Today's Features

  • Contrary to what some expect, you’re not likely to be shushed in today’s libraries.

    While still a place to browse books, read and research, libraries often are transforming to have a community center sort of atmosphere.

    “I don’t think anyone whispers in the library anymore,” said Charlotte Bragdon, circulation manager at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. Patrons still are respectful of others’ need for quiet, but the atmosphere is much more relaxed than it once was, she added.

  • Two standouts in Christian contemporary music will bring an acoustic show to The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown tonight.

    An Acoustic Evening with Jason Gray and Todd Agnew Tour launched in September, said spokeswoman Janet Bozeman.

    “Not only is it going to be great musically … it is going to be so entertaining,” she said, noting both musicians have a flair for comedy.

  • The Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown will offer a family-friendly entertainment option for the Halloween season Friday and Saturday with “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

  • The zombies are coming.

    Really. The zombies are coming.

    As I wrote in a column not long ago, it is getting to be that time of year. You know, autumn and the Halloween season.

    And this Saturday downtown Elizabethtown is being taken over by zombies.

    Dancing zombies, no less.

    OK, so maybe not all the zombies will be dancing, but at least some of them will.

  • Sean Hall's love of soccer dates back to his teen years.

    In 1990, as he graduated with the last class of West Hardin High School, he might have left the sport, after playing three years. But more than two decades later, he's still eyeing goals.

    Hall, 40, has served as president of Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association since 2009.

    Now both his daughter and son play the sport.

    “Both of them are eat up with soccer,” he said of his children.


    The September meeting of the Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners was held at the Pritchard Community Center with guest speaker Robert Bean from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.Bean discussed how to indentify trees and the pros and cons of certain trees. He said when landscaping, always go native. 


    They can be of any race, ethnicity, religion, educational background or socio-economic status. They can be married, single, divorced, heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, young or old. I am talking about the deep, dark profile of a domestic violence victim. You see the bumps and bruises. The verbal, mental and sexual abuse can attack anyone.

  • The notion that Daughters of the American Revolution is just a group of ladies wearing white gloves sitting around talking about their latest excursions is a misconception, Margaret Martin said.

  • District Court Judges Kimberly W. Shumate and John D. Simcoe, who serve Hardin County, and C. Derek Reed, who serves Hart and LaRue counties, participated in the 2012 Kentucky District Judges College, Sept. 16 through 19 at Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s district court judges. The program included 19 hours of continuing education credit for judges.

  • The Northern Hardin County Democratic Women’s Club members recently attended the state convention in Frankfort.

    JoAnn Winkenhofer was elected the state second vice president and was named the recipient of the Anne Shanks Bourne Award for outstanding Democratic leaders who are on par with excellence in pursuits of life and exemplary in their support of the Democratic party, community service and in a wide variety of worthwhile projects.