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Today's News

  • 911: Not just a number

    You are traveling on U.S. 31W just after 4 p.m. during the corridor’s busiest time of day when a vehicle in a left turn lane collides with the car in front of you. Your first instinct — and the first instinct of everyone else who witnessed the wreck — is to dial three simple numbers.

    Seconds later, someone on the other end of the line asks, “9-1-1, what is your emergency?”

    However, for emergency officials, 911 is not as simple as punching three numbers into a phone. Maintaining the the emergency number is expensive.

  • Public offered inside look at police agencies

    Four times a year, Hardin County residents are offered a chance at a behind-the-scenes look at area police agencies, and one of those opportunities begins today.

    The Elizabethtown Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy meets for the first time tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and meets every Monday for the next six weeks. The application deadline was Friday.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 hosts an 11-week academy in the fall, and Radcliff Police Department offers an eight-week program twice a year, in spring and fall.

  • Smile Kentucky gives kids plenty to grin about

    Dr. Marianne Sheroan eased her patient’s fears of a cavity treatment by telling her that she was receiving “princess fillings.”

    And they were indeed pretty special, because for the patient, they were free.

    More than 60 children received free dental work in the past few weeks as part of the Smile Kentucky program. The program in Hardin County screens every third grader and relays the assessments of dental needs to parents. But for about 70 students, the needed treatment is provided free by dental professionals who volunteer with the program.

  • Focus on Finance: Tax mistakes to avoid

    Question: What are the most common tax mistakes?

    Answer: Tax season has begun. You already should have your 1040s and 1099s. Over the next few months, you’ll be calculating your taxes and writing a check to the IRS. To help ease the pain of April 15 (extended to April 17 this year), here are a slew of common tax mistakes you easily can avoid:

  • Senior Life: Looking into the future

    When I mention to someone that I write a column on senior issues and have for several years, I immediately get a mix of reactions. People my age react as though I’ve said something funny or disgusting. Some won’t even continue the conversation, instead changing the subject. Actual seniors, those technically age 60 and older, often say, “That’s the column for old people, I’m not one of them.”

  • Photo: Relaxing by the fire
  • Glendale restaurateur cited for permitting patron to drink

    Tony York has been in and out of Hardin County’s restaurant business for more than 25 years. In 1985, he started working for Green Bamboo, and later he moved to Stone Hearth and Glendale’s The Depot before eventually taking ownership of the restaurant.

    York said it was common practice in Hardin County restaurants to allow customers to bring alcohol in to drink with a meal if they asked.

    “Nobody questioned the legality of it because it was never pursued,” he said.

  • Divorces

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

    Wade Nathanial Peters, 48, and Sherry Mae Elliott, 31, both of Eastview. Married one year.

  • Downtown E'town traffic plan means lane changes

    By August, Elizabethtown officials and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are hoping for what they consider a safer and more visitor-friendly pathway between Public Square and St. John Road.

    The two sides met Friday and announced traffic changes will be implemented on that stretch of Dixie Avenue, including changing its lane configuration. The cabinet will reconfigure lanes around the square from four lanes to three — one northbound and one southbound lane with a center turning lane north of the square.

  • 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.

    GUILTY

    Norma Hernandez (1955).