Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Stick ’em up for a good cause.

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is holding a train robbery to benefit Crusade for Children at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    A 90-minute train ride offers views of the Rolling Fork River Valley, but a gang of robbers are on the prowl. In the midst of the cops-and-robbers action, passengers can surrender their money to the robbers, and all loot collected from the thieves is donated to Crusade for Children.

  • In theaters, Jeremy Renner (“The Avengers”) takes over the “Bourne” franchise in “The Bourne Legacy.”

    The franchise began with a trilogy of films staring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a mind-manipulated assassin who suddenly realizes who he is and what he’s done. Bourne decides he wants out. The trilogy then follows his attempt to escape the assassin life and expose the people who made him that way. Plus, there’s a lot of running and chasing.

  • Stone Hearth Restaurant and Catering and food columnist and cookbook author Nora Sweat are teaming up for a special brunch.

    The “Mama and Me” brunch and buffet is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elizabethtown restaurant. The meal costs $11.95 a person.

    The buffet features recipes from Sweat’s “Mama and Me” cookbook. A portion of cookbook sales will be donated to the Addison Blair Foundation.