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Today's Features

  • When you think of westerns, one name in Hollywood rises above everyone else’s — the great John Wayne.

    He was the movie hero of his day featured in not only westerns but also many war films and other action flicks.

    I have a fondness for John Wayne films because they are a connection to my dad. He loved the Duke and I think he had seen all of his movies several times.

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

    LeColette Vasquez to the Richard and Lisa Lofay Family Trust, Section 3, Lot 28, Bacon Creek Meadows, Elizabethtown, $185,000.

    Estate of James M. Manakee to Jeremy Burba, 0.096 acres on Main Street, Sonora, $500.

    Estate of Thomas Coogle to Next Door Investments LLC, 673 Cecil Ave., Cecilia, $45,000.

    Janet E. Morgan to Margie George, 363 Lombardy Drive, Cecilia, $138,100.

  • The following marriage licenses were issued in Hardin County:

    Megan Michele Tooker, 22, and Dalton Lee Everage, 21, both of Elizabethtown.

    Deidra Lynn Tatum, 34, Radcliff, and Murray Lamar Thomas, 43, Nashville, Tenn.

    Lisa Ann Webster, 51, and Neal James Wagner, 43, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kaylee Marie Glawe, 23, Belton, Texas, and Logan Earl Fleek, 25, Fort Knox.

    Dakota Nicole Courtney, 20, Elizabethtown, and Curtis Randolph Fix, 18, Hillsboro, Ore.

  • The News-Enterprise

    Arts and crafts take the stage downtown Saturday during the Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival.

    In its sixth year, the event will be a part of the monthly Second Saturday focus in Elizabethtown's downtown.

    Located in the Cherry and Plum Alley parking lot, the event is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

    The event features artisans from Hardin County and surrounding areas with more than 30 arts and crafts booths containing anything from jewelry to clothing to artwork.

  • Ken Bench, Radcliff Knights of Columbus Council No. 12623, presents a check for $1,286.50 to Brandon Simpson, local volunteer and basketball coach for Hardin County Special Olympics, at the basketball banquet April 14. The money donated what a result of the Tootsie Roll Drive held last September. The next Tootsie Roll drive is Sept. 12 through 14.

  • “Monarchs in the Mountains Viceroys in the Vale” was the theme of the 83rd annual meeting of the Garden Club of Kentucky on April 8 and 9 in London, Ky. This Garden Club of Kentucky was represented from 66 clubs across the state with representatives from all five districts, the South Atlantic Region, and the National Garden Club. Attending from The Garden Club of Elizabethtown were Joyce Effinger, President, Deborah Weise, Andrea McWright, Ron Kowalkoski and Ann Kowalkoski, the Dogwood district director representing 16 clubs.

  • The General Federation of Woman’s Clubs held its state convention April 10 through 13 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members who attended included Jackie Ball, Bobbie Dille, Betty Sue French, Betty Jackson, Maritza Johnson, Regina Lancaster, Cora Ellen McKinley, Andrea McWright and Diane Willis, past president. Willis serves as fourth district governor and in 2013 won the Most Outstanding Governor Award. This year she received Kentucky Most Outstanding Clubwoman.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, left, and Rotarian Hardin McLane, right, welcome special guest speaker Mike Pollio, executive director of the Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame. Pollio briefed the club on the ongoing efforts to complete Phase I of the project and defended Elizabethtown as the appropriate choice for the location of this important Kentucky attraction.

  • Death has a way of making you think — a lot.

    And so does 15 hours of driving interstates and highways, backroads and into rest stops between one home and another.

    The recent death of my brother-in-law, Rick Tyo, has not only unleashed plenty of emotions for those who knew and loved him, but brought up plenty of reasons to think about one’s own life.

    I suppose it’s that way for anyone who loses someone dear to them at a young age, maybe at any age.