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  • 'Explore the Future' night set for Tuesday

    The “Explore the Future” night, an event created by Hardin County Schools to talk to parents of its eighth grade students at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Local zombie shoot has reality TV potential

    A Hardin County man’s enthusiasm for zombies and shooting sports has caught Hollywood’s attention. With the concept of a reality show in the works, other enthusiasts have an opportunity to make their on-camera debut as a survivor of a zombie apocalypse.

  • Gallery open house to feature black history

    Brenda Tucker thinks many people know about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks.

    She hopes the annual open house at the Black History Gallery on Gallery Place in Elizabethtown allows area residents to learn more about other important black figures such as George Washington Carver and Fredrick Douglass.

    The gallery, at 100 Gallery Place in Elizabethtown, hosts its annual open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The Delta Sigma Theta sorority has hosted the open house for about 20 years, said Tucker, a caretaker for the gallery.

  • Army wife makes What is Beautiful top 10

    With a goal to run a 5K, Lexie Umsted joined the Under Armor What is Beautiful competition and made it into the top 10.

    Umsted, 20, whose husband, Alex, is stationed at Fort Knox, stumbled onto the competition website because of a friend’s participation.

  • Rolling Thunder keeps MIA/POW out front

    Make no mistake about it: Rolling Thunder is not a motorcycle club.

    Rather, the non-profit organization, which has many members who ride motorcycles, is a veteran’s support group focused on prisoners of war and missing in action issues.

    “Our major goal around here is public awareness,”said Jack Killian, Rolling Thunder Inc. Kentucky Chapter Four president elect.

    Chapter Four of the national group covers Louisville, Lexington, Fort Knox, Frankfort, Shelbyville and Elizabethtown. The chapter has 71 members, Killian said.

  • Autopsy data shows man in standoff died from self-inflicted wound

    The Radcliff man who died Wednesday night at an apartment standoffwas killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to preliminary autopsy findings, police say.

    Michael Strand, 47, died inside his apartment at 630 Seminole Drive. Radcliff police arrived on a burglary call at the eight-unit complex.

    After police made contact with Strand, gunfire was exchanged between the victim and Officer Terry Moore, a 2½-year veteran of the Radcliff Police Department and a retired Kentucky state trooper.

  • Former Fergie's property optioned to Hooters

    Neal Harding still believes the former Fergie’s Classic Grill is a premier location for a Hooters restaurant, but the decision will fall to the popular food chain.

    Harding, owner of Louisville-based R.M.D. Corp., has optioned the Ring Road site to Hooters of America after finalizing an agreement to sell nearly 40 U.S. Hooters franchises to the restaurant’s parent company last year.

    “I am out of the Hooters business in the United States,” Harding said.

  • Local companies named best places to work

    Several companies with Hardin County ties have been ranked among the best places to work in Kentucky.

    Booz Allen Hamilton, First Federal Savings Bank, iPay Solutions and Hosparus Inc. were four of the 73 companies named by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management as premier workplaces on the 2013 Best Places to Work in Kentucky list.

  • Local church exhibit to honor black history

    A local church is working to raise awareness about local and national black history with an exhibit opening Friday at the Hardin County Public Library.

    Embry Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Elizabethtown is working with a local resident and her uncle to set up a black history exhibit at the branch on Jim Owen Drive to highlight figures and moments that demonstrate the importance of black history.

  • Suspect involved in standoff dies

    Police confirmed the suspect involved in a standoff at a Radcliff apartment building on Seminole Road has died and the situation is stable. Because Radcliff police were involved in the fatal shooting, Kentucky State Police will lead the investigation.

    It is unknown what caused the man's death. Police still are on the scene at Foxwood Apartments at 630 Seminole Road at the corner of North Woodland Drive.

    The apartment building and surrounding residences were evacuated, Shumate said.