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Today's Features

  • The biggest surprise for Butch Ferrell when he took on the role of commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, North Hardin Post 10281 about a year and a half ago, was the time commitment.

    The role required him to work eight to nine hours a day, he said.

    “We’re busy all the time,” Ferrell said.

    In his office at the Vine Grove VFW post, which has a membership of 953 and is the only VFW in Hardin County, Ferrell indicated numerous folders for the various programs and assistance offered by the organization.

  • Cecilia

    Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

    I guess the snow lovers are happy this time with the measurable snow we got, with the weatherman talking about a possibility of more this week. Personally I hope his prediction is wrong. But we have to accept what comes, gracefully, I hope.

  • South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 270-872-3223

    We actually had a decent sized snow recently. Kentucky has had a snowy winter this year. I think most of us would rather have one large snowfall and be done.

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY. I wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day, whether you have a valentine or not, enjoy the day and eat a little chocolate.

  • Stephensburg

    Betty Pullen, 270-862-4844

    Hello friends. I hope you all are warm and are staying off the roads this week. This is a winter like when I was growing up. I remember my Dad when he worked for the state highway department and he would work for days and out at night to clear the roads. He would come home and my mom would cook for him and he would have to go back out to work. The roads were not as good as they are now. The equipment, well it was from the dark ages for sure. But he just did his job and I think he did it well.

  • Howevalley

    Andrea Sherrard Gilpin, 270-735-7845

    KENTUCKYWEATHER. I really don’t know what to say about our Kentucky weather. It surprises us each day with something new. February has given us rain, snow, sleet and lots of ice. Some in our area reported six inches of snow on Feb. 1 and 2. Also, the groundhog saw his shadow on Feb. 2, which most believe that we will have six more weeks of winter. I really hope they are wrong. 

  • White Mills

    Terri Spencer, 270-862-4604

    Ok, so winter seems to be here to stay…and stay, and stay. I have not been out of my house since Sunday. I do not like the snow and ice, but I am grateful that I do not have to get out in it every day for work as most of you do. Even Kenny has not been working because he delivers milk to the schools. I read on Facebook a line from a friend, “Ok winter, I tap out!” Stay warm and stay safe. This too shall pass.

  • Rineyville

    Gail Pike, 270-737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Jackie Hall, Brandt Evan Baker, Irene Jenkins, Brittany Johnson, Melanie Covell, Paula Coogle, Tim Meals, Shannon Yates, Morris Coffey, Tammy Kinney, Amber Hill, Addilyn Johnson, Matthew Cyr, Betty Rose Jones, Dalton Hubble, Darren Jent, Zaylee Brangers, Eli Haycraft, Dennis Hester, Ariel Ray, Alicia Ray, Sam Ennis, Jeanette Jones, Kim Underdonk, Ralph Stanley, Missy Cyr, Donnie Swift Jr. and Jadon Cox.

  • The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Jessica Nicole Kress, 33, and William Thornton Routte, 35, both of Elizabethtown.

    Cortnie Lerae Forrest, 21, Logan, Ohio, and Aaron James Schwalbach, 24, Fort Knox.

    Bernadette Marie Medeiros, 39, and Rudy Bruce Bowlin, 40, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kimberly Elizabeth Luurtsema, 30, and Nathan Miles Hornback, 26, both of Elizabethtown.

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

    Dewey Keys Jr., 47, and Allison Routt, 41, both of Elizabethtown. Married 20 years.

    Terry Keith Lucas, 44, and Joy Ann McGrew, 43, both of Leitchfield. Married 24 years.

    James L. Ross, 49, and Beverly S. Pettibone, 54, both of Elizabethtown. Married 16 years.

    Jason Christopher Romero, 38, Tucson, Ariz., and Corey E. Barker-Romero, 37, Vine Grove. Married 19 years.

  • The following misdemeanor 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.

    Vickie Howard (1960). Theft by deception (five counts). Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Court costs waived.

    Taylor G. Johnson (1995). Theft by unlawful taking. Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $285.