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Today's Features

  • Laura Thurston brings her unique one-woman band to The Depot Tavern in Vine Grove at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    Thurston is a Charleston, S.C., musician who plays a suitcase for a kick drum, a tambourine with her foot as well as a guitar and harmonica all while singing in a folk-grass sound.

    Thurston has played music since she was young and began a solo career in 2011 performing along the East Coast, according to a news release.

  • Jerry R. Taylor, R.N., has been awarded the commission of Kentucky Colonel. He was nominated by Diane Logsdon for his dedication and achievements in nursing. Taylor has been the recipient of the employee of the month, Emergency Room Nurse of the Year and Nursing Excellence awards.

    Taylor retired from Hardin Memorial Hospital in 2012 after 38 years of service.

  • Voice and piano students of Elizabethtown music teacher Mila Nikolic gave a spring recital at Plum Alley Theatre on May 16.  Back row, Nikolic, teacher and director, Kimberly Strange, piano accompanist, Alex Greer, William Wilson, Tom Durkan, Alanna Graham, Bo Cecil, lights and sound, and Josh McKain, announcer; center row, Alex Summers, Lili Morgan, Sarah Katherine Meece and Grace Greenwell; and front row, Cheyanne and Tayshawn Nickels and Josie and Jessica Smallwood. 

  • Lead by Col. Haun, Central Hardin JROTC students invested more than 100 hours to Mission Hope For Kids by doing spring cleaning for the Mission during Central Hardin Service Day on March 23. For information on the program or to volunteer, visit missionhopeforkids.org or call 765- 4673.

  • The Elizabethtown Area Christian Women’s Connection’s bi-monthly luncheon was May 13.

    Approximately 60 members from Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Hodgenville, Vine Grove, Cecilia and Leitchfield attended.

    The guest speaker was Joyce Courtney, speaker and past CEO of Stonecroft Ministries. The title of her talk was “Rejection to Acceptance,” where she told how she overcame the rejections of her life, kept the faith and followed God.

    Mitzi Lynch, minister of music from Immanuel Baptist Church, provided special music.

  • For Recipe Roundup this month, we have quite a variety of recipes. Thanks to Mary Cantwell, we have some really interesting, easy recipes. Two of my friends from Cecilia Homemakers shared with me the recipe for their very delicious chocolate cake and Sharon Johnson from Fort Knox National Co. shared one more recipe from Lucille Masden, a Lebanon Junction legend for great food. Sharon says the roll recipe is a favorite of her family.

  • Danielle Hethcox, left, of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, poses with Elaine Matthews in front of the rose bush that was donated by the Garden Club for Matthews’ new home. The Hardin County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication ceremony May 19 for the Matthews family home in Elizabethtown.

  • The General Federation of Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently recognized students who participated in its annual Fourth District Student Art Competition from Central Hardin High School. From left, winning students in the district contest who advanced for state competition, Adelle Malone and Alinda Newby. They were presented certificates by local chair of student art contest Andrea McWright and Fourth District Governor and local member Diane Willis. Adelle and Alinda’s art teacher at Central Hardin is Mr. Menendez.

  • “Romeo + Juliet” director Baz Luhrmann puts the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel on screen for the summer movie season in “The Great Gatsby.”

    While I’m always a fan of literature in film, “Gatsby” is not the happiest of stories. It’s not what you would call an entertaining time at the movies. Instead, it expresses the central theme that money and decadence can’t make someone happy or make dreams come true.