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Today's Features

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

    Brian Goodman, 8973 Bardstown Road, Elizabethtown. Use: change of use.

    Kayasith Sisoumankhara, 403 Gail Ave., Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

    David Ray, 308 Ireland School Road, Radcliff. Use: pole barn.

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

    John R. and Holli H. Largent to William J. Watts, 1440 Deckard School Road, Rineyville, $167,000.

    Bayview Loan Servicing LLC to Judy M. Mason, 1384-1404 S. Wilson Road, Radcliff, $292,000.

    The Estate of Sheran M. Smith to The Sheran M. Smith Revocable Living Trust, property in Hardin County, no monetary consideration. FMV: $122,700.

  • The 2013 National Quartet Convention is Sept. 8-14 in Louisville for its final meeting in the city.

    The convention takes place at the Kentucky Fair & Expo Center and features Christian recording artists and noted speakers.

    The highlight at this year’s gathering is Thursday’s Harmony Showcase in Freedom Hall featuring multi-award winning recording artists The Gaither Vocal Band, multi-award winning legendary group The Gatlin Brothers, and award-winning trio The Booth Brothers. The Harmony Showcase begins at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bruce Vickers lives his life like his craft. An environmentalist of sorts, he turns recycled items and other materials found on his land into works of art.

    Vickers has dabbled in many art forms since he retired from teaching 18 years ago. 

    “I piddle around with all kinds of art — painting, wood carving, furniture — but I just seem to like twigs and we’ve got a lot of them,” he said.

  • Privates by Choice, a band made up of Kentucky musicians, performs at 11 am. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

    The free concert, which is at the park’s visitor center patio, offers original musical scores by the band that will highlight the labors of the nation during the Civil War, according to a news release from the park.

    Privates by Choice perform a selection of newly composed acoustic/folk songs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.

  • The Brian Young Band, a Hardin County band that has opened for notable country acts, offers its show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for preferred seating.

    Having opened for musical acts such as Mark Chesnutt, Mark Wills, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, The Brian Young Band performs classic country hits, new country songs and original compositions.

  • Beverly Lewis, a New York Times bestselling author, will visit Barr Memorial Library in Fort Knox to discuss and sign her latest novel.

    Lewis appears at 6 p.m. Monday as part of the Authors at Your Library series. She will discuss and sign the fourth novel in her Home to Hickory Hollow series, “The Secret Keeper.”

  • Paintings and mixed-media works are part of a free group exhibit through Sept. 26 at Morrison Art Gallery on the campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Various themes are explored by artists who met and studied together at Western Kentucky University.

    Morrison Art Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is in the James S. Owens Building No. 102 on the college campus.

  • Clara Harrison, president of ARHHC, Inc. receives a check for $4,200 from Jim Skees, Elizabethtown Knights of Columbus Council 1455 Tootsie Roll Drive chairman for the operation of Project LEARN. The project funds ongoing program services to developmentally disabled citizens of Hardin County. ARHHC Inc. also received a contribution of $2,000 from the Kentucky Knights of Columbus Association for Mentally Disabled Inc. in March. The 2013 Tootsie Roll Drive is Oct. 26 and 27.

  • Father Chuck Walker, pastor of St. James Catholic Church, awards service pins to Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers from left, Tom Mahoney - 20 years, Ann Gammon - 5 years, Susan Bahl -5 years, Patsy Smith - 5 years, Sue Taylor, vice president and treasurer – 5 years, Cathy Brown, charter member – 25 years. Not present were Mary Rose Domalewski – 15 years, Diane Guilmet – 5 years, Gail Hammann – 5 years and Gery Skees – 5 years.