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Today's News

  • Hardin County Clerks Office staff supports Feeding America

  • Local magician makes illusion his life's work

    A good magician never shares his secrets, but a great one uses them for a good cause.

    Despite performing in lucrative places such as Las Vegas, local magician Joseph “Dinky” Gowen stays close to home by performing his magic at fundraisers for places such as the Hardin County Animal Shelter, local schools and civic club.

    Gowen has performed magic since age 6. His love for magic began when his mother, a regular attendee of his earliest shows, bought him a magic kit. He said it has been a pivotal part of his life ever since.

  • Post 4 Trooper, Detective of the Year recognized

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown had its Trooper of the Year and Detective of the Year recognized earlier this month at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Senior Trooper Michael Garyantes and Detective Jas­on Propes were honored May 14.

    Garyantes is an 11-year veteran of KSP and has been assigned to Post 4 his whole career.

  • Divorces

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

    Joshua Thomas Tirado-Bailey, 21, Radcliff, and Kellie Arlena Chesser, 22, Radcliff. Married six months.

    James Timothy Puckett, 41, Elizabethtown, and Natalie Dawn Puckett, 46, Elizabethtown. Married 21 years.

    Carl Donovan Booth Jr., 49, Radcliff, and Doua Chee Kong, 28, Radcliff. Married four years.

    Bryan R. Hively, 48, Elizabethtown, and Brandy Ann Beck, 37, Vine Grove. Married 17 years.

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  • Rineyville Elementary preschool earns KDE Classroom of Excellence

    A Rineyville Elementary School classroom is the latest member of Hardin County Schools to earn the Kentucky Department of Education honor known as Classroom of Excellence.

    Jennifer Arnold, Tammy Herrin and Greta Thompson comprise the team of instructors for the classroom.

    “It’s a privilege to have this title,” Arnold said. “Our kids are getting a quality experience that’s a little bit above and beyond a normal classroom.”

  • Local tributes to honor fallen vets Monday

    Elizabethtown will not be the only city welcoming ceremonies for the fallen on Memorial Day.

    Memorial services are planned Monday throughout Hardin County in Radcliff and Fort Knox and at Fort Duffield in West Point.

    Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff is hosting a remembrance service at 8:30 a.m., which will include the posting of the colors by the 19th Engineers Battalion and a performance of the national anthem by the 113th U.S. Army band.

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Jade N. Alquizar (1992). Failure to maintain required auto insurance and failure to wear seatbelts. Fine of $1,000, probated for two years but subject to monitoring.

  • Lakewood preschool to reopen in August

    Two years after Lake­wood Elementary School’s preschool class was moved to Creekside Elementary, the class will return to its original home.

    In 2012, Lakewood grew to having more than 600 students in the school which created an issue with space. Now, the school is at less than 600 again and teachers and administrators are ready to bring the 3- and 4-year-olds back to the building.

  • Allegro students to perform this weekend

    Allegro Dance Theatre will present the ballet “Graduation Ball” at 7 p.m. Friday and again at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.

    The ballet centers on a turn-of-the-century girls’ finishing school graduation, Allegro Director Carol Zagar said. Cadets from the military are invited to the graduation and a love story occurs.