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Today's News

  • County opts to keep taxes at compensating rate

    By MARTY FINLEY

    mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday opted to hold the county’s real estate property tax rates equal to the compensating rate.

    The vote marks the second year in a row – and the second time ever — county officials have voted to hold the rate equal to or below the compensating rate, which is the rate that will produce the same amount of revenue as the prior year, excluding new property added.

  • 'Can't' isn't in her vocabulary

    Getting to know Miriam Belknap Hobbies: She loves simple hobbies such as reading and cross stitching but doesn’t always have the time. She also enjoys spending time with friends and group Bible studies. Favorite book: The Bible because it teaches life lessons and provides examples of how to live and treat others.

  • Rumor of gun at West Hardin unfounded

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    Hardin County Schools and Kentucky State Police investigated a rumor Monday of a gun at a school, but found the information to be unsubstantiated, according to an HCS news release.

    The school district learned Monday that there was a rumor on the social network Facebook that a West Hardin Middle School student might be bringing a gun to school Tuesday, according to the news release.

  • Aug. 29 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Marilu Rivera Berrios, 29, and Jason Thomas Ohlrich, 30, both of Radcliff.

    Katrina Dawn Wilkerson, 36, and Terry Joe Wilkerson, 48, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kelly Marie McGriffin, 37, Mifflin, Penn., and Jason Kenneth Fields, 39, Radcliff.

    Elisa Leigh Anna Foster, 21, Burke, Va., and Kyle Edward Atkins, 22, Fort Knox.

    Meghan Elizabeth Johnson, 20, and Christian Deshaun Carter, 22, Columbia, Tenn.

  • Aug. 29 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

    Jeremy M. Maupin (1987).

    DUI, BAC 0.10; speeding 13 mph over.

  • Aug. 27 Building Permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    Mike and Dana Bowers, 204 Ravenswood Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: addition.

    Tommy L. Thurman, 9268 Salt River Road, Cecilia. Use: garage.

    David Wise, lot 54 Darlita Drive, county. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Billie Evans, 160 Secretariat Road, Elizabethtown. Use: addition, carport and pavilion.

  • Siblings announce birth of sister

    RHEYGAN GINA PLOUVIER

    Keelin Fischer of Elizabethtown and Jaide Plouvier of Hodgenville announce the birth of a sister, Rheygan Gina Plouvier, on March 20, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 8½ ounces.

    Parents are Jackie Fischer and Matthew Plouvier of Elizabethtown.

    Grandparents are Raymond Plouvier and Linda Plouvier of Elizabethtown and Michael Fischer and Janet Fischer of Radcliff.

    Great-grandparents are Catherine Brown of Hodgenville and Judith Snowberger of Reynolds, Ind.

     

  • Vine Grove student hopes for spot on game show

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    While it’s not the typical format for school exams, Eli McDowell might need to prepare to give his answers in the form of a question.

    McDowell, a fifth-grader at Vine Grove Elementary School, is in the running for a spot on Kid Jeopardy! He is awaiting results of his August audition in Chicago.

  • Aug. 27 Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Roy L. Lippe to James Albert and Melanie Beauchamp, 19712 Sonora-Hardin Springs Road, Eastview, $92,000.

    Murrell Construction Inc. to Andre A. Mosley, 132 Medical Center Drive, Radcliff, $179,900.

    Vista Homes Inc. to Robert W. and Lorna Leigh Serianni, 365 Chase Lake Road, Rineyville, $199,900.

    Universal Interiors to Erick John and Melissa Plamann, 251 Rebecca Ann Court, Elizabethtown, $228,000.

  • Hope for Today ministry enters second year

    By KELLY R. CANTRALL

    kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com

    A new program at a local church has become a successful ministry and community outreach effort.

    The Hope for Today ministry at Cecilia Baptist Church begins its second year Thursday. The program includes a food bank for low-income families, the money for which is supplemented by a clothes closet open to the community.