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Today's Features

  • Registrations for this year’s Hardin County Fair Pageants are from 6 to 7 p.m. May 28, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must reside in Hardin County and will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate at time of registration. The pageants are July 8 through 13 during the fair.

  • On May 2, Jan Schmidt, representing the Schmidt Family Foundation, presented a substantial check to Greenspace Inc., Elizabethtown’s non-profit organization that builds and maintains the Greenbelt system of hiking and biking trails throughout the city. Schmidt and her late husband, Bill, have long been strong supporters of Greenspace. Accepting the check for Greenspace were Treasurer Ed Sprague and Board Member Joan Noel.

  • Hardin District Judge Kimberly Winkenhofer Shumate was a special guest of DAV Chapter No. 003 at its March meeting at Pritchard Community Center. Shumate addressed members and described the new Veterans Court that soon will be piloted in Hardin County. She advised Jefferson County was selected to serve as the urban model while Hardin County was selected for the rural model of the first Veterans Courts in Kentucky.

  • When it comes to graduation ceremonies, tassels, mortarboards and the notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” are clear indications — tradition is important in commencement.

    Most ceremonies include traditions commonly found at commencements around the country, but some local schools work to include aspects that are special to their students and faculty.

  • Art for Jisun Mudd is expressing herself through color in a way that brings joy to others.

    She began painting as a teenager and was able to use art as an outlet when she became very ill. Mudd saw art as a gift from God to help her through her illness, and she’s continued for 30 years.

    Mudd also is a local hairdresser, working at Headquarters Barber and Styling in Elizabethtown.

  • On any given weekend I find myself on a Bro Ride.

    No, the Bro Ride isn’t me cruisin’ in my car with a bunch of buddies. The weekend Bro Ride is what I call car time with Tybalt, our Pomeranian.

    Like many companions of the canine ilk, Tybalt loves to go for car rides. Neither the destination nor the duration of the ride matter much.

  • At the invitation of the chief justice, Kentucky judges recently came together for a joint two-day college to focus on a variety of topics of interest to trial court and appellate judges.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts hosted a Spring Judicial College for Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals, Circuit Court and District Court judges April 23 and 24 in Lexington.

  • Several Elizabethtown NARFE Chapter No. 1050 delegates attended the Kentucky NARFE Federation Convention April 9 through 11 in Bowling Green. The theme was to “Live Healthy in Retirement,” and personal trainers were on hand to encourage delegates to keep moving to prevent complications from aging and being inactive.

  • Carina Tiotuico, of Elizabethtown, received the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award at the 15th Annual Morehead State University Piano Festival and Monster Concert. Each year, one piano teacher is recognized based on the level of preparedness, talent and professionalism of their students in both ensemble and solo genres.