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Today's Features

  • MCGLOTHIN. Navy Seaman Apprentice Trenton S. McGlothin, son of Tonya J. and Derek S. McGlothin of Vine Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. McGlothin is a 2011 graduate of Meade County High School of Brandenburg.

  • JOHNSON.Army 2nd Lt. Andrew T. Johnson has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Johnson is an intelligence officer assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for one year. A 2007 graduate of North Hardin High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Western Kentucky University. He is the son of Tom and Patti Johnson of Radcliff.

  • The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars held its monthly meeting Jan. 15 at its clubhouse on Fort Knox.

  • A lot of pickin’ will be going on in Vine Grove, and it’s for a good cause.

    The Vine Grove Bluegrass Jam Fundraiser and Band Scramble kicks off at 6 p.m. March 1 at Vine Grove City Hall. For the second time, bluegrass musicians will use a jam session and scramble to raise money for Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Bluegrass enthusiasts regularly come together and play in Vine Grove.

    Organizer Bobby Smith decided to use bluegrass to support the organization after he spent some time working with Hosparus. The last event raised almost $2,000.

  • 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.

    Pamela Hawks, 6021 Battle Training Road, Elizabethtown. Use: storage shed.

    Roger Shawn and Vivian Edwards, 102 E. Badger Court, Vine Grove. Use: basement remodel.

    Robertson Built Homes, 2 Optimist Road, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

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

    Adiran Ray and Radine Ray to Ken and Judy Brockman, lot 15 Chinoe Drive, Radcliff, $52,500.

    Danny Ray and Deborah R. Brooks to David M. and Laresa Simpson, 1624 Redbud Circle, Radcliff, $145,000.

    Fox KHI LLC to Martin V. and Andrea Joy C. Arcilla, 204 Sangria Drive, Vine Grove, $229,000.

    Robert and Linda L. Caughron to Charles and Janice Flechler, 2820 Youngers Creek Road, Elizabethtown, $30,000.

  • The Rev. Alexis Kouri, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Louisville will present “The Eastern Orthodox Church: An Ancient Faith in Modern Times” at 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in room 112 James S. Owen Building (John Behen Room) at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. Both sessions are free and open to the public and will include question and answer sessions.

  • He comes from “a land Down Under” and even played on recordings by the ’80s Aussie band Men at Work, but Tommy Emmanuel also feels his roots extend to the Bluegrass State.

    “It’s a bit of a homecoming for me,” Emmanuel said.

    Emmanuel performs in concert and leads workshops beginning tonight during Tommy Fest 11, part of an annual concert series at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

  • By RON BENNINGFIELD

    Recent scores released on EXPLORE and PLAN tests show LaRue County students are on track to be ready for college coursework by the time they graduate high school.

    EXPLORE is given to all eighth-grade public school students and PLAN is administered to all 10th-grade students in Kentucky each September. The assessments, precursors to the ACT college entrance exam given to all public high school juniors in the state each March, test knowledge in English, math, reading and science.