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  • Burke trial: Detectives’ testimony continues



    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Matt Johnson stepped away from the witness booth Monday after three days of testimony that never placed defendant Brent Burke at the Rineyville home where his estranged wife, Tracy Burke, and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, were fatally shot in September 2007.

  • Ask the Expert: Proud to be an organized American


    Listen up, America. This is an official message from the Federal Bureau of Organization.

    The information presented in this publication is a matter of national clutter security. The clutter tendencies of everyday Americans have created a ripple effect in our society. We have a global responsibility to change our ways and create a clutter-free America for the good of our nation.

  • Photo: He had a tall order
  • 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.