Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The benefit auction for Neal McDowell and family on Sept. 23 was publicized by local newspapers, radio, Facebook, printed fliers and word of mouth. We are pleased to report the event was a resounding success.

    Relatives, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and members of many church families turned out to enjoy the fellowship of sharing a meal and joining in lively bidding for the numerous auction items, gift certificates and homemade cakes and goodies. The day was opened and closed with prayer.

  • For a foodie, the advent of fall means soup and chili season has arrived.

    Spicy tortilla soup is a good step between soup and chili. It’s spicy like chili but is a soup so it’s not as thick.

    I used less chili powder and cumin than the recipe suggests. Spices in a recipe usually can be adjusted for an individual’s taste.

    If you’ve cooked much with spicy chili peppers such jalapeno, you know there’s a risk of slight pain. Contact to the skin can cause a burning or stinging sensation.