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Today's Features

  • By NANNETTE JOHNSTON

    The test scores have been released and we are proud to have six schools whose scores earned proficiency status from the Kentucky Department of Education. That means their scores are in the state’s top 30 percent.

  • On Sept. 20, 34 Wesley Hilltop seniors visited Derby Dinner Playhouse. Their next planned trip is to Lindsey Wilson College.

  • 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.

    Billy Bailey, 1331 Battle Training Road, Elizabethtown. Use: garage.

    Charles and Linda Lehman, 196 Browns Lane, Vine Grove. Use: addition.

    Donald w. and Patricia Wolfe, 894 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: single-wide foundation.

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

    Jeffrey M. and Mecca Elizabeth Harris to Michael G. and Kelly A. Seitz, lot 49 Santa Fe Subdivision, county, $227,000.

    First Berkshire Properties LLC to G6 Hospitality Property LLC, property in Hardin County, $2,506,469.

    Versle Leon Brimmer to Valerie L. Smith and Melanie U. Fawbush, 1003 W. Vine St., Radcliff, $1. FMV: $67,500.

  • Savannah Haynes and Leah Linscott recently presented a new banner to Elizabethtown District United Methodist Women during the District Annual celebration held in Hodgenville. The banner will represent the District at the Kentucky Annual Conference each year. It tells the story of the mission work of United Methodist Women. It was designed by the Smitchers (Smiling Stitchers) at Radcliff United Methodist Church. This is a sewing circle made up of girls in fourth grade and above.

  • The youth at Stephensburg UMC have adopted seven soldiers that are from the surrounding area. Two youth members, Kevin Sprinkle and Sydney Ray, have written letters and packed boxes for the soldiers. They have already sent a box of care packages to the soldiers and expect their arrival in time for Thanksgiving. The youth are packing care packages for the next mailing in November, so the troops can get their packages in time for Christmas.

  • Mike Jones and PG-43 is the featured musical act in a concert Thursday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is a fundraising event for United Way of Central Kentucky. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating and can be purchased 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administrative office of the State Theater or at the door. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

    “I really initiated the idea,” Jones said of the benefit concert.

  • Country music will ring through the halls of the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown this weekend with a national recording act and some regional favorites.

    Emily West, theater director, strives to offer a variety of concerts that appeal to different age groups, she said. The theater has played host to artists such as Mark Chesnutt and John Anderson but West felt it was time to offer something for a younger audience.

  • Ladies Auxiliary members from VFW Post 10281 recently participated in the Adopt-a-Highway “Fall Sweep.” Members are part of volunteers from across the state who performed the highway clean-up project to help show support for a cleaner environment. Auxiliary members who helped were from left, Inge Pope, Trudy Elliott, Carol Hill and Renate Jordan. Not pictured is Debbie Ferrell.

  • STITH. Civilian Jacob D. Stith, son of Dawn O. and Jerry G. Stith of Rineyville, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N. C. Stith will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2005 graduate of John Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Music, jazz performance guitar.