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  • Feeding America in running for Wal-Mart grant

    An Elizabethtown food bank could receive thousands of dollars in grant money to bolster its BackPack Program if votes pile up.

    Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is one food bank under consideration for a share of a $3 million grant being offered by Wal-Mart as part of its Fighting Hunger Together initiative. Through April, residents can go to http://wm8.walmart.com/hunger and vote for the local food bank.

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  • Shots fired at Radcliff home

    Radcliff police are investigating a shooting at a Conroe Drive home after a dispatcher heard shots ring out during a 911 call.

    Radcliff Police Department received a call around 9:30 a.m. from a woman reporting her husband expressed intent to harm himself, spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

    The dispatcher heard a gunshot over the phone, Shumate said, after which the caller fled the home with her child.

  • LaRue County deputy faces no criminal charges in fatal shooting

    Following a special meeting Monday of the LaRue County grand jury, jurors did not return a verdict against a sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a suspect in December.

    LaRue County Deputy James E. Williamson, 24, was pursuing a reckless driving suspect Dec. 7 on Ky. 1192 when the vehicle spun out and came to a rest facing him, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Five indicted on felony sex crimes

    Four men and one woman face felony sex charges following the last round of grand jury indictments in March.

    All of the charges stem from investigations by Radcliff Police Department detectives.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the detectives brought in some direct indictments. Prosecutors opted to present the investigations to the grand jury on the same day, Young said.

  • Glendale man injured in motorcycle crash

    A Glendale man was injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle crash.

  • County to host e-scrap recycling day

    Hardin County government’s annual clearing of electronic scrap unfit for the Pearl Hollow Landfill is set for late April.

    The county is holding its annual electronic scrap recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant on Auto Glass Drive off Leitchfield Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Post brigade connects America to its Army

    The Accessions Support Brigade’s presence on post might be unknown to some, but their assets are the public face of the U.S. Army.

    The brigade is the headquarters for the Army Mission Support Battalion, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights.

    While they are a known commodity with the Army Recruiting Command and Cadet Command, some on Fort Knox don’t even know they are there, Brigade Commander Col. Mark Rado said.

  • Businesses show support for work ethic certification

     

    Hardin County Schools has received support for its proposed Work Ethic Certification program, with local businesses agreeing to interview graduates to give them experience with a job interview.

    The certification’s intent is to instill so-called “soft skills” such as accountability and preparedness in students and then show businesses that they’ve been evaluated in those areas.

    Wright said many business representatives have been passionate about the program.

  • Towne Drive extension expected to begin soon

    A project to extend Towne Drive to Veterans Way and create rear access to Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is expected to commence in the next few weeks.

    Elizabethtown City Council awarded the low bid to local contractor Phillips Bros. Construction at just less than $1.5 million, but Robert Bush, director of stormwater management, said construction has been slightly delayed because the city is attempting to acquire a deed from a developer for a plot of right-of-way.