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Today's News

  • Supporting Locks of Love

    Gillian Groomes, 11, holds 10.5 inches of her hair, which was donated to Locks of Love so that wigs can be made for cancer patients. Shirley Foley, master hair stylist with Hair Tech Salon in Elizabethtown, performed the cutting procedure. One year of hair growth was required for Gillian’s hair to reach the minimum donation length of 10 inches. Gillian, a former student at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, is now in the fifth grade in Oldham County Schools.

  • Photo: Anyone have a fir coat?
  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • Staff, students love Laptops for LaRue

    A new instructional tool has been widely embraced by the staff and students at LaRue County High School.

    LaRue County High has had its school-wide laptop program instituted for about three months, and Principal Paul Mullins said faculty members have implemented the use of the laptops into their teaching faster than he had anticipated.

  • Interactive boards engage students on new level

    Dry erase boards are so last century.

    Interactive boards — digital boards that can display images from computers as well as have items manipulated by teachers and students — are becoming more common in classrooms, and teachers find them to be a great way to engage students and keep them active in their learning.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has an interactive board in every classroom in its elementary schools, and about 25 percent of the classrooms at T. K. Middle School and Elizabethtown High School have one.

  • 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.

  • Divorces

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

    Atif Kashif, 25, Fort Knox, and Alison Faye Wilkerson, 31, Louisville. Married one year.
    John Thomas Mitchell III, 53, Louisville, and Donettia Kay Chappell, 50, Vine Grove. married 25 years.
    Jeffrey D. Smith, 31, Radcliff, and heather Shanahan, 31, Elizabethtown. Married nine years.
    James T. Hall, 33, Elizabethtown, and Susan D. Hall, 34, Hodgenville. Married two years.
    Hector L. Rojas, 47, and Antonia Guzman, 47, both of Radcliff. Married 22 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.

    Dawn M. Baker (1970). Theft by deception (three counts). Total $155.
    Christa D. Ball (1987). Theft by deception. Total $155.
    Rebecca O’Brien Hoffman (1954). Theft by deception. Total $155.
    Louis W. Holton Jr. (1942). Failure to yield right of way to funeral procession; state traffic school. Total $164.

  • New tech gadgets can be a distraction in class

    It's an age-old struggle: friends vs. fractions.

    These days, it's hard to tell who's winning. Keeping students focused on class work is even more difficult in the digital age, when handheld tech gadgets make it easy for students to become distracted.

    While schools are working to incorporate more technology into the classrooms, there are some tools they still don’t want to see —  namely cell phones and iPods.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

    SYMPATHY. Sympathy to the families of John E. Cooper and Hazel Raymer.

    HOLIDAY EVENT. Lakewood Elementary School presented its Christmas program, “A Spirited Christmas,” on Dec. 9 and 10. Elnoah and Kathy Gragson were among the large audience who attended each night. Their grandsons, Zack and Gavan Young, participated in the program.