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Today's Features

  • In 23 years of marriage, Marion Whitehouse traveled the world with her soldier husband, building a family together.

    A certified chef from Germany, she has held a variety of jobs and titles along the way: line cook and assistant pastry chef, independent cleaning consultant, telemetry tech, cardiac scheduling coordinator, dietary director and a Kentucky Senior Support associate for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department and cashier at Aldi.

  • The following property transfers are listed on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown. FMV means full market value and typically is based upon assessed taxable value.

    Matt Barnes Homes LLC to Daniel W. and Kristi B. Toms, 727 Greenwood Drive, Elizabethtown, $369,000.

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Autumnwood Homes Inc., 153 Twin Lakes Drive, Vine Grove, $58,800.

    Bluegrass Developers of Hardin County LLC to Big E Inc., 210 Riley Way, Elizabethtown, $30,000.

  • Drivers who complain about their 30-minute commute to work would bite their lip if they met Donald Travis.

    Travis, truck driver for A&M Carriers, LLC, works 60-70 hours every week and drives from 450-600 miles a day. After 26 years of driving, Travis was named Kentucky Truck Driver of the Year.

  • It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Jerry Foley’s life has gone to the dogs. And cats, too.

    Foley, 52, has been the Hardin County animal control supervisor since 1987. He retired briefly but soon returned to the job.

    He said he fell into the job because of his love of dogs, even taking a cut in pay from his previous job.

    “My dog’s never let me down. My dog’s always happy to see me. My dog’s never hurt my feelings,” he said. “So I guess I am a dog person.”

  • Shirley Ogden of Elizabethtown and Paul Keith and Margaret Patrick of Cecilia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Michelle Elizabeth Ogden and Brian Keith Patrick.
    The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late James Robert “Jim” Ogden. A 2002 graduate of Central Hardin High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in agricultural communications, she is district coordinator for LaRue County Conservation District.

  • South Hardin
    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223
    The water parks are open. I think it still is a little too cool for that but the young people do not seem to mind. These old bones will wait for the hot days.
    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Jesse Key, Eleanor Young, Hattie Duckworth, Hazel Duckworth, John Knight, Kelli Jeffries, Melissa LaFollette, Paula Brawner, Haley Cecil, Brian Riggs, Samantha Montgomery, Alberta Wilkerson, Dianne Cottrell, Sara Lamkin, Adam Manakee, David Logsdon Jr., Phil Fulkerson, Nelda Wooten, J.R. Cardin and Roger Alvey.

  • Rineyville
    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973
    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Jason Pike, Mike Gunning, Lydia Miller, Randy Grezsik, Earl Crews, Michael Miller, Ruth Froedge, Luke Shively, Aaron Yates, Bailey Nall, Meredith Cubero, Scott Baker, Kieran Crutcher, Barbara Thomas, Joe Wise, David Riney, Nina Kaelin, Tyler Vessels, Bert Jones, Gene Miller, Mary Riney, Jamie Edlin, Delphine French, Kaylan Stevens, Jamie Disselkamp, Jerry Davis, Becky Miller,Phillip Taylor, JoElla Nall, Shorty Brown and Careligh Caldwell.

  • Raymond and Denise Butler of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Butler, to Adam Cobb, son of Dr. James and Debbie Cobb of Elizabethtown.
    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of John Hardin High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisville. She is an English teacher at John Hardin High School.
    The prospective groom also is a 2006 graduate of John Hardin High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky. He is a science teacher at West Hardin Middle School.

  • Cecilia
    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808
    Another month almost is gone, my how this year is flying by. I still am waiting for summer, still have our heat on the last of May. But the weather man is predicting in the 90s soon. Then many will complain about the heat. It seems we are never satisfied.
    ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club met Monday evening with approximately 20 in attendance. A team of girls from Central Hardin FFA put on a very interesting debate about the Bluegrass Pipeline.

  • White Mills
    Terri Spencer, 270-862-4604
    Ok, I messed up. A couple of people sent me messages to put things in here, and I didn’t do it. I am really sorry. It was not intentional. From now on, if you send me an email, I will respond back to put it in the paper, of course, then I have to remember to put it in. If you do not get a response from me, please send it again. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or miss out on any of the news. I really enjoy doing this, but sometimes I have a senior moment and just mess up.