Today's Features

  • Author Stephen Van Zant will have a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in Elizabethtown.

    Van Zant is a local attorney with Bell, Hess and Van Zant Attorneys at Law in Elizabethtown.

    His book, “Far from Good,” focuses on 13-year-old Sam Cray, who comes of age in the summer of 1975 in a fictitious Kidron County, Ky.

  • “The Ugly Duckling” will grace the stage this weekend at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale, actors follow a swan as he grows up ugly in a family of ducks before recognizing his full potential. Audiences learn the lesson of overcoming adversity and understanding each other’s differences.

  • She choreographed “AVATAR,” prompted a revision of a computer system and is coming to Elizabethtown.

    Lula Washington, who founded Lula Washington Dance Theatre for which she is artistic director and choreographer, will bring her dance company to Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center on Sunday.

    Erwin Washington, Lula’s husband and executive director/co-founder, said when James Cameron was looking for a choreographer for “AVATAR,” he asked around for suggestions.

  • Artist Alan Vance’s paintings will be on display through March 9 in Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Morrison Gallery.

    The exhibit, “Disconnected: Paintings by Alan Vance,” can be seen 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the gallery.

    Vance enjoys working with abstracted figures to create images that have an allegorical presence with a hint of melancholy.

    A reception takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the gallery.

  • 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.

    William Cassidy, 216 W. Warfield St., Elizabethtown. Use: utility building.

    Chris Strothoff, 913 Winchester Blvd., Elizabethtown. Use: basement finish.

    Kent and Lori Williams, 235 Apple Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: basement remodel.

  • The Crown Jewels recently met for an “Italian Fest.” Members ate a spaghetti meal with Italian side dishes. The group played games, including an Italian find-a-word game and made plans for the next gathering. Pictured from left, Vera Davenport, Judy Dukes, Olivia Kizinkiewicz, Perry Lickert, Nancy Schramm and Sally Ingle.

  • At the Optimist Club meeting Feb. 14, the program for the evening was the Not-So-Newlywed game hosted by Anthony Conder with help from Nicole Brown.

    The contestants were Len and Mary Casey, Rudy and Andrea Garcia, Buzz and Maxine High and Anne and John Flanagan. They were asked a series of questions, very similar to the Newlywed Game seen on television. The winners were Rudy and Andrea Garcia, winning a $20 gift certificate to Red Brick Cottage.

  • Emily Reder of the Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Feb. 28. She discussed the organizations goals and gave an update on its “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser. Reder is pictured with Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley.


  • Local employees from the Macerich Management Company, owner of Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, used some of their volunteer time bank to paint Hardin Habitat house No. 44 at the corner of E. Poplar and Haycraft streets in Elizabethtown on Feb. 23. The house is part of an ongoing mega build.

    Theresa Steinemann, business development,discovered a personal connection with house No. 44 after she volunteered to work. Her son played basketball with the daughter who will move into the house once it is finished.