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Today's Features

  • By the time this column is read, my niece, McKenzie, will be Mrs. Loyd. I had forgotten in a short two-year span how the wedding-planning game works. I must say it still is the same. I have tried to be a help to my sister in the planning and dragging of wedding materials.

    McKenzie is the quiet storm of the four grandchildren in our family. She is the one you never know what she is thinking unless you ask. So when she announced she had met the man of her dreams, we were shocked and happy. Then the icing was put on the cake when he asked her to be his bride.

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

    Charles and Lois D. Heater to Kenneth E. and Carrie L. Abruzzini, 920 Hickory Drive, Vine Grove, $164,000.

    Michael W. and Cathy T. Barnes to Corey M. Barnes, two-thirds interest in 207 Ivy Pointe Drive, Elizabethtown, $59,365.58.

    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to John W. Adcock III and Nathan Adcock, 132 Shelton Road, Radcliff, $64,000.

  • 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.

    Cyrus Buster, 135 Twin Oak Drive, Radcliff. Use: detached accessory structure.

    Jon Edwards, 1570 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: detached accessory structure.

    William and Rebecca Miller, 120 Watson Lane, Cecilia. Use: detached accessory structure.

  • On March 19, Hardin County Farm Bureau hosted its annual media luncheon in appreciation for the interest in representing the needs and concerns of farmers. Several representatives of local newspapers and radio stations were in attendance, along with agriculture lenders from local lending institutions. Guest speaker, Dr. Roy Burris, Extension Beef Specialist at the UK Research and Education Center, gave an informative and interesting address to “Animal Welfare or Animal Rights”.

  • The GWC Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown hosted the Fourth District meeting March 1 at Elizabethtown Christian Church. Diane Willis, District Governor presided with all seven clubs in attendance. Willis is a member of the Elizabethtown club.

  • Hardin County Amateur Radio Emergency Services received a $2,000 grant from the Bluegrass Pipeline project on March 26, to assist in the purchase of emergency communication equipment.

  • Sometimes food can surprise you.

    A dish doesn’t turn out as well as you hoped. Sad surprise. Other times, you find that something you weren’t expecting to enjoy is wonderful. Glad surprise.

    The disappointment often happens when a dessert’s appearance is knock-your-socks-off special, only to find it did not really taste good at all. Or when I tried to make it, the result was a messy disaster.

    The surprising joy often happens when a simple vegetable turns into something fabulous.

  • After numerous back-to-back columns with wonderful tempting dishes, a teaching colleague asked that I have a column with recipes that use a sweetener other than sugar.

    I can remember my Mom using saccharin to help with weight loss and I remember seeing it in the medicine cabinet. Saccharin since has confronted competitors. We now see on our grocery shelves stevia, Truvia, Splenda, Sweet n’ Low (saccharine); which seem to be the most popular sugar substitutes, but aspartame is used in many diet drinks, juices and even chewing gum.

  • At area restaurants and private functions, Don Picozzi plies his trade of creating music and atmosphere as a jazz keyboardist and accordion player.

    Picozzi has been playing the accordion most of his life.

    “I started out when I was 7 years old taking accordion lessons,” Picozzi said.

    Now 70, the Elizabethtown man said he took lessons until he was 21.

    “I should be a lot better than I am,” Picozzi joked.

  • Central Hardin High School graduate Jeremy Key does not take safety for granted.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Key is a damage controlman onboard the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va.

    “I always wanted to join the military, ever since I was a little kid,” said Key, 23.

    A 2008 Central Hardin graduate, Key said he was influenced by the fact he had a few family members who joined the military. He said a military career seemed alluring, and he joined when he was 19.