Today's News

  • Teen injured in Sunday wreck

    A Rineyville teen was injured in a vehicle crash Sunday.

    Samantha Wheeler, 17, was traveling on New Salem Church Road when her tires dropped off the right side of the road. She overcorrected to the left and then right, causing her 1997 GMC Jimmy to overturn several times, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    She was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital and then to Jewish Hospital in Louisville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

  • Convenience stores plan to claim beer licenses

    Beer soon will be coming to a cooler in a convenience store near you.

    Store owners and managers around Hardin County said they plan to scoop up retail beer licenses to sell the beverages in their establishments once they become available, saying the sale of alcohol should improve revenue for their stores and help the county as a whole. Most said they already have filed for the licenses and placed the mandatory legal advertisements declaring intentions to obtain a license.

  • Professional basketball player to share skill, faith

    A former women’s professional basketball player plans to demonstrate her skills and faith Monday in Elizabethtown.

    South Dakota resident Tanya Creiver, who holds the world record of spinning basketballs — 10 — on her body at once, plans to give a free show at 6 p.m. in the gym of John Hardin High School on W.A. Jenkins Road. Tickets aren’t required.

  • Festival brings traditional musicians together

    Musicians from across the nation gathered in Hardin County for a festival of folk music.

    The 17th annual Traditional Music Festival took place at the Historic State Theater this weekend. Musicians traveled to Elizabethtown to teach, learn and perform a variety of instruments.

    The festival is sponsored by the Heartland Dulcimer Club and originally was started by Lorinda Jones. She invited an artist to spend time with the club because she wanted members to see a masterful dulcimer player.

  • Brother to Brother Academy starts back up this year

    A local program is working to stop a student population from falling behind its peers.

    The Brother to Brother Academy met Saturday to introduce new children and parents to the program at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center. The academy focuses on enhancing the academics of black male middle and high school students along with their cultural and spiritual lives.

  • Through the lens
  • Area gives 59 pounds of candy for soldiers

    It’s not often one associates pounds of candy with a dental practice, but area families are working with a local dentist to send sweetness overseas.

    Dr. Sarah Proctor of Elizabethtown called for the second year in a row for residents to donate candy at her dental practice on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown during the Proctor Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s “Trick or Teeth” event.

    Residents who aren’t patients there gave candy at a rate of $1 per pound and free fluoride treatment.

  • Photo: Celebrating test success
  • Divorces

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

    Tyrone David Daniels, 25, Radcliff, and Shaneekya LaJhrea Yates, 26, Elizabethtown. Married five years.

    John Robert Catoe, 39, Radcliff, and Tammy Alveza Williams, 41, APO AE. Married six years.

    Thomas Eugene Jurcak, 33, Radcliff, and Nedra Ann King, 29, Hodgenville. Married five years.

    Jerry Wayne Thomas, 52, and Lisa Michelle Wolford, 45, both of Radcliff. Married two years.

  • Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation 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.

    Willie Devon Carpenter (1977). Criminal trespassing. Total $310.

    Jeffrey S. Cundiff (1966). Speeding 12 mph over. Total $192.

    Alan W. Flynn (1954). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $335.