Today's Features

  • Looming behind the 10 chairs on stage, like a shadowy backdrop, crisscrossed pieces of lumber support longer planks that represent a split-rail fence.

    Like the 1998 incident that spurred the creation of “The Laramie Project,” the fence is not the focal point but rather the foundation for something larger.

    “The Laramie Project,” the latest production being performed by Hardin County Playhouse, examines the Wyoming town where Matthew Shepard was murdered rather than the murder itself.

  • Local group The Brian Young Band will headline a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    The band has been an opening act for other country artists who performed at the State Theater, including John Anderson and Mark Chesnutt.

    “My band and I are ready to give a high-energy and a crowd-pleasing show that’s great for all ages,” Young said.

  • The Fort Knox Potted Few places a flower design or plant in a community public place each month to encourage the appreciation of the beauty of nature. Pictured are Potted Few Garden Club member Lahoma Baymor with Fort Knox Barr Library Director Michael Steinmacher. The next meeting is at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 at the home of Jean Janes in Elizabethtown with co-host Jane Tabacchi. Janes will provide a workshop about how to arrange flowers in a common container or vase. To attend, call Anneliese Knoll at 352-0484.

  • Mae Knight, center, president of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, presents Lonnie Dennis, along with his wife, Kim, a certificate of appreciation for being the guest speaker at the club meeting Aug. 28. Dennis is the new principal at North Hardin High School.


    Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting, troops 1555, 495, 488, and 1143 participated in the 2012 Heartland Festival Parade. These Girl Scout troops are led by Katie Steele, Tesia Rivera, Gretchen Lovelady and Sabrina Ward.

    The float was driven by Eric Steele.

    In 1912, Juliette Gordon Lowe gathered a small group of girls together in Savannah, Ga., with the vision of growing girl leaders in America who would have courage, confidence, character and make their communities a better place to live.


    Having already been involved with Warm Blessings first Empty Bowls fundraiser, Kristian Herron began her 400 hour practicum in February 2012. According to Linda Funk, executive board chair of Warm Blessings, “Kristian has been invaluable during these months creating an electronic information system for volunteer information, assisting with other events, working with and advocating for patrons, updating the Resource Guide and contributing to the development of a meals on wheels delivery to shut-ins which will start this month.”

  • The City of Elizabethtown and Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau thank sponsors of Cruisin’ the Heartland 2012 of the $1,000 level and higher including Edward’s Recycling, not pictured.

  • Bethlehem High School homecoming queen candidates for football homecoming 2012 are seniors Ashton Ballard, Nicole Riney and Makayla Samarus. The homecoming court includes juniors Addie Alm and Mackenzie Hagan; sophomores Sarah Russman and Mary Wimsett; and freshmen Kaitlyn Lentz and Hannah Selph. Coronation of the homecoming queen is at half time of the homecoming football game today, Sept. 14. The Bethlehem Eagles will host the Ludlow High School Panthers in the Homecoming game beginning at 7:30 p.m.

  • “Last Ounce of Courage”
    Rated PG for thematic elements, some war images and brief smoking Release date: Sept. 14
    Rating: unpolished


  • There’s an evil presence that lingers on my desk each and every day. It has the power to stop all productivity, erase any work done during the day and cause frustration beyond belief.

    There’s evil there that does not sleep. OK, maybe that’s a quote about Mordor in “The Fellowship of the Ring” but I think it still applies to my computer.

    I’ve been told I just need to be nicer to it. That approach has been used and failed. It’s been fixed and re-fixed and still refuses to cooperate.