Today's News

  • Marriages

    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.

  • Misdemeanors

    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.

  • DUIs

    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.


  • Legislators talk redistricting

    Area residents listened and asked questions of state representatives Saturday at the 2012 Legislative Breakfast meeting for residents of Hardin County.

    The most talked-about issue was redistricting, legislators’ job of approving district line changes based on results of the 2010 census.

    Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, said he filed a bill that has not and may never have a hearing to put the process in the hands of an outside commission and have legislators vote on the commission’s proposal.

  • Don’t like the tax bill you got this year? Check your Social Security income

    Question: Does my Social Security vastly affect my taxes?

    Answer: When you filed your income taxes this year, your tax bill may have unpleasantly surprised you. And if this is the case, you are by no means alone.

  • Under-age DUIs bring adult penalties

    Norman Chaffins, a 17-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police, has worked more than 100 fatal wrecks since he began his career at Post 4 in Elizabethtown. One of those, he recalled, was a head-on collision on Watershed Road in Caneyville involving a 17-year-old drunken driver and a car carrying four passengers, two of whom were children younger than 5.

    “It happened in 2009,” said Chaffins, Post 4’s public affairs officer. “(The driver) was 17 at the time of the crash, but he turned 18 and was tried as an adult.”

  • The high cost of making an impact

    The Hardin County court system mandates teen and adult DUI offenders attend a Victim Impact Program in which attendees learn that for victims and their families, the effects of drunken or drugged driving do not end with a wreck or incarceration.

    Rose’Shell Davidson, 70, of Cox’s Creek, has organized Hardin County’s VIP for five years. In 2000, Davidson lost her only children, John, 29, and Jennifer, 20, to a drunken driver who had been celebrating his birthday with friends.

  • Grade school principals to get some help

    Elementary schools with a student enrollment of 400 or more in the Hardin County district now can employ a half-time assistant principal and a full-time counselor after a policy change was made Thursday.

    At its regular monthly meeting, the Hardin County Schools board approved a change in staffing guidelines concerning elementary principals and counselors. Before the change, a minimum of 500 students were required before the district allowed additional administrative staff.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins roll to two lopsided wins (04/22)

    Not even wood bats could slow down the sixth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins.

    The Bruins pounded out 18 hits in two games Friday as they beat Franklin-Simpson, 10-0 in five innings and Campbellsville, 9-0 in their own Wooden Bat Classic.

    Saturday’s games were rained out.

    n Sophomore Josh Krupinski threw a one-hitter as Central Hardin (17-4) mercy-ruled Franklin-Simpson.

    Krupinski (4-1) struck out seven and hit one batter.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Sheeran, Hawks edge John Hardin (04/22)

    Standing on third base with two outs in the seventh Friday afternoon, LaRue County senior Kyle Sheeran couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

    LaRue County senior Jesse Johnson attempted to steal second base, and John Hardin junior catcher Zach Miller tried to throw him out. Sheeran saw his opportunity and stole home to score the winning run as the visiting Hawks topped 5th Region rival John Hardin, 5-4 for their fifth straight win.