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  • 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.

  • Summer reading program encourages world exploration

    Area children can explore the world this summer at Hardin County Public Library.

    The theme for summer reading this year is “One World, Many Stories.” It focuses on introducing children to stories, travel and cultures from throughout the world.

    The program kicks off with professional storyteller Mary Hamilton and folktales from around the world from 11 a.m. to noon June 7.

  • Saturday event honors local heroes

    As it has for many years now, the city of Radcliff will host an event Saturday to honor military personnel, their families and first responders in Hardin County.

    “We honor everyone who has served or is serving,” said Jo Emary, Hooray for Heroes board of directors member.

    Beginning at noon, live music, prizes, giveaways, food, games and other activities fill the agenda for Hooray for Heroes. The event begins in the adjoining parking lots between Stithton Baptist Church and Walmart Supercenter in Radcliff.

  • Fire damages Radcliff home

    An early morning fire damaged a Radcliff home Wednesday and investigators later in the day were trying to pinpoint the cause.

    Police say they found a meth lab in the residence on Vine Street. The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force was called to the scene as well as fire departments from Radcliff and Vine Grove.

    Radcliff Police spokesman Bryce Shumate said while the home appeared to be lived in, nobody was home when fire trucks arrived on the scene.