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Today's Features

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

    Magnolia Farms LLC to Ben and Kelli Yates, lot 36 Charleston Way, Elizabethtown, $80,500.

    Thomas Lee and Lana Kathryn Brandenburg to Marvin and Karen Tharpe and Jerry and Donna Tharpe, 526 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, $50,000.

    Donna P. Ghaderi to Marilyn Nelson Smith, 737 W. Bryan Road, Elizabethtown, $305,000.

  • Dusty June Finch of Elizabethtown plays with dolls, but they’re not your average Barbies.

    Finch, 37, specializes in what is known as dark art, creating macabre dolls that are particularly fitting during the Halloween season. She calls them dead dolls or sometimes refers to them as zombie dolls and sells them at area shops through her page on Facebook, Skeletons in My Closet.

  • Hardin County Playhouse is seeking adults and children to take part in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

    The story, based on a book, follows the production of a church Christmas pageant with the added struggle of keeping the six members of the Herdman family in line.

    Auditions are at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex.

    Director Bo Cecil is casting the naughty Herdman kids and many others in the large cast of young performers.

  • Members of the Gold Vault Chapter 1051, Vietnam Veterans of America meet once a month to plan activities in support of the community. Activities during the month include picking up litter along Veterans Way in Elizabethtown, helping Warm Blessings stock supplies for those in need, advise veterans filing claims, working with the Wounded Warrior Program and more.

    Veteran organizations team up with each other to organize events for the public. They participate in parades, ceremonies and set up booths for veterans and the public for organized events.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary President Val Ousey Claycomb, left, and President-Elect James Jeffries, right, welcome Michael Veach, Bourbon Historian for The Filson Historical Society of Louisville, who spoke to club members of the early days of bourbon distilling in Kentucky. Veach also is the author of “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.”

  • The Kentucky Public Retirees is a non-profit organization of retired Kentucky government employees whose mission is to have input into protecting their retirement future.The Lincoln Trail Chapter traveled to Cave City on Oct. 14 and had a lunch meeting at Watermill Restaurant.

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee spoke about redistricting and the Affordable Care Act and the Sept. 9 club meeting at Ryans.

    The Lincoln Trail Chapter of KPR meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month at Ryans.

  • Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen conducts the Haycraft Family Association’s 27th annual benefit auction Oct. 12 at Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

  • State Sen. Dennis Parrett spoke to members of the Elizabethtown Hardin LaRue Retired Teachers Association at a recent meeting. Introduced by Jimmie Dee Kelley, Parrett expressed appreciation to local teachers who guided his own education experiences; some of those teachers were in the audience.

    Parrett talked about his experiences in the General Assembly, discussed major issues facing the 2014 session and answered questions regarding concerns for public education the KTRS.

  • Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International began its recent meeting with a ceremony of remembrance in honor of Garnett Wilson and Iris Hodge. Cherie Mingus, Sue Story and Melanie VanTassel shared information and memories of these two members.

    President Lois Pierce reviewed goals for the biennium. Routine business included adoption of the budget, payment of dues and committee reports.

    Susan Cross shared highlights from the Southeast Regional Conference held in Florida. Susan Cross, Sue Story, Ramona Jeffries and Shelia Wilkinson represented Mu Chapter.

  • “Escape Plan” stars two of Hollywood’s biggest heavy hitters, “The Expendables” co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film isn’t the same quality as some in their heyday, but it’s the best performance of their elder years I’ve seen.

    Stallone’s character’s job is to find flaws in prison security. He’s an expert in breaking out of prisons and he’s met his biggest challenge, a prison designed on his research. And someone wants him kept there.