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  • Local man face to face with gunman seconds before shots



    In the U.S. Army, most days are far from typical.

    But for Staff Sgt. Kyle Puckett, last Thursday started out as “fairly routine” at Fort Hood, Texas. Puckett, 30, was just about to take a break from his duties as a mental health NCO to grab some lunch after a busy week of processing between 300 and 400 soldiers through his office.

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  • Oct. 30 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.

    Ronald L. Hinkle, et al, v. Kentucky Neighborhood Bank, 1000 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown. Claims breach of contract. Seeks judgment for damages; trail by jury.

  • Nov. 1 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.

    Brenda S. Barger (1973). Speeding 34 in a 25. Total $182.

    Karen M. Bays (1972). Failure to wear seat belts. Total $25.

    Melisha Boyd (1980). Theft by deception. Total $185.

    Charles W. Breeding Jr. (1988). No license in possession. Total $144.

  • Smith won't seek another term as Vine Grove mayor



    VINE GROVE — When Donovan Smith returned to the Vine Grove mayor’s office in 2007, he did so knowing that it likely could be his last stint in public office.

    In sticking to a campaign promise he made to his wife, Penny, the 70-year-old Smith won’t pursue another term as mayor in 2010.

    “I’m going to keep that promise,’’ Smith said.

  • Student living proof of texting danger



    ELIZABETHTOWN — Students working to pass a law that would ban sending text messages while driving found a real-life example to help make their case.

    Wil Craig visited John Hardin High School on Thursday to discuss the crash that left him with physical and brain injuries. The driver of the vehicle in which Craig was a passenger was was texting at the time of the wreck.

  • Nov. 12, 2009: Obituaries

     Robert Thomas Ashlock

    Robert Thomas Ashlock, 90, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    The Hardin County native served 21 years in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific, flying rescue in a PBY and serving in the New Hebrides Islands, Solomon Islands and the Phillipines. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association in Louisville. He retired in 1978 from the Fort Knox Post Office.

  • Nov. 1 Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

    Tiffany Star Harper, 19, and Jimmie Lee Pennington Jr., 28, both of Elizabethtown.

    Jannettee Loraine Stillwell, 36, and Darren Thomas Taylor Sr., 43, both of Magnolia.

    Alicia Marie Scott, 22, and Antonio Bernard Douglas, 21, both of Detroit.

    Kheniedra Shardae Pasovio, 23, and Malcolm Cicero Campbell, 24, both of Stockton, Calif.

    Hanani Lika Miller, 22, and Johnathan Parree Cruse, 24, both of Radcliff.

  • Nov. 1 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.


    Jesse T. Edwards (1975).

    DUI, BAC 0.22.

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