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  • Decisive vote should be met with decisive enforcement

    By a decisive margin, voters in Hardin County’s three largest communities have authorized the expanded sale of alcoholic beverages.

    The local option election Tuesday left no question about the intent and desire of most residents. A 3-to-2 margin held true in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove with every precinct favoring wet over dry.

  • I've met a lot of friendly smokers and a very creative dentist

    Growing up locally, I never could have forseen a day when most any Hardin County retailer would welcome a customer wanting a drink but turn away someone carrying a cigarette.

    Our view of vices has changed.

    The evils of tobacco, which once drove much of the local economy, now have led to smoking bans in most every business and public building.

    I’m convinced that smokers are the friendliest people in the world. You never see non-smokers gathered outside a workplace saying hello to everyone.

  • Stephensburg community news


    Betty Pullen, 862-4844

    Hello to all the readers of the Stephensburg column, I am so happy to have so many of you email or Facebook me to let me know how you enjoyed the news. I want to thank Mr. Sheroan and his staff for all their help with this. It has been so long for me writing anything, the help is greatly appreciated.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

    Congratulations to Brother Tim and Suzanne Dennis and family on celebrating their 25th anniversary with White Mills Christian Church.

    REUNION. The Knight family reunion was held Oct. 2 at White Mills Christian Camp. A large crowd attended the annual event.

    ANNIVERSARY WISH. Happy anniversary last week to Steve and Renee Nannery.

    BIRTHDAY WISH. Happy birthday last week to Betty Harned

  • South Hardin community news

    South Hardin

    Daphne Turpin, 872-3223

    Another allergy season has started. I am suffering along with many of you. I hope everyone endures.
       The Crossing Festival is on Saturday. I can’t wait. I hope to see everyone out there having fun.

  • Howevalley community news

    Howevalley News By Andrea Sherrard Gilpin 735-7845


          Fall is here and we're having beautiful weather.  Unfortunately cold and flu season is here too.  I know a few people who are sick.

  • Rineyville community new


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Lynny Harper, Jennifer Woods, Jennifer Wiseman, Emily Johnson, Kelsey Trout, Clay Poe, Casey Stickfort, Gene Straney, Becky Garner, Dawn Stith, Sharon Reed, Theresa Riney, Kelly Miller, Colby Coogle, Becky Ates, Tracy Geer, Frances Freeman, Nannie Dohn, Matthew Swift, Eric Deaton, Katie Beth Meals and Austin Hall.

  • 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.

    Deanna Faye Bearms (1965). Local county ordinance. Total $175.

    Jaymar Y. Bonet (1992). Speeding 80 in a 55; state traffic school. Total $199.

    George E. Cooper III (1984). Speeding 26 mph over. Total $244.

    Ricki L. Doan (1982). No insurance. Total $194.

  • 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.


  • Divorces

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

    Alan McGregor, 43, Radcliff, and Wendy Renee McGregor, 35, city of residence unknown. Married 15 years.

    Gregory Scott Weller, 26, Platte City, Mo., and Jenifer Lawan Glasscock, 28, Vine Grove. Married five years.

    Eric K. Duvall, 46, Big Clifty, and Regina L. Hall, 44, Louisville. Married 15 years.

    Jeffrey Neal Beard, 44, Elizabethtown, and Melissa Barnett, 44, Brevard, Fla. Married 24 years.