Today's Features


    “If you can read this thank a teacher.”

    I have seen this quote on a bumper sticker several times. However, I must admit I haven’t taken the time to personally thank all the special teachers and staff who made a lasting impact on my life. Have you?

    I believe we get so absorbed in the fast pace world and the even quicker pace of our lives that we sometimes take for granted the gifts that surround us. I know I do.

  • 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.

    Timothy Ashley, 356 Burns Road, county. Use: workshop.

    Jordan Case, 3401 Burns Road, county. Use: deck.

    Hollis Goldstein, 1370 Hargan Road, Vine Grove. Use: garage.

    Joseph Bowman, 363 Hollow Bridge Road, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

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

    David G. Newton to Carl Jr. and Jequita Hale, lot 21 Hughes Commerce Center, Elizabethtown, $85,000.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Dale M. Garrett, 110 Belaire Drive, Rineyville, $64,000.

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs to John Schwegmann and Melinda Craig, lot 7 Farr View Estates, county, $65,000.

  • On April 7, members of Elizabethtown Baptist Church elected Sonny L. Hernandez as senior pastor. Since 1997, he has served in the armed forces, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a Chaplain (Captain) in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

    Hernandez earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also is a doctoral student at Tennessee Temple University.

    He is married to Shawna and they have one son.

    For more information visit www.elizabethtownbaptistchurch.com.

  • Fantasy, tradition, music and mystery make up the 2013-2014 theater season in Hardin County.

    Hardin County Playhouse and Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School have announced new seasons, bringing variety on this year’s playbill.

    The PAC’s season continues to explore the motto “Because all the world’s a stage,” director Bart Lovins said.

  • This year’s summer movie season is jam-packed with action, irreverent comedies, animation and Shakespeare in the hands of Joss Whedon.

    The season blasted off last weekend with the release of “Iron Man 3.” But the action movies don’t stop there.

  • Being in the line of work I’m in, I’ve had the opportunity to interview artists of all kinds: musicians, painters, novelists, poets, sculptors, crafters, photographers and others.

    Often when I talk to them about creativity, I find the process is virtually the same across the board. Artists are inspired by everything, and inspiration often cannot be predicted.

    I thought about this while on a fishing and camping trip to Land Between the Lakes last weekend with my other half, Rebecca Ricks.

  • To kick off the summer movie season, Robert Downey Jr. is back as billionaire superhero Avenger Tony Stark in “Iron Man 3.”

    But things are a bit different this time around. Stark has left his playboy ways to settle down with Pepper Potts. He also is dealing with the memories and emotions of what happened to him while fighting with the Avengers in his last adventure.

  • As students study for the last exams of their high school careers, the senior sponsors at local high schools are facing a test of their own — staging a commencement ceremony for hundreds of graduates.

    Planning the graduation ceremony begins months before the ceremony takes place. The process generally starts with ordering caps and gowns, as well as tickets, announcements and programs for the event.

  • Second-graders from St. James Catholic Regional School in Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1558 deliver handmade get-well cards to patients on the pediatric and skilled care units at Hardin Memorial Hospital. While there, they visited the onsite chapel and received a history lesson on the large murals hanging throughout the lobby area.