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  • Spinning brings crafters together over yarns

    A sidewalk alongside Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown recently was interrupted by a scene from the 1800s.

    A handful of local women fed fistfuls of dyed wool into waist-high wooden spinning wheels that hummed smoothly as they wound the fibers into tight lines of yarn.

    They planned to use the wool they spun on the side of the road to create blankets, scarves and other items.

    With feet that were bare except for socks they had knit themselves, a couple women pressed pedals that kept the spinning wheels rolling and flashing in the afternoon sunshine.

  • Retirement: The golden years?

    Even though I am many, many years from retirement, I think about it from time to time. I sometimes allow myself to daydream about the luxury of time. I dream about the places I will go and things I will do once I retire.
    The excitement of approaching retirement, for many workers, is a hard thing to contain. The plans and dreams of how it will turn out, however, may not be what the reality of retirement brings.

  • Grace Heartland, John Hardin High School serious about service

    Grace Heartland Church and John Hardin High School had similar ideas Saturday as they dedicated the day to the service of others.

    Hundreds of volunteers from both locations split into teams and tackled numerous projects, from landscaping and cleaning to building wheelchair ramps.

    The day started at the church for members of Grace Heartland, but organizers made it clear that “the church has left the building.”

    Daryl Pepper, associate pastor, said he was floored at the response to “Grace Unleashed.”

  • Lincoln Days conducts opening events today

    The Lincoln Days Festival begins Saturday but opening ceremonies and other preliminary events begin today in downtown Hodgenville.

    The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square is site of the ceremonies and a reception sponsored by LaRue Fiscal Court. The festival art show is on display all week in the community room.

    The reception and art show are free. Baby contests, costume contests and Little Abe and Little Sarah contests will be held in the Hodgenville Civic Center. Activities begin at 2 p.m.

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  • Photos: Mutts strut their stuff
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  • Down on the farm

    Area residents had a chance to get down on the farm this weekend.

    A free local farm tour was held Saturday giving participants an inside glimpse into live farming through the eyes of real Kentucky farm women.

    The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Livestock Coalition, the Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club, and CommonGround, an agency that speaks to women leaders, mothers and grocery shoppers about the advancement of techniques and technologies on farms to produce fresh and safe food.

  • Bluegrass Festival strums a popular tune

    Autumn Stonebraker is accustomed to being around bluegrass music, but the concept of a bluegrass festival is not widespread near her home in Texas.

    Because of that, she believes Vine Grove may be on to something.

    Stonebraker was one of many who congregated at Vine Grove Optimist Park this weekend to bask in the lilting tones of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and earthy vocals worn by time and experience.

  • Radcliff Days puts fun on display

    Radcliff reveled in fun Saturday as it launched Radcliff Days, which turned Freedoms Way into a cornucopia of festival offerings.

    Children playfully toppled in the Fun Derby bounce house while others tested their strength with a hammer to win a prize.

    Between the games, food and music, it gave a diverse plate for visitors to taste. Bluesy folk rockers Mamakitty Southwood performed an acoustic set in front of Colvin Community Center as arts and crafts vendors offered their wares inside.