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Today's News

  • Billboard suit awaits Ky. Supreme Court review

    Interstate 65 is a major U.S. artery cluttered with billboards advertising everything from fast food to health care services. In the case of a set owned by a Scottsville real estate developer, a billboard is an opportunity to evangelize to the traveling public.

    Jimmy Harston owns three billboards in the counties of LaRue (“Hell Is Real”), Hart (“If you died today where would you spend eternity”) and Warren (“Jesus Saves”).

  • Exchanging loose change for a little time

    In the corners of my brain, I managed to preserve memories of a child's perspective of downtown Elizabethtown.

    There's a sense of wonder associated with visits to J.J. Newberry's which had a collection of ladies' hats by the front door, a massive lunch counter that always seemed crowded and a staircase in the middle of the floor that led to an actual bargain basement.

  • Four species represented at St. Christopher's Blessing of the Animals

    Through barking, yipping, growling and the sounds of construction across the street, the Rev. Dennis Cousens blessed animals Saturday morning at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Radcliff.

    Four species were represented at the service. Most of the animals were dogs, but a few cats, a 16-year-old California king snake and a bird were part of the menagerie. Most pet owners showed up with more than one animal.

  • Parole denied for driver in Tommy Langley’s death

    Convicted drunken driver Michael Brunello of Rineyville was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday in Frankfort.

    In November 2009, Brunello was involved in a drunken driving wreck on Battle Training Road that resulted in the death of cab driver Tommy Langley, who now would be 32.

    Brunello, 26, pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges of second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence with an aggravating circumstance, second-degree persistent felony offender, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without insurance.

  • Lookin' like Lincoln Days

    Lincoln Days kicked off Saturday in Hodgenville with traditional fare such as funnel cakes and local music mixed with Abraham Lincolns and pioneer games.

    This weekend marks the 36th Lincoln Days, and the celebration continues today with a nondenominational service at 11 a.m. and a professional rail splitting contest at 2 p.m.

    Saturday’s festivities included look-alike contests. There were seven participants in the Abraham Lincoln contest and three in the Mary Todd Lincoln contest.

  • Don't fear lofty goals

    ISSUE: United Way goal
    OUR VIEW: Reach for challenge

    We are a society that invests heavily in goals.

    We want our children to achieve only A’s and B’s in school and use many motivational tools to get the job done. We want to retire by a certain age or have a certain number of children or to vacation at least once a year on a sun-drenched beach.

    We like goals.

  • DUIs

    There were no 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.

  • 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.

    Philip Clay Falin (1974). Failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance; reckless driving. Total $748.

  • Divorces

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

    John David Lilygren, 50, Rineyville, and Deena Lynn Lilygren, 35, Elizabethtown. Married 16 years.

    Jonathon O’Neil Jeffries, 25, Hodgenville, and Amber Dawn Hill, 24, Elizabethtown. Married one year.

    Austin D. Miller, 38, Eastview, and Lisa M. Whaley, 24, Louisville. Married three years.

    Sean Lyttle, 24, and Cari Masters, 23, both of Elizabethtown. Married three years.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Evelyn Laverne Skaggs, 45, and Robert Shannon Marski, 44, both of Eastview.

    Amanda Sylvia Jackson, 25, and Bernard Nathaniel Cuffee III, 31, both of Elizabethtown.

    Kimberly Dawn Larkin, 36, and Billy J. Serpas, 35, both of Radcliff.

    Emily Elizabeth Carrico, 19, Peewee Valley, and Todd Allen Decker, 19, Leitchfield.

    AlexandriaA. House, 21, and Joshua T. Childress, 27, both of Sonora.