Today's Features

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown held a luncheon Aug. 11 at Pritchard Community Center. The highlight of the luncheon was a fashion show where, clothes from merchants were featured. A lunch was provided by Atria Assisted Living and Shirley Pond from Atria and member of the Woman’s Club.

  • The Heartland Festival in the Park’s Baby Contest, sponsored by Republic Bank, is Aug. 24 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet five years old. Contests for 0-24 months are at 5:30 p.m. and 25 months to not yet 5 years are at 6:30 p.m.

    Preregistration fee is $10. Registration is $15 the day of the contest.

  • Hardin County Playhouse held it end-of-season volunteer appreciation party June 25. The awards were presented by Board President Marilyn Notestine. Kaity Paschetto was awarded the Hardin County Playhouse $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarship and will attend the University of Michigan this fall. Paschetto has starred in several Hardin County Playhouse productions.

  • A camping trip with his son more than two decades ago sparked a fire in John Greenwell that resulted in the Elizabethtown man becoming a major supporter of disc golf for the Hardin County area.

    Since then, Greenwell, 59, has helped bring a disc golf course to Freeman Lake Park and has been tournament director at tournaments held at the park beginning in 2002.

    “We had it nine years in a row here until last year,” Greenwell said of the tournament.

  • Stick ’em up for a good cause.

    The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven is holding a train robbery to benefit Crusade for Children at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    A 90-minute train ride offers views of the Rolling Fork River Valley, but a gang of robbers are on the prowl. In the midst of the cops-and-robbers action, passengers can surrender their money to the robbers, and all loot collected from the thieves is donated to Crusade for Children.

  • In theaters, Jeremy Renner (“The Avengers”) takes over the “Bourne” franchise in “The Bourne Legacy.”

    The franchise began with a trilogy of films staring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a mind-manipulated assassin who suddenly realizes who he is and what he’s done. Bourne decides he wants out. The trilogy then follows his attempt to escape the assassin life and expose the people who made him that way. Plus, there’s a lot of running and chasing.

  • Stone Hearth Restaurant and Catering and food columnist and cookbook author Nora Sweat are teaming up for a special brunch.

    The “Mama and Me” brunch and buffet is 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Elizabethtown restaurant. The meal costs $11.95 a person.

    The buffet features recipes from Sweat’s “Mama and Me” cookbook. A portion of cookbook sales will be donated to the Addison Blair Foundation.

  • There’s been a reversal of personalities in my house.

    Boo, the chocolate lab, has passed his bad-boy status along to Duke, the Corgi.

    For 11 years, Boo has held onto his reign of chief trouble maker but he has begun to mellow and Duke has made a run for the crown.

    Don’t get me wrong, Boo still has his moments. He continues to be wild when company is over. His endearing mischievous moments also are still going strong. Anyone who has a mischievous dog knows why we love these moments.

  • Ruth Hayden, 66, of Elizabethtown, leads a multifaceted life. She’s an avid gardener, musician and quilter.

    But this time of year, gardening takes most of her attention.

    While her family always had a garden when she was a child, her interest developed later. It was when she had her own place and ground to dig that the passion for gardening took off, Hayden said.

    Three years ago, Hayden and her husband, Joe, took a master gardener course.

    “It doesn’t make us experts by any means,” she said.

  • The GFWC Kentucky Fourth District Summer Workshop was July 21 at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown. Members from six woman’s clubs throughout the area participated. Diane Willis, left, GFWC Kentucky governor of the fourth district, is pictured with GFWC Kentucky Presdient Peggy Barnes. The workshop covered information with guidelines for recommended special community projects to be used by the woman’s clubs. A lunch was prepared and served by Diane Willis and Debbie Jones, who are both members of the Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown.