A Class Act
To her students, Jan Raine is a focused and attentive guide, connecting them to a world of learning.
A quiet life
For Janice and Austin Cook of Hardin County boredom is not a familiar concept.
Blended family time
Before the rising sun cuts through autumn’s morning chill the Hale household is abuzz with activity.
Blessings and sacrifice
Sister Michael is the principal of St. James School, Hardin County’s only Catholic school.
Building a Family
“Getting Carissa was about me becoming a mom and fulfilling my dream.”
Co-piloting a business
Roger and Anne Lawson have owned Elizabethtown Flying Service Inc. for 38 years.
Collecting his thoughts
David Willmoth, three-term mayor and lifelong resident of Elizabethtown, arrived last to a lunch meeting of the Hardin County United Governance Subcommittee.
Community eatery reopened
Michelle Bowen grew up enjoying the deep-fried fries, cheesy burgers and creamy milkshakes the community cherishes.
Elizabethtown High School senior Hillari Caso and her mother Lari Caso savored every moment leading up the the school’s homecoming football game.
Cultivating the past
The barn that Steve Wooden and his father built 20 years ago still stands, just like the one his grandfather built years before.
Cup o' Jo
In the cold, in the dark, 10 feet from a roaring stream of northbound trucks, Jo Emary commenced another day of campaigning.
The halls of Lincoln Trail Elementary School in Elizabethtown ring with one name – Erin. Teachers, bus drivers, custodians and schoolmates of all ages greet her with happy shouts and high-fives.
After an erratic career as a young freelance artist, Rich Griendling found success.
Delores Copelin, 61, is now her own boss. She took over the family business about a decade ago.
It took being laid off for Sherri McIntosh to explore her dream career. Tireless and passionate about teaching, Sherri opened Art Smart on North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown in 2008.
Francis & Johnnie; Cuts above
Johnnie and Francis Simpson are more than just barbers.
Game Day at Central Hardin
“Let’s go defense!” echoes from the stands at Central Hardin High School stadium.
Mitchell Henry wears number 85 when he plays wide receiver for the Elizabethtown High School football team.
Gas up, chill out
Upton is a community where people wave to each other and to those just passing through.
After learning the piano when she was younger, Lorinda wanted to know more.
Surrounded by towering objects and daunting distances, Joshua explores with earnest and wonder.
Labor of love
Julia Walker Thomas
Steve and Debbie Caswell knew something was different about their daughter.
Light, Labor, and Learning
Hardin County offers nearly endless opportunities to explore the beauty nearby.
Masayo Emke takes a piece of origami paper and begins folding a crane.
For the past four months, the Beverly family has lived in Elizabethtown hotels.
On Dad’s Farm
When Jonathan Knight starts talking about his son, his demeanor turns calm, and his voice dials down — quiet, slow, contemplative.
Parents wait for answer
Unlike other 9 year olds, Matthew has had to overcome odds stacked against him.
Regena Senay, a widow for 25 years now, searched for a “place” in the world for seven years after her husband’s death.
Preparing for the end
Ten years ago, Russell Hargan began to assemble the frames of the caskets that will eventually hold him and his wife.
J. Barrett Griffin
Pam Adams, 54, operates a dog kennel and training school at her 11-acre farm in Rineyville.
On past Christmas Eves, about 75 people would squeeze into Mamie Sallee’s small, White Mills farmhouse to celebrate as a family.
In 1971, Kenny Albert climbed up in the big chair at Estle Vowels’ barbershop.
Like many 10-year-olds, Talon Spell likes playing outside, riding bikes, and video games.
Teacher, sister, friend
Every weekday evening, Lara Beard, a special education teacher, walks the trails hidden within the trees at her home in Elizabethtown.
Pam Harper does not call or send emails. She goes to see people when she needs to get something done.
The Long Journey Home
Gaily Ligaiya Romero
Gertrude broke her right hip on her 90th birthday, the night before her big party.
The talk of the town
When Thelma Willow makes the rounds to All Of Us, a Vine Grove restaurant that is one of her regular hangouts, eating isn’t necessarily her priority.