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Today's Features

  • A one-day retreat focused on Thomas Merton is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center, Maple Mount (located 12 miles west of Owensboro on Hwy. 56). The theme will be “Thomas Merton Never Was a Senior Citizen.” The program will include prayer and a meditation on growing old by Sister Mary Matthias Ward, OSU, and a series of talks by the Rev. Anthony Shonis spotlighting Merton at various ages and stages of his life.

  • Brad Francis wrote his first book, “The Turtle Went to the Sea,” when he was in kindergarten.

    It was part of a class project in which students got to see their work bound.

    The project seemed to portend the life that awaited him.

    “I’ve been writing forever,” the Radcliff resident said.

    In September, Francis, 31, self-published “The Savvy Demon’s Guide to Godly Living,” his second full-length Christian novel. He also published a short story.

  • The Historic State Theater is offering a magical experience at 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Illusionist Dinky Gowen is in Elizabethtown to present a Houdini magic and escape show. The Halloween-themed show honors Houdini by featuring some of Houdini’s famous illusions, including the upside down straightjacket escape and milk can water escape.

    Along with escapes, the show includes vanishing acts, levitation, ventriloquism, fire eating and comedy.

    Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Seating is general admission.

  • Baptism is an act that should be seen and cheered, said the Rev. Gary Summers. It’s the kind of thing that should be done in the open, in the street, even.

    “The thing about baptism is it’s a celebration,” Summers said. “There should be cheering, there should be praising and hallelujahs with a baptism.”

  • The Historic State Theater is providing two weekends full of Halloween films.

    Friday and Saturday is a tribute to women who star in creepy films in a Ladies of Horror weekend. The weekend begins with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” (1962).

    This story of sisterly torment will make viewers think their sibling rivalries are nothing but child’s play. The psychological thriller was nominated for five academy awards with one win for best costume design.

  • Radcliff City Councilman Stan Holmes receives his Level 1 Leadership Award at Kentucky League of City Convention from KLC First Vice President Mayor Bill Sheckles.

  • The 38th annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is Oct. 26 and 27 in Elizabethtown.

    Knights will hand out Tootsie Roll candy in shopping centers and retail areas, accepting contributions that will benefit developmentally disabled citizens of Hardin County.

  • The first Optimist Club of Radcliff Opt-2-Run for Kids 5K Run and Walk was Sept. 14. The day was perfect with cool weather and low humidity. Participants began arriving as early as 7:30 a.m. to sign in or register and continued until the countdown from 10 at 8 a.m.

    Thirty-five runners and walkers began their route in front of Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The run lasted approximately one hour, with the first runner finishing at 21:35.