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Today's Features

  • “The Book Thief”
    Rated PG-13 for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material.
    Release date Nov. 27 nationally, Jan. 10 locally (last Hardin County showing is today)
    Runtime: 131 minutes
    Rating: Great performances, flat ending

    Literary fans have been waiting for the pages of the popular novel “The Book Thief” to appear on theater screens. The film had a limited release so far but hit local theaters over the weekend.

  • GODFREY. Hannah Godfrey, a senior at Elizabethtown High School, receives her confirmation of appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

  • Sometimes breakfast can get you into a rut. Most mornings, it’s an afterthought on the way out the door consisting of cereal, toast, oatmeal or something you can eat on the run.

    My morning rut is a bowl of the same kind of honey nut cereal every day of the week. Occasionally I change it up with toast but most mornings, breakfast is pretty boring and, honestly, kind of sad.

    Then there are the times you are running out of time for breakfast and get fast food on your way to work or eat a granola bar at your desk.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the cities of Elizabethtown and Radcliff planning and development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Charlotte King, 9069 N. Long Grove Road, Cecilia. Use: accessory structure.

    James and Marquita Ball, 162 Stoney Point Court, county. Use: accessory structure.

    RoyBennett, 108 Cecilianna Drive, county. Use: accessory structure.

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

    Memorial United Methodist Church to Coy D. and Pamela Gibson, 521 Bewley Boulevard, Elizabethtown, $115,500.

    Christopher M. Reynolds to Rachel M. Foster, 628 Harvard Drive, Elizabethtown, love and affection. FMV: $115,000.

    Henry C. and Lillian L. Hartley to Brian J. and Yvonne C. Wallace, 750 Franklin St., Radcliff, $110,000.

  • In preparation for auditions for its 2014 production, Youth Theatre of Hardin County is holding three winter workshops, the first of which begins Saturday.

    Held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, Saturday’s winter workshop requires a year’s membership fee of $35. Membership includes a T-shirt.

    The workshop is open to students in sixth through 12th grades who reside in Hardin County.

  • Calling his work “mind rockin’,”  Radcliff resident Gary Atwood, 45, has published a book of song lyrics under the name The Gemini Rising Rockin’ Machine.

    “Book One: Who Am I?” is available at www.Amazon.com and www.Createspace.com and is the first of his planned collections.

  • After retiring to the family farm in Sonora, Brenda Heaton spent six years unraveling the secrets of pottery.

    “It was a mysterious thing to me,” she said.

    She read about it, watched YouTube videos and practiced until she was comfortable with the craft.

    Heaton has felt a connection to the clay earth all her life.

    “I was born and raised on this land,” she said.

    As a kid, she often found herself making something out of clay such as pots and other objects, she said.

  • Hardin County A.M. Rotary Club President Daniel Tabb, left, and Rick Walters, right, welcome new members Mike Thomas and Bobby Tabb. Thomas is a realtor with Re/Max Executive Group and Bobby Tabb is general manager of Etown Truss.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, left, and Program Chairman James Jeffries, right, welcome special guest speaker Dr. Jessica Dowe, medical director of the Medical Weight Management Clinic at Hardin Memorial Health. Dr. Dowe informed the club that Kentucky is the ninth most obese state in the country and she presented medical and surgical weight management programs available through the clinic.