Today's News

  • A bowl of chili, a mission for God

    Grace Heartland Church youth member Jared Anderson spent part of Sunday afternoon filling bowls of chili for patrons as they passed through serving lines. Volunteers offer not only a bowl of soup but a smile and words of thanks — as the church membership held a chili luncheon to raise money for its mission trip to eastern Kentucky in June.

  • Legislators welcome BRAC study recommendations

    A transportation study released last week by the National Research Council has some state policymakers interested in its possible ramifications.
    The study, which analyzed six of the 18 military sites affected by heavy traffic created by the Base Realignment and Closure Initiative, identified ways in which funding could be allocated to help sites, including reallocation of unused stimulus funds for near-term road projects.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Crown Jewel Cake

    Judy Wingfield of Elizabethtown sent me this recipe for Crown Jewel Cake after seeing Mary Iseler’s recipe for Church Windows in this column before Christmas.

    Judy says she doesn’t remember where she found the original recipe, but she’s been making it for more than 20 years, and it’s a tradition at her house.

  • Arrest in 2002 cold case murder rewarding for police

    Eleven binders in the Elizabethtown Police Department have been a constant reminder for Detective Pete Chytla.

    They hold hundreds and hundreds of pieces of information from potential leads in a case, including notes from interviews and names and dates related to the death of 35-year-old Lori Paynter. For years, Chytla has scoured over them, looking for a sliver of hope in a murder investigation that seemed to have no end.

    There’s a reason cold cases are the most haunting for a police department. This cold case had consumed Chytla for the last eight years.

  • 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.

  • Divorces

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

    Robert Greene, 38, Kirkwood, N.Y., and Lisa Davis, 40, Elizabethtown. Married 18 years.

    Joshua Farnham, 26, Vine Grove, and Leann D. Campbell, 23, Elizabethtown. Married six months.

    Anthony R. Johnson, 46, Eastview, and Connie F. Blain, 47, Cecilia. Married 18 years.

    Christopher Robert Ellis, 39, and Pamela Lynn O’Neal, 38, both of Elizabethtown. Married 17 years.

  • 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.


    Phillip Andrew Sego (1983).

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 737-2194


    WEATHER. Snow, rain, wind, cold and sunshine. That’s what February seems to be like. On Feb. 7 we got lots of snow. Hardin County Schools were let out 1 hour early. As I write this in the evening, it is still snowing. We probably have at least three inches so far.

    COMMENTS. I’ve been getting a lot of good comments about the Hoover’s wit section in my column. Thanks for the good feedback.

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Valentine’s Day is Monday. I hope everyone has done their shopping. Enjoy the day with your sweetie.

    BIRTHDAYS. Happy birthday wishes go to Pete Turpin, Skye Ash, Johnny Adams, Calen Wilson, Christine Miller, Carol Moll, Karen Brown, Keaton Brandenburg, Mike Higgason, Wade Roemer, Samuel Filyaw, Bettye Baumgardner, Brennen Adams, Melissa Blair, Jeremy Knight, Sophia Satterly, Wayne Smith, Carrie Pennington, Cameron Larrison, Stacy Miller, Mike Miller, George Cardin, Jason Zastrow and Nita Copelin.