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Today's Features

  • Ancestral Trails had Ann Sipes as their September guest speaker. She spoke on brick walls that genealogists experience and how they might overcome them. Each guest was asked to give a brick wall they had in their research for an ancestor or family member. Some offered suggestions for overcoming their walls.

    The next Ancestral Trails Historical Society is at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown with Melvin Gregory presenting a program on “Extending Family Tree with DNA Testing.” For more information call 862-3209.

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    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 735-7845

    It was so nice to receive rain last week. Fall decorations are showing up in yards. Cooler temperatures are a welcome change.

  • Rachel Puckett of John Hardin High School was the student guest at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Sept. 13.

  • Cub Scout Pack 488 of Radcliff went to Disney on Ice on Sept. 17 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville.

  • The Central Hardin Fire Department is sponsoring its “first annual” 5-Alarm Family Firefest from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown to benefit the Crusade for Children.

    Events will include a chili cookoff, dunking booth, hot dog eating contest and the showing of two movies, “Firehouse Dog” from noon to 2 p.m. and “Fireproof” from 4 to 6 p.m. Entry fee for the event is $10.

  • Nineteen members of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown held their September 1st meeting at Yew Dell Gardens in Oldham County. This Kentucky treasure was started in 1941 when 34 acres were bought by Theodore Klein to raise his family and begin a working farm and commercial nursery. Klein was one of the leaders of this regions nursery and landscape industries. He introduced more than 60 new plant varieties as well as being a self-taught artisan who personally crafted the buildings and gardens that are seen today.

  • After healthy desserts last week, I have a wonderful lemon cake recipe that definitely is not as healthy. Thanks to my dear friend, Ann Reeser, for sending both these recipes.

    Luscious Lemon Cake

    ½ c. shortening

    1 c. sugar

    1 t. vanilla

    1 t. lemon flavoring

    2 eggs

    2 c. cake flour

    ¾ t. soda

    1 t. baking powder

    ½ t. salt

    1 c. buttermilk

    1 lemon, rind grated

  • I got this recipe for Pork Chop Casserole out of the Hardin County Cookbook years ago, and it has remained one of my favorite recipes. I love the way the sauerkraut taste seeps into the potatoes. I have made it several times with very lean, boneless pork chops, and while it’s still very good, it’s not nearly as juicy as it is when made with pork chops on the bone.

  • Comedy Caravan presents a show featuring three comedians at 8 p.m. Friday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown.

    Headlining the show is Big John Richardson. The featured comedian is Jonnie Wethington and Donna Watts is the opening act.

    Tickets are available for dinner and the comedy show for $20 or for the show only for $10. Dinner is in the First Federal Gallery from 6 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required by today for dinner.

    To purchase tickets or for more information, call (270) 234-8258.