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Today's Features

  • A love of music and playing instruments brought Sounds Taken, of Leitchfield, together. After putting the pieces together they found they had created a full band.

    Everything came into place their freshman year of high school with Tyler Higdon (vocals and guitar), Juston Spradling (bass and vocals) and Evan Wooden (drums and vocals). Matt Higgs joined them about two years later to play keyboard but moved to guitar as they used the keyboard less in the band.

  • Kentucky Down Under is offering surrounding counties an opportunity for savings on admission Saturday and Sunday.

    If you live in Hardin, Green, Grayson or LaRue county, admission to the park is $5 instead of the regular $22 fee. A driver’s license, utility bill or other proof of residency will be required for the discount.

    Kentucky Down Under offers hands-on experiences with Australian animals and educational programs as well as a cave to tour. It is located off Interstate 65 at exit 58 in Horse Cave.

  • Today we continue on our culinary trip through the alphabet. I have not been able to think of a vegetable that begins with the letter “D,” and there are very few fruits that begin with the same letter.

  • It was nearly 10 years ago. I can remember standing in the middle of a yard with several Chocolate Labrador puppies scurrying around, except for one. One puppy shivered at my feet on that day in October. That was the one.

    He was born on Sept. 2, a small fuzzy thing that looked like a little bear. He was a purebred dog so he had to have three names to register him. As I rode home with this brown fuzzy puppy curled up in my lap, the name just came to me, Baloo Bear (technically Boo Boo Bear Baloo for his registration papers).

  • Julia Richardson has devoted a lifetime to her community, remembering her mother’s words “a community not worth working for is not worth living in.”

    “I’ve spent all my life here in Hardin County, as a matter of fact, all of it in Summit,” Julia Richardson said.

    But Richardson, 84, might be known more for her portrayal of others, which stemmed from her beginnings as a teacher.

  • Elizabethtown Tourism chairman Jim Long pre-sents a $10,000 check to Brad Richardson, president of the Hardin County Chamber. The funds were used to assist in advertising for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival the first weekend in June. The 2-day event brought in thou-sands.

  • During the recent Cruising The Heartland event, Mark Ward, right, district manager of the Jewelry and Bridal Store in Elizabethtown, organized a drawing in which proceeds benefitted Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. Receiving the donation is Warm Blessings volunteer Linda Funk.

  • James Jeffries, general manager of Hardin County Water District No. 2, was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Aug. 9. He discussed the water districts success in delivering quality water and the challenges of planning for future growth. Pictured from the left, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley, Jeffries and Lea Ona Sims, also from the water district office.

  • The grand opening of the Northern Hardin County Democratic Headquarters was Aug. 4 at 663 Dixie Highway in Radcliff.
     

  • Life has been full of spice for Maria Batistoni.

    Born in New Jersey, the woman who would become a teacher and chairwoman for A Taste of Radcliff was offered a role in a popular TV soap opera, left her mark in William Shakespeare’s house and was the first woman to be a member of a local chapter of a men-only club.