Today's News

  • Parents Welcome Cole Alexander

    Samantha and Jason Vertrees of Elizabethtown announce the birth of a son, Cole Alexander Vertrees on Oct. 26, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Phyllis Brown and Allen Pence, both of Elizabethtown; and paternal grandparents Marlene Vertrees of Elizabethtown and the late Dale Vertrees.

    Great-grandparents are Virginia Reynolds, Christine Vertrees and Nora Higdon and the late Oris and Merl Reynolds, the late Charlie Pence, the late Wilbur Vertrees and the late Louis Higdon.

  • Sister welcomes Faith Allison

    Grace Aubrey Knight announces the birth of a sister, Faith Allison Knight on Sept. 1, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Kyle and Valorie Knight of Cecilia.

    Grandparents are Wayne and Theda Watkins of Elizabethtown, Regina and Jack Laessle of Rineyville, and Darryl and Dee Knight of Newton Falls, Ohio.

  • Rineyville Homemakers donate to resource center

    Rineyville Homemakers recently donated $500 to the Rineyville Family Resource Center to help those in need during the holidays. President Renie Phillips presented the gift to Jennifer Baker, director of the program. Those present were Principal Billy Coffey, Martha Thomas, Paula Greenwell, Jennifer Baker, Martha Wiseman, Barbara Taylor, Ann Taylor, Winona Skees, Renie Phillips, Rose Yates and Judith Cartwright.

  • Fields celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

    Larry E. “Sonny” and Dorothy Fields of Clarkson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2010.

    They were married Dec. 30, 1950, in Bonnieville by Brother J.M. Priddy.

    They have three sons, Larry Roger Fields and Timothy Allen Fields, both of Clarkson, and Eric Duncan Fields of Upton; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Bailey-Smith graduates from basic training


    BAILEY-SMITH. Air Force Airman Christopher Bailey-Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. A 2010 graduate of North Hardin High School in Radcliff, he is the son of Lashonda Smith of Radcliff and the grandson of Josephine Wiggins of Brooklyn, N.Y.


    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students Iris Quinn and Tim Jones were guests of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Nov. 30. Pictured from left are Tim Jones, Iris Quinn and Dr. Sherry Miller of ECTC.

  • Judges to weigh probable cause in two murder cases

    Hardin District judges could decide today whether to submit to grand jurors the homicide cases against four individuals accused in two separate cases.
    Erik J. Buggeland, 35, was charged in October with the Sept. 21 bludgeoning and stabbing deaths of his parents, Margaret and Terje Buggeland. Buggeland is due in Hardin District Judge John Simcoe’s courtroom this morning for a preliminary hearing.

  • Memory Walks raise $680K for Alzheimer’s research

    Elizabethtown was among 11 cities whose combined efforts raised $680,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana this fall.

    Eleven cities — including Ashland, Bowling Green, Evansville, Elizabethtown, Greenville, Lexington, London, Louisville, Paducah, Pikeville and Tell City — hosted Memory Walks to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s in Kentucky and Indiana.

  • Howevalley Community News


    Mona Holbert, 234-3298

    LET IT SNOW. Thanksgiving night the snow came and it was beautiful. We probably got about an inch. It didn’t hang around long so maybe we’ll get some more. We did have flurries on Dec. 2. The temperature has gotten colder since the new month started.

  • Dec. 3, 2010 editorial: Commendations for local Child Support Division

    Hardin County’s Child Support Division continues to work effectively on behalf of children as it builds a statewide reputation for excellence.
    Among county offices handling 4,000 or more cases annually, the Hardin County staff was honored as a top performer. In addition, Assistant County Attorney Stephen Wheatley received an award as the top child support attorney in the state.