Today's Features

  • A popular cream-filled snack cake reappeared last week on grocery shelves, the Hostess Twinkie.

    After the Hostess company closed, Twinkies and other products flew out of groceries. When the shelves were empty, boxes of the snacks sold on eBay for $100 or more.

    Although they’ve only been gone eight months, the web exploded with ideas on how to celebrate their return. From cupcakes that look like the minions from “Despicable Me” to a fancy tiramisu, recipes popped up everywhere. I had to try a few.

  • As president of the Lincoln Trail Young Democrats, Michael Wilson of Magnolia stresses community service and bipartisan cooperation.

    “Anyone engaged in politics should have a friend like Michael Wilson,” said Pete Countryman, publicity chairman of the Republican Party of Hardin County.

    Countryman said even though they sometimes disagree, he can discuss politics, policy and issues with Wilson and “remain agreeable.”

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

    Gary Furlotte, 27, and Traci Willard, 27, both of Radcliff. Married six years.

    Edwin Figueroa Naravaez, 47, Vine Grove, and Bethzaida Negron Figueroa, 46, Tao Alta, Puerto Rico. Married 29 years.

    Craig Alan Pavey, 48, Radcliff, and Tiffany Denise Bell, 38, Alexandria, Va. Married seven years.

    Ryan Hawkins, 34, Upton, and Melissa Townley, 35, Elizabethtown. Married three years.

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

    Sandra Yvonne Scheuner, 35, Hastings, Mich., and John Arthur Deeds, 34, Radcliff.

    Linleigh Aliceon Chism, 26, Jacksonville, Ark., and Jermaine Japrice Moss, 32, Hernando, Miss.

    Stormie Lynn Edwards, 28, and Willie Clarence Cunningham Jr., 30, both of Radcliff.

    Sara Lynn Gardner, 21, and Johnathon Lynn Skeeters, 22, both of Elizabethtown.

    Beatriz Colon Lopez, 36, and Edwin Figueroa Narvaez, 47, both of Radcliff.

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Kenneth Wayne Thomas (1957). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $184.

    Floyd S. Metcalf (1965). Assault. One hundred-eighty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $239.

  • The weatherman has been predicting some very hot weather for the rest of the week, from this writing on Tuesday. So if you must work outside please do be very careful you don’t get over heated. It is just overwhelming to me that it is already the last half of July, the time goes by so quickly I just can’t seem to grasp it.

  • The hot temperatures are here. I hope everyone has a fun way to cool off; whether it be in a pool or in front of the air conditioning.  Please check on your elderly neighbors, too.

  • Andrea Sherrard Gilpin

    KENTUCKYWEATHER. July is heating up. Temperatures reaching in the 90’s. Remember to be very cautious when outdoors. Check on your pets and never leave a child or pet in a hot car.

  • BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include Mark Thomas, Judy Bishop, Robin Gruenke, Tracy Gibson, Joe Thomas, Laro Swift, Keith Garner, Richard Price, Michelle Blair, Jesse Brangers, David Dowdell, Michael Taylor, Emily Sweat, Katye Miller, Jen Inman, Zack Taylor, Monica Pate, Lana Mitchell, Randy Hart, Macy Jent and Mark Nall. A special happy birthday to Mark Williams will celebrate his 50th birthday on July 27.