Today's News

  • Area police faced with adapting to new law

    Today, Kentucky police officers may arrest for misdemeanors such as possession of marijuana or disorderly conduct. Beginning Wednesday, police may only cite some misdemeanors rather than arrest.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 463 into law March 3. The bill is designed to decrease prison population, incarceration costs and recidivism. Section 46 of the bill covers arrestable offenses and makes significant changes to what misdemeanor offenses local law enforcement can and cannot arrest for.

  • A helping hand that needs help

    To donate to the American Red Cross, go to www.redcross.org

    TOPIC: American Red Cross
    OUR VIEW: Time to help here at home

    In Alabama, a wave of tornadoes ripped through town after town, scattering everything in their path.
    Along the Mississippi River, heavy and relentless downpours left the river swollen and unable to handle the massive amount of rainfall, sending overflowing water into towns.
    In Joplin, Mo., building after building was shredded by a devastating tornado, leveling homes, businesses and schools.

  • Festival-goers find ways to beat the heat

    Elizabethtown native Matthew Willis grew up in the shadow of the Heartland Festival, and he has the scars to prove it, pointing to a permanent reminder he received on his leg from a jump off some bleachers just yards from where he stood Saturday.

    The young father attended the latest installment of the festival, now known as the Heartland Music Festival, with five children and his girlfriend by his side. One son tugged on his arm hoping to play games and take home a prize.

  • Howevalley community news


    Andrea Sherrard, 735-7544

    WARMER DAYS. Last weekend was very warm with temperatures reaching in the 90s. Many farmers are cutting hay and getting it ready to bale. Thankfully the heavy rains have subsided.

    COMMUNITY YARD SALE. A yard sale will be held June 18 at the Howevalley Vertrees Community Club building. Booth set ups will cost $10. For information, call 734-1539. Proceeds go back into the club to fund special needs of the community. Everyone is welcome.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 862-4922

  • Rineyville community news


    Gail Pike, 737-2973

    BIRTHDAYS. This week’s birthdays include: Matthew Dockery, Ashley Jones, Miles Godwin, Jim Reed, Trent Miller, Paul Crutcher, Pam Sheroan, Colleen Hubble, Cooper Crutcher, Manuela Carter, Lydia Shaw, Ed Cecil, Brian Froedge, Kaitlyn Perry, Kim Johns, Mattie Pike, Elizabeth Hogue, Kassidy Jent, Alyson Cecil, Darlene Basham, Keith Reesor, Madison Colasanti, David E. Thomas Sr., Beth Greenwell, Chelsea VanderMolen and Debbye Blair.

  • Cecilia community news


    Irene Dodson, 862-3808

    Hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, also hope each one took time to remember to give thanks for our fallen heroes for the ultimate sacrifices they made that we might enjoy the many freedoms we take for granted. I have received this quote several times in my email. “Only two sacrificed their all: Jesus Christ for our salvation, and the soldier for our freedom.”

  • Divorces

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

    James Thomas Campbell Jr., 42, and Kimberly Lynn Burghardt, 41, both of Rineyville. Married 22 years.

    Nicholas Wyant Smith, 30, Muldraugh, and Sarah Chrstine Parks, 21, Radcliff. Married one year.

    Branden Elliott Vincent, 26, Rineyville, and Chrietle Charlean Evans, 22, Louisville. Married four years.

    Michael J. Canterbury, 42, Elizabethtown, and Laura Lee Canterbury, 34, Brandenburg. Married nine years.

  • 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.


  • 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.

    Leonard D. Cundiff (1991). Reckless driving; failure to wear seat belts. Total $280.

    Kevin D. Embrey (1960). Speeding 50 in a 25; state traffic school. Total $254.

    Dominique A. Morales (1991). Speeding 70 in a 45; state traffic school. Total $199.