Today's Features

  • Members of Living Faith Baptist Fellowship in Elizabethtown recently visited Tammy Simpson’s second-grade class at Owsley County Elementary School. They brought a bag of books for summer reading for each of the 22 students in the class, as well as other items for the children’s summer enjoyment.

  • A Louisville museum exhibition focusing on some whiskey business got a double shot of help from an Elizabethtown artist who used a unique approach in creating her porcelain shot glasses.

    “I had this idea of making a shot glass out of clay and then shooting it,” Verna McLaughlin said, explaining the idea came from taking the term “shot glass” literally.

  • One word describes how J.J. Abrams translates his love of the science fiction genre into the images on the screen: Genius.

    Abrams has made a diehard “Star Wars” fan not only appreciate “Star Trek” but love his vision of the famous franchise.

    “Star Trek Into Darkness” takes a clever blend of the old beloved series and twists it into his new version of the “Star Trek” timeline flawlessly.

    There even is a Tribble. 

  • RachelRitchie, a third-grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, accepts checks for $100 from Snappy Tomato, $50 from Once New thrift store and $500 from American Legion Post No. 113 to go toward the Fun for Everyone project. The effort is meant to fund a playground to be used by all children, including those with disabilities.

  • Ed Cardiff, treasurer of the Optimist Club of Radcliff, presents guest speaker Lori Jury with a certificate of appreciation. Jury, the recreation director for the city of Radcliff, spoke to the club about activities available to youth in the community, to include swim lessons, upcoming lifeguard training, the ball parks, Saunders Springs Nature preserve and more.

  • Registrations for this year’s Hardin County Fair Pageants are from 6 to 7 p.m. May 28, at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must reside in Hardin County and will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate at time of registration. The pageants are July 8 through 13 during the fair.

  • On May 2, Jan Schmidt, representing the Schmidt Family Foundation, presented a substantial check to Greenspace Inc., Elizabethtown’s non-profit organization that builds and maintains the Greenbelt system of hiking and biking trails throughout the city. Schmidt and her late husband, Bill, have long been strong supporters of Greenspace. Accepting the check for Greenspace were Treasurer Ed Sprague and Board Member Joan Noel.

  • Hardin District Judge Kimberly Winkenhofer Shumate was a special guest of DAV Chapter No. 003 at its March meeting at Pritchard Community Center. Shumate addressed members and described the new Veterans Court that soon will be piloted in Hardin County. She advised Jefferson County was selected to serve as the urban model while Hardin County was selected for the rural model of the first Veterans Courts in Kentucky.