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  • Local residents to graduate from Leader's Training Course

    Nearly two years ago, Radcliff resident Christina Zambianco starting working in the Human Resources Command Call Center.

    In a week, the mother of two will graduate from the U.S. Army’s Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, and in the fall, she intends to sign a contract with the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Louisville. She’s on her way to becoming a commissioned Army officer.

  • Voting closes tonight on round one of branding campaign

    The News-Enterprise

    The initial voting in Elizabethtown’s branding campaign closed at midnight tonight.

    Through a weekly online voting process, one idea will be eliminated from consideration. The slate will be cleared and the remaining three concepts will undergo a new round of voting next week.

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  • Man arrested for cultivating, trafficking marijuana

    RADCLIFF — A Radcliff man faces charges of cultivating and trafficking in marijuana after he allegedly sold plants and several ounces of the product to a Kentucky State Police detective.

    Michael L. Hughes, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for cultivating marijuana — five plants or more and second offense, three counts of trafficking in marijuana — 8 ounces and three counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

  • Section of Valley Creek Road to close Monday

    Beginning Monday, a stretch of Valley Creek Road in Elizabethtown will close for three weeks while construction workers begin replacing a stormwater culvert.

    According to a statement from city government, the roadway will be shut down from Hodgenville Road to Hawkins Drive. Detours will be set up along nearby streets, including Hodgenville Road, Hawkins Drive and Steel Drive.

    Weather delays could alter the estimated three-week completion time, city officials said, and drivers are advised to allot extra time to reach their destination when traveling in the area.

  • Fort Knox kids get ready to deploy to school

    With helmets on their heads and camouflage paint on their faces, a group of children at Fort Knox prepared to return to school.

    Children of soldiers in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the 19th Engineer Battalion participated Tuesday in a Back to School Student Readiness Processing event. The activity prepared students for school and showcased what their parents experience as members of the military ready for deployment.

  • Bus transport continues for students of private schools

    A contract has been approved that will allow bus transportation of children who don’t go to public school to continue.

    Hardin Fiscal Court approved a contract Tuesday between the Hardin County Board of Education and county government in which the school board agrees to pick up non-public school children who live in Hardin County along existing bus routes.

    The price for that service is set at $4.17 for each child per day and cannot exceed $10,000 for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

  • Where the sidewalk ends
  • Four sign agreements through rocket docket

    Four defendants are set for arraignment next month in Hardin Circuit Court after signing agreements Monday through the county’s rocket docket program.

    The rocket docket program allows defendants to bypass district court hearings and grand jury review to reach swift dispositions in their cases. It was relaunched in January after being discontinued in 2009.

    No motion hour days are scheduled for the remainder of July, so arraignments have been set in August.

  • Tour offers insight into dementia

    Chuck Carson got a glimpse Tuesday of his possible future.

    The White Mills resident knows plenty about dementia. Carson’s father struggled with it until he died. His mother has it, too.

    His personal conclusion is stark: He said he would prefer to die relatively young than grow old and face dementia.

    Carson said his father’s illness wasn’t as difficult. Carson’s mother cared for her husband until his state demanded he be admitted to a nursing home.