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Today's Features

  • When my husband, Mike, and I were married 40 years ago, we were eager to start a family, but little did we know that wish wasn’t going to be filled any time soon. After trying for six years, we applied for adoption at a Catholic agency in Louisville. Three years later, we found out the wait was over and we were going to have a son. We had the name picked out for a long time, Joseph William — Joseph for my father and William for Mike’s Dad.

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

    Wendell Vinson to Travis L. and Candace C. Clemons, 862 Wonderland Cavern Road, Cecilia, $43,000.

    Brad L. Mahlum to W. Douglas and Donna K. Reed, 160 Defew Ave., Rineyville, $25,000.

    Fox-KHI LLC to Stephen Joseph and Sihem McDermid, 110 Vineland Parkway, Vine Grove, $185,000.

    Springleaf Home Equity Inc. to William Joseph Thomas Renfrow, 503 St. Ambrose Church Lane, Cecilia, $84,000.

  • 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.

    Thomas R. Harris, 1350 Battle Training Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    Richard and Evelyn Thresher, 3341 N. Long Grove Road, Cecilia. Use: addition.

    D.L. Routte, 1909 Pear Orchard Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

  • On July 28, a new southern Baptist church was planted in Elizabethtown. On Sept. 1, the congregation voted and was given the name, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. The church is led by pastors Sonny Hernandez and Jeff Scroggs. Both pastors have earned their Master of Divinity degree and both are doctor of ministry students.

    The congregation meets at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for Sunday worship and at 6 p.m. for Sunday evening prayer at Howard Johnson Inn, 1058 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • Dr. John Lentz, Pastor of Radcliff Presbyterian Church, recently spoke at the first International Conference on Hypnosis and Medicine in Budapest, Hungary. His three presentations centered on teaching medical/healing professionals more about hypnotic approaches that can help with immunity and healing. In addition to being the pastor at Radcliff Presbyterian, Dr. Lentz is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is the author of several books, one of which shows how the entire Judeo-Christian Bible contains hypnotic language.

  • On July 28, a new southern Baptist church was planted in Elizabethtown. On Sept. 1, the congregation voted and was given the name, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. The church is led by pastors Sonny Hernandez and Jeff Scroggs. Both pastors have earned their Master of Divinity degree and both are doctor of ministry students.

    The congregation meets at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for Sunday worship and at 6 p.m. for Sunday evening prayer at Howard Johnson Inn, 1058 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.

  • A one-day retreat focused on Thomas Merton is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount (located 12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56). The theme will be “Thomas Merton Never Was a Senior Citizen.” The program will include prayer and a meditation on growing old by Sister Mary Matthias Ward, OSU, and a series of talks by the Rev. Anthony Shonis spotlighting Merton at various ages and stages of his life.

  • Brad Francis wrote his first book, “The Turtle Went to the Sea,” when he was in kindergarten.

    It was part of a class project in which students got to see their work bound.

    The project seemed to portend the life that awaited him.

    “I’ve been writing forever,” the Radcliff resident said.

    In September, Francis, 31, self-published “The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living,” his second full-length Christian novel. He also published a short story.

  • The Historic State Theater is offering a magical experience at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Illusionist Dinky Gowen is in Elizabethtown to present a Houdini magic and escape show. The Halloween-themed show honors Houdini by featuring some of Houdini’s famous illusions, including the upside down straightjacket escape and milk can water escape.

    Along with escapes, the show includes vanishing acts, levitation, ventriloquism, fire eating and comedy.

    Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Seating is general admission.