Today's News

  • Feb. 22, 2010: Services


  • Feb. 14 Divorces

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

    Clettis Leroy Meredith, 37, and Corinna Karl, 38, both of Elizabethtown. Married four years.

    Russell Ogren, 50, Webster, and Kelly Ogren, 42, Radcliff. Married two years.

    Dean W. Tindall, 45, and Rhonda Murphy, 34, both of Elizabethtown. Married nine years.

    Scott Joseph Rich, 24, Casey, Ill., and Heather Page Bird, 21, Cecilia. Married three years.


  • RISING VOICES: Point/Counterpoint


    The screaming fans, the sweet smell of sweat and those beautiful paint-up guys. Ah yes, it’s a school sporting event.

    But is too much emphasis placed on these school sports?

    Of course not.

    Attending sports games has become an integral part of the high school experience; it’s high on the list along with cramming for tests and Senior Skip Day.

  • Hardin among healthiest Kentucky counties



    HARDIN COUNTY — A recently released report ranks Hardin County as the 15th healthiest Kentucky county.

    The County Health Rankings measured healthy behaviors and assessed social, economic and environmental factors.

  • The extraordinary story of an ordinary life



    ELIZABETHTOWN — “My purpose in this writing, while I have a sound mind, is to simply and factually tell you, should you be interested, the story of my life and the times which I lived as a child,” Elizabethtown resident Russell Avery, 88, wrote in the introduction to his autobiography, “My Story.”

  • Feb. 12 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

    Morris Miller, et al, v. Jeffrey M. Farmer, et al, Michigan Avenue, Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment in the sum of $19,248 plus interest.

  • Feb. 22, 2010: Obituaries

    Irene C. Gonsalves

    Irene C. Gonsalves, 82, of Radcliff, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown with her family by her side.

    She was born to Peter and Mary Crivello in Honomu, Hawaii. After graduating from Hilo High School, she attended the University of Hawaii where she joined several clubs but was dedicated to the college newspaper. While in college, she met and married Robert, her loving husband of 60 years. They became an Army family and traveled extensively.

  • RISING VOICES: Fear is not love


    February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Go to www.breakthecycle.com to learn more about this initiative.

  • Twin Scouts learn from pair of sales




    ELIZABETHTOWN — The identical Grinnell twins pulled double duty Friday inside an old furniture store split into two parts.

    One half served as Cookie Central — this area’s distribution point for the well-known Girl Scout fundraiser.

  • RISING VOICES: Teen spirit ... Make that entrepreneurial spirit

    Photo courtesy of Sweetwaters Jewelry

    Beth Coale, a Hardin County teen, makes and sells items like those pictured as part of her business, Sweetwaters Jewelry.

    Photo submitted

    Marie Noel, right, instructs Grace Jeffrey, center, during riding lessons.


    There are lots of old sayings that go something like this: If you can work and enjoy yourself, then you don't have a real job.