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Today's News

  • Who killed Elena Sanchez Hawkins?

    The one-floor house off Bardstown Road near Boston, Ky., is gone, leveled over time and replaced by a new structure.

    What has not gone away after two decades is one of Hardin County’s murder mysteries: Who killed Elena Sanchez Hawkins, a 29-year-old married mother of two boys, on January morning 20 years ago today?

    “It’s a pretty baffling case,” said retired Kentucky State Police Detective Rob Foster, lead investigator in the 1992 case.

    No arrests have been made.

  • 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.

    Thaddeus Jernell Artis (1981). Traffic in marijuana less than eight ounces, buy/possess drug paraphernalia. Six months in jail, serve 30 days, balance probated for two years. Total $155.

    Genny Steffan (1978). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $235.

    Sandra C. Stout (1960). Theft by deception. Total $155.

  • 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.

  • When alone time becomes uncomfortable

    The house never seems more empty than after the holidays.

    All the Christmas clutter is gone and decorations stowed again on basement shelves. But that doesn't account for the emotional emptiness.

    The kids and grandkids also are gone. Somehow, an after-holiday home seems a lot less homey.

    As a person who always has cherished "alone time," it's surprising to realize how quickly solitude can swell into sorrow. Why does being alone sound so inviting when a shade too much of it is so very lonely?

  • LaRue schools put lunch photos online

    Mashed potatoes and pepperoni pizza at LaRue County Schools better be ready for closeups.

    Schools in the district are participating in a pilot program that posts pictures of students’ lunches online, where parents can view the contents of their children’s plates.

    SeeMyPlate is part of the My School Bucks online payment system offered to parents that coordinates with software at the cafeteria checkout.

  • Proactive approach needed in alcohol policy

    ISSUE: Alcohol banned from public property
    OUR VIEW: Elizabethtown ordinance warrants review

    It’s been two years since the Elizabethtown City Council tabled its conversation about relaxing alcohol restrictions at Pritchard Community Center, leaving in place a full ban of alcohol on city-owned property.

  • Divorces

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

  • Freed prisoners ease financial pressure on state government

    More than 900 state inmates have been granted early release from prisons and jails as a section of House Bill 463, legislation aimed at reforming Kentucky’s penal code, went into effect.

    As stipulated by HB 463, prisoners released Tuesday were within six months of completing their sentences and will go into the supervision of the Department of Probation and Parole for the remainder of time.

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett, who voted in favor of the bill, said the move is estimated to save the state about $40 million annually.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

      Winter has finally arrived. Snow fell last Monday and although it wasn’t much, it was a start.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Mary Thompson, Deloris Grimes, Greg Harpool, Carly Patterson, John Branstetter, Elizabeth Adams, Doris Stephens, Linda Buckles, Mary Key, Danica Rose, Jacob Claybaugh, Martha Farmer, Tiffany Blair, Warren Eytchison, David Fox, Felicia Logsdon, Mary Lou Thompson, Dorothy Crewz, Debbie Sullivan and Ann Mayhorn.