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Today's Features

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

    Amanda Carol Johnson, 28, and Kevin Nicholas Glass, 32, both of Elizabethtown.

    Jenna Nicole Flaherty, 23, and Anthony Dale Pack, 27, both of Brandenburg.

    Erin Kimberly Steiner, 29, and Ryan Wade Jeffries, 31, both of Elizabethtown.

    Shamara Dorlee McCraney, 29, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Jerry Wayne Bryant II, 32, Radcliff.

    Samantha Josette Beebe, 24, and Joseph Ervin Bradford III, 27, both of Elizabethtown.

  • 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.

    Larry T. Ashley II (1980). Theft by deception (two counts). Total $155.

    Marquise L. Bates (1991). Unlawful contact with a minor; traffic in marijuana. Twelve months in jail, serve 30 days balance probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $210.

  • 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.

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  • Ashley and Billy McDonal of Mount Washington announce the birth of a son, William “Liam” Thompson McDonal V, on April 7, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jeannie and Gerald Smith of Elizabethtown; paternal grandparents are Patty Graham of Elizabethtown and Billy and Becky McDonal of Mount Washington. Great-grandparents are Ralph Worley of Elizabethtown and Elaine Clark of Glasgow.

  • When I was younger, before I knew the ins and outs and all the weird, difficult things that went along with parenthood, I always said I wanted four children.

    I wanted to hear all the laughter and the giggling and I wanted to see a passel of children, my children, riding bikes together or kicking a soccer ball or making mud pies. Apparently, in my mind, kids only existed outside.

    My husband, on the other hand, only wanted two kids. We decided to compromise and settled on three.

  • Elizabethtown Police Chief Tracy Schiller was the guest speaker at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting April 17. He gave an update on the police department and discussed the new program to collect unwanted prescription medicines. Pictured from left, Elizabethtown Rotary Club president Michael Owsley, Chief Schiller and Rotarian Hardin McLane.

  • Sixty-nine years ago, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was tragically sunk. Of the 902 young men on board, only 230 survived. Many of those survivors owe their lives to the courage and leadership exhibited by the heroic Four Chaplains: a Rabbi, Alexander Goode; Catholic Priest, John Washington; Protestants George Fox and Clark Poling.

  • SMILEY.  Army National Guard Pfc. Ciera M. Smiley has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). A 2008 graduate of Hamilton High School in Ohio, she is the daughter of Gail M. Smiley of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Eddie L. Smiley of Elizabethtown.

  • New Lions Club member Lion Jeff Rafferty was inducted into the Elizabethtown Lions Club during its weekly meeting March 20. IPDG Tony Bishop presided over the installation. Standing in for Lion Rafferty’s sponsor Lion Garrit McEroy, co sponsor Lion Don Brandenburg presented the Lions Club pin. Lion Rafferty is a retired firefighter and paramedic as well as a military retiree and a newcomer to Elizabethtown. He is no stranger to volunteering and enjoys sharing a common goal for the good of the community and its people.