Today's Features

  • 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.

    DanielSpringer (1986). Fraudulent use of credit card. Twelve months in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $155.

  • John Wimsatt Jr. and Doreena Adams, both of Elizabethtown, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Xena Wimsatt, to Neal Simmons Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Simmons of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be attended John Hardin High School and Central Hardin High School.

    The prospective groom attended Central Hardin High School.

    The wedding is at noon April 12, 2014, at 192 2nd St., Elizabethtown. A reception follows at the same location.

  • John P. and Nora Downs Bowles of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2014.

    They were married April 4, 1964, at St. George Church in Louisville by the Rev. Luckett.

    Mr. Bowles is a tool and die maker and a farmer.

    Mrs. Bowles was a teachers’ aide at Morningside Elementary School for 17 years.

    They have four children, Kevin Bowles, Elaine Mink, Theresa Conder and John R. Bowles, all of Elizabethtown; and 11 grandchildren.

  • Stephanie Michelle Wiseman and Christopher Mark Hennessy were married Jan. 4, 2014, by Bill Wiseman, Magistrate/Justice of the Peace.

    The bride is the daughter of Bill and Patty Wiseman of Elizabethtown.

    The groom is the son of James and Beverly Hennessy of Louisville.

    Maid of honor was Claire Paige Wiseman of Cincinnati, niece of the bride; flower girl was Julia Parker Wiseman of Cincinnati, niece of the bride; and ring bearer was Emma Willan of Louisville, godchild of the bride.

  • Ella Mae Brooks opened Brooks’ General Store in downtown Sonora in 1961.

    The current name of the business gives a nod to that beginning: Brooks’ General Store Cafe.

    The cafe business got its start with Brooks. She made the family’s meals in the kitchen in the back of the store because they lived nearby, said Delores Copelin, her daughter. Customers would ask if they could buy a plate. She began the cafe in earnest when the truck stops opened.

  • Pictured with Optimist Club of Radcliff President Anthony Conder, are CASA Advocate Coordinators Debbie Smith, center, and Caitlin Embrey, right. They spoke at a club meeting about their organization, CASA of the Heartland.  They do an amazing job caring for those kids that can easily get “lost in the system.”

  • During the March Stitchers Quilt Guild meeting the members were treated to a talk by Martha Claycomb on Underground Railroad Quilts. Quilts were used as signals to those traveling the Underground Railroad.

  • Sings and thoughts of spring abounded in the silent auction items at the March 8 meeting of Mu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

    Members bid on and purchased 45 different donated items in the annual fundraiser to benefit the recruitment grant which benefits a young woman entering the educational profession. Becky Bishop and Kim Shumate coordinated the auction.

    President Lois Pierce conducted the meeting. Members made preparation for Alpha Gamma State convention scheduled for April 11-13 in Paducah.

  • JOHNSON. Tre’von M. Johnson, graduated from basic military training and AIT at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

    He is a 2013 graduate of North Hardin High School.

    He is the son of Pamela Johnson and the grandson fo Martha and John Dinwiddie.

  • RIDLON. Captain Michael George Ridlon is congratulated by Brigadier General Haley on graduation from the Captains Career Course in Fort Lee, Va., on March 21.

    Capt. Ridlon graduated from John Hardin High School in 2005 and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 2009.

    He is the son of Bill and Pam Ridlon of Elizabethtown.