Today's News

  • 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.

    Kathleen Dawn Baker (1965). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $235.

    Shawn M. Cook (1989). Speeding 13 mph over; disregarding stop sing; no operator’s license. Thirty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $290.

  • 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.


  • Kaelins celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Donald and Nina Kaelin of Rineyville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a short getaway.

    They were married Sept. 23, 1961.

    Mr. Kaelin is a farmer and avid golfer.

    Mrs. Kaelin is a retired rural letter carrier and a full-time “mamaw.”

    They have five children, Brian Kaelin of Allen, Texas, Bregitte Melvin, Bonita Yates and Brandy Hobbs, all of Rineyville and Bethany McLean of Louisville; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

  • Beards celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Fletcher and Barbara Beard of Cecilia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 to 7 p.m., Oct. 2, 2011, with a celebration in their honor at Holiday Inn Express.

    They were married Oct. 2, 1951, by the Rev. P.H. Busey.

    Mr. Beard retired after a career in the Army, sold insurance for Modern Woodman of America and is a farmer.

    Mrs. Beard is a homemaker and was an active volunteer for Hardin County Schools.

  • Williams-Beard

    Bobby Joe and Chelsea Rene announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their parents, Darlene Rene Williams and Jeffrey Neal Beard.

    The wedding is at 1 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011, at the Miller farm on Miller Road.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

    No formal invitations will be sent.

  • Milburn-Norton

    Angela Milburn of Mount Eden and Pete and Donna Milburn of Cox’s Creek announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Shana Milburn of Mount Eden, to Jared Norton of Elizabethtown, son of Bob and Judy Norton of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Corner Stone Christian Academy and a 2010 graduate of Kaplan University; she is employed at the state medical examiner’s office.

    The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Central Hardin High School and is employed at Budget Car Sales in Muldraugh.

  • McCullough-Hunt

    Mike and Renee McCullough of Big Clifty and Marty and Bonnie Hunt of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Cassandra McCullough and Andy Hunt, both of Cecilia.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Central Hardin High School, a 2011 graduate of Kentucky Dental Academy and is employed by Hinton and Hinton Family Dentistry. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Wanda Martin of Eastview and Avery and Nancy Roy of Cecilia.

  • Siblings welcome Kennedy Aubrey

    Elijah and Avery Smith of Cecilia announce the birth of a sister, Kennedy Aubrey Smith, on Aug. 23, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Parents are Amanda and Jamie Smith of Cecilia.

    Grandparents are Emily and Ricky Emery of Eastview, Ronnie and Shari Thomas and Nancy and Joe Conlin, all of Cecilia and Cecil and Lisa Armstrong of Catoosa, Okla.

    Great-grandparents are Audrey and Joe Thomas of Elizabethtown and the late Eddie and Bertha Peters and the late Virginia and Charlie Phillips.

  • Parents welcome Danny O’Shea “Tripp”

    O’Shea and Brooke Hudspeth of Lexington announce the birth of a son, Danny O’Shea “Tripp” Hudspeth III, on Aug. 9, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    Sister is Laila Hudspeth.

    Maternal grandparents are Lee Ann and Tony Thomas of Elizabethtown; paternal grandparents are Regina and Danny Hudspeth of Murray.

  • Fincher

    Amy Melissa Yates and Aaron Thomas Fincher were married by the Revs. Dan Lincoln and Stanley Osborne on July 23, 2011 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Cathy Yates of Rineyville and Butch Yates of Elizabethtown.

    The groom is the son of Kimberly Fincher of Elizabethtown. 

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.