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Today's News

  • Misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor cases are found in Hardin District Court. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Jessy W. Edlin (1995) pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking, shoplifting. Sentenced to 60 days in jail, probated for two years with prohibition from entering Walmart. Fined $100 plus court costs.

  • DUIs

    The following cases of Driving Under the Influence and the resolution of those cases are found in Hardin District Court. 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.

  • Man directly indicted on sex charge involving minor

    A Lebanon Junction man was indicted directly last week in Hardin Circuit court on a sex charge involving a minor.

    Michael Joseph Fievet is accused of first-degree sexual abuse involving a victim younger than 12. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

    Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.

    An indictment is an allegation, not proof of guilt. Defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

    Other indictments:

  • Life or Something Like It: A week to celebrate triumph, death and eternal victory

    We’re smack dab in the middle of Holy Week, the time between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday.

    It’s a bittersweet week in the Christian faith tradition, moving from the euphoria of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the solemn Last Supper, the agony of Jesus’ crucifixion, and ultimately the joy of his resurrection.

  • Poverty simulation allows room for compassion

    Gloria Soriano of Elizabethtown knows all too well some of the scenarios she watched play out Friday during a poverty simulation at Pritchard Community Center.

    A single mother of five children, she struggles daily to make ends meet as she works at a local hotel as a housekeeper. She also has a language barrier because her native language is Spanish.

    She attended the Community Action Poverty Simulation sponsored by the Central Kentucky Community Action Council’s Community Collaboration for Children to help educate others of her plight, she said.

  • Former E.W. James property lands prospective buyer

    The former E.W. James & Sons Supermarkets property in Elizabethtown soon may have a new owner.

    Hogan Real Estate of Louisville has entered a contract to purchase the building, at West Dixie Avenue and St. John Road, said Hardin McLane, a local Realtor with Coldwell Banker McMahan Co.

    McLane said the deal is contingent upon Hogan finding a lessee within six months. He could not divulge the agreed-upon purchase price because the deal has not been finalized.

    “It’s not a done deal, but if anyone can do it, they can do it,” he said.

  • Locked in conflict

    ISSUE: Detention Center budget

    OUR VIEW: Destined for disagreement

    The situation was destined for trouble from the start.

    It doesn’t matter who the personalities are, it’s the jobs that were bound to conflict with one another sooner or later: judge-executive and jailer, both elected positions.

    County governments run jails and must pay for their operation. But as an elected official, the jailer has some degree of autonomy.

  • Moody's assigns double A rating for county bonds

    Hardin County government has again obtained a high rating for more than $11 million in bonds that will be sold this week to finance construction of a new government complex near Ring Road and Patriot Parkway.

    Moody’s Investor’s Services has assigned an Aa2 rating to the two general obligation bond issues, one for $10 million and another $1.375 million. The $10 million bond issue is tax exempt, and the two bonds will be financed up to 25 years.

  • FACES & PLACES: The old ball game
  • Divorces

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

    Kenneth White, 56, Hopkins, S.C., and Keva R. Ford, 50, Radcliff. Married eight years.

    Phillip Sego, 29, Elizabethtown, and Sara Jane Smith, 26, Louisville. Married six years.

    Mark Meredith, 47, Greenville, and Shannon Jacobs, 39, Elizabethtown. Married 11 years.

    Patrick Keenus Preston, 38, Glendale, and Renita Ward, 33, Eastview. Married 13 years.