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  • Judge formally sentences Buggeland

    Before Judge Ken Howard read the prison sentence Tuesday, Erik Buggeland took a moment to scan the nearly full courtroom, filled with media, attorneys and the family and friends of others waiting to go before the judge.

    Buggeland, 36, pleaded guilty but mentally ill in December to charges of killing his parents, Terje and Margaret Buggeland, in September 2010.

    According to Kentucky State Police, the Elizabethtown man bludgeoned his parents with a dumbbell before fleeing in their vehicle. He later was arrested in Adamsville, Tenn.

  • Lawmakers hope to rewrite redistricting process

    The General Assembly’s plans for new legislative boundaries based on the 2010 census have been approved and signed by the governor. But the proposals and the process left many legislators with a bitter aftertaste.

    Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, plans to introduce a bill today that’s designed to change the process. It would require a panel of House and Senate members to create a draft plan in a public manner complete with open meetings and citizen participation.

  • EPD accepting applications for citizens police academy

    The Elizabethtown Police Department is accepting applications for its citizens police academy, which begins Feb. 20 and continues through March 26.

    The group meets Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Those interested can call Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer, at (270) 765-4125 or stop by the police department at 300 S. Mulberry St. to pick up an application.

    Applications need to be submitted no later than Feb. 17.

  • Community input sought on downtown proposal

    Local residents will have another chance to voice their opinions about projects and design ideas related to downtown Elizabethtown.

    The city of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Heritage Council is sponsoring a second downtown design meeting from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic State Theater on West Dixie Avenue.

  • Conference to help pastors reach out to military families

    Congregation members at Faith Lutheran Church in Radcliff send care packages to military members, keep service members and their families in Sunday prayers and email Sunday sermons to deployed members of the church.

    One congregation member, who is retired from the military does free yard work for families of deployed service members.

    The Rev. Paul Horn, pastor, said that kind of service is to be expected from a congregation primarily made up of the families of active or retired military members.

    “They get it,” he said.

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  • E’town mulling alcohol at some city facilities

    The Elizabethtown City Council could consider revisions to an ordinance banning alcohol at Freeman Lake Park and Pritchard Community Center as soon as Feb. 6.

    The board for the Historic State Theater and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau also could revise alcohol policies.

    Mayor Tim Walker said ordinance revisions will be discussed with representatives of the park and Pritchard for more possible changes before being presented to council members, he said.

  • Radcliff boy receives 500 Christmas cards

    After Carolyn Rosado published her son’s wish to receive Christmas cards from around the globe on Facebook, her hope that at least one card would be sent  was more than fulfilled.

    More than 500 cards were sent to Jacob Rosado, 8, who told his parents after Thanksgiving he wanted to receive holiday cards from all over the world because he wanted to make friends. Jacob is autistic and his mother said he has longed for friendship for a long time, often crying over it and praying for it.

  • White arraigned in LaRue Circuit Court

    Two Hardin Countians arrested in connection with the death investigation of Kristie Allen, a Buffalo woman found dead Dec. 30 in a LaRue County home, were arraigned Monday in LaRue Circuit Court.

    Samantha Kolley, 19, of Elizabethtown, and Abdullah White, 35, of Radcliff, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Both are charged with theft by unlawful taking-automobile and complicity, and White faces additional charges of second-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender and being a fugitive out of Tennessee.

  • IED earns soldier Purple Heart

    Elizabethtown native John Pike’s daughter slept every night with the Purple Heart when her father brought it home last summer from Afghanistan.

    “She said it was ‘Daddy’s heart,’” Pike said.

    The 3-year-old didn’t know anything about the improvised explosive device that earned her father the honor or the concussion he suffered afterward. She only knew that he was brave and special.

    Pike is stationed at Fort Campbell and serves as a chemical, biological and radiological specialist for the U.S. Army.