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  • Car catches fire on Dixie Avenue
  • 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.

  • E'town woman dies in head-on crash

    An Elizabethtown woman was killed and her young son hospitalized late Monday afternoon in a head-on collision with a van near the intersection of Springfield and Valley Creek roads.

    Dawn Wilbur, 29, was killed when her westbound Honda Accord on Valley Creek Road, police say, crossed the yellow line and into the path of a Ford Aerostar van driven by Jonathon C. Bergner, 46, of Elizabethtown.

  • Shoplifting leads police to meth lab

    What started Monday afternoon as a case of tracking down a shoplifter in Elizabethtown turned into much more in Eastview.

    A meth lab was discovered buried in mud.

    “I’ve seen them everywhere,’’ said Detective Rob Green with the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. “I’ve just never seen one buried in the mud from someone who was on the run.’’

  • Photos: Can you hear me now?
  • County budget approved

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a budget for the county’s upcoming fiscal year during its meeting Tuesday.

    The $29 million budget was first proposed last month and closely mirrors the budget for the current fiscal year. Fiscal Court members unanimously approved the budget with no discussion Tuesday.

    It is the second-lowest budget in eight years, adding an additional $161,000 in expenses.

  • Foreigner set for Friday; packed park expected

    When classic rock group Foreigner takes the stage Friday night at Freeman Lake Park, Elizabethtown City Councilman Kenny Lewis fully expects the group to be welcomed by 5,000 fans — capacity for the event.

    “As far as I can tell at this point, tickets sales have gone really well,” he said. “I don’t have exact numbers, but we will do even better this week if the weather will improve. We’ll have good sales at the gate; We always do.’’

  • Treetop flying is its specialty