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Today's Features

  • Local children get their chance to shine as The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    MCT is a touring educational children’s theater from Montana It is the 38th year for the international tour project, tour actor and director Kirsten Paisley said.

  • Auditions for the Hardin County Playhouse production of the longest-running play in history are 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

    No preparation is needed for the auditions for “The Mousetrap” at Plum Alley Theater at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Needed for the play are five men and three women of varying ages, HCP artistic director Bo Cecil said. Readings from the script will be provided, he said.

  • H.L. "Hank" and JoAnn Bratcher Beatty of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2013.

    They were married Aug. 31, 1963, in Jeffersonville, Ind.

    Mr. Beatty retired after 35 years from Fort Knox. He enjoys hunting.

    Mrs. Beatty enjoys crocheting.

    They have four children; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Past Kentucky State Commander Military Order of Purple Heart Irvin Lyons Jr. received Region II Purple Heart 2013 Patriot of the Year while attending the National Purple Convention in Rogers, Ark., Aug. 10. He was accompanied by his wife, Gail Lyons.

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    Chapter No. 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Aug. 5 in the conference room at Nolin RECC. The evening potluck meeting was well attended, including several new members and guests.

    Members received National NARFE and legislative issue updates, which affect all active and retired government employees. Members also learned the State Convention will be in Louisville in April, and dues for new members have been reduced to $40 for next year.

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    The second annual baby shower for Clarity Solutions for Women was Aug. 4 at First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.

    Baby bottles were handed out in advance by the organizer of the shower, LaAnna Mraz, with instructions to fill the bottles with change. Slightly more than 100 bottles were distributed and returned with more than $1,500 in coins.

  • The Elizabethtown Police Department hosted an open house Aug. 10 for the public to learn more about what the department does for the community. The Hardin County LEO Wives, a local support group for spouses of law enforcement, was there to help out with the event. They handed out flashlights and had a coloring table set up for the kids. Several children stopped by to color and ask questions about police officers.

  • Sitting in the theater watching “Paranoia,” I thought it would make a great scenario for a TV crime drama. It’s not the type of movie that plays well on the big screen.

    First off, look at the title. When someone is paranoid, there’s usually an irrational fear behind it. The main character in this movie wasn’t paranoid; he was being followed, blackmailed and other seedy things. With that kind of title, you’d think there was a twist at the end leaving him in a paranoid state, which wasn’t the case.