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  • Greenhouse classes teach business skills

    Matthew Rainer reached high with a wand to water hanging ferns in the greenhouse at John Hardin High School.

    The sophomore from Rineyville doesn’t come from an agricultural background, but he has learned about taking care of vegetables and flowers this school year in greenhouse class.

    The three Hardin County high schools recently have been hosting annual greenhouse sales.

    Teachers and students of such classes said the lessons learned include more than how much water and sun peppers should get.

  • Thunderstorm warning issued for Hardin, all neighboring counties

    As a long line of storms approaches the area, Hardin County is under a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

    The warning is in effect until 11:45 p.m. for Hardin and neighboring counties of LaRue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Bullitt, Jefferson and Nelson counties.

    The Kentucky Mesonet weather station at Cecilia reported sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts of 38 mph at 11:30 p.m. as the leading edge of the storm crossed Hardin County. Five minutes later, the station reported winds of 40 mph.

  • Cecilia man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Cecilia man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

    Danny N. King, 56, was riding a motorcycle on Ky. 86 about seven miles west of Cecilia when a mechanical failure caused the front brake to lock, throwing King from the bike, according to Kentucky State Police.

    King had serious injuries from the wreck, but none were life-threatening. He was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital, according to the police report.

    Alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, according to police.

  • Body identified from dental records

    A man found in a residence on Sunrise Lane last week has been positively identified through dental records as Stephen Moore.

    Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee said Wednesday afternoon that records with local dentist Dr. Russ Van Zant identified Moore, 53.

    Police found the body of a man last week. Lee said Moore had died in November at the home from a heart attack.

    Lee said earlier this week that circumstantial evidence pointed to the man as Moore, but he he wanted scientific proof before deciding who was found.

  • Traffic checkpoints out in E'town

    During the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that runs through June 5, the Elizabethtown Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints.

    The No. 1 priority during the safety checks, an EPD news release said, is to reduce the number of impaired drivers on local roadways. In addition, police want to see an increase in the usage of seatbelts and child passenger seats.

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  • Commission to set district boundaries

    Three Hardin County residents have been appointed to help officials figure out how to best serve the area.

    That decision Tuesday was met with a little disagreement.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved Randall Loyall of District 5, Tim Dennis of District 7 and Dottye Moore of District 3 to serve on the Hardin County Reapportionment Commission.

  • Buggeland competency hearing scheduled

    A competency hearing was scheduled Tuesday for Erik John Buggeland, the man accused of killing his parents in September, in a court appearance.

    A hearing is planned for 2 p.m. June 7. Buggeland’s mental health has been evaluated.

    Bailiffs had Buggeland stand just a few steps into the courtroom, instead of taking him to the podium in front of District Judge Ken Howard. He fidgeted throughout the appearance and did not answer when Howard asked him to confirm his identity.

  • Vine Grove budgeting to include more discussion

    Vine Grove City Council members will know more about the budget they’ll approve for the next fiscal year than they have in previous years.

    The city is changing its budgeting process to a more informal method that is meant to arm council members with as much information as possible.

    Council members met with department heads from the city police, fire, planning, public works and zoning departments  Monday to hear in person about the departments’ wants and needs.