Today's Features

  • A good magician never shares his secrets, but a great one uses them for a good cause.

    Despite performing in lucrative places such as Las Vegas, local magician Joseph “Dinky” Gowen stays close to home by performing his magic at fundraisers for places such as the Hardin County Animal Shelter, local schools and civic club.

    Gowen has performed magic since age 6. His love for magic began when his mother, a regular attendee of his earliest shows, bought him a magic kit. He said it has been a pivotal part of his life ever since.

  • The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Joshua Thomas Tirado-Bailey, 21, Radcliff, and Kellie Arlena Chesser, 22, Radcliff. Married six months.

    James Timothy Puckett, 41, Elizabethtown, and Natalie Dawn Puckett, 46, Elizabethtown. Married 21 years.

    Carl Donovan Booth Jr., 49, Radcliff, and Doua Chee Kong, 28, Radcliff. Married four years.

    Bryan R. Hively, 48, Elizabethtown, and Brandy Ann Beck, 37, Vine Grove. Married 17 years.

  • The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Jade N. Alquizar (1992). Failure to maintain required auto insurance and failure to wear seatbelts. Fine of $1,000, probated for two years but subject to monitoring.

  • Allegro Dance Theatre will present the ballet “Graduation Ball” at 7 p.m. Friday and again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The ballet centers on a turn-of-the-century girls’ finishing school graduation, Allegro Director Carol Zagar said. Cadets from the military are invited to the graduation and a love story occurs.

  • Author Joseph Finder will be at Barr Memorial Library on Fort Knox at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss and sign copies of his new book “Suspicion.” Finder is appearing as a part of the library’s Authors at Your Library series.

    According to Finder’s website, “Suspicion” is a “novel about a single father who, to protect his daughter, makes a choice with dire consequences.”

  • It wasn’t until well after he began college that Central Hardin High School graduate John Keabler began to think he might be able to have a career in acting.

    Now with TV, movie and stage roles among his credits, Keabler is plying his craft as part of Shakespeare Theatre Company in the nation’s capital in two Shakespeare productions, “Henry IV, Part 1” and “Henry IV, Part 2.” The plays run until June 8 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C.

    Keabler shares the stage with veteran actor Stacy Keach, who portrays Falstaff.

  • The following marriage licenses were issued in Hardin County:

    Phoenix Tyza Anderson, 26, Lexington, and Michael Merrail Shepherd Jr., 26, LaGrange.

    Tonya Renee Faurote, 43, Louisville, and Brian Thomas Hale, 24, Fort Knox.

    Ashley Marie Clairmont, 22, Hodgenville, and Syd Ulis III, 23, Elizabethtown.

    Lauren Ashley Jones, 24, Elizabethtown, and Herve Marc Drompt, 29, Dubai, UAE.

    Margaret Elaine Crawford, 65, and Thomas Allan Mills, 67, both of Elizabethtown.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 Elizabethtown installed its new officers for 2014-15, from left, Committee at Large  Mauhee Edmondson, Secretary Diane Kennedy, Committee at Large Donna Thurman, Committee at Large Carol Parrett, Second Vice Betty Schneiders, Assistant Sgt. of Arms Nance Carr, Sgt. of Arms Mary Jane Karthman, Chaplain Alice Townsend, Past Unit President Jerilynn Kabe, Historian Roxanna Lee, Treasurer Virginia Hobbs and President Elaine Hall President. Not pictured First Vice Jane Casher.

  • Col. Bill Ostlund, Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team Fort Knox, presents Al Maruszewski, commander American Legion Hardin Post 113, a gift from the unit thanking American Legion for supporting the 3rd Brigades deployments and return from Afghanistan.

  • Fort Knox Spouses and Community Club held its April meeting at the Landing Zone. The sock hop theme included music and a bubble gum blowing contest.  Other activities included presenting checks to the Gold Rush horse charity recipient, the Backpack Program and a community grant recipient, CASA of the Heartland. For information, contact FKSCC.membership@yahoo.com.