Today's News

  • Jan. 31 Divorces

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

    Troy Christopher Spegal, 35, and Shannon Lee Clouse, 32, both of Elizabethtown. Married 12 years.

    Daniel William Burgess, 37, Rineyville, and Jeanette Snyder, 32, Cecilia. Married nine years.

    Michael D. McDonald, 39, and Jeanette Molina, 28, both of Vine Grove. Married four years.

    Jerrold K. Fields, 44, Radcliff, and Tabitha R. Weller, 36, Rineyville. Married 18 years.

  • Iraq experience paying off in Haiti for Knox unit

    Special to The News-Enterprise

    Seventy soldiers from Fort Knox’s 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) landed at Toussaint L’Ouverture Airport in Port-au-Prince last week to support relief operations in Haiti.

    The soldiers joined more than 50 3d ESC members already on the ground forming Joint Logistics Command – Haiti, led by 3d ESC commander Col. Robin Akin. The command is providing logistical expertise to the relief effort in the earthquake-ravaged country. About half of the 3rd ESC’s soldiers are now deployed to Haiti.

  • Jan. 29 Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the City of Elizabethtown Planning and Development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.

    E-town Homes Inc., 415 Jey Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: single-family dwelling.

    Kevin Addison, 2117 Crossfield Drive, Elizabethtown. Use: basement finish.

    William Bailey, 610 Montgomery Ave., Elizabethtown. Use: bathroom addition.

  • Jan. 31 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.

    Ashley A. Anderson (1984). Speeding 13 mph over; state traffic school. Total $170.

    Victoria L. Bowman (1981). Speeding 19 mph over; state traffic school. Total $182.

    Jessie L. Conn (1964). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.

  • Jan. 29 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Super Bowl scores for pizza places



    HARDIN COUNTY — Super Bowl Sunday is the day every team in the National Football League prepares for all year. It is also, not so coincidentally, the culmination of the hard work put in by pizza places across the country.

    Pizza establishments in Hardin County take extra steps to prepare for one of the sports world’s biggest days, and what has become one of the pizza business’s biggest days too.

  • Pope

    Laura Jeannette Brangers of Cecilia and Kenny Wayne Pope of Mount Washington were married Sept. 26, 2009 at City Plaza in Mount Washington by the Rev. Denver Wood.

    The bride is the daughter of George and Mary Ann Brangers of Cecilia, and the groom is the son of Wayne and Diane Pope of Mount Washington.

    Maria Allen served as maid of honor, and Craig Williams was best man.

    A reception was held in Shepherdsville.

    The couple now reside in Taylorsville.


  • Thank you from the Perkins Brothers

    To everyone in Hardin, LaRue, Breckinridge, Meade, Grayson, Bullitt and surrounding counties who supported our recent Perkins Brothers Concert with Elvis and Meatloaf at The Historic State Theater.

  • BRAC to schools



    ELIZABETHTOWN — New students from the BRAC transition that schools have anticipated are starting to become a reality in two local districts.

    Both districts have begun to see enrollment growth from the BRAC transition for which they’ve been preparing for several years.

    Hardin County Schools has had about 700 new students enroll since January 2009, and are just above 14,000 students now, said Bobby Lewis, HCS associate superintendent for student services.

  • Merriman and Wilson graduate from basic training

    MERRIMAN. Air Force Airman Christopher B. Merriman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    Merriman is the son of Rance and Laura Merriman of Elizabethtown.

    WILSON. Air Force Airman Jonathan S. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

    He is the son of Donald and Sandra Wilson of Hodgenville.

    Wilson is a 2007 graduate of Larue County High School in Hodgenville.