Today's News

  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC takes a tumble

    “Rollover! Rollover!” was the refrain bursting forth from a simulated Humvee suspended in the air, slowly working its way beyond its tipping point to an upside down position.

    The voices cracking over the speakers embedded in the Humvee were those of the soldiers of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command during a simulation in the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer at Fort Knox.

    The late November test was one of several the 3rd ESC has completed as part of its training before it deploys in March for nine months in Afghanistan.

  • The Road to War: Training means rifles at the ready

    Staff Sgt. Terriance Hamilton stood at the tower overlooking soldiers scrambling toward him with expectations of success plastered across their faces.

    Hamilton would quickly wipe the expression away.

    “You are a go, preceded by a no,” he bellowed, his stone-faced demeanor practically unreadable to soldiers who wondered if retraining was in their future or they were the subject of a tease.

  • Veterans honored with wreaths

    The neat rows of headstones in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central took on a more cheerful, Christmas-like appearance as they were decorated with evergreen wreaths with festive red bows.

    The wreaths were placed Saturday on graves at the cemetery off Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.

    Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command, thanked volunteers and family members of service members who braved the cold to help place a wreath upon each of about 2,000 graves in the cemetery.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Jessica Renae Brooks, 19, and Edward Benjamin Charls Meffert, 25, both of Glendale.

  • 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.


    Mark Allen Ewing (1976).

  • Getting reacquainted with Grandpa on his 100th birthday

    Dec. 10, 1911, a century ago, my grandfather was born.

    A powerful figure in my childhood, the image of my grandfather remains fully formed more than two decades after his death.

  • Divorces

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

  • 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.


    Althea Ivette Dean (1972). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Tatiana G. Nixon (1993). Theft by unlawful taking. Six months in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $310.

  • Drug, theft cases crowd November indictments

    The Hardin County grand jury returned 31 indictments during November, most of which were theft or drug related.

    Of the 14 drug-related cases, six involved methamphetamine and another six involved cocaine.

    An indictment is an allegation, not evidence of guilt. The accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

    Theft, burglary, robbery

    * Anthony T. Scherer, 41, theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000, first-degree persistent felony offender

  • Slater

    Stephanie Kristen Hornback and Christopher Anthony Slater were married Oct. 21, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown with the Rev. William Hammer as celebrant.

    The bride is the daughter of Mark and JoAnn Miller of Sonora and the late Rondall Darrell Hornback.

    The groom is the son of Mary Slater of Louisville and the late John Kenneth Slater.

    The couple will reside in Louisville.