Today's News

  • Siblings welcome Nanalee Faith

    Taylor, Addison and Tanner Smith announce the birth of a sister, Nanalee Faith Smith, on April 13, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Parents are Benjamin and Stephanie Smith of Elizabethtown.

    Siblings are Taylor Cole Smith, Addison Grace Smith and Tanner Cruz Smith, all of Elizabethtown.

    Grandparents are Leah and Donna Crabtree and Steve and Suzanne Crabtree, all of Elizabethtown and Homer and Sandy Smith of Shepherdsville.

  • Parents welcome Luke Alan

    Jonathan and Cathy Riggs of Clarkson announce the birth of a son, Luke Alan Riggs, on April 21, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Siblings are Laurel Riggs, Leanne Riggs and Lila Riggs, all of Clarkson.

    Grandparents are William Roger and Patty Higdon of Mount Washington and Hubert and Janice Riggs of Clarkson.

  • Parents welcome Gerald Waylon

    Robert and Kelly Frazier of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Gerald Waylon, on May 9, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Deborah Wiseman of Elizabethtown. Paternal grandparents are Sharon Troutman of Hillview and Gene Frazier and Becky Newton of Bardstown.

    Great-grandparents are Barbara Dalton of Elizabethtown, Shirley and Sue Frazier of Boston and Bob and MaryJo Martincic of Louisville.

  • Divorces

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

    Jordan Patrick Skeeters, 26, Vine Grove, and Naphtali Elise Vittitow, 20, Prospect. Married for eight months.

    Robert Gregory Richardson, 25, and Ashley g. Wyatt, 25, both of Elizabethtown. Married five years.

    Corey Neil Null, 22, and Colleen Erin Callahan, 23, both of Fort Knox. Married two years.

    John A. Critchelow, 36, and Stacy L. Roach, 38, both of Hardinsburg. Married 16 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.


  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Kobiyaski Yashica Mitchell, 25, Vine Gove, and Eric Charles Dawkins Sr., 39, El Paso, Texas.

    Stephanie Alisa Schlabach, 36, and Michael Jay Rhoades, 30, both of Elizabethtown.

    Ana Griselda Gutierrez Gonzalez, 21, and Bernardo Jesus Alberto Brunet, 24, Broken Arrow, Okla.

    Gloria Jean Embrey, 42, and Michael Todd Allen, 44, both of Cecilia.

    Jeana Rae Farris, 33, and Darrell Lee Boone, 35, both of Elizabethtown.

  • Copelin celebrates 88th birthday

    Edward Copelin of Sonora will celebrate his 88th birthday June 23, 2011.

    Cards may be sent to his home or 9788 Flint Hill Road, Sonora, KY 42776.

  • Severe thunderstorm warning extended to Hardin County

    A severe thunderstorm warning has been extended into Hardin and LaRue counties this morning as a storm front pushes severe conditions into the area.

    As the hazardous weather pushes to the east this morning, the thunderstorm warning also has reached into Hart, Nelson, Bullitt and Jefferson counties.

    The National Weather Services issued a tornado watch at 4:20 a.m. today for 55 counties in Kentucky and much of southern Indiana.

  • Focus on finance: Talk financial wishes with children before retiring

    Question: I am retired and my adult children are coming to take me out for Father’s Day. I don’t want to be a downer but I really, really feel that is a good time (while we are all together) to discuss my finances and wishes upon my death. What should I share with them so that they are prepared while still maintaining some privacy while I am still living?

  • Homelessness count shows Hardin County in 31st

    Hardin County isn’t among the counties with the highest population of homeless, but it does rank in the top 15 for a couple of subgroups.
    Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless data for 2011 detail the population of those who are homeless in Kentucky counties. The count helps determine how much money is allotted to homelessness assistance in the state and determines progress toward the state’s 10-year plan to end homelessness.