Today's Features

  • Sylvester Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate his 95th birthday today, Aug. 30, 2013, the same day as his 50th wedding anniversary.

    He was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Fond du Lac, Wis.

    He joined the Army in 1942. He was in World War II in New Guinea and the Korean War. He retired from the Army after 26 years and then worked in civil service. After his second retirement, he and his wife Rosa volunteered at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein, Wis.

  • Sylvester and Rosa Burg of Elizabethtown, formerly of New Holstein, Wis., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 30, 2013.

    They were married in Grosslangheim, Germany, on Aug. 30, 1963.

    Mr. Burg retired from the Army after 26 years.

    Mrs. Burg was a homemaker.

    They did volunteer work at the Salvatorian Missions Warehouse in New Holstein for 14 years.

    They have three daughters, Sylvia of Williamsburg, Va., Pam of Vine Grove and Ingrid of Germany, and one grandson.

  • A pre-memorial service for Brother Fred Halbrooks, 92, is at 2 p.m. Sept. 8, at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethtown with a reception to follow in the The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Educational Building.

    Brother Halbrooks, a native of Alabama, a graduate of Howard University (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

  • The sweet smell of barbecue and sounds of blues music will fill Eastman Park at Fort Knox beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday.

    Blues performers Mavis Staples, Kenny Neal and Kim Massie will be on stage during the free event.

    Staples, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, was part of the family gospel group The Staple Sisters who performed the songs “I’ll Take You There” and “Respect Yourself.”

  • Members of the Elizabethtown band Candlefly want their music to be better known than their namesake.

    The rock band’s name is an archaic term for a moth.

    “I have to give my mother-in-law credit for that,” bassist Scotty Lafollette said.

    Lafollette, 35, looked up the word when his mother-in-law used it to describe an insect. Though the insect she had referred to wasn’t the moth he found referenced, he liked the word.

  • The August meeting yielded a great turn out of members. Those who attended were treated to light refreshments provided by hostesses Jana Gore, Rosemary Hedges and Danielle Hethcox.

    A discussion of tree landscaping, led by John Effinger of Frank Otte Nursery, followed.

  • The August meeting of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Women featured U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth, who discussed facts concerning current legislation. Notice of his participation led to one of the largest crowds, nearly 150, at the club’s events in the past several years.

    For information on club activities, contact Dottye Moore, 270-723-5774.


    Classmates and guests of the EHS Class of 1960 gathered at Baymont Inn and Suites in Elizabethtown on Aug. 3, for its 53rd reunion with 40 in attendance.

    Attendees were able to fellowship and reminisce over class photos and memorabilia. Class Photographer Tom Barnard gathered the group together for the official class photograph, after which attendees enjoyed a meal catered by Back Home.