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  • The Marines of Fort Knox

    The Marines of Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division often get the same question when seen on post, “There are Marines at Fort Knox?”

    Yes, there are Marines on post and they’ve been here since the 1980s. They are one of the only remaining groups to use the tank training ranges that remain at Fort Knox.

    The reserve unit has an inspector instructor staff of about 15 Marines who are active duty and 120 reservists who train at least one weekend a month and two weeks a year.

  • Man charged with 20 counts of distributing child porn

    A Grayson County man faces child pornography charges after state police say a search uncovered sexually explicit photos of children.

    Michael E. Alcorn, 48, was arrested Wednesday at his Orchard Street residence in Leitchfield after police executed a search warrant. He is charged with 20 counts of distribution of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

  • Slick spots, extreme cold influence school closings today

    Snowy weather and excessively cold conditions have led school districts in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties plus Elizabethtown and West Point to close today.

    Early morning classes at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College are canceled today. ECTC will open at 10 a.m. today.

    Fort Knox Community Schools are on a two-hour delay. Hart, Nelson, Breckinridge and Bullitt county schools also are closed today as well as Bardstown and Cloverport independent districts. Grayson County Schools are opening one hour later than normal.

  • Coroner: Burglary suspect died of self-inflicted gunshot

    A Radcliff man who opened fire on police officers Wednesday night at a Seminole Road apartment building died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials say.

    Michael Strand, 47, was found dead inside his residence less than two hours after Radcliff police arrived at Foxwood Apartments to investigate a burglary in which Strand was considered a suspect.

    Because Radcliff police were involved in the shooting, Kentucky State Police Post 4 is investigating.

  • Progress slows in deal to bring airline to E’town

    Joe Yates has stopped making projections about the arrival of a passenger airline service at Addington Field Elizabethtown Regional Airport, which would provide Elizabethtown and the airport’s service area with connection to a major hub.

  • Investigation continues in Sonora bank robbery

    More than two weeks have passed since The Cecilian Bank branch in Sonora was robbed just before closing time, and though state police have received calls concerning potential suspects, no leads have panned out.

    Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4, said investigators have interviewed several people, all of whom had alibis. He added none of the potential suspects looked like the man in the bank’s surveillance footage.

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  • Packages & More purchases E.W. James liquor license

    Packages & More Liquors LLC has purchased the retail package liquor license previously owned by E.W. James & Sons Supermarket.

    The limited liability company, whose partners are Operating Officer Eric Hall of Louisville and Stewart and Laura Couch of Elizabethtown, in a legal notice publicly advertised its application for the license with the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control.

  • 'Explore the Future' night set for Tuesday

    The “Explore the Future” night, an event created by Hardin County Schools to talk to parents of its eighth grade students at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Local zombie shoot has reality TV potential

    A Hardin County man’s enthusiasm for zombies and shooting sports has caught Hollywood’s attention. With the concept of a reality show in the works, other enthusiasts have an opportunity to make their on-camera debut as a survivor of a zombie apocalypse.