Today's Features

  • “Saving Mr. Banks”
    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images
    Release date: Dec. 20
    Runtime: 125 minutes
    Rating: Excellence in film

    Sometimes you come across a film that is so beautiful you can’t help but love it. This is the case for “Saving Mr. Banks.”

  • 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.

    Deborah King, 4467 Valley Creek Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    John Latham, 11710 New Glendale Road, county. Use: barn.

    Wayne Henderson, property on Burns Road, county. Use: double-wide foundation.

    Joseph W. Prather, 209 Emerald Way, county. Use: pool.

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

    Dorothy Gentry to Jeremiah and Amy Dordyke, 773 Ireland School Road, Radcliff, $50,000.

    Joshua Brown to Richard Dodd Watson, 238 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown, $65,000.

    Steve Redmon Construction Inc. to Jonathan R. and Angela K. Fairbanks, 18 Bradley Trail, Elizabethtown, $233,436.55.

  • From the top of his jingle bell hat to the bottom of his elf-shoed feet, Bart Lovins is ready to play Crumpet the Elf in David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries.”

    The Hardin County Playhouse production is a fundraiser starring Lovins, director of the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    “Santaland Diaries” originally came to the public eye as a yearly broadcast on NPR, later adapted for the stage as a one-man show.

    The show, Lovins said, has a cult following.

  • Pianist Kory Caudill will tickle the ivories when the Historic State Theater presents “An Instrumental Christmas” at 7 p.m. Monday.

    Emily West, Historic State Theater executive director, said the show will mark the first time a grand piano will be on the theater stage. Nine other musicians will join Caudill, she said.

    West said while the show primarily is instrumental, a few of the songs will have vocals.

  • Elizabethtown author Howard T. Robinson began writing stories at about the age of 7.

    Forty years later, Robinson has published “Fallen Bridges,” his first novel.

    “I would describe it as a story that identifies the importance of truth-telling and openness,” Robinson said.

    Robinson said he realized over the years “people hold things to themselves because they’re afraid.”

  • By Bonnie Jolly
    County Extension Agent for 4-H/Youth Development

    Each year 4-H leaders and families, celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H members during the annual “Banquet of Champions.” The dedication and commitment made by parents, adult volunteers and community partners help “To Make the Best Better” for youth in Hardin County. Early involvement and parental support teaches responsibility while fostering leadership, teamwork, goal setting and a desire to succeed.

  • Hardin County struck a chord with T.J. Rhoades many years ago.

    The musician, philanthropist and insurance agent strives to give back to the community he calls home.

    Rhoades, who has been with State Farm for 23 years, became an agent in Elizabethtown in 1996.

    He wants his office to be a hometown agency where he knows his customers and thinks of them like family, becoming involved in their lives, he said.

  • Elizabethtown Rotary Club President Val Claycomb, center, and Rotarian James Jeffries, right, welcome special guest speaker Bob Hack. Hack informed the club of the upcoming Relay for Life event May 9 at Central Hardin High School and the great efforts of the American Cancer Society for finding the cure.