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  • Change of command on post Thursday

    Brig. Gen Peggy Combs will become the first female commanding general of Fort Knox on Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.

    Combs takes over for Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command. The change of command ceremony is at 10 a.m. at Waybur Theater.

    Combs previously served at Fort Knox from 2011 to 2012 as the deputy commanding general of USACC. She comes back after serving as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., according to a post news release.

  • Four Fort Knox schools to close

    Fort Knox Community Schools is losing four schools on post, the Department of Defense Education Activity announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Kingsolver, Mudge and Pierce elementary schools and Walker Intermediate School are closing at the end of this school year, according to a news release from the department. The schools are closing because of a decrease in student enrollment related to the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. The schools are expected to lose about 700 students.

  • Father’s second murder trial rescheduled

    A Radcliff father accused in the January 2013 death of his 1-month old son returned Tuesday to Hardin Circuit Court.

    Attorneys for Jarrod D. Davis, 24, entered a motion to reschedule his trial to the back-up date of June 9. It was originally scheduled for March 19.

    Judge Ken Howard allowed for the trial to be rescheduled.

    Davis was indicted in January 2013 on charges of murder and first-degree criminal abuse of his son, Ja’Vion Davis.

  • Thomas to undergo surgery to repair aneurysm

    Elizabethtown Councilman Ron Thomas will undergo in-patient vascular surgery Friday at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm his doctor found during a CAT scan.

    Thomas, 70, said recovery from the surgery may force him to take a brief medical absence from his duties on the council as he rests.

  • RPD seeks input on hit-and-run

    Radcliff police are seeking the public’s input in trying to piece together a hit-and-run crash Saturday night involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on North Logsdon Parkway.
    A man was walking on North Logsdon Parkway in the 1600 block when he was struck by a vehicle. He received a minor head injury and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital where police say he was treated and released.
    The driver of the vehicle left the scene.
    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said the man was wearing dark clothing when he was hit around 9:50 p.m.

  • Plenty of tips give RPD something to chase in rape investigation

    A week after releasing a sketch of a suspect accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Radcliff early last month, police are working a number of leads in the case.

    Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said in an email the department has “several to follow up on; some credible, some not.”

    Tips have come in from various counties around Kentucky, Shumate said, as investigators work the case.

  • Man sentenced to 20 years for sex crimes involving a minor

    A man serving a 25-year sentence in La Grange for sex crimes involving a minor was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court on more charges involving a juvenile.

    William Chisolm, 33, was convicted of first-degree rape of a child younger than 12 years of age, first-degree attempted rape of a child younger than 12 years of age and first-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years of age.

    He was sentenced to 20 years in prison to serve consecutively with his 25-year sentence.

  • Elizabethtown back in class but HCS closed again

    Students in Elizabethtown Independent Schools will be back in session today but operating on a one-hour delay. Hardin County Schools initially announced plans to operate on a delay but later revised that decision and again will be closed today.

    Meade County Schools also plan to be open on a one-hour delay Wednesday and Nelson County announced a two-hour delay.

    Neighboring districts serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart and LaRue counties will be closed again Wednesday.

  • Glendale man sentenced to five years probation for sex crimes

    A Glendale man was sentenced to probation Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court for sex crimes.

    Kevin Dale Floyd, 24, is to serve five years probation for six counts of sexual misconduct, one count of second-degree sexual abuse and three counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Conditions of Floyd’s probation include submitting to random drug and alcohol screening; enrolling in a drug treatment program; earning a GED and registering as a sex offender.

  • Man struck by SUV