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Today's News

  • Yates honored at WKU Veterans Day event

    Western Kentucky University’s ROTC program recognized the service of all veterans and their families Friday and honored two of its own American heroes – 1st Lt. Eric D. Yates and Lt. Col. Ken Hightower.

    Yates and Hightower were inducted into the WKU ROTC Hall of Fame as part of Veterans Day events on the WKU campus.

    “Both are American heroes,” said Lt. Col. Jason Caldwell, professor of military science and leadership. “Both served their country with honor and distinction.”

  • Fatally flawed: Court secrecy endangers the innocent

    ISSUE: Access to DCBS records
    OUR VIEW: One small step in the right direction

    For a second time in a year, a Kentucky court has ordered the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to unseal records related to the deaths of children. Sought by newspapers, the cabinet has fought tooth and nail to keep the records under wraps.

    And once again, a judge has decried the cabinet’s “culture of secrecy.”

  • Faces and Places: Bill Smith

    Bill Smith has shot and stitched his way back to the 18th century – the time of the French and Indian War and American Revolution.

    He acquired his first black powder gun to extend deer hunting season, as there is a separate season for muzzleloaders.

    “If you do everything right with black powder it’ll go off. If something doesn’t go right, you made the mistake,” Smith said.

  • Local craftsman provided a link to Lincoln

    It was front page news when the Boundary Oak died.

    An impressive figure, the tree was six feet wide and 90 feet tall with a crown that spread 115 feet. A tree of that size casts quite a shadow.

    Its fame came not from its size but from the unique spot of Kentucky soil where the acorn fell. About a quarter century after it sprouted, a surveyor used the oak as a point of reference on a deed for the Sinking Springs farm.

  • Divorces

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

    Charles David Carroll, 59, and Gwendolyn Carroll, 61, both of Elizabethtown. Married 33 years.

    Ian G. Best, 29, Elizabethtown, and Amber N. Best, 30, Phoenix. Married five years.

    Arturo Horton, 40, Harker Heights, Texas, and Caroline Horton, 36, Elizabethtown. Married nine years.

    Joseph Raj, 40, and Rosanna Prevost, 46, both of Fort Knox. Married 14 years.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Tawanda Shenille Jenkins, 31, and Phillip Deen Harris, 27, both of Vine Grove.

    Ashley Nicole Puckett, 18, Eastview, and Matthew Ryan McCamish, 19, Cecilia.

    Nicole Marie Dempsey, 26, and Robert Patrick Berry, 29, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kaytlin Michele Edwards, 22, Cecilia, and Aaron Joel VanMeter, 27, Leitchfield.

    Wilma Joyce Terry, 63, Elizabethtown, and Roger Gerald Ewing, 65, Bardstown.

  • 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

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor 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.

    Margaret Belt (1951). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Joshua Ryan Harris (1981). Theft by deception. Total $185.

    Steven T. Eades (1985). Receiving stolen property. Twelve months in jail probated for two years, on conditions in the order. Total $210.

  • Franklin named Lions Student of the Month

  • Dowell promoted at Commonwealth Bank & Trust

    Dennie Dowell, mortgage loan officer with Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, was recently promoted to vice-president. Dowell has been with Commonwealth Bank for four years but has over 20 years experience as a mortgage loan professional. He serves Hardin and surrounding areas and specializes in VA and FHA loan programs.