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Today's Features

  • Local authors Stefanie and David Meade will have a book signing from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Hardin County Public Library's main branch in Elizabethtown.

    The Meades also are artists. They self-published and illustrated the young adult fantasy book called “The Falling Girl, Chronicles of the Closed World Book 1.”

    Books can be purchased online at www.barnesandnoble.com and will be avaiable at the signing for $10, cash only.

  • Arthurian legend hits the stage for kids when the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati performs a production of “The Sword in the Stone” 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The 45-minute production is intended for children 12 and younger and will include a 15-minute question and answer session following the play.

    Afterward, interactive study guides will be available in the theater lobby.

    Tickets for the play cost $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

  • The News-Enterprise

    Paranormal Boot Camp and investigations of reputedly haunted spots will be offered Saturday.

    The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riasok Shrine Club at 112 W. Poplar St. in Elizabethtown, will be followed by hosted ghost hunts.

    HardinCounty paranormal investigators Stan Howard, co-founder of Paranormal Activity Search Team of Kentucky (P.A.S.T. of Ky.), and Blane Willcut, P.A.S.T. of Ky. member, are part of a panel of investigators who will conduct classes on a wide range of related subjects.

  • Throughout the years, the function of the school library has changed. While books remain at the core of a library, technology has  pushed the library to the forefront of learning at all age levels.

    From apps to learning labs, technology is a part of today’s library.

    At John Hardin High School, the library has a mobile iPad lab to use throughout the school through Wi-Fi.

    “Suddenly learning is engaging and fascinating,” said Jan O’Daniel, library media specialist at JHHS.

  • On Sept. 16, several members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown joined residents of Allegro to plant pansies for their balconies and patios.Allegro furnished a snack of sandwiches, fresh fruit and cookies.Each year the Garden Club makes plans to meet in the spring and fall with the residents of Allegro. 

  • Former Radcliff resident and Fort Knox High School graduate Joe Plegge has released a self-published nonfiction book.

    Published in September, “Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe” details Plegge’s discovery of the purpose of the alignment of the pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey.

    While researching the 12,000-year-old-site, Plegge said, he noticed something that no one else did. The pillars were purposefully aligned to track the equinoxes and solstices.

    Plegge lives in North Dakota.

  • The Central Kentucky Art Guild presents the Heartland Regional Fine Arts Exhibition Oct. 13 through 31. Entry forms to submit artwork are due Saturday.

    The exhibition is open to any artist 18 or older who hand-delivers paintings. Paintings must be original, conceived by the artist and completed within the last four years.

  • A friend was laid off this month. Unfortunately, he’s added to a long list of friends and relatives who have become economic casualties.

    It’s so sad to see someone who made work their life have that work taken away. You’re troubled, wondering if they have their own safety net. But you’re encouraged, too, counting their skills and connections.

    You hope, too, they aren’t too proud for what’s coming. An unemployment office is a humbling place.