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Today's Features

  • Sixty-nine years ago, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was tragically sunk. Of the 902 young men on board, only 230 survived. Many of those survivors owe their lives to the courage and leadership exhibited by the heroic Four Chaplains: a Rabbi, Alexander Goode; Catholic Priest, John Washington; Protestants George Fox and Clark Poling.

  • SMILEY.  Army National Guard Pfc. Ciera M. Smiley has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). A 2008 graduate of Hamilton High School in Ohio, she is the daughter of Gail M. Smiley of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Eddie L. Smiley of Elizabethtown.

  • New Lions Club member Lion Jeff Rafferty was inducted into the Elizabethtown Lions Club during its weekly meeting March 20. IPDG Tony Bishop presided over the installation. Standing in for Lion Rafferty’s sponsor Lion Garrit McEroy, co sponsor Lion Don Brandenburg presented the Lions Club pin. Lion Rafferty is a retired firefighter and paramedic as well as a military retiree and a newcomer to Elizabethtown. He is no stranger to volunteering and enjoys sharing a common goal for the good of the community and its people.

  • Central Hardin High School students Wesley Edwards and Kyle Weiner were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 17.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Jeremy Hollenberger, 35 Ben Court, Rineyville. Use: basement remodel.

    Melvin Russell Loveday, 415 Bluegrass Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    Thomas and Norma Cooper, 1094 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: storm shelter.

  • The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    BCC Enterprises and properties Inc. to Floyd T. Morrow, 148 Mandarin Court, Elizabethtown, $279,900.

    Jeda Construction LLC to Christopher and Faith Demarrico, 208 Noah Court, Vine Grove, $182,000.

    Steven R. and Patricia Ann Dile to Homer and Mary L. Bradshaw, 421 Walter Boone Road, Rineyville, $85,000.

  • Rock ‘n’ roll classics ranging from The Beatles to Prince will share the stage with music by Mozart and choral gospels at a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    The Spring Concert, presented by the ECTC Fine Arts Committee, will be in the Morrison Gallery in the administration building. The ECTC Concert Band and the ECTC Choristers will perform during the concert.

  • A concert that’s part of a series featuring country, classical, jazz, bluegrass and gospel music returns tonight to kick off its seventh season at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Glen Rice, Family and Friends takes the stage at 7 p.m. at the PAC. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

    A portion of proceeds will go to charitable causes.

  • Comedians will take the stage Friday as a part of the one year anniversary of the comedy series presented at the Historic State Theater.

    “It has been a very successful year in comedy,” theater director Emily West said. “Elizabethtown certainly loves to laugh and we’ll keep the laughs coming in the future.”

    She mentioned familiar comedians who have appeared on the theater stage this year including Tom Mabe, Etta May and Mike Armstrong. Because Etta May was so successful, she will make an appearance again in November.