Today's Features

  • Raiden Turner spent a recent Thursday morning in Christy Butler’s preschool at Panther Academy class quietly playing with dinosaur figures, walking them along cabinets around the play area. Occasionally, he let out a low growl.

    Raiden, 4, is finishing up his second year in preschool and his almost-silent, intent playtime belies a student whose initial goal when beginning school was to sit in class without becoming inconsolably upset.

  • Deborah Weise , Co-President of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, presented a donation from the club to Master Gardener Norman Freeman on behalf of Spruce Up.

    If interested in joining the Garden Club and participating in fun activities, call Deborah at 766-1063. Guests are welcome at the meetings at 10 a.m., the first Thursday of each month in the ballroom of the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. 

  • VALIEANT. Air Force Airman Joseph H. Valieant graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2010 graduate of Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, he is the son of Cynthia Valieant of Montgomery, Ala.

  • The term “lifelong learner” typically refers to gaining knowledge later in life, but a true lifelong learner would begin the process at birth. In Hardin County, there are many programs that can start the educational process long before kindergarten.

  • Motivational speaker and Iraq war veteran Bryan Anderson will deliver a keynote address at 5 p.m. April 3 at Western Kentucky University’s Downing University Center Auditorium.

    Anderson was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq in 2005 when his convoy was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device. Bryan lost both of his legs and his left hand, making him one of the few triple amputees to have survived the injuries.

  • Hooray for Heroes is collecting nominations for the second annual Paul Gray Community Award. This award is given out to an outstanding individual in the community. This nominee must have the following qualifications: a military service or background; highly engaged in the community; display high ethics and morals.

    Please send nominations to ccfraley@hotmail.comor send to P.O. Box 1116, Radcliff KY 40159. The deadline for entries is May 1 and Hooray for Heroes is May 19.

  • 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.

    E-town Homes Inc., 128 Grace Court, county. Use: basement remodel.

    Barry and Karen Birdwhistell, 300 Hutcherson Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    Teresa Cundiff, 193 LaRue Lane, Elizabethtown. Use: single-wide foundation.

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

    Amos J. and Lydia D. Hershberger to Larry and Mary K. Morgan, 451 Lucas Grove Road, Upton, $140,000.

    Larry and Tonya Robinson, Barry and Denise Robinson and Pam and Don Harris to Matthew D. and Ashley N. Riggs, lot 43 Gateway Villa South Subdivision, Elizabethtown, $89,500.

    Dawn Pawley and Damarco Simpson to Saul Abarca, lot 39 Oak Valley Subdivision, county, $126,000.

  • The Bridge Acoustic Café will welcome Mitch McVicker in concert at 7 p.m. Friday.

    McVicker was a guitarist in the Ragamuffin band, which performed with the late Rich Mullins. He also shared a Dove award with Mullins for writing the song “My Deliverer.” McVicker also was in the car wreck that killed Mullins, suffering many injuries resulting in a long recovery.

    Local musician Lyndsay Taylor will open the show. She recently released the CD “Who We Are While We Wait.”

  • The Hardin County Playhouse begins auditions for the musical “Gypsy” on Monday.

    “Gypsy” is a Stephen Sondheim musical following the life of famed striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her mother Rose, the picture of the ultimate stage mom.

    Noted songs “Everything’s Coming up Roses” and “Let Me Entertain You” are featured in the Broadway musical. The musical also was made into a film staring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood.