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  • Round two of Coke memorabilia auction under way

    Another large portion of the Schmidt family’s Coca-Cola collection is being auctioned this weekend to collectors, including the Coca-Cola Co.

    The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia continues its second auction of the iconic soft drink-themed items today, after starting Saturday at the museum. The Schmidt family is looking to sell 700 items with an estimated value of more than $1 million.

  • Mild winter triggers spring suffering

    Debbie Veirs of Elizabethtown was dismayed when she began sneezing and getting watery eyes as the weather warmed this month.

    She knew what that meant for her allergies to mold and pollen.

    “It’s going to be a rough season and a long one,” she said. “There’s nothing really you can do. You just have to go out there and tough it out.”

  • Heartland Festival 2012 decision looms

    Although faced with two July events on the immediate horizon, one of the first decisions facing Elizabethtown’s newly named events coordinator deals with the Heartland Festival.

    Will the event occur on its traditional date on the fourth weekend in August or will Elizabethtown’s signature event skip 2012?

  • Dodgeball challenge inspires competition, community support

    At the count of three, teachers rushed for balls lined up across the center of the gym at Elizabethtown High School.

    The teachers from Helmwood and Morningside elementary schools, T.K. Stone Middle School and Elizabethtown High School launched balls at each other, the barrage echoing loud thunks throughout the gym. They ducked and wove to avoid the projectiles being hurled Friday during the Clash of the Commonwealth.

  • PHOTOS: Belk hosts Kidfest event
  • Elizabethtown supports child, sexual abuse prevention efforts

    City officials issued proclamations Friday to raise awareness about sexual abuse and child abuse and show support for the work of the Advocacy and Support Center on Rineyville Road in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker signed a proclamation declaring this March as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

    The proclamation states that “sexual violence is a continuum of intolerable and violent crimes with public health implications for every person in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

  • Senate vote on unification bill expected this week

    The state Senate is expected to vote this week on House Bill 189, which would ensure the law regarding unification of local governments is clarified to state cities whose voters opt out of unification would not be absorbed into a unified government.

    Should the bill pass, it would succeed where a similar bill, HB 190, faltered after other cities interested in merged government expressed some concerns about its language, said Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown.

  • Traveling WWI exhibit to financially aid Radcliff vets cemetery

    A traveling tribute to World War I history will provide financial assistance to one of Hardin County’s military memorials.

  • Lane changes coming to 31W Bypass Monday

    Ongoing work on the new Ky. 361 interchange and rehabilitation of the U.S. 31W Bypass will involve several changes beginning Monday for motorists.

    All traffic will be switched to the northbound lanes from Ky. 1357 to U.S. 31W as crews begin work on resurfacing the southbound lanes. Southbound U.S. 31W traffic entering the bypass will not be able to use the existing merge ramp. In order to enter the bypass southbound, motorists will be subject to the traffic signal at the U.S. 31W and the U.S. 31W Bypass intersection.

  • Police find more than 150 marijuana plants in home

    Kentucky State Police on Wednesday executed a warrant on a Boston residence and discovered an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detective J.D. Stroop and KSP Cannabis Suppression Detective Jason Woodside executed a search warrant at the residence of Daniel Culver on Nat Rogers Road in Boston in Nelson County.

    The search resulted in the seizure of an indoor marijuana grow with over 150 plants, numerous firearms, a significant amount of processed marijuana, cash and two motor vehicles.