Today's News

  • Gourd artist Jedy Hodge explains the craft

    A painter’s palette can be any number of materials: cloth, canvas, wood, or in the case of Jedy Hodge, gourd.

    “I started painting in 2005, but I didn't really have any background in painting," Jedy said. "It's just like a hobby.”

    Jedy and her husband, Kris, always liked gourds, ever since Kris’s grandmother owned two gold-painted gourds. When Jedy first became interested in painting, she visited the state fair to get an idea of what was being done in gourd artwork.

  • Cool and Unique Classes: Arts & Language Arts

    Area high school students have educational options that span the ages from ancient world mythology to modern digital art.

    Fort Knox High School has the Department of Defense Education Activity to thank for the computer art class taught by Karl Olive.

    “Actually, someone at DoDEA headquarters in Washington felt that it would be good to offer a computer art course as a means of integrating technology into the classroom,” Olive said.

    The class, he said, provides a means for students to develop their skills with a variety of digital media.

  • Northern Hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club has January meeting

    The January meeting of the Northern hardin County Democratic Woman’s Club was held at Colvin Community Center in Radlciff. Prior to the meeting, a meal of various homemade soups and sandwiches were prepared by Hospitality Committee Chairperson Sherry Barnes and volunteers.

    Lisa Parrett, wife of State Senator Dennis Parrett, spoke to more than 70 members.

  • Hyde Speaks At E-SHRM Meeting

    Guest Speaker Jason Hyde from the Social Security office in Elizabethtown and E-SHRM President Kris Wood at the Jan.21 meeting. The Next E-SHRM meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at Communicare on Ring Road. It has been approved for 1 Strategic HRCI Credit.

  • Cardin Speaks At Rotary Club Meeting

    Dr. Allison Cardin was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting  Jan. 25. She gave a presentation on Robotic Urology and the use of the DaVinci robot in surgery at Hardin Memorial Hospital.  Pictured from left are Rotarian Dr. Michael Owsley and Dr. Cardin.

  • Local woman concerned about family in Egypt

    Her three children are thousands of miles away in a country that is in turmoil.
    Time passes slowly these days for Jeannie Samdani.
    "I am concerned. ... I am really kind of nervous,'' said Samdani, whose children live with their father in Mansoura, Egypt.
    The country has been the scene of rioting and violence this week in a challenge to President Hosni Mubarek's 30-year rule.

  • Biden to speak at U of L

    LOUISVILLE — Vice President Joe Biden will speak Feb. 11 at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s spring lecture series.
    The free, public talk will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

  • 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.

  • Faces and Places: Running with a ref
  • Toczko speaks to historical society members

    The Hardin County Historical Society met Jan. 24, at the State Theater Gallery. The dinner was followed by a program presented by David Toczko, a longtime Elizabethtown resident and graduate of Western Kentucky University.  Toczko shared information about Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and the Shakers’ history through his informative program.