Today's News

  • HCS restores salary increases of nearly 2 percent



    Hardin County Schools’ teachers will receive normal raises based on the number of years they’ve worked, thanks to a new pot of federal money.

    The step increase for HCS will be restored to approximately 1.8 percent after it was reduced to 0.5 percent in June.

  • Aug. 24, 2010: Services


  • Life or something like it: Why go to college?


    Why go to college?

    As I prepare for the fall semester, I think about this question. I think about the students who will be in my English classes wondering the same thing.

    I have a master’s degree, as do two of my children. My husband has a Ph.D.

    Going to college after graduating from high school was pretty much a no-brainer (no pun intended) in our house. If one of our boys considered taking a break from school, he didn’t broach the subject with us, anyway.

  • Aug. 15 Divorces

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

    James Taylor Mullen III, 46, and Lisa Karen Mullen, 46, both of West Point. Married 12 years.

    Thomas Anderson, 35, Pearl, Miss., and Felicia Moak, 29, Glendale. Married five years.

    Norman Christopher Swartz, 35, and Cindy Ann Wiseman, 35, both of Elizabethtown. Married 13 years.

    Brandon Wingate, 26, Belton, Texas, and Tara Porter, 26, Elizabethtown. Married six years.

  • Aug. 15 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.

    Sonya Marie Carder (1986). Criminal attempt custodial interference. Twelve months in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $185.

    Sheila A. Dotson (1970). Speeding 12 mph over; state traffic school. Total $178.

    Enrique R. Ford Jr. (1984). Speeding 80 in a 55; state traffic school. Total $379.

  • Aug. 15 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.


    Tomeka M. Carter (1981).

    DUI, BAC 0.22.

  • Aug. 15 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Amanda Nichole Ashlock, 22, and James Lee Little, 25, both of Vine Grove.

    Jodi Lynne Vincent, 21, Bee Spring, and Kyle Alexander Bennett, 25, Clarkson.

    Nerissa Simon, 32, and David Alan King, 21, both of Elizabethtown.

    Morghan Elizabeth Lanham, 20, and Matthew Jon Always, 25, both of Elizabethtown.

    Crystal Gail Wilkerson, 24, and Norman Lynn Stoess Jr., 38, both of Elizabethtown.

    Roxanne Laine Burns, 40, and Michael Anthony Clark, 47, both of Elizabethtown.

  • Aug. 13 Property Transfers

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

    Charlene Knowles to Chester W. and Lola Gregory, 1220 Pear Orchard Rod, Elizabethtown, $2,500.

    Docvo Enterprise LLC to Smith Family Homes Inc., lot 73 Rolling Acres Subdivision, Vine Grove, $29,900.

    Michael Gene and Judy Ann Burress to Andrew S. and Luz Maribel Newbrough, 2390 Locust Grove Road, Elizabethtown, $370,000.

    Albert L. Weaver to Joe M. and Sarah Priddy, lot 15 Lynwood Estates Subdivision, county, $196,500.

  • Glass in Burke's van doesn't match crime scene glass



    A crime lab technician testified late Monday that glass fragments recovered from  former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke’s mini-van did not match broken glass at the Rineyville home where Karen Comer and Burke’s estranged wife, Tracy, were fatally shot three years ago.

    Jack Reid was on the stand for only a few minutes Monday. He also testified that tiny glass bits found on Burke’s clothes, which were seized by investigators, did not match  broken glass in Comer’s home.

  • Budgets, BRAC big issues at debate



    Candidates for several county-level offices on Monday participated in the local NAACP chapter’s first forum leading up to the November general election.

    The debate in Vine Grove focused on issues such as trimming budgets and coping with the population increase from the Fort Knox Army post realignment.

    The candidates present were running for judge-executive, sheriff and jailer.