Today's News

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Happy Mother’s Day to each of you mother’s reading this. May you get to spend some time with your children on this, our special day. And to those of you, including myself, who no longer have a Mother to visit, spend some time reminiscing the good times you spent together, and be thankful for the many things she taught you as you grew up.

  • Divorces

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

    James Lee Fox, 27, and Amelia Rose Fox, 25, both of Leitchfield. Married seven years.

    Gordon Scott Taylor, 42, and Samantha Orr, 42, both of Elizabethtown. Married seven years.

    Jeffrey O. Nall, 33, Elizabethtown, and Jaquelyene R. Kenney, 31, Eastview. Married three months.

    Derrick A. Spruel, 61, and Gwendolyn M. Meadows, 60, both of Elizabethtown. Married 18 years.

  • Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

  • 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.

    LawrenceBreaux III (1966). Theft by unlawful taking. Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $310.

    Sheila Rose Howe (1958). Theft by deception (11 counts). Court costs waived.

  • 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.


  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Jaclyn Renee Vanpatten, 24, Rineyville, and Joshua Bryan Whitaker, 27, Elizabethtown.

    Kristin Marie Ramos, 21, and Robert Castillio Rocha III, 27, both of Radcliff.

    Amber Christine Hessian, 22, and Joseph Edward Byers, 24, both of Fort Knox.

    Ashton Lynn Green, 22, Rome, Ga., and Brandon Wayne Bencker, 18, Fort Knox.

    Alicia Marie Ewen, 24, Radcliff, and George Silva Jr., 29, National City, Calif.

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  • Tourism continues to rise in Hardin County

    Hardin County tourism rose more than 2 percent in 2011 over the previous year, according to statistics released earlier this week by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.

    Local officials report the county's tourism has continued to make gains the last few years despite the nation's struggling economy.

    "It is a trend that seems to define our area," said Sherry Murphy, executive director of the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau. "Hardin County has remained strong as far as positive growth."

  • 25th District Primary: Lee cites record, opponents point to change

    State Rep. Jimmie Lee says his record speaks for itself, but the longstanding lawmaker will have to overcome two fellow Elizabethtown Democrats to retain his seat in the Kentucky House for the 11th time.

    In the Democratic primary for the 25th District seat, Lee is challenged by perennial opponent Glenn Fonda, who works at Fort Knox in information technology and is a part-time computer science instructor, and Kendrick Bryan, a teacher and volleyball coach in LaRue County. There are no Republicans running in the district.

    The primary is May 22.

  • E’town ready to fight county’s growing pains

    Elizabethtown officials say they are willing to work with Hardin Fiscal Court on a solution to keep county offices around Public Square, but Judge-Executive Harry Berry said county government’s presence may be hindering the growth of downtown.

    Mayor Tim Walker and the Elizabethtown City Council signed a letter delivered last week to Berry and the eight county magistrates, which extended the offer of a joint project.