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Today's Features

  • Robbie Valentine, assistant general manager for the KFC Yum Center, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Jan. 31. Valentine is a former University of Louisville basketball player and a member of the 1986 national championship team. He gave a talk on the things and people who affected him as a young person growing up in Radcliff. Pictured from left, Michael Owsley, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president, Rotarian Hardin McLane and Robbie Valentine.

  • The Rotaract Club of Hardin County provided more than 90 bags containing personal items donated by club members, to be given out during Christmas time to patrons of Warm Blessings.

  • Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, and I can’t help but reflect on how Valentine’s Day means different things to different people.

    For some, it’s an occasion to shower loved ones with cards, candy and gifts.

    Others decry what they consider the over-commercialization of a pseudo-holiday or the outright fabrication of an occasion as an excuse to spend money.

    As jaded as I am, in general, I must admit I’m closer to belonging to the former group than the latter.

  • Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center director Bart Lovins will portray an infamous assassin in “To Bury Caesar: An Evening With John Wilkes Booth,” a one-man play held this weekend.

    “To Bury Caesar” takes a glimpse into the psychology and history of Booth, who came from a famed acting family.

    In exploring the role, which he took to the stage last July and August, Lovins delved into the mind of Booth. Lovins characterized Booth as a Shakespearian actor who felt frustrated by his status with regard to his family.

  • It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t have a daughter on the Elizabethtown High School girls’ basketball team.

    It doesn’t matter that he lives in Bardstown.

    Former Elizabethtown resident John “Chico” Poe has immersed himself in volunteer roles for the Lady Panthers. He drives the bus for the girls’ team and keeps stats.

    “I help out any way that I’m able,” he said.

    Poe enjoys sports and attends any good game he hears about, he said.

  • In the United States, tooth decay affects children more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay — cavities — can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning.
    In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General’s report it was estimated that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.
    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

  • This “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks” is no stranger to folks in Vine Grove and residents there probably have eaten the three recipes shared today at a pot luck supper or some other community gathering. She was nominated by her sister-in-law, also “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks,” Alta Hargan.

  • The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

  • The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    GUILTY

    Todd Leslie Mayfield (1968).

    DUI, BAC 0.138.