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Today's Features

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

  • The Shah, Challapa, Mehta and Patel families donated $1,220 to the Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland BackPack Program this holiday season.

  • Sometimes there’s just too much goodness to focus on one topic. So for December’s column, I’m providing a grab bag of items I hope you find interesting.

    Follow me. I’ve mentioned this before, but it warrants a few more words. If you have not yet checked out Google+, you really should. Yes, it’s another social media platform, and I know, you’re already wasting too much time on Facebook. But Google’s approach appeals to me. The best way I can describe it is “Facebook for grown-ups.”

  • “Hugo” is touted as Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. Visually it is stunning but it’s not particularly entertaining.

    Scorsese might be better known for mafia films filled with people being whacked but this, ironically, is a children’s film.

  • Long ago there was a time when a population was ruled by strangers in their own country.

    The ruling country was harsh and had an appetite for ruling the world. No talk of any other ruler would be tolerated. 

    People were heavily taxed, desperate for rest and stressed.

    They were frustrated and the gap between rich and poor was vast.

    They were waiting on a promise.

    Waiting until there were shepherds on a hillside, a star in the sky, wise men on their way and a baby in a manger.

  • By Nannette Johnston

    The winter has been kind to us so far. We can rest assured the “old man” will raise his ugly head soon, though. And, when he does we’ll have to consider our options regarding school attendance. I thought it would be helpful to share some of the factors that must be considered when cancelling classes.

    What is the process for calling off school? 

  • By Savannah Haberman

    Juniors and senior athletes, as your last years of high school dwindle down and your final seasons are coming to a close, you are probably deciding, if you haven’t already, whether you would like to continue your career as an athlete in college.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise as there are many college-bound athletes in our midst. I’m sure the biggest question isn’t where to go, but how to even get there.

  • Being part of an organization that helps veterans, children and the community is important to Bob Fulkerson.

    As a member of Sons of the American Legion in Elizabethtown, Fulkerson has invested himself in such an organization.

    “We’re a support group of the American Legion, and we’re there to support veterans of the American Legion and their families,” Fulkerson said.

  • Mae Knight, left, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, presented Karen Brett of SpringHaven Domestic Violence Shelter with gifts for a family at the shelter. The gifts were donated by several members of the club. Each year the club adopts a family to help during the holiday season.