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  • Smith not quite ready to leave bus and kids behind



    HARDIN COUNTY — A lot has changed in the 43 years since Jo Rita Smith began driving buses for Hardin County Schools. For instance, when Smith retired Friday, Nannette Johnston was serving as the superintendent of the district. But Smith remembers when Johnston was just another North Hardin High School student who rode her bus.

  • Oct. 23 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    Craig M. Finnicum, et al, v. William Malley, et al, Brightside Drive, Elizabethtown. Claims defendant carelessly and negligently operated a motor vehicle so as to collide with plaintiffs vehicle. Seeks judgment for damages; trial by jury.

  • Knox shooters win sniper competition


    The Turret

    FORT KNOX — One year ago, when Staff Sgt. Kevin Wildman and Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Johns of the 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry, 194th Armored Brigade, competed in the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., the pair returned to Fort Knox with a 12th place finish.

    What a difference a year makes.

  • Oct. 26 Support Groups


  • Oct. 25 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Crystal Michelle Sidebottom, 22, Sonora, and Jody Lynn Seng, 23, Upton.

    Dorothy Jean Johnson, 43, and Robert Earl Taylor Sr., 48, both of Elizabethtown.

    Amanda Rose Mullins, 41, and Steven Thomas Lancaster, 51, both of West Point.

    Joyce Elaine Sherman, 56, and Jay Peter D’Elia, 56, both of Bradenton, Fla.

    Dana Michelle Chesser, 27, and Brian Eugene Ashbaugh, 29, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kristy Summer Korenich, 29, and Joshua Anthony Howell, 19, both of Germfask, Mich.

  • Oct. 18 DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown.

    ADE is an abbreviation for Alcohol Driver Education, BAC is the Blood Alcohol Concentration reading, KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs, EIP stands for Early Intervention Program and VIP stands for Victims Impact Panel. A service fee is added to all DUIs and court costs are added to all charges. Birth year is in parenthesis.


    John David French (1982).

    DUI, BAC 0.10; speeding nine mph over.

  • Oct. 25 Divorces

    The following marriage dissolutions have been granted in Hardin Circuit Court in Elizabethtown.

    Douglas Michael Elliott, 45, Panama City Beach, Fla., and Leisha Gail Ridley, 40, Vine Grove. Married 20 years.

    James A. Delk, 36, and Dawn M. Rogers, 39, both of Radcliff. Married 13 years.

    Francis Hernandez, 26, For Carson, Colo., and Maria Ott, 25, Radcliff. Married five years.

    Jesse Dean Curl, 31, and Jesse Lynn McNew, 31, both of Radcliff. Married eight years.

    Roger Skaggs, 45, and Evelyn Skaggs, 43, both of Elizabethtown. Married 23 years.

  • Conway challenges state court decision



    ELIZABETHTOWN – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wants the nation’s highest court to review a Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruling before residency restrictions loosen for thousands of Kentucky sex offenders.

    In a 5-2 decision, Kentucky’s Supreme Court ruled Oct. 1 that tight residency restrictions for sex offenders convicted before July 2006 are a form of ex post facto punishment, thus violating the U.S. Constitution.

  • Oct. 18 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Dana M. Kingrey (1963). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Total $244.

    Joseph C. Lee (1966). Reckless driving; failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Total $244.

    Nicholas E. Longoria (1989). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $245.