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Today's Features

  • For Elizabethtown native Aimee Boyd, a festive atmosphere is part of her job.

    As vice president of communications for the Kentucky Derby Festival, Boyd helps coordinate and promote events leading up to what has been called the most exciting two minutes in sports.

    “A few folks might think we only work a few weeks out of the year, but we work year round,” she said.

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

    Eugene and Georgia F. Blair to Ronald Dewayne Blair, six acres along Ky. 86, Cecilia, $1 plus love and affection. FMV: $19,400.

    John G. Conlin to Wilma J. and John Coy, 1122 Stovall Road, Elizabethtown, $70,000.

    Fox-KHI LLC to Keith A. and Dorothy N. Anderson, 138 Vineland Parkway Drive, Vine Grove, $235,000.

    Mandi Lee Day to Jeremy Steiner, Lot 14, Franklin Heights subdivision, Elizabethtown, $92,000.

  • 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.

    Michael Puckett, 40 Valley Creek Spur, Elizabethtown, residential addition.

    Robert Kiser, 329 Raintree Drive, Elizabethtown, remodel, basement finish.

    Tammy Ray, 1410 Locust Grove Road, Elizabethtown, single-family dwelling.

  • Donna Thomas traded a stethoscope for farm life and never looked back.

    After 15 years as a registered nurse working in pediatrics, Thomas and her husband, Rick, decided they wanted to farm full time. In 1988, they purchased part of the Bethlehem Academy farm in rural Hardin County.

    Thomas, 59, grew up on a dairy farm about half a mile from where she lives now. The family plants corn and soybeans, grows hay, raises registered Angus cattle and maintains a tobacco greenhouse operation and wholesale distribution.

  • Dan Lee speaks to Ancestral Trails Historical Society members at the April Meeting. Lee spoke on Camp Nevin, located between Glendale and Sonora. It was the home of at least 14,000 or more troops during the Civil War. It was located on the farm of David Nevin, for whom the camp was named. The camp was about six miles long along the Nolin River. It also was located near the railroad so delivery of food and other goods could be brought in. About 900 men died there of sickness or because they were shot. These bodies would later be moved to other locations.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown held its monthly meeting April 4 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. President Betty Sue French called the meeting to order and member and veteran, Ruth Reichert led the pledge to the flag. Martha Mengel gave the devotion.

    Bobbie Dille, second vice president, introduced the program presenter, Kay Melton. Melton shared unique and creative designs in gifts she had made for friends and family.

  • March 28 marked the first Fort Duffield benefit auction and chili supper. Fran Moore of West Point served as the chairman for the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee. Ellen “Sissy” Masterson chaired the chili supper. Both events took place at the Barker Masonic Lodge No. 129 in West Point, Kentucky.

  • On April 8, four scouts with Cub Scout Pack No. 130, chartered by Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, were awarded the Boy Scouts of America Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award for completing rigorous requirements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Elizabethtown author Russell Lunsford has published his second children’s book.

    “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, General George Washington and the American Revolution” was published in March and is Lunsford’s second children’s book featuring the title character. Benjamin Nathan Tuggle is a 12-year-old who finds he can time travel.

    Lunsford’s first children’s book was “Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer, Daniel Boone and the Settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky.”

  • It has been about six months since we welcomed a Pomeranian puppy into our home and Zorro has kept things interesting.

    Not only has he been dubbed Zorro the Destroyer, because of his penchant for turning everything into personal chew toys, but he has become an active sparring partner for Tybalt.

    Maybe one of the most noticeable contributions Zorro has made to the household is providing a springboard for new language.

    Let me explain.