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  • Reward offered in Glendale church burglaries

    A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the Glendale Christian Church burglaries.

    CrimeStoppers pays out cash rewards up to $1,000, and callers can remain anonymous, according to an email from Kentucky State Police.

    The Glendale church was burglarized early Monday morning, and church security cameras captured the man on video.

  • Habitat participants not what many perceive

    The sound of a staple gun popping out capped staples reverberated throughout the neighborhood of East Poplar and Haycraft streets.

    In the summer heat, men and women of a wide age range hammered, stapled and painted three new houses in various stages of construction. The structures are intended to provide homes for struggling families who need help to become homeowners.

    Inside one of the houses, Amy Zetina of Elizabethtown rolled a second coat of paint onto a wall of the structure that she and her children eventually will occupy.

  • Buggeland asks to enter guilty plea

    An hour after his client repeatedly shouted in a courtroom that he had killed his parents, Erik Buggeland’s defense attorney said a plea deal offered to his client was reasonable.

    Buggeland is charged in the September 2010 deaths of his parents, retired gynecologists Terje and Margaret Buggeland.

    In court for a motion hearing, at first Buggeland spoke calmly with his attorney, James Gibson. Then Buggeland began pleading with Gibson to help him enter a guilty plea.

  • Times set for unification forums

    The first of five community forums on unification scheduled by Hardin County United is 6-8:30 p.m. tonight at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff.

    Each forum starts at 6 p.m. and concludes by 8:30 p.m., according to Hardin County United.

  • Hardin County United presents unification plan to Fiscal Court

    Hardin County United officials urged Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday to participate in creation of a unification review commission.

    But Hardin Circuit Judge Ken Howard, who heads HCU’s governance committee, recommended the court consider placing a clause in its ordinance safeguarding local municipalities while HCU pursues clarification of 2006 legislation allowing the creation of a unified local government.

  • Four scores and several tests ago

    The Kentucky Department of Education is hoping a new testing initiative further engages students in yearly assessments.

    The education reform act Senate Bill 1 requires end-of-course exams in four subject areas in high school. The tests will be used as part of the yearly state assessments as well as be counted as part of students’ grades in those classes.
    The exams will be given in English II, Algebra II, biology and U.S. history. ACT Inc. was contracted to create the exams for the state of Kentucky.

  • Vine Grove woman accused of bigamy

    A Vine Grove woman who was acquitted six years ago on rape and incest charges involving a son, faces more legal problems after being charged with one count of bigamy.
    Angela K. Christensen, 38, will be arraigned Friday in Hardin District Court after being arrested by the Vine Grove Police Department earlier this month following an investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • County holds real property tax rates steady for fourth straight year

    Hardin Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to hold the real property tax rate to its lowest level in 21 years for the fourth straight year while slightly lowering the tangible personal property tax rate.

    Fiscal Court voted to unanimously set the real property tax rate to 10.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for general and road funds, 2.0 cents per $100 of assessed value for the health department fund, 1.03 cents per $100 of assessed value for the cooperative extension service and 0.15 cents per $100 of assessed value for the soil conservation district.

  • Sonora Days activities today include parade

    Sonora will celebrate its history and look forward to its future during Sonora Days from Friday through Sunday.

    The event, which is organized by the Sonora Merchants, is themed “Past, Present, Future.”

    It features three collages.

    One will display photos of people and buildings from as far back as 100 years ago in Sonora history.

    Sonora Merchants President Martha Cruse said she discovered things about the community she never knew while helping to compile material for the collage.