Today's News

  • The motormouth education of Abraham Lincoln

    Parents who last week sent kids back to school with backpacks full of recent purchases may appreciate the simplicity of young Abraham Lincoln’s supply list.

    This is a boy who once scrounged up two pieces of paper and sewed them into a notebook so he could do his math problems.

    In fact, while attending a one-room school with a dirt floor near Hodgenville, he didn’t even need to jot things down. He blabbed them.
    He and older sister Sarah attended what was called a “blab school.”

  • Warm Blessings organizing Cardboard Nation

    Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event for Sept. 16 at the Fire Training Station at ECTC campus to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness. This is the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Ransdell to be inducted into UK Hall of Fame (08/08)

    Former Elizabethtown High School and University of Kentucky standout quarterback Bill Ransdell will be one of six new inductees into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Chew on this - Gumm is new Bulldogs' coach (08/08)

    When he resigned in May 2010 as the longtime baseball coach at North Hardin High School, Greg Gumm said he was willing to return to coaching.

  • Singing for SpringHaven
  • Gray's jury trial moved to November

    The jury trial of former Central Hardin High School teacher and coach Steven Gray was pushed back one month at a pretrial conference in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Gray is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for engaging in sexual activity with two students, both of whom were under 18 at the time of the alleged events. He was arrested in December, one week after he was fired following an anonymous phone tip to Hardin County Schools.

  • Dad reporting for duty

    Jasmine, Destiny and Trinity Karch went home with their dad from school Friday. It was no ordinary parent pick-up.

    Jayson Karch returned Thursday evening to Rineyville on leave in the midst of his deployment to Korea. Friday morning, he and his wife, Genie, went from room to room surprising their three daughters at Rineyville Elementary School.

  • Shared experiences define us

    We all are a product of experiences. I was reminded of that this week on Facebook.

    Message after message have been posted describing kindly school janitors, inspiring teachers, shopping experiences and cruising parking lots as teenagers. The sharing continues today as folks fondly recall bygone days.

    Between Tuesday night and the completion of this column Saturday afternoon, 8,340 posts have been filed under a heading called “You’re so Hardin County if...”

  • 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.

    August Frederick Rosenberger, 42, and Theresa Rose, 49, both of Rineyville. Married 13 years.

    Frederick L. Nickens IV, 39, Radcliff, and Kendra James, 31, Hinesville, Ga. Married seven years.

    Michael Pilarte, 32, Miami Gardens, Fla., and Irina Iamchtchikova, 30, Fort Knox. Married nine years.

    Shane Harris Priddy, 25, Sonora, and Jessica Christy Bentley, 31, Radcliff. Married two years.