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Today's Features

  • I hope you occasionally stop and offer thanks for your family, especially extended family. Mike and I just returned from a long weekend in Springfield, Ill., for the Boarman reunion. Because of health issues, I had not been there for probably six or more years.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Hardin Unit 113 Americanism Chairwoman Jerilynn Kabel presents Greg Sutton, principal at Vine Grove Elementary School, American flags for all classrooms at the school. One objective of the Americanism program is to promote proper flag etiquette and display.

  • At the Elizabethtown Lions Club June 26 installation dinner, Lion Karen Jacobs-White was recognized as the clubs Lion of the Year. This honor is bestowed by membership vote. Lion Jacobs-White was so named for her outstanding service to the club and for possessing a humanitarian heart for her community and for the mission of all Lions Clubs in 207 counties and geographical locations around the world; to be “Knights for the Blind” and visually impaired.

  • 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.

    Robert Farrow, 201 Milby St., Elizabethtown. Use: carport.

    Chris and Christy Tharpe, 614 Pike St., Elizabethtown. Use: pole barn.

    Andrew Thomas, 701 Dogwood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

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

    Rose Knight Gragson to Kenneth L. and Kim Bush, 241 Charlies Trace, Elizabethtown, $145,000.

    Raymond and Sue McGuffin to Debra L. Jenkins, property in Hardin County, $100,000.

    Odell and Debra A. Beauchamp to John A. and Linda R. Wright, lot 2 Derek Estates, county, $243,000.

    Estate of Consuella Hurt to Wayne and Teresia Walker, property in West Point, $55,000.

  • Hardin County Playhouse is calling on actors and actresses to help them get away with murder, so to speak.

    Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater Complex.

    Needed for the play are 11 men and three women of various ages. All roles are open.

    Material does not need to be prepared in advance. Those auditioning will read from the script with other actors.

  • Area students in first through eighth grades will have a chance to step into the spotlight by auditioning for Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Red Riding Hood.”

    Auditions are 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    Those auditioning should arrive by scheduled start time and plan to stay for the entire two-hour session.

    Additionally, students who are cast begin rehearsal about 30 minutes after the audition and should be prepared to stay until 8:30 p.m.

  • A shared love of  nightlife brought Elizabethtown artist Jon O’Brien and his artistic subject, owls, together.

    O’Brien, 32, began his artistic journey a few years ago. He didn’t think of himself as an artist until he started doing a few things for friends on their birthdays.

    “I bought some cheap paint and tried to draw out some things to see how it worked out,” he said.

    From there, people noticed his art and started asking him to create paintings for them.

  • Several members from the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown met July 26 at Bluegrass Cellular to drop off donations in support of the school supply drive. Front row from left, Jean Davis, Becky Bishop, Cora Ellen McKinley, Lara Welp and Betty Sue French; back row, Jeanne Smith, Diane Willis, Jo Griffith, Rose Carter, Martha Burn and Linda Mather. Not pictured were Ann Gardner and Renu Shah.

  • The kickoff meeting for the 2012 Walk MS - Central Kentucky was held at Pritchard Community Center on Aug. 3. The sixth annual Walk supports the Kentucky Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.