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  • E’town child chosen for retailer’s commercial

    When Carmen Caldera-Brzoska was looking online, she came across a photo contest for children to be featured in a commercial for a regional retailer.

    The contest asked parents to submit photos of their children riding Sandy, a penny pony at Meijer stores, but by the time she found the contest, she only had 10 minutes to submit a picture.

    After scrolling through her phone with months of images in it, Caldera-Brzoska found what she was looking for: a picture of her daughter, Chloe, 3, aboard the mechanical horse.

  • Fort Knox animal facility to close

    Fort Knox is closing its animal facility June 13 in an effort to save taxpayers money and Hardin County government has agreed to provide sheltering services to Knox Hills.

    In a contract between Hardin County Fiscal Court and Knox Hills, the post’s private housing company has agreed to transport animals to the Hardin County Animal Shelter and will pay a $142 fee for each dog and cat.

  • Country singer to play Radcliff event

    A country crooner with more than a dozen top 10 singles will bring his soulful delivery next month to the Summer Blast stage in Radcliff.

    Collin Raye has been named headliner for the annual summer festival, which is at Colvin Community Center and Radcliff City Hall. He is slated to perform at 8 p.m. June 14, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

    Opening act Josh Pruno, a Miss­ouri native, will take the stage before Raye. Duvall said Pruno’s performance time has not been finalized because the festival committee is considering adding a band.

  • Collin Raye to headline Radcliff Summer Blast

    Country artist Collin Raye has been named the headlining performer at Summer Blast in Radcliff. He is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 14.   

    Summer Blast is scheduled for June 13-14 at Colvin Community Center and Radcliff City Hall and will feature carnival rides and more than 65 vendors, Mayor J.J. Duvall said. Concert admission is free.

  • LDAC cadets arriving at Fort Knox soon

    Thousands of ROTC cadets will be calling Fort Knox a home away from home this summer.

    The U.S. Army has consolidated its cadet summer training courses in Kentucky, and the first group of cadets are set to arrive next week.

    In doing so, the Leader Development and Assessment Course will make its full transition from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, joining the Leader’s Training Course that has been on post for years

  • Photos: Morningside students learn history in fun manner
  • Troopers narrowly avoid injury

    An overnight traffic safety checkpoint near the Hardin County Fairgrounds nearly turned deadly, police said, when a motorist blew through the checkpoint and reached speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.

    When Ken­tucky State Police caught up with Alexander J. Hall, 20, of Glendale, he was facing numerous felony charges.

  • State mulls Middle Creek Road improvements

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet intends to review and gather cost estimates on improvements to a nearly 5-mile stretch of Middle Creek Road ending at the boundary of LaRue County.

    Chris Jessie, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 4 office in Elizabethtown, said the state has received a request to inspect the road’s deficiencies to determine what repairs are needed and develop cost estimates to assist on those upgrades.

  • Cancer survivor reception slated for Sunday

    Hardin Memorial Health will be turning its attention to cancer survivors this weekend.

    HMH is hosting a National Cancer Sur­vivors Day reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at its Cancer Care Cen­ter, 521 Robinbrooke Blvd., in Elizabethtown. It is free and open to the public.

    Karen Blaiklock, health and wellness promotion manager at HMH, said the reception was created as a way to recognize and support cancer survivors and their caregivers while serving as a resource and source of inspiration for those recently diagnosed.

  • Man to serve seven years for sexual abuse

    A Lebanon Junction man accepted a plea agreement in a sexual abuse case involving a minor.

    Michael Joseph Fievet, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court to first-degree sexual abuse of a victim younger than 12, which is a Class C felony.

    According to the agreement, Fievet will serve seven years. He will be eligible for parole after completing 20 percent of the sentence and a sex offender treatment program.

    Formal sentencing in the case is set for Aug. 26.