Wednesday's Woman

  • Finding the perfect baby sitter

    Editor's Note: Who is Wednesday's Woman?
    She is a CEO, a minister, a mom, a grandmother, a volunteer.
    Someone's daughter, someone's friend. A somebody to someone.
    She has a story that's moving, or touching, or inspirational, or that just feels good. 
    She is special in some way, or in every way.
    We want to share the stories of the very special women in this community. 

  • Mrs. Claus


    Name: Jessica Claus

    Address: 123 Main Street, North Pole.

    Hobbies: Baking cookies; decorating and making sure there is a Christmas tree in every room of the Claus household.

    Favorite songs: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

    Favorite movie: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Annabelle’s Wish”

  • Expert Organization


    What would you do if you knew you had three weeks and three days to live? See Paris? Climb a mountain? Reconcile with your family?

    These are questions I could have posed to my uncle who died at the age of 59 just three weeks and three days after being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. I don’t think anyone can be prepared for such a fate, but I know there are issues with which we must deal whenever someone we love is ill or upon their death.

  • Life or Something Like It


    Take a shoebox, the cardboard or plastic variety.

    Fill it with some toys, school supplies, candy, and maybe socks from a local discount store.

    Now ship it to a country where children have little access to the basic needs of survival, let alone a new doll or toy car.

    That’s the premise behind Operation Christmas Child, headed by Franklin Graham, evangelist Billy Graham’s son. Since 1993, more than 77 million of these boxes have been sent to 130 countries on six continents.

  • A sweet family tradition


  • Women's Empowerment Conference set for Jan. 15

    The News-Enterprise

    Demery & Associates will have its third annual Women's Empowerment Conference Jan. 15 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The early registration deadline is Dec. 20.

    The one-day conference, themed "A Celebration of Extraordinary Women," will feature Jennifer Pitts Oldham and Brig. Gen. Robin Akin as speakers. The emphasis will be on empowering and equipping women of Kentucky with the tools needed to achieve personal, professional and family goals.

  • Linda Mayhew makes it all add up


    In 1964, Linda N. Alvey became the first teacher hired for a new school: Elizabethtown Community College.

    “I was hired in April and the college opened in August,” the math teacher said.

    Forty-seven years later, the teacher — now Linda Mayhew — still provides her special brand of instruction at the college, which has since become Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    For Mayhew math isn’t just about numbers and equations.

  • New opportunity for women in transition

    The 2011 New Opportunity School for Women, Inc. is accepting applications for its winter residential session, Feb. 6-26. The deadline to apply is today.
    NOSW was founded in 1987 by Jane B. Stephenson to assist women of Appalachia and Kentucky in the pursuit of employment, education, and personal growth. The NOSW accepts women over 30 who have completed high school, have a GED (or actively working on a GED) and do not have a college degree.

  • Joanna Sherrard is thinking about you
  • The Art of Performance: Change takes effort

    Ron Artest participated in one of the worst events in the history of sports.
    As a member of the Indiana Pacer professional basketball team, Artest and two other players went into the stands to physically confront fans of the Detroit Pistons who were verbally harassing the players.