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  • Officials discuss responding to disaster

    By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN – City and county responses to disasters impacting Hardin County have not been ideal, leaders say, but that just means there’s plenty of room for improvement. At the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, representatives from many area emergency services, health agencies, news media and the world of amateur

  • Feb. 7 Traffic

    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.

    Quinice Wayne Cross (1981). Speeding 80 in a 55. Total $199.

    Brianna P. Jackson (1989). Theft by deception. Total $155.

    Brianna P. Jackson (1989). Theft by deception. Court costs waived.

    David R. Paris (1979). Failure of owner to maintain required insurance. Total $194.

  • Presenting overdue honors

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — A Vine Grove World War II veteran on Tuesday was awarded several medals, including the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat. Sometimes veterans weren’t given the proper recognition years ago, said state Rep. Tim Moore, who, along with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, helped present the medals to Tommy

  • Storm dumps snow, again



    HARDIN COUNTY — While this area isn’t racking up record-breaking snowfall totals like the East Coast, wintry weather around here has been relentless.

    Yet another snowstorm coated local roads and lawns Monday morning. And temperatures this month have been frigid. In fact, the average low is almost twice as warm as we’ve seen so far in February.

  • Feb. 15, 2010: Obituaries

    Ben Forbis

    Ben Forbis, 81, of Hodgenville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    Survivors include his wife, Bertha Fancher Forbis; and a son, Larry Forbis.

    The funeral is at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with burial in Mount Zion Church Cemetery in Hart County.

    Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. EST today at the funeral home.

    Condolences may be expressed at www.dixon-rogers.com.

  • A higher calling

    Not All Work Those in the religious vocations know how to have fun and enjoy life, too. Sister Martha McNulty is not your typical 81-year-old. She loves sports of all kinds — basketball, hockey, field hockey, ice-skating, volleyball, softball and even water rafting.

  • Feb. 7 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.


    Samuel R. Garza (1988).

    DUI, BAC 0.09; careless driving.

  • Dollars and Sense: Questions to ask your CPA at tax time

    Tackling your tax return can be a challenging task. That’s why it’s a good idea to arrive at your tax return preparation appointment ready with questions that will help clarify the issues that concern you most. The Kentucky Society of CPAs offers these tips on what to ask your tax preparer at tax time. 

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  • Feb. 7 Divorces

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

    Scott David Bartles, 30, Antilles, St. Maarten, and Diane Marie Paladino, 45, Elizabethtown. Married 10 years.

    William D. Sine, 25, Okinawa, Japan, and Kristina Hosler, 26, Elizabethtown. Married three years.

    Russell D. Helm, 51, and Sherry J. Helm, 48, both of Glendale. Married nine years.

    Gregory Wilson Curtis, 39, and Raquel David, 38, both of Elizabethtown. Married 14 years.

  • Reclassification effort shot down again by council

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN — City Council members Tuesday again voted down an attempt to have this city reclassified because of its population. Those opposed to Elizabethtown’s restaurant tax believe it would have to scrap that revenue stream if the city went from fourth- to second-class. With more than 20,000 residents, ci