Today's News

  • Jones graduates from basic training

    JONES. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ronal D. Jones graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Derek Hines of  St. Louis and Jennifer Jones of Elizabethtown. Jones graduated in 2002 from Normandy Senior High School in St. Louis.

  • Simmons receives Spirit Award

    Susan Simmons, board member of E-SHRM, the Elizabethtown Society of Human Resources, was awarded the Lyle Hanna Volunteer Spirit Award at the KYSHRM Leadership Conference on Dec. 2. The Spirit Award was first introduced in 2005 and is awarded annually to one Human Resources professional in Kentucky who, through their dedication of personal time, resources and expertise, helps to advance the human resources profession. From left, Lyle Hanna, Susan Simmons, E-SHRM board member, and Rita Johnson, 2010 E-SHRM president.

  • Supporting Locks of Love

    Gillian Groomes, 11, holds 10.5 inches of her hair, which was donated to Locks of Love so that wigs can be made for cancer patients. Shirley Foley, master hair stylist with Hair Tech Salon in Elizabethtown, performed the cutting procedure. One year of hair growth was required for Gillian’s hair to reach the minimum donation length of 10 inches. Gillian, a former student at Helmwood Heights Elementary School, is now in the fifth grade in Oldham County Schools.

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  • Marriages

    The following marriage licenses have been issued in Hardin County.

  • 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.