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Today's Features

  • The City of Elizabethtown and E-town Tourism and Convention Burea recently thanked sponsors of Heartland Festival in the Park 2012 of the $5,000 level and higher, including First Federal Savings Bank, WAKY 103.5 & Big Cat WLVK, not pictured.

  • BAKER. Air Force Airman Matthew R. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School, he is the son of Dennis and Elizabeth Baker of Hodgenville.

  • AUMACK. Air Force Airman Steven M. Aumack graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2009 graduate of Eagle River High School in Eagle River, Ak., he is the son of Renee Pack of Rineyville.

  • During the Aug. 11 Second Saturday Downtown Elizabethtown event, JoAnn Winkenhofer, left, and Regina Lancaster, wear Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown T-shirts and hand out maps and brochures for recycling and for special historical interests of the city. A Civil War drama also was being held at the Brown-Pusey House cosponsored with the Hardin County History Museum. Club members hared a tent with Winkenhofer’s husband, Alan, who was grilling hot dots and bratwurst for guests at the event.

  • By RON BENNINGFIELD

    LaRue County Schools has been selected as one of four “Diamond in the Rough” districts in Kentucky by the Bluegrass Institute forPublic Policy Solutions for LaRue’s notably above-average academic performance versus per pupil funding despite the district’s student poverty rate.

    The other districts include Eminence Independent and Graves and Mason counties.

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

    Estate of Anita Oakes Coffman to Glenn E. Green Jr., property in Glendale, $65,918.16.

    Glenn E. Jr. and Dianna L. Green to Hans J. and Peggy A. Thomsen, property in Glendale, $70,000.

    Hans J. and Peggy A. Thomsen to Hans J. and Peggy A. Thomsen, 712 W. Rhudes Creek Road, Glendale, $265,100.

    Robin Strange Cooke LLC to Patrick Sr. and Ethel Lohden, 2526 Leitchfield Road, Elizabethtown, $106,700.

  • 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.

    Bench Mark, , 404 College St. Road, Suite 100, Elizabethtown. Use: tenant office.

    Dr. Bizer’s Vision World, 1609 N. Dixie Ave., Suite 100, Elizabethtown. Use: renovation/expansion.

    Speedway/Super America, 1005 D. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Use: commercial.

  • Elizabethtown organist Kevin Faulkner will be the first performer of the annual Noon Organ Recital Series at Campbellsville University.

    The series features several organists. Two are from Elizabethtown.

  • Looming behind the 10 chairs on stage, like a shadowy backdrop, crisscrossed pieces of lumber support longer planks that represent a split-rail fence.

    Like the 1998 incident that spurred the creation of “The Laramie Project,” the fence is not the focal point but rather the foundation for something larger.

    “The Laramie Project,” the latest production being performed by Hardin County Playhouse, examines the Wyoming town where Matthew Shepard was murdered rather than the murder itself.

  • Local group The Brian Young Band will headline a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The band has been an opening act for other country artists who performed at the State Theater, including John Anderson and Mark Chesnutt.

    “My band and I are ready to give a high-energy and a crowd-pleasing show that’s great for all ages,” Young said.