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  • Buggeland indicted on charges of parents' murders

    Erik John Buggeland, the Elizabethtown man accused of killing his parents in September, was indicted in April on two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking more than $500.

  • First Coca-Cola collectible auction set for September

    Collectors attending Septemberfest, an annual gathering in Elizabethtown of Coca-Cola memorabilia enthusiasts, will have an added bonus this year with the first live auction of approximately 850 Coca-Cola collectibles during the event at the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia.

    “It’s not by accident,’’ said Larry Schmidt, the museum’s president.

    His parents, Bill and Jan, opened the museum in 1977. It was announced last month that the museum would close and the estimated 80,000 collectibles valued at $10 million would be sold.

  • Seniors, ready to celebrate, fill Pritchard

    A number of Hardin County services came together Thursday to assist the community’s seniors in getting their questions answered and needs met.

    The 25th annual Senior Celebration took place at Pritchard Community Center. The event provided informational booth, speakers and entertainment pertinent to those 65 years of age and older.

  • Colesburg Baptist Church celebrates 120 years

    Colesburg Baptist Church has survived floods, construction of an interstate that reshaped the town, and various rises and falls in membership throughout the years. On Sunday, the church celebrates its 120th anniversary.

    The church was formally established in 1891.

    There have been many additions to the original building and remodeling projects in the 120-year history include a renovation of the sanctuary in the early 2000s that lasted almost two years.

    Currently the church averages 65 to 75 Sunday worshipers.

  • Bike ride for Trooper Island is Saturday

    A motorcycle ride is Saturday to benefit Trooper Island.

    Registration at the Kentucky State Police Post 4 on U.S. 62 near Interstate 65 begins at 9:30 a.m. with the first group leaving at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $30 per motorcycle and includes one food ticket and one shirt. Cost on Saturday is $30, but does not include a food ticket.

    The first 75 riders the day of the ride will be given shirts. The final destination for the ride is the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

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  • Truck rollover, spill creates problems on U.S. 62

    An early morning one-vehicle crash created havoc on U.S. 62 for most of Thursday, sending motorists to seek various routes around the accident.

    Hardin County Sheriff’s officers were called at 2:55 a.m. on a report of a crash with injuries. When they arrived at the scene between Ky. 222 and Ky. 1375, they found a Scotty’s Paving truck had run off the road and then rolled over, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said.

  • Technology aids in reunion planning

    The multi-class high school reunion has become increasingly popular and success of such events is due, in large part, to finding classmates.

    That’s where technology has opened the door to more possibilities.

    “Last year, I’d say 80 percent of people we got in touch with was through Facebook or email,” said Carol Brown, 1970 Elizabethtown High School graduate. Brown was one of the coordinators for a combined class, or multi-year, reunion of EHS last year.

  • Spring Fest on tap Saturday in Glendale

    The ninth annual Glendale Spring Fest on Saturday will offer many of the treats they have over the last eight years, and this year the day will take on an even greater cause — helping many others.

    A 5K run/walk will be held at 8 a.m. in Glendale with proceeds going to help the family of Addison Jo Blair, a 3-year-old diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

    Also, a non-perishable item food drive will be held to benefit North Hardin HOPE.

  • American Red Cross offers swimming lessons

    Registration for swimming lessons from the Hardin County Chapter of the American Red Cross starts Saturday.

    The classes include seven lessons for $50 and are taught at the pool at American Legion Park in Elizabethtown. The class accommodates anyone from infants who haven’t spent much time in water to advanced swimmers ready to dive from the board, said Donnie Board of the Red Cross.