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Today's Features

  • On Feb. 7, the Rotaract Club of Greater Hardin County welcomed guest speaker, Dennis Ogbe. Ogbe is a parolympic gold medalist in track and field. Members and guests experienced an inspiring and motivating speech about overcoming adversity and being your best self. Pictured, president Travis Roberts thanks Ogbe for his inspiring words.

  • At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, Lion Sam Alexander was recognized as a “Distinguished Lion.” Lion Alexander works tirelessly for the preservation of eye sight — the Lions Club’s main goal. Further, he actively participates in all of the clubs fund-raising projects. He and his wife, Mary Ann, were seated at a place of honor at the head table.

  • The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) held its monthly meeting Jan. 17, at its clubhouse on Fort Knox.

  • Army National Guard Master Sgt. Debby K. O’Donnell has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. O’Donnell is a member of the 1249th Engineer Battalion, Salem, Ore. She has served 15 years in the military. She is the daughter of Ronald D. Smith of Graham, Wash., and Joy B. Boyles of Killeen, Texas. Her husband, Scott A. O'Donnell, is the son of James P. and Dee O’Donnell of Albany, Ore. She is a 1982 graduate of Fort Knox High School.

  • Couples don’t stand a ghost of a chance of being overlooked by the Historic State Theater, which offers a Valentine’s Day movie special, but not before it offers a classic movie from the ’50s.

    The theater presents “Marjorie Morningstar,” a 1958 film starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday. Wood portrays a college student who falls in love with Kelly, a would-be dramatist, while she is working as a counselor at summer camp.

    Tickets for the movie are $5 each.

  • The arts, specifically music, brought Brian and Susan Froedge together.

    They knew each other professionally when Brian, band director at North Hardin High School, began his career in band directing and Susan came back from college to help during band camp.

    After she began teaching at Radcliff Middle School, they began dating. Susan said the late Chuck Campbell, who was band director at NHHS, liked to take credit for being their matchmaker.

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

    Homesales Inc. to Roger Ashley, 2597 Rineyville Big Springs Road, Rineyville, $86,000.

    Osage Express Inc. to Polyproperties LLC, property in J.S. Blair subdivision, county, no monetary consideration. FMV: $708,000.

    Paragon Properties of Kentucky LLC to Trademark Homes LLC, lot 31 Paragon Orchards subdivision, county, $35,000.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the Elizabethtown and Radcliff planning and development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

  • Recently Andrea McWright, first vice president and program chairman of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, presented a donation from the club to Rene Hutchinson, director of the Hardin County Public Library. The library is one of many recipients of donations from the club. The money is earmarked for literature pertinent to horticulture and gardening suitable for children and adults. Hutchinson expressed her appreciation to the club for its generosity. 

  • The Kentucky State Police is featuring a modern interpretation of a heritage-inspired American muscle car for its Trooper Island raffle this year: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic.

     Tickets are $10 each. Contact any Kentucky State Trooper, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer or any of the 16 KSP posts located throughout the state. Only 20,000 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn Aug. 26 at the Kentucky State Fair. Ticket holders do not have to be present at the drawing to win. The raffle winner is responsible for all tax and license fees.