Today's News

  • Pitts celebrate 55th anniversary

    Carl and Hilda Pitts of Elizabethtown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today, Feb. 20, 2011, at their home.

    They were married Feb. 20, 1956, in Hazard. They are retired.

    They have three children, Carl J. Pitts Jr. of Hodgenville, Garry R. Pitts of Douglasville, Ga., and Kimberly Ann Basham of Vine Grove; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    Phone calls from friends and relatives are welcome at 765-7047.

  • 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.


  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Vanessa Dawn Gootee, 27, and Michael Scott Carwile, 27, both of Elizabethtown.

    Tracy Lynn Martinez, 21, and Juan Carlos Guerrero, 19, both of San Antonio.

    Holly Lalayne Moore, 42, Elizabethtown, and Michael Thomas Newman, 44, Pekin, Ind.

    Erika Heidi Quinn, 68, and Robert Romeo Lapointe, 63, both of Rineyville.

    Melissa Kaye Aldridge, 39, and Corey Scott Bradley, 42, both of Elizabethtown.

  • Lisa’s Corner of America Opens

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Lisa’s Corner of America, one of it’s newest Chamber Members, on Jan. 29. They are located at 3046 Dolphin Drive, Suite 104, Elizabethtown (beside Snappy Tomato Pizza). Pictured are Lisa Emmerling, owner; Mayor Tim Walker; Rik Hawkins, president of the chamber; Tim Moore state representative; EG Thompson and Bill Wiseman, Hardin County magistrates; family, friends and Chamber ambassadors.

  • Reeves completes auctioneer instruction

    Bruce Reeves of Elizabethtown has begun a new journey as a Professional Auctioneer as he recently became a graduate of the Kentucky Auction Academy. The Academy provides 80 intensive hours of classroom instruction, a requirement for those who hope to hold a new auctioneer’s license in several states, including Kentucky. While there are other auction schools in the United States, the Kentucky Auction Academy was the choice of many who wanted to learn the skill of an Auctioneer.

  • NFL: Masthay, community kick up a storm in support of Addison (02/20)

    For once, Big Blue Nation appears to have met its match: Cheeseheads.

    And yet, neither one comes close to the growing community support for an adorable 2-year-old girl battling cancer.

    Tim Masthay, a former University of Kentucky punter who helped kick the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl title earlier this month, was greeted by a crowd of hundreds Saturday during his appearance at Play It Again Sports in Elizabethtown.

  • Winnelson President Promoted

    WinWholesale, one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of residential and industrial supplies and materials, has appointed Mike Atwell as area leader in the company’s eastern region.

    Atwell, based in Elizabethtown, is responsible for overseeing the growth and operation of 55 Win companies in Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The companies represent the Winnelson, Winair, Winlectric, Windustrial and Winfastener brands.

  • 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.

    Willie R. Hardin Jr. (1983). Disregarding traffic control device; opera ting on suspended operator’s license. Thirty days in jail probated for two years. Total $254.

    Rex Alan Ice (1982). Alcohol intoxication in a public place. Total $235.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue falls to Marion; Lady Bulldogs rally for win (2/20)

    Junior guard Kyle Sheeran scored 24 points and sophomore guard Kelton Ford had 17, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting LaRue County Hawks fell to Marion County, 63-58 on Friday night.

    Senior forward Chase Reynolds added 10 points for the Hawks (15-10), who fell behind 33-22 in the first half.

    LaRue County lost for the fourth time in five games.


  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Well the snow seems to be over, at least for now. I will admit even I am a little tired of the white stuff this year. Spring needs to arrive if the snow is gone though.