Today's Features

  • United Way of Central Kentucky is looking for Hardin County talent.

  • Not everything is as it seems, especially when Missoula Children’s Theatre puts its trademark twist on a classic fairy tale.

    After a week of rehearsals about 50 area students will perform “Red Riding Hood” today and Saturday. MCT, a nonprofit organization, wraps up its summer tour at Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    In MCT’s version of the fairy tale, Big Bad Wolf still is portrayed as a “rogue forest creature,” Chelsea Swearingen, MCT tour actor and director, said.

  • Kennedy Selbe, daughter of Sgt. First Class Ron and Aurora Selbe of Elizabethtown, qualified to compete in the 2012 Coca-Cola Talent Classic Semi-Finals Competition at the Kentucky State Fair. She competed with a pointe variation from the ballet, Gissette, on Aug. 18 in the south wing conference center.

  • I’ve been thinking a lot lately about want and need and the differences between the two.

    Growing up I remember my mother saying over and over again “You don’t need that, you want it.” In my young, deprived-of-the-latest-Barbie mind, she was being unnecessarily cruel. But of course she was right.

  • The Elizabethtown Junior Woman’s Club is hosting its second annual charity cocktail event from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Quality Inn in Bardstown, to benefit the Addison Jo Blair Foundation and Flaget Cancer Center.

    The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, prepared Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Culinary Arts, cash bar, music, photography sessions, door prizes and a silent auction.

  • Cynthia Kelly Overall with her still-life oil painting, which sold for $4,100 at the Taste of the Heartland Art Auction to benefit the Hardin-LaRue Community Health Clinic.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown held a luncheon Aug. 11 at Pritchard Community Center. The highlight of the luncheon was a fashion show where, clothes from merchants were featured. A lunch was provided by Atria Assisted Living and Shirley Pond from Atria and member of the Woman’s Club.

  • The Heartland Festival in the Park’s Baby Contest, sponsored by Republic Bank, is Aug. 24 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet five years old. Contests for 0-24 months are at 5:30 p.m. and 25 months to not yet 5 years are at 6:30 p.m.

    Preregistration fee is $10. Registration is $15 the day of the contest.

  • Hardin County Playhouse held it end-of-season volunteer appreciation party June 25. The awards were presented by Board President Marilyn Notestine. Kaity Paschetto was awarded the Hardin County Playhouse $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan this fall. Paschetto has starred in several Hardin County Playhouse productions.

  • A camping trip with his son more than two decades ago sparked a fire in John Greenwell that resulted in the Elizabethtown man becoming a major supporter of disc golf for the Hardin County area.

    Since then, Greenwell, 59, has helped bring a disc golf course to Freeman Lake Park and has been tournament director at tournaments held at the park beginning in 2002.

    “We had it nine years in a row here until last year,” Greenwell said of the tournament.