Today's Features

  • H.L. "Hank" and JoAnn Bratcher Beatty of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31, 2013.

    They were married Aug. 31, 1963, in Jeffersonville, Ind.

    Mr. Beatty retired after 35 years from Fort Knox. He enjoys hunting.

    Mrs. Beatty enjoys crocheting.

    They have four children; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

  • Past Kentucky State Commander Military Order of Purple Heart Irvin Lyons Jr. received Region II Purple Heart 2013 Patriot of the Year while attending the National Purple Convention in Rogers, Ark., Aug. 10. He was accompanied by his wife, Gail Lyons.





    Chapter No. 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Aug. 5 in the conference room at Nolin RECC. The evening potluck meeting was well attended, including several new members and guests.

    Members received National NARFE and legislative issue updates, which affect all active and retired government employees. Members also learned the State Convention will be in Louisville in April, and dues for new members have been reduced to $40 for next year.


    The second annual baby shower for Clarity Solutions for Women was Aug. 4 at First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.

    Baby bottles were handed out in advance by the organizer of the shower, LaAnna Mraz, with instructions to fill the bottles with change. Slightly more than 100 bottles were distributed and returned with more than $1,500 in coins.

  • The Elizabethtown Police Department hosted an open house Aug. 10 for the public to learn more about what the department does for the community. The Hardin County LEO Wives, a local support group for spouses of law enforcement, was there to help out with the event. They handed out flashlights and had a coloring table set up for the kids. Several children stopped by to color and ask questions about police officers.

  • Sitting in the theater watching “Paranoia,” I thought it would make a great scenario for a TV crime drama. It’s not the type of movie that plays well on the big screen.

    First off, look at the title. When someone is paranoid, there’s usually an irrational fear behind it. The main character in this movie wasn’t paranoid; he was being followed, blackmailed and other seedy things. With that kind of title, you’d think there was a twist at the end leaving him in a paranoid state, which wasn’t the case.

  • So often people complain there’s nothing to do when what they really mean is there’s not a specific activity they’re looking for going on locally that they know of. Not every kind of activity can be found around here, but those who think there’s absolutely nothing going on should think again.

  • The American Heart Association’s HeartChase™ is a community event that provides a fun way to promote physical activity and healthy living. The event is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m. Sept. 7, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, 913 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    HeartChase brings families, friends and coworkers together in teams of two to fivein a community-wide competition to uncover clues, solve puzzles and complete challenges in a race to the finish line. Games combined with friendly competition and a mission creates great fun with a purpose.