Today's News

  • Hardin County ranked fifth in state in meth lab busts

    Law enforcement officials say an increase in the number of methamphetamine addicts has led to more meth cooks using portable set-ups called “one-step” or “shake-and-bake” labs.

    “With the old method, you used to have to be pretty smart to cook meth,” said Ron Eckart, director of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, after a detailed explanation of the chemistry involved.

  • Sisters welcome Richard “Scott"

    Alli and Liz Burgan of Owensboro announce the birth of a brother, Richard “Scott,” on Aug. 10, 2010.

    Parents are Richard and Amy Himes Burgan.

    Grandparents are Dick and Lois Himes of Big Clifty and Rik and Athena Burgan of Sheridan Ind.

  • Superintendent Johnston reflects on task force experience

    A Hardin County Schools official’s dedication to early childhood education and equal access to educational opportunities helped shape 35 recommendations on education in Kentucky.
    Superintendent Nannette Johnston said she was vocal regarding issues while she served on a task force of more than 30 educators, legislators and community members for a year.
    The Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky was put together to find ways to improve education in the state.

  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Samantha Justin Lechner, 19, Landrum, S.C., and Christopher Lee Ricketts, 20, Upton.

    Julie Ann Miller, 19, and Elijah Lee Cothern, 23, both of Cecilia.

    Ledena Kay Creson, 55, Radcliff, and Kevin Andrew Whelan, 61, Louisville.

    Chelsea Nicole Ducat, 20, Auburn, Ala., and Steven Stetson Kornegay, 23, Dothan, Ala.

    Tiffany Lorraine Monge, 21, and William Alberto Solorzano, 21, both of Elizabethtown.

  • Vicks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary


    Bob and Sandra Bush Vick of Glendale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011.

    The couple was married March 2, 1961, at the original First Christian Church on West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, by Henry Vick, brother of the groom.

    Mr. Vick worked for Swope Motors for 20 years and is retired after 23 years with Enprotech Mechanical Services.

    Mrs. Vick is a homemaker.

  • Parents welcome Lukas Alexander

    Mike and Jessica Midkiff of Radcliff announce the birth of a son, Lukas Alexander Midkiff, on Jan. 27, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Patricia Morton of Radcliff; and paternal grandparents are James and Rose Holcomb of Radcliff.

  • Douglas-Wright

    Mr. and Mrs. David Douglas of Vine Grove announce the engagement of their daughter, Julee R. Douglas, to Ethan L. Wright, son of Donna Wright of Vine Grove and Ron Harrelson of Cohoes, N.Y.

    A private wedding is March 12, 2011, at the Brown-Pusey House in Elizabethtown.

    All friends and family are invited to a reception at 2 p.m., April 16, 2011, at North Hardin Christian Church, 601 Oak Drive in Radcliff.

  • 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.

  • Burn celebrates 102nd birthday

    Elizabeth Burn of Elizabethtown celebrated her 102nd birthday on a 12-day, seven-island Caribbean cruise. Master Bus Tours of Elizabethtown sponsored the cruise, which was enjoyed by 28 local residents. Burn, who remains active and enjoys taking bus tours and traveling, was accompanied by her daughter, Martha Burn, on the cruise.

  • 4-H celebrates Banquet of Champions

    Each year 4-H leaders and families, recognize the accomplishments of 4-H members during the annual “Banquet of Champions”. Over the years I have watched many of these young people who once started at the 4th grade become responsible young adults as a result of their participation in the 4-H program. Hardin County is extremely fortunate to have such a great group of dedicated parents, leaders and volunteers who have worked to “Make the Best Better” for these young individuals.