Wednesday's Woman

  • Playing in the Toy Box

    When Katrina Eicher began teaching at what is now Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, students were offered only a one-credit hour course in theater.

    Now the college offers a four-credit hour course each spring semester and claims its own theater group.

    Eicher, professor of communication and theater, founded Toy Box Theatre in 1998 as part of two classes offered for theater and production, covering all aspects of the craft.

  • Performance anxiety silences the Triple Crown voice

    For the last 10 years, Tom Durkin has been the voice of the Triple Crown on NBC. This year, he voluntarily chose to not renew his contract to announce the three most important horse races of the year. He is very open about the reason he gave up this very important announcing position. He is exhausted by the performance anxiety created by being the voice of such an important sporting event.

  • The List: Protecting your credit and money

    Protect yourself, your credit and your money with these tips from the Better Business Bureau.

  • Ask the Expert: Take care to avoid ticks and Lyme Disease

    Spring and summer bring us many wonderful things to enjoy after a long winter. But they also bring us threats to our health. One of which is Lyme disease.

    I have witnessed and have been told by many in the community that this has been a bad year for ticks. On a personal note, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease as a result of a bite from a tick I received in early April. Thankfully, I knew some of the signs and symptoms to look for and received quick and effective treatment.

  • Giving her life to others: Ruth Ellen Stanley stays busy
  • The Women behind Wednesday's Women

    Sunday is Mother’s Day, an opportunity to take time to let moms know how much they are appreciated. Many of the women featured in Wednesday’s Woman speak very highly of their moms, often calling them mentors or giving them some credit for their success.

    In honor of Mother’s Day, some of these women shared the reasons why their moms are so important in their lives — the woman behind the woman, so to speak.

  • Speakers with Spark: Good things start with self-respect

    By Sheila O’Mara

    Have you heard? There is a growing epidemic sweeping our nation. It is claiming the well-being of thousands of people and is changing the shape of our society. It is altering lives and not necessarily for the better. What is the cause of this growing epidemic?  That would be an overabundant lack of self-respect.

  • The List: Mother's Day flowers

    If you’re a mother, there’s a good chance your near future is flowering. And if you have a mother, pondering a plant purchase is probable. Flowers and plants are undeniably popular Mother’s Day gifts — fitting, as flowers are plain pretty and, with love and care, keep growing. Here are a few interesting facts about Mother’s Day flowers from the Society of American Florists.

  • Festival showcase art, crafts by women

    The third annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Spring Festival will showcase creations from fine art, jewelry and pottery to handmade soaps and candles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. About 35 artists and crafters will be on hand.

  • A Notable Life: Mamapreneur Joanna Black shares her passion for music

    Faith, family, music and children are key components of Joanna Black’s life.

    As the mother of a 4-year-old girl, Kindermusik instructor, cello teacher and supervisor of developmental book sales, among other things, Joanna is a mamapreneur who has found a way to incorporate the things she loves into her work.

    “I come from a musical family,” Joanna said. “My dad was a traditional vocalist.”