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Today's Features

  • At 3 years old, Aaron Taylor was hooked. He went to the theater to see “Star Wars.”

    “That was it, ‘Star Wars,’ at 3 years old, changed me,” he said.

    After seeing the movie he got his first action figure, C-3P0.

    Thus began a lifelong love for sci-fi memorabilia. Now, at age 37, his collection includes memorabilia from “Star Wars,” “Transformers,” “Star Trek” and beyond.

  • Making sure the military is represented in Washington, D.C., is not a task Gene Gudenkauf takes lightly.

    Neither is community spirit.

    Gudenkauf, who has been a member of the Association of the United States Army since the mid-1980s, is the current president of the Fort Knox chapter of AUSA.

    On the board of the Community Leadership Program and a three-time member of the Radcliff Chamber of Commerce, Gudenkauf also finds time to get involved in civic activities.

  • Occasionally a new head coach arrives on the scene and helps players focus on the right things at the right time.

    James Franklin became the head football coach at Vanderbilt University for the 2011 season. He took over a program that had won a total of four games in the last two seasons. Vanderbilt has never been known as a powerhouse in football even though they play in the Southeastern Conference, arguably the toughest football conference in the United States.

  • Lynn Bruner and Jerry Wolfe of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College were student guests at the Elizabethtown Rotary Club meeting Nov. 29.
     

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

    Jessica Renae Brooks, 19, and Edward Benjamin Charls Meffert, 25, both of Glendale.

  • 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.

    GUILTY

    Mark Allen Ewing (1976).

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

     

    Althea Ivette Dean (1972). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Tatiana G. Nixon (1993). Theft by unlawful taking. Six months in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $310.

  • Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater.

    The couple will reside in Louisville.

  • Samantha Ryan of Rineyville and Josh Hart of Rineyville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Gina Ryan of Rineyville. She is a 2005 graduate of North Hardin High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Louisville. She is a preschool teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Sonora.