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Today's Features

  • Bruce Vickers lives his life like his craft. An environmentalist of sorts, he turns recycled items and other materials found on his land into works of art.

    Vickers has dabbled in many art forms since he retired from teaching 18 years ago. 

    “I piddle around with all kinds of art — painting, wood carving, furniture — but I just seem to like twigs and we’ve got a lot of them,” he said.

  • Privates by Choice, a band made up of Kentucky musicians, performs at 11 am. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The free concert, which is at the park’s visitor center patio, offers original musical scores by the band that will highlight the labors of the nation during the Civil War, according to a news release from the park.

    Privates by Choice perform a selection of newly composed acoustic/folk songs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.

  • The Brian Young Band, a Hardin County band that has opened for notable country acts, offers its show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for preferred seating.

    Having opened for musical acts such as Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, The Brian Young Band performs classic country hits, new country songs and original compositions.

  • Beverly Lewis, a New York Times bestselling author, will visit Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox to discuss and sign her latest novel.

    Lewis appears at 6 p.m. Monday as part of the Authors at Your Library series. She will discuss and sign the fourth novel in her Home to Hickory Hollow series, “The Secret Keeper.”

  • Paintings and mixed-media works are part of a free group exhibit through Sept. 26 at Morrison Art Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Various themes are explored by artists who met and studied together at Western Kentucky University.

    Morrison Art Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is in the James S. Owens Building No. 102 on the college campus.

  • Clara Harrison, president of ARHHC, Inc. receives a check for $4,200 from Jim Skees, Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus Council 1455 Tootsie Roll Drive chairman for the operation of Project LEARN. The project funds ongoing program services to developmentally disabled citizens of Hardin County. ARHHC Inc. also received a contribution of $2,000 from the Kentucky Knights of Columbus Association for Mentally Disabled Inc. in March. The 2013 Tootsie Roll Drive is Oct. 26 and 27.

  • Father Chuck Walker, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, awards service pins to Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers from left, Tom Mahoney - 20 years, Ann Gammon - 5 years, Susan Bahl -5 years, Patsy Smith - 5 years, Sue Taylor, vice president and treasurer – 5 years, Cathy Brown, charter member – 25 years. Not present were Mary Rose Domalewski – 15 years, Diane Guilmet – 5 years, Gail Hammann – 5 years and Gery Skees – 5 years.

  • Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members participate in the Heartland Festival parade. Jada Grey, the club’s scholarship recipient, rode in a red Corvette driven by Diane Willis, GFWC Kentucky Fourth District governor. Grey is a first-semester student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

  • Don Wesley and his sister, “Dot” celebrate July birthdays with the Hardin County Seniors in Elizabethtown. Also pictured are others with July birthdays who attended.