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  • Clearance company bringing 150 soldiers to Fort Knox

    A clearance company that will serve as a subordinate unit to the 19th Engineers Battalion is relocating from Germany to Fort Knox in late summer or early fall, bringing an influx of 350 to 400 people to the area, according to post officials.

    The 42nd Clearance Company, currently headquartered at Bamberg, Germany, is set to transition roughly 150 soldiers by October. Fort Knox Media Relations Officer Kyle Hodges said it may take a few months for the company to reach full strength, but it would likely uncase its colors in October.

  • Women's conference to focus on hope, healing

    The main message of the sixth annual Women’s Conference is about having hope and life and taking issues and hurts to God.

    The conference at All Nations Worship Ministries on Wiselyn Drive in Radcliff begins Friday and continues through Sunday. It is free.

    Gloria Fite, pastor, is helping to organize the event with the church’s senior pastor, Michael Fite, her husband.

    She expects this year’s event to be the best yet, with enough powerful speakers to extend the conference from its traditional two days to three.

  • Radcliff tweaking, repealing gun restrictions

    Recent changes in state law have forced Radcliff to reverse its approach to the governance of firearm possession in the city.

    Radcliff City Council heard first reading of an ordinance repealing a 1968 ordinance giving the mayor authority during civil emergencies to restrict the transfer and possession of firearms and ammunition at its Tuesday night voting meeting. City Attorney Michael Pike said one example of a civil emergency as defined under the ordinance is a riot.

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  • HMH utilizes encrypted phones in ER

    Physicians and nurses in the Emergency Department at Hardin Memorial Hospital have a resourceful new way to share patient information and communicate that soon will be expanded to other departments in the hospital.

    HMH has equipped its physicians and nursing staff in the ER with encrypted smartphones specifically to share patient information in a quieter and more streamlined fashion.

  • Call of duty: Dispatchers recognized for work behind the scenes

    Imagine one of your greatest fears becomes a reality. A loved one is critically injured or ill and needs immediate medical attention.

    You dial 911. It rings once.

    “911, where is your emergency?” a calm voice answers.

    You speak to the dispatcher for less than a minute, but the efforts to save your loved one started with the voice at the other end of the phone.

  • J.T. Alton teacher terminated

    A male teacher at J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove was fired Tuesday after accusations of inappropriate communications with a student, according to Hardin County Schools officials.

    The allegations are being investigated by Radcliff Police Department to determine if a crime has been committed.

  • Gibson steps into interim principal role at John Hardin

    Lynne Gibson will serve as interim principal next school year at John Hardin High School, after assistant principal Greg Cecil chose not to accept the job.

    Gibson, an assistant principal at the school, will fill in for principal Alvin Garrison, who is leaving Hardin County Schools for a year to participate in the Minority Superintendent Internship Program, a program offered by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Cruisin' the Heartland named a Top 10 summer event

    Elizabethtown’s annual classic car showcase has been recognized statewide as a must-see attraction.

    Cruisin’ the Heartland was selected as part of the Top 10 Festivals & Events for summer 2013 by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, a 950-member statewide association that represents all areas of Kentucky’s tourism and travel industries. The car cruise received a Judges Recognition Award from the association last summer.

  • Juvenile suspect captured in Blackjack Road shooting

    Police have captured a juvenile suspect wanted in connection to a shooting last month on Blackjack Road near Radcliff that left one injured.

    The 17-year-old Radcliff teen is charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

    The teen was arrested April 10 and has been lodged at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center, according to the release.

    Because of the teen’s age, additional details will not be released, police said.