Today's Features

  • The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will hold volunteer orientation training days for those wishing to volunteer at the park’s visitor center information desk. Each class is limited to eight participants. Those wishing to participate are asked to call the park’s visitor center to make a reservation. The required training class is free and spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Training is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 10, March 13 and April 10.

  • Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland named Basmatie Baldeo as Volunteer of the Month for January. Baldeo has been a dedicated volunteer for just more than a year. She always brings a lot of enthusiasm and a bright smile with her to the Volunteer Center. 

  • On Jan. 13, Cub Scout Pack No. 130, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, completed a “Go-See-it” at Elizabethtown Police Department focusing on community policing and public safety education. 

    Hosted by Sgt. Tim Cleary with EPD, Pack 130 members learned about the history of the police, equipment and vehicles used by police officers on duty and community safety while fulfilling scouting requirements for rank advancements and personal growth. 

  • The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection’s bi-monthly luncheon was Jan. 13. Approximately 50 ladies from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, left, and Programming Chairman James Jeffries, right, welcome special guest speaker Chris Tobe, author of the book, “Kentucky Fried Pensions.” Tobe updated club members on the growing pension liabilities in the State of Kentucky and the lack of funding to keep pace with these liabilities.

  • On Jan. 11, Cub Scout Pack No. 130 members, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, completed a service project at the Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland warehouse focusing on the BackPack Program.

    The project provides easy-to-prepare food items over the course of the weekend for youth unable to obtain food traditionally provided by the National School Lunch Program during the week.

  • Roles for about 50 local students will be up for grabs when auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Treasure Island” are held Monday.

    The group audition will be held 4-6 p.m. at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. It is open to students in first through eighth grade. No advanced preparation is required.

    Students who audition should plan to stay for the entire two-hour session.

    Auditioning does not guarantee a part in the play.

  • The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will offer an opportunity for those who want to try their hand at creating art when it hosts Paint at the State today.

    The three-hour art lesson begins at 6 p.m. in the First Federal Gallery and will be led by art instructor Jana Leigh Propst. Participants will take home an original art piece.

    A cost of $40 includes all art supplies, including a 16-by-20-inch canvas.

    Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 270-234-8258 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Carolyn Wimp of Cecilia spends a lot of her time engrossed in her family’s history.

    Since she was a teenager, she has asked questions about her family and charted her family lineage on a brown paper grocery bag. Her interest was mere curiosity until she saw the television mini-series “Roots” in 1977. After seeing “Roots,” Wimp said she realized finding her family’s history was possible and began researching nonstop.