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  • Early childhood council seeks wider audience

    An expanding mission will bring an expanded community presence for the local early childhood council.

    The Hardin County Early Childhood Council, along with the other councils in the state, is starting to spread awareness of its work and its mission in the community, as the council’s role in the community has changed. The councils were first formed to ensure children had access to high-quality child care centers. Now along with that goal, the councils will also begin working more generally with the community at-large.

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  • Miles to return as Feeding America director

    With the upcoming departure of Don Fulford, a local food bank’s search for a new director became a homecoming.

    Gary Miles returns to his former position as executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland in September, after the current director, Fulford, leaves for a nonprofit position in Missouri.

    Miles served as director from 1998 to 2011 before retiring. He continued to work with the food bank on a part-time basis, but admits he missed the leadership position.

  • Officials: LDAC coming to Fort Knox

    Officials have announced that a major ROTC cadet training program is being relocated to Fort Knox.

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie each released statements Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Leadership Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is moving to the area.

    Fort Knox is home to U.S. Army Cadet Command, which oversees LDAC.

    McConnell’s office said the senator had received word that day from Army officials that LDAC would come to the base, bringing several hundred ROTC cadets.

  • In addition to care, nursing home means jobs, tax dollars

    Kentucky’s fourth veterans’ nursing home will provide community residential settings rather than an institutional feel.

    Gilda Hill, executive director of the office of Kentucky Veterans Centers, said the 120-bed facility under construction on property donated by Fort Knox will be built as a series of T-shaped residences featuring 10 rooms in each wing.

  • Hardin County native remembered for accomplishments

    A Hardin County native is being honored Thursday, years after his death.

    The family of Lt. Col. Roy H. Owsley is scheduled to accept the former U.S. Marine’s lost medals from state Treasurer Todd Hollenbach during a ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.

    The event marks the ceremonial return of Owsley’s World War II honors as well as civilian honors from his public service to the city of Louisville and the state.

    They were found among unclaimed items in the vault of the state treasury.

  • Session to discuss health care law

    A local organization is working to spread information about the Affordable Care Act.

    The session, “The Affordable Care Act and You,” is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. It is hosted by the Greater Hardin County Women’s Network.

    The idea is to make sure residents have enough information about the insurance option to make an informed decision about whether to take advantage of it during the first enrollment period from October through March, said Nancy Cox, chairwoman for the network.

  • Fiscal Court approves mutual aid agreement, grant application

    Hardin Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved a mutual aid agreement on behalf of the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and a grant application for Hardin County Search and Rescue.

    The mutual aid agreement partners the sheriff’s office with Kentucky State Police and city police departments in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point in times of need where each department could provide staff, equipment, facilities and services as available.

  • E'town man sentenced for assault of 3-month-old son

    An Elizabethtown man who entered a guilty plea to charges of assault and criminal abuse against his 3-month-old son attempted to withdraw the plea during his formal sentencing Tuesday.

    His request was denied and he was sentenced to 15 years of incarceration.

    Alexander Michael Lee Irwin, 19, told Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton he would not have signed the plea deal if asked to do so that day.

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