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Today's Features

  • At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Central Kentucky Art Guild, Elizabeth Parks was selected by the attendees as the Artist of the Month. The theme for October was “Clouds and Weather.” The painting is presently hanging at Cobblers Café in downtown Elizabethtown. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 21, at the Nolin RECC Building on Ring Road. Visitors are always welcome.

  • Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is preparing for a fundraiser and awareness benefit in January called Empty Bowls. People attending will have a nice soup meal and will receive a handmade ceramic bowl to remind them that some people’s bowls are “empty.”

  • The Elizabethtown Lions Club recently participated in a Lions Children First project to assist children in the community by recently volunteering at Feeding America participating in their packaging of food items for the “BackPack Program for Children.”This volunteer activity occurred at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland’s Volunteer Center located on Peterson Drive in Elizabethtown.

  • Patricia Keys of Elizabethtown participated in the LaRue County Horse Show on Oct. 1 at LaRue County Fairgrounds, placing second in her class. Her horse, Boscoe, was provided by Wayne Ridge Farm of Upton. Her trainer is Jodi Johnson.

  • The Elizabethtown High School Class of 1950 held its 61st year reunion on Sept. 28 at Ryan’s Family Steak House. The class started in September 1946 with 50 freshmen. A few moved away after World War II or married, so only 41 graduated (23 females and 18 males) in May of 1950. As of 2003, 18 females and 10 male students were still living. This remained constant for more than seven years until three deaths this year. Of the remaining 16 females and nine males, 12 reside in Elizabethtown, five in other parts of the state and eight out of state.

  • John Lay, pictured, presented a program on Kentucky Statehood and Hardin County at a recent meeting of Ancestral Trails Historical Society, sharing many facts concerning the history of Kentucky and Hardin County. He also named several famous people from Kentucky and mentioned items made only in Kentucky or first produced in the state. The next meeting of Ancestral Trails is Nov. 4 at Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown Melvin Gregory will present a program on using DNA testing to find family.

  • Cynthia V. Gocke, daughter of Ret. Platoon Sgt. and Mrs. Samuel Arredondo of Elizabethtown, was recently appointed as deputy instructor of the grand chapter of Washington Order of the Eastern Star for 2011-12. She is serving as worthy matron of Silver Star Chapter No. 93 Order of the Eastern Star in Chelan, Wash., and past matron of Harmony Chpater No. 56 in Waterville, Wash. She is a member of Emmanuel Shrine No. 19 White Shrine of Jerusalem in Wenathchee, Wash.

  • If you go: "Another HCP Halloween," a fundraising production presented by Hardin County Playhouse, is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (270) 352-0577.

    What would it have been like if Judge Judy had presided over the Salem Witch Trials? Or what if serial killer Aileen Wuornos and suspected axe murderer Lizzie Borden were among the all-female hosts of a talk show?

  • Bookends & More, 809 N. Wilson Road in Radcliff, will host a book signing from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Authors the Rev. Gary Hamer and Michael Heitkemper will be there to sign their latest books.

    Hamer is a resident of Greensburg, Ind., and author of “The Thundering Whisper,” a book about prayer.

    Heitkemper also is from Indiana and author of a mystery novel titled “Becoming Mortal gods,” set in the World War II era. 

  • If you go: "Another HCP Halloween," a fundraising production presented by Hardin County Playhouse, is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Plum Alley Theater in the Historic State Theater complex in Elizabethtown. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (270) 352-0577.

    What would it have been like if Judge Judy had presided over the Salem Witch Trials? Or what if serial killer Aileen Wuornos and suspected axe murderer Lizzie Borden were among the all-female hosts of a talk show?