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Today's Features

  • Fort Knox and VFW Post 10281 of Vine Grove recently sponsored a veteran’s bowling tournament at Fort knox. There were 26, five-person teams, ages 18 to 92, that bowled. A local team, Band of Brothers, was the winner. Pictured is Bob Pack, commander of VFW Post 10281 with Hal Gladsen of Newport and bowlers from other parts of Kentucky. An awards ceremony, dinner and dance was held later at VFW Post 10281.

  • Commander Elect 2012-13 Butch Ferrell recently presented a monetary donation to the Deptarment of Kentucky VFW Ladies Auxiliary for its cancer aid and research program. Accepting the donation is Jenina Montgomery, Fourth District president.

  • COUCH. Army Pfc. Dillon W. Couch has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. A 2010 graduate of Liberty High School in Kissimmee, Fla., he is the son of Lori and Steve Couch Sr. of Radcliff.

  • SMITH. Army Spec. Byron Smith Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. A 2005 graduate of Greensboro East High School in Ala., he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Talladega College in Ala. He is the son of Willie Mae Smith of Greensboro and Fayon Davis of Elizabethtown.

  • Denise Jones, representing the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting May 8. She gave a talk on the dairy industry and many of the  specifics of running a dairy farm. Pictured are Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley and Jones.

  • 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.

    Snappy Tomato Pizza, 3046 Dolphin Drive, Suite 107, Elizabethtown. Use: alteration.

    Mid America Distributors Inc., 200 St. John Road, Elizabethtown. Use: fireworks tent.

    Michael Eades, 274 Riley Way, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

  • Sources including the Bible, fairy tales and Shakespeare find their way into the 2012-13 season for Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center.

    For HCP Artistic Director Bo Cecil, planning a season means a balance of productions, allowing for a variety of tastes.

    “Whenever I design a season, I try to think of it as people going to a really nice dinner,” Cecil said. He equated the productions to different courses of a meal.

    The dinner begins Aug. 10 with a serving of “Seussical, The Musical.”

  • A Hart County minister has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

    In a list of hundreds of recommendations for various roles, the 2012 SBC Committee on Nominations selected John E. Smith, pastor of Munfordville Baptist Church, for its top decision-making body.

    Smith replaces Scott F. Kilgore of Bowling Green, who declined to serve a second term. If approved, Smith’s term would continue until 2016.

  • By Gary French

    AdvancED is the world’s largest educational network and their comprehensive dedication to accreditation, professional learning, innovation and information and education technologies has made them the world’s premier accreditation organization.

    The accreditation process for schools and districts is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts for the benefit of their students.