Today's News

  • Staff, students love Laptops for LaRue

    A new instructional tool has been widely embraced by the staff and students at LaRue County High School.

    LaRue County High has had its school-wide laptop program instituted for about three months, and Principal Paul Mullins said faculty members have implemented the use of the laptops into their teaching faster than he had anticipated.

  • Interactive boards engage students on new level

    Dry erase boards are so last century.

    Interactive boards — digital boards that can display images from computers as well as have items manipulated by teachers and students — are becoming more common in classrooms, and teachers find them to be a great way to engage students and keep them active in their learning.

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools has an interactive board in every classroom in its elementary schools, and about 25 percent of the classrooms at T. K. Middle School and Elizabethtown High School have one.

  • 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.

  • Divorces

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

    Atif Kashif, 25, Fort Knox, and Alison Faye Wilkerson, 31, Louisville. Married one year.
    John Thomas Mitchell III, 53, Louisville, and Donettia Kay Chappell, 50, Vine Grove. married 25 years.
    Jeffrey D. Smith, 31, Radcliff, and heather Shanahan, 31, Elizabethtown. Married nine years.
    James T. Hall, 33, Elizabethtown, and Susan D. Hall, 34, Hodgenville. Married two years.
    Hector L. Rojas, 47, and Antonia Guzman, 47, both of Radcliff. Married 22 years.

  • 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.

    Dawn M. Baker (1970). Theft by deception (three counts). Total $155.
    Christa D. Ball (1987). Theft by deception. Total $155.
    Rebecca O’Brien Hoffman (1954). Theft by deception. Total $155.
    Louis W. Holton Jr. (1942). Failure to yield right of way to funeral procession; state traffic school. Total $164.

  • New tech gadgets can be a distraction in class

    It's an age-old struggle: friends vs. fractions.

    These days, it's hard to tell who's winning. Keeping students focused on class work is even more difficult in the digital age, when handheld tech gadgets make it easy for students to become distracted.

    While schools are working to incorporate more technology into the classrooms, there are some tools they still don’t want to see —  namely cell phones and iPods.

  • White Mills community news

    White Mills

    Kathleen Booker, 369-7101

    SYMPATHY. Sympathy to the families of John E. Cooper and Hazel Raymer.

    HOLIDAY EVENT. Lakewood Elementary School presented its Christmas program, “A Spirited Christmas,” on Dec. 9 and 10. Elnoah and Kathy Gragson were among the large audience who attended each night. Their grandsons, Zack and Gavan Young, participated in the program.

  • Ice coats some roads, slushes others

    Police in and around Hardin County are reporting a wide variety of road conditions following last night and this morning's wintry mix of ice, sleet and snow that smeared across the state.
    Primary roads, including Interstate 65 and most major state routes, are in fair conditions, despite some slick spots, according to state and county law enforcement agencies.
    Secondary roads, especially north of Elizabethtown into Radcliff, are mainly ice covered.

  • Gift ideas for seniors can be filled with tricky choices

    The holiday season means the tricky task of shopping for just the right gift for loved ones and friends.
    If the recipient is an older adult, the task can be trickier still.
    “It’s hard because they’re not necessarily going to like what we like,” Amanda Hodgens, director of the Senior Companion Program, said.
    Perfumes, colognes and lotions generally are not well-received, she said.
    “A lot of them turn away from that,” Hodgens said.
    Many older adults don’t want the latest technology either, she said.

  • Howevalley Community News

     WEATHER.  I know many of you don't like winter but wouldn't it be boring if the weather stayed the same all year?  Kentucky weather is so unpredictable.  How did you like the snow on Dec. 13?  It just wasn't enough for us snow lovers (Daphne, Elaine, Kevin, Steve, Bonnie and myself). The wind was so unbearable which made the temperature even colder.  On Dec. 16, we got ice which isn't too much fun, which meant another day off for schools.