Today's Features

  • The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce recognizes students from area High Schools for their academic achievements and extracurricular activities by presenting them with an ABC (Academics Means a Better Community) Student of the Month Award. At the Feb. 12, chamber luncheon, Mackensie Beecher York from John Hardin High School, received the award. Pictured are Brad Richardson, chamber CEO/president; Mackensie York; Tom Carrico, Hardin Memorial Health, this month’s ABC Sponsor; and Ray Springsteen, chamber board chairman.

  • 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.

    Bradley and Robyn Welch, 341 Dogwood Circle, Radcliff. Use: attached accessory structure.

    Tracy Barile, 100 E. Donna Reed Blvd., Cecilia. Use: addition.

    Leonard Edlin, 574 Youngers Creek, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

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

    Mark A. Aide to Landon M. and Stacee Walker, 203 Johns Road, Radcliff, $127,000.

    Charles H. and Jane Lanz to James R. Jr. and Lori Burks, 224 W. French St., Elizabethtown, $187,000.

    William Louis Dowell to David and Kathleen Edlin, property in Hardin County, $3,000.

    James C. II and Mildred Dowdell to Rocky L. and Deborah G. Campbell, property in Elizabethtown, $46,822.50.

  • The sun will come out for the Allegro Dance Theatre as it presents “Annie Jr.” Friday night at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The original authors and lyricists created the junior version for schools, Allegro director Carol Zagar said. It is used to help students learn literature and be able to produce and perform the musical for their schools, she said.

    The 60-minute version has all the original songs except the title song, “Annie,” Zagar said.

  • The Blue Soul Gypsys return to the Historic State Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Aaron McDowell, Justin Perz and Jeffery Scott make up the band with a sound that mixes progressive, classic, southern, blues and rock music. They met at Pandaruella Productions, a local studio headed by Jacob and Samantha Langley.

  • Growing up in a family in which most everyone played an instrument or sang was bound to have an influence on Travis Puryear.

    “Music is a huge impact in my life,” he said.

    The 21-year-old Elizabethtown resident has been playing guitar since he was 12. Originally from Grayson County, Puryear played in the orchestra beginning in middle school and has learned to play other instruments.

    Puryear also can play violin and bass guitar, though he admits he’s “not so great” on drums.

  • Residents of Helmwood Healthcare sorted and packed 30 bags of personal care items with help from Joan Dale, Warm Blessing dining room coordinator, and Marvin Dale, Warm Blessings board member. The bags will be given to patrons of Warm Blessings on an as needed bases.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, left, and President-Elect James Jeffries, right, welcome special guest speaker Steve Vest, editor in chief of Kentucky Monthly Magazine. Kentucky Monthly is focused on the stories of everyday Kentuckians and the connections we have world-wide.

  • I can’t believe it’s been a year since I began with the Fun For Everyone Project. I’ve met some amazing people and have done some amazing things.

    But I’m not done yet. We have a lot of things planned for 2014 like Party in the Park on Aug. 16 at Optimist Park in Vine Grove and a 5k. We also have a variety of fundraisers planned at local restaurants.

    We also are 501(c)(3) certified. We have raised about $35,000 so far. I would like to thank all the people in Vine Grove and in Hardin County who have been supporting me along the way.

  • Elizabethtown Lions Club Lion Al Mathers presents the Elizabethtown High School Student of the Month plaque to Daniel Crain. Crain holds a 3.7 grade-point average and is the captain of the EHS tennis team, a member of Beta Club, FCA, pep and Spanish clubs. He is a member of Memorial Methodist Church and is serving with its youth group. He plans to attend the University of Kentucky to major in biology with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. Accompanying Crain were his parents, David and Penny Crain.