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Today's News

  • KCTCS event offers motivation for education

    Titania Nichols of Elizabethtown knows the importance of education.

    She was attending Elizabethtown Community and Technical College in 2000 but had to stop during a divorce.

    On Sunday, she took up her educational aspirations again when she attended the school’s first Super Sunday event at Vaughn Reno Starks Community Center at First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.

  • Strong storms create early morning alerts

    A powerful storm front created dangerous winds with gusts reported at 70 miles per hour before dawn. Heavy rain, frequent lightning and small hail also was reported this morning.

    At one point earlier today, the National Weather Service had three separate severe thunderstorm warnings issued for portions of Hardin County. The last thunderstorm warning for Hardin County lapsed at 6 a.m. LaRue, Grayson and other neighboring counties also experienced severe weather and storm alerts today.

  • Divorces

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

    Michael Gale Reeser II, 25, Greenfield, Ohio, and Anne Kathleen Connell, 26, Elizabethtown. Married five years.

    Tyler Aaron Willcut, 26, and Lisa Christina Willcut, 25, both of Radcliff. Married six years.

    Tayseer Lee Lewis, 28, Brandenburg, and Jennifer Lee Lewis, 25, Webster. Married six years.

    Garrett Lyle Sallee, 32, Big Clifty, and Jennifer Rebecca Priddy, 29, Sonora. Married 10 years.

  • Photo: Music for the eyes
  • E’town council hears about basketball hall of fame today

    Kentuckians love high school basketball and a group focused on honoring “the essence of the game” could make Elizabethtown the focal point of that affection.
    The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches plans to establish a hall of fame to honor high school players and coaches. Its examination of sites coupled with an enthusiastic local response placed Elizabethtown at the top of the list.

  • Hardin County ranked fifth in state in meth lab busts

    Law enforcement officials say an increase in the number of methamphetamine addicts has led to more meth cooks using portable set-ups called “one-step” or “shake-and-bake” labs.

    “With the old method, you used to have to be pretty smart to cook meth,” said Ron Eckart, director of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, after a detailed explanation of the chemistry involved.

  • Sisters welcome Richard “Scott"

    Alli and Liz Burgan of Owensboro announce the birth of a brother, Richard “Scott,” on Aug. 10, 2010.

    Parents are Richard and Amy Himes Burgan.

    Grandparents are Dick and Lois Himes of Big Clifty and Rik and Athena Burgan of Sheridan Ind.

  • Superintendent Johnston reflects on task force experience

    A Hardin County Schools official’s dedication to early childhood education and equal access to educational opportunities helped shape 35 recommendations on education in Kentucky.
    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she was vocal regarding issues while she served on a task force of more than 30 educators, legislators and community members for a year.
    The Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky was put together to find ways to improve education in the state.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Samantha Justin Lechner, 19, Landrum, S.C., and Christopher Lee Ricketts, 20, Upton.

    Julie Ann Miller, 19, and Elijah Lee Cothern, 23, both of Cecilia.

    Ledena Kay Creson, 55, Radcliff, and Kevin Andrew Whelan, 61, Louisville.

    Chelsea Nicole Ducat, 20, Auburn, Ala., and Steven Stetson Kornegay, 23, Dothan, Ala.

    Tiffany Lorraine Monge, 21, and William Alberto Solorzano, 21, both of Elizabethtown.

  • Vicks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

     

    Bob and Sandra Bush Vick of Glendale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011.

    The couple was married March 2, 1961, at the original First Christian Church on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, by Henry Vick, brother of the groom.

    Mr. Vick worked for Swope Motors for 20 years and is retired after 23 years with Enprotech Mechanical Services.

    Mrs. Vick is a homemaker.