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Today's Features

  • By now, everyone is settling into the routine of school days. Well, maybe. Summer comes with long lazy mornings of rising near lunch time, spending time at the ball field or swimming pool, grabbing a snack from the pantry and possibly an evening dinner with family if there aren’t evening activities planned. In summer, the routine might change every day.

    There is something to be said about having a routine. Fortunately, being back in school, routines are be becoming the norm in Hardin County households with children.

  • State Sen. Dennis Parrett, Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes and Jeannette Stephens, not pictured, receive the Community Advocate and Legislators Award from National Association of Black Veterans. Also pictured are Irvin Lyons, the state commander for Kentucky, and Shedrick Jones.

  • Brother Gene and Janie Waggoner of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 30, 2013.

    They were married in 1953 at Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, KY.

    Brother Waggoner is a retired pastor and served Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff for 35 years before retiring in 1996. He also is a Korean War veteran.

    Mrs. Waggoner retired from Radcliff Middle School in 1996.

  • 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.

    Brian and Connie Brown, lot 0 Arvil Wise Lane, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Larry and Linda Welsh, 2004 Burns Road, Radcliff. Use: pole barn.

    James Priddy, 14 Captiva Court, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

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

    Joseph W. and Jennie Prather to David L. and Amber H. Yerkes, property on Tunnel Hill Church Road, Elizabethtown, $35,000.

    Shirley J. Mays to Carolyn J. Shepard, 111D Legacy Court, Elizabethtown, $210,000.

    Ronald and Francese Gatlin and Ricky L. Hodge to Kendall and Marcella Peters, property in Hardin County, $15,000.

  • Sylvester Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate his 95th birthday today, Aug. 30, 2013, the same day as his 50th wedding anniversary.

    He was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Fond du Lac, Wis.

    He joined the Army in 1942. He was in World War II in New Guinea and the Korean War. He retired from the Army after 26 years and then worked in civil service. After his second retirement, he and his wife Rosa volunteered at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein, Wis.

  • Sylvester and Rosa Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 30, 2013.

    They were married in Grosslangheim, Germany, on Aug. 30, 1963.

    Mr. Burg retired from the Army after 26 years.

    Mrs. Burg was a homemaker.

    They did volunteer work at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein for 14 years.

    They have three daughters, Sylvia of Williamsburg, Va., Pam of Vine Grove and Ingrid of Germany, and one grandson.

  • A pre-memorial service for Brother Fred Halbrooks, 92, is at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown with a reception to follow in the The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Educational Building.

    Brother Halbrooks, a native of Alabama, a graduate of Howard University (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

  • The sweet smell of barbecue and sounds of blues music will fill Eastman Park at Fort Knox beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Blues performers Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Kim Massie will be on stage during the free event.

    Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, was part of the family gospel group The Staple Sisters who performed the songs “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself.”

  • Members of the Elizabethtown band Candlefly want their music to be better known than their namesake.

    The rock band’s name is an archaic term for a moth.

    “I have to give my mother-in-law credit for that,” bassist Scotty Lafollette said.

    Lafollette, 35, looked up the word when his mother-in-law used it to describe an insect. Though the insect she had referred to wasn’t the moth he found referenced, he liked the word.