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Today's Features

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

    Bradley James Christmas, 25, and Cristin Paige Christmas, 23, both of Vine Grove. Married three years.

    Kyle K. Kinmartin, 29, and Amber Medina, 23, both of Radcliff. Married 11 months.

    Clinton L. Riggs, 36, of Elizabethtown, and Amanda E. Riggs, 36, of Vine Grove. Married 10 years.

    Jafar Shabazz, 25, of Roosevelt, New York, and Brittney Nichole McKenzie, 23, of Radcliff. Married two years.

  • The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Billye and Scott O’Neil, 1339 Blueball Church Road, Rineyville. Use: detached accessory structure.

    Yong Hill, 470 Bradley Trail, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    White Mills Treatment Plant, Hardin County Water District No. 2, 1300 Cave Road, Glendale. Use: commercial.

  • An unplanned teachng assignment may have temporarily detoured him from the path of history and photography, but Elvin Smith Jr. found his way back soon enough.

    A 1960 graduate of Rineyville High School, Smith attended Western Kentucky University where he majored in elementary education with a minor in physical education. He graduated in 1965 and earned a master’s degree in 1967.

    Smith began his 30-year career as a teacher at Maceo Elementary School in Daviess County.

    “I was supposed to teach science and history,” Smith said.

  • Craig and Melissa Woosley of Leitchfield and Dalton and Carla Bragg of Edmonton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Devon Craig Woosley and Dana Beth Bragg.
    The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Metcalfe County High School and has obtained a medical assistant’s degree from Daymar College. She is the granddaughter of Carlon and Burlene Fields of Upton, and the late Onell and Maxine Bragg.

  • About three years ago, as she worked toward her degree in psychology and social work, Elizabethtown resident Melinda Riddle began volunteering at Helping Hand of Hope to complete required community service hours.

    In her words, the 20-hour community service requirement “kind of snowballed.”

    “It kind of got me that there was so much to be done and not enough hands to do it,” Riddle said.

    The realization made her want to continue to volunteer, she said.

  • About three years ago, as she worked toward her degree in psychology and social work, Elizabethtown resident Melinda Riddle began volunteering at Helping Hand of Hope to complete required community service hours.

    In her words, the 20-hour community service requirement “kind of snowballed.”

    “It kind of got me that there was so much to be done and not enough hands to do it,” Riddle said.

    The realization made her want to continue to volunteer, she said.

  • I have learned a lot from my husband … said no wife ever.

    My husband and I have been married for 25 years and still the hierarchy has to be explained to him.  He has many attributes, but I would have to say two of his best are his vision and his consistency. 

    As a matter of fact, he has better than 20/20 vision. He has the exceptional ability to see everything that “didn’t get done today.” Actually he has the ability to see everything I didn’t get done today. 

  • 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.

    John D. and Kristy Williams to Larry Michael Morgan, 439 Union Church Road, Elizabethtown, $75,000.

    Andy Keith Burden and Susana Kawai to Jayme S. and Kristi Burden and Michael L. and Barbara F. Miller, 12 lots in Section 1 of Tunnel Hill Estates, no monetary consideration. FMV: $481,166.

  • Vine Grove Homemakers Club members recently met for a meal and meeting at a local restaurant. Eighteen members were present as well as a special guest, Debbie McQueary, president of the Hardin County Extension Homemakers.  
    The occasion marked the 45th anniversary of the organization of the club. Memories of years gone by and special events were presented and shared. A list of past presidents and past photos were shared.

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