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  • Toddler among three dead in fire

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    A toddler and two men lost their lives Sunday night in a residential fire in Grayson County.

    The fire started just before 11 p.m. CDT at a trailer on VanMeter Lane off Ky. 920. Firefighters say it took moments to get to the residence but it was fully engulfed and they couldn’t enter the structure.

    Eddie Clouse and his son, Cole Clause, who would have celebrated his second birthday next month, died in the fire along with a family friend, Kalvin King.

  • Hearing delayed in Fort Knox shooting

    An Article 32 hearing in the shooting death of a civilian U.S. Army employee has been delayed.

    Originally set to begin Wednesday, Fort Knox officials said Monday the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been announced.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff is accused of shooting Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown last month in a parking lot near the Human Resources Command building on post.

    Jacobs, who is lodged at Marion County Detention Center, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault.

  • Fallen Hodgenville officer to be honored in Richmond

    A Hodgenville police officer killed in September during a vehicle pursuit will be honored Tuesday during a ceremony for fallen officers at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, was killed Sept. 16 while pursuing Jason Avis, 30, of Vine Grove on Ky. 210. According to Kentucky State Police, Avis was a suspect in a domestic disturbance.

  • The changing role of healthcare

    Area health care continues its march into the digital age.

  • Adult kickball league coming to area

    Area residents might get a kick out of the newest fitness and recreation opportunity available.

    Two sisters are working to begin an adult kickball league in Elizabethtown.

  • Found in the neighbor’s yard after 44 years

    Without realizing it, the Morgan family lost something in the late 1960s. It was a tiny fleck of metal of little worth.

    When the trinket turned up again recently, it still has no monetary value but ignited rich, sentimental memories about the deceased family patriarch and a cherished pet. It also became the latest bond in a dear neighborhood friendship.

  • Photos: Nolin River rolls over its banks
  • Hearing set in Fort Knox killing

    A U.S. Army soldier accused in the shooting death of a Fort Knox civilian employee last month is scheduled to appear for a hearing this week on post.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault in the April 3 death of Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown.

  • Howevalley hangout destroyed by fire

    A Howevalley convenience store where coffee drinkers convened to swap anecdotes was ravaged by fire Thursday night, chewing a hole in the roof and removing a popular social hub from the rural community. 

    Paula Crowder, owner of Bits and Pieces, lightheartedly described some of her customers as “the gossip connection” while she referred to others as “the college of knowledge” for their wisecracking antics.

  • Local businesses support Teddy Bear Drive

    Two local check-cashing businesses are working to collect comfort for area children.

    Check Advance and Advance America are gathering stuffed animals for a Teddy Bear Drive, which provides the items to children who have experienced a traumatic event. The drive began Wednesday and continues until July 31.

    Across the country, local operators associated with those companies take part in various charitable programs, said Kathy Hall, sales manager at Check Advance. This year, the two Elizabethtown locations decided to participate in the Teddy Bear Drive.