or something like it: Student bloopers

    Over the course of teaching freshman writing for 21½ years, I’ve read thousands and thousands of essays.

    Some delighted and surprised me (criteria one of my colleagues requires of an “A” paper). The vast majority of them were uninspiring, written hurriedly and with little attention to detail, penned just to satisfy the requirements of the assignment.

  • Women With A Purpose offers "royal" help

    A special group of women have been lending their hands to help the community, leaving behind a purple wake of good deeds.

    Purple is the signature color of Women With A Purpose, a group whose mission statement describes them as "a group of dynamic Christian women" whose puprose is to be a positive influence. The group seeks to provide cultural acitvities and civic and social entertainment to the Hardin County community.

  • The Art of Performance: Preparing for auditions, containing anxiety

    I like to listen to performers of all ages talk about what they are going to do in their next audition. It does not matter whether the audition is for acting or singing on the stage or for an athletic team, there are significant preparations to be done before the big day.

  • Sylvia Griendling, a life's journey.

    Sylvia Griendling’s life is as textured as her husband Rich’s artwork.

    She’s not used to talking about herself. Rich always does the interviews for their business.

    “I’ve just stayed in the background and enjoyed that actually,” Griendling said. “I’m not a spotlight kind of person.”

    Rich said he has always been aware that she put his career first.

    “It’s nice to share some of the spotlight,” Rich said.

  • Have knowledge, will travel

    On any given weekday, Dottye Moore can be found driving around Hardin County making the educational equivalent of a doctor’s house call.

    “I guess the three things you’d need for this job are a GPS, a hybrid car and a cell phone with good coverage,” Moore said.

    Moore is a homebound teacher for Hardin County Schools. In fact, she is the only full-time homebound teacher with the system. Other certified teachers work on a contractual basis.

  • James Earl Jones: Hear the voice, See the skill

    By DR. KEITH WILSON

    James Earl Jones is “The Voice.”

    He is the voice of Darth Vader, CNN, as well as Mufasa of "The Lion King." Virtually everyone has had some exposure to this incredible voice. But James Earl Jones is much more than just a voice. He is one of the most decorated American actors. It is an incredible experience to watch and listen to James Earl Jones.

  • Feb. 2 WW: Ask the Expert: Add exercise without changing your routine

    By  JOSEY CREW

  • Gina Ryan: Wired for television

    All her 49 years, Gina Ryan has been fascinated with all forms of mass media.

    A life-long resident of Rineyville, she once thought she would be the announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. In high school, her interest changed to writing and interviewing. Every story was fresh and new to Ryan.