Today's Features

  • 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.


    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.

  • When you’ve had a hard week, sometimes all you want is a little bit of comfort food. Something that’s freshly cooked, warm and tastes like home. The king of comfort food is meatloaf.

    After a couple rough weeks, I searched the Internet for a new meatloaf recipe. In the past, I’ve made several varieties including traditional, Italian, cheeseburger and barbecue.

    This time around I found a recipe for Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf.

  • A Central Hardin High School student has turned a love of animals into a career-building experience.

    Shelby Highbaugh heads to Helmwood Veterinary Clinic every afternoon to spend part of her school day working in and learning about the field of veterinary medicine. Highbaugh is a co-op student and a senior at Central Hardin High School.

    She has worked at the clinic since the beginning of the school year. She wanted to pursue veterinary science and the experience would ensure that this was the field in which she wanted to work.

  • Several members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown recently visited the Fort Knox Soldier and Family Assistance Center on Fort Knox. This unit is for soldiers in transition as they heal to return to duty or transition back into their civilian communities. The staff helps with location information and resources, developing and implanting a plan of action, keeping their expectations realistic and helping access support systems at various locations and levels.

  • Denny’s Manager Jessee Hawkins, right, presents a $559 donation to Adopt Me Please Rescue Director Dr. Brenda Luther. Denny’s employees sponsored a fundraiser and proceeds will assist with transport, vetting and food for rescued animals from pounds that euthanize.