Today's Features

  • Today’s Recipe Roundup has recipes for those of you who love to bake. The first two recipes were given to me by Sharon Johnson, who works for Fort Knox National Co. The recipes were used in their employee contests.

    Rachel Torres, my yoga instructor at Energy Sports and Fitness, also has provided two recipes. She has contributed recipes to two previous columns.

    The Lemon Drop cookie recipe is from Mary Cantwell.

    These all could be frozen for a future meal. Happy baking.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Ron Ortiz, 177 Deer Run Way, Elizabethtown. Use: garage.

    Fred Ogletree, 97 Dillard Ave., Rineyville. Use: double-wide.

    Joshua Rogers, 138 Monica Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: deck.

    Troy and Gina Warthen, 1017 Partridge Way, Elizabethtown. Use: covered deck.

  • The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Algen Properties LLC to James Nelson and Brittany Trout, lot 16 Queens Lake, Elizabethtown, $33,000.

    Estate of Edward W. Fritz to Vasil Kostun and Judith Spratt, 2686 Locust Grove Road, Elizabethtown, $109,900.

    Conch Rentals LLC to Jason Mattingly, 152 Airview Drive, Elizabethtown, $65,800.

    Russell E. and Donna Reesor Boyd to Michael W. Davidson, lot 133 Blackburn Estates, county, $15,000.

  • Jay Frymire, student pastor at Severns Valley Baptist Church, was presented with the 2013 Lifeway Pastoral Leadership Award during chapel on April 18, at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Lifeway asked that the seminary administration select the most promising Master of Divinity student graduating this year who is preparing to be a Southern Baptist Church pastor. This award is one of the most prestigious awards conferred on seminary graduates.

  • The Heartland Winds perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The theme is “Force of Destiny.”

    Conductor Brian Froedge said the group will play many pieces within that theme.

    One piece is “La Forza del Destino” by Verdi.

    “It is a very exciting, dramatic piece of music,” Froedge said.

  • The sound of oldies music rings through the halls of the Historic State Theater this weekend.

    The Van-Dells, an oldies tribute group, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The group is recording the performance for promotional purposes.

    “They thought it was such a beautiful location that they made a special trip down here to see it in person before the show,” theater director Emily West said.

    A three man show, their website touts them as “the Three Stooges set to music.”

  • This season the Youth Theatre of Hardin County is taking the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning in the high-flying adventures of “Peter Pan.”

    Auditions for the musical are 5 to 9 p.m. today or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • A fictional girl from a real place practically has Zach Alexander sitting on top of the world.

    On April 10, the Central Hardin High School senior, performing as Ocean City, won the Louisville region round in the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands. He has advanced toward the top spot, which puts him in the running for a chance to play Hard Rock Calling in London as part of a world tour as well as make an album and video with Hard Rock Records and win gear.

  • Tom Cruise tries his hand at science fiction once again in “Oblivion,” a state most audiences will be in after seeing the film.

    The problem with this movie is it’s nothing new. Science fiction used to be a genre that could be counted on for a fresh and unique experience.

    With the increased accessibility of special effects and the popularity of the genre, audiences now are inundated with these films. The sad thing is where there once was quality and excitement, we now get a series of copycat themes and unoriginal stories.

  • From the stoop of middle age, I see kids dancing in the street. And they look ridiculous.

    Last weekend, I attended the wedding of my husband’s old friend. At the reception, I’d been bobbing my head and watching the dance floor, for a while. I was ready to dance but, wow, the people tearing up the dance floor were intimidating. The six people I knew at this wedding weren’t budging and it took a few songs to work up the nerve to join the dancing.