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  • Community gives a big 'hooray' for heroes

    The Radcliff community gathered Saturday to honor the hard work of those who’ve been called to serve.

    The sun welcomed the public and military members to the sixth annual Hooray for Heroes, and hot blacktop underneath everyone’s feet made it the first steamy festival of the year.

    The event, held at Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff, honors servicemen and women and gives them a fun family activity. Booths, food vendors and games lined the parking lot of the church.

  • School of Knox
  • Gold rush? Debt easing proposal calls for selling bullion

    In these tough economic times, many families likely have considered selling a treasured heirloom to pay down debt.

    The U.S. government, which hit its debt limit last week, faces a similar question: Should it sell the gold next to the Fort Knox Army post to help offset the deficit?

    Ron Utt, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, recently told The Washington Post: “It’s just sort of sitting there.”

  • Some roads still blocked by flood waters

    A few days of rain in May added to the great April deluge still has a few roads in Hardin County blocked.

    The latest report from the Hardin County Road Department includes four closings.

    Hansborough Road off Ky. 1375 is closed as well as Old Sonora Road and South Black Branch Road in the Cecilia area. Nolin Road in southern Hardin County is closed between Payne Road and Davenport Lane.

    High water also is reported on Sonora-Nolin Road and Spears Lane.

  • 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.

  • Photo: Is it the last straw?