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Today's News

  • 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.

  • The Red Cross has an Angel on its shoulder

    Angel Gates is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a woman driven by love for her family, giving back to her community and blasting her foes on the paintball field.

    A stroke, a wheelchair, even seizures, couldn't change that.

    Gates, of Rineyville, has been volunteering in some way or another for many years. She started volunteering with a migrant education program when her oldest son started school. She started volunteering with the American Red Cross 12 years ago.

  • Lions Club members welcome Richard Roland

    The Elizabethtown Lions Club welcomed Elizabethtown High School Student of the Month Richard Roland. Richard has been director of operations for the Elizabethtown High School Football team, official scorer for Lady Panthers basketball and also has earned the highest honor in Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout. He plans to attend Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University to pursue a bachelors degree in elementary education. Pictured are Lion Patricia Zeitz, Richard Roland, his stepmother, Jennifer, and his father, Richard.

  • Thank you to the community from Relay For Life

  • 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.

  • Area students show off science skills

    Hardin County Schools hosted what could be called a science fair of sorts Monday, minus a few baking soda volcanoes.

    The science was limited mostly to gadgets and what they can help students accomplish at the first ever HCS student technology fair, in which students and staff showed work or equipment used in classrooms or through Student Technology Leadership Program teams at the schools.