Today's Features

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland announces Linda Light and Scott Hill have been selected as volunteers of the month for February. Light and Hill started volunteering with FAKH in September of 2013 and help out several times each week, regardless of what else is going on. Despite the recent ups and downs of the weather, Light and Hill have never missed a day of volunteering. Their hard work is greatly appreciated by everyone at FAKH.

  • 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 J. and Leslie Rivera, 66 E. Rainbow Way, Elizabethtown. Use: attached accessory structure.

    David Grimes, 289 Gibson Lane, Eastview. Use: detached accessory structure.

    Roger Fries Jr., property on Sonora Hardin Springs Road, county. Use: double-wide foundation.

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

    Ed Cecil Construction Inc. to Diane C. Redmond, lot 3 McCracken Hill Subdivision, county, $189,000.

    Rebecca L. Sanford to Ross M. Redmond, property in Hardin County, $66,950.

    Bennie Charles and Barbara Ann Grissom to Michelle Krueger, 3175 S. Dixie Highway, Elizabethtown, $275,000.

    Ralph E. and Cacilia A. Hager to Kristin Nicole and Kosta Goltsas, 519 College St. Road, Elizabethtown, $80,000.

  • Learning to make something new always is enjoyable, especially when it’s with a group of great ladies.

    A few weeks ago, in the midst of the cold and snow, I learned how to make a few Arabic dishes from Bev Hicks, a former missionary in the Middle East.

    She invited four of us over to teach us how to make a few things and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.

    The food was delicious and the company was even better.

    While cooking, she told us stories of her 20 years of ministry in the Middle East with her husband, Ray.

  • Lester Swain of Traverse City, Mich., and Elizabethtown will celebrate his 87th birthday Feb. 3, 2014, with his family.

    He was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich., the son of the late Theodore and Ethel Swain. He married his wife, Shirley Swain, on Oct. 14, 1950, and retired from the Detroit Board of Education in January 1987. He is a clock maker and enjoys woodworking.

  • “August: Osage County” has a cast full of A-list talent in a story of a family with a lot of problems. A lot may be an understatement.

    The family deals with suicide, drug addiction, alcoholism, infidelity, incest, pedophilia, abuse, neglect and lots and lots of anger. That might not be an exhaustive list, but it’s all I can remember.

    In short, it’s not a happy movie. It is described by many as a dark comedy, but the comedic moments are few and far between.

  • Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil will pop out of his groundhog hole and tell us if more winter is coming or if spring soon will be on its way. For the love of sanity, please, let it be spring.

    It’s probably not a stretch to say everyone’s had it with this winter. Mostly because of the bone-chilling cold.

    The county has been plagued with pipes bursting, furnace issues, school closings and frozen spots on the roads. In short, winter has not been a welcomed friend.

  • Best friends take the stage once again at Hardin County Playhouse for the fourth play in the Greater Tuna series, “Tuna Does Vegas.”

    Bo Cecil and Josh Logsdon each play about 12 different roles in the two-man comedy.

    The story involves Arles and Bertha, a couple featured in the three previous plays, who are heading to Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day and residents of the town of Tuna decide to go with them, Cecil said.

    A play like this has challenges, but is fun for these two friends to do together.

  • Favorite film: "The Notebook"

    Favorite book: "Wuthering Heights"

    Favorite music/musician: country music, Luke Bryan

    Favorite track event: High jump


    Sydney Nall traces her desire to help others to her father, Richie.

    “He always puts others first,” Nall said.

  • For the third consecutive year, the Kentucky Soybean Association’s Top Recruiter Award went to Larry Thomas of Elizabethtown. Thomas was recognized during the 2014 Kentucky Commodity Conference recently held in Bowling Green.

    The Kentucky Soybean Association is a grassroots organization and its leaders are proud of the members they represent. Keeping a strong voice in Frankfort and in Washington D.C., is extremely important, but at the same time recruiting members often is one of the toughest jobs as a member of the board.