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  • From the Pentagon to the Patton Museum: 9/11 relic finds home at Fort Knox

    When a tarp was pulled away from a beat-up fire truck the first time Christopher Kolakowski saw it, he immediately reached out his hand to touch it.

    “It was a very spiritual moment for me,” he said.

    The director of the General George Patton Museum of Leadership was looking for the first time at what is believed to be the first fire truck to respond to the Pentagon as it burned and partially collapsed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    He lived about 50 miles from Washington, D.C., at the time of the attack.

  • Radcliff yard sale set for Saturday

    Those looking for fall bargains can seek out local government this weekend.

    Radcliff is hosting a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Radcliff City Hall. The event is free to the public and there are no setup costs for vendors looking to shed their wares, Mayor J.J. Duvall said.

  • Central seniors named Merit semifinalists

    Two Hardin County high school students are in the running for prestigious national scholarships.

    Rachel Witten and Kendra Ball were named National Merit semifinalists, putting them in the running for National Merit Scholarships. The Central Hardin High School seniors are two of 16,000 students in the nation to receive semifinalist status.

    Semifinalists are chosen based on PSAT scores, a pre-SAT test taken during junior year. The students now must submit applications in hopes of moving on to the finalist stage.

  • Drivers enter 'peak deer season'

    October marks the beginning of a three-month period during which drivers are more likely to encounter deer on roadways, according to officials.

    Late October through early December marks white-tailed deer mating season, according to a release from the Department of Fish and Wildlife. During that time, the animals are more likely to cross roadways as bucks follow and chase does.

    Also, deer will be out with deer hunting season approaching.

  • Firefighters organize yard sale to help 'brother'

    Firefighters throughout Hardin County are organizing a community event to support the family of one of their own.

    Radcliff firefighter Leroy Lewis lost his son and saw his wife badly injured after both were ejected from their car, police said.

    Leroy Lewis’ son, Joseph Calvin Lewis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, the boy was killed after the 2002 Chevy Blazer his mother was driving left the south side of Ky. 228 near Battletown and overturned.

  • Chamber has its eye on offering wellness benefit

    In its effort to support local businesses, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with a local business to provide its members with vision insurance.

    Baltas Vision, which formed nine years ago in Elizabethtown, developed a wellness benefit called Chamber Vision. Businesses using the service will be able to provide savings for annual eye exams and eyeglasses or contact lenses once each year.

    “The plan is specially designed for small-size employers but can be used by larger employers,” said Jeff Baltas, the company’s founder.

  • Man facing statutory rape charges rearrested for writing cold checks

    A Glendale man facing 10 Class D felony charges in Hardin Circuit Court was arrested Wednesday on charges of writing cold checks.

    Kevin Dale Floyd, 23, was indicted in August for six counts of third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

    Kentucky State Police arrested him on those charges in July, and he was released on a partially secured $45,000 bond after spending nine days in Hardin County Detention Center, according to the jail’s online records.

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  • Central Hardin FFA holds festival to benefit sick child

    Most Central Hardin High School FFA students never have met Sydney Dover, but many are devoting their Saturday to help the little girl and her family.

    The FFA is hosting a fall festival from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Central parking lot to raise money for the 8-year-old Lakewood Elementary School student who was diagnosed with cancer in August after previously battling it at age 2.

  • SpringHaven vigil remembers domestic violence victims

    Flowers floated Tuesday on the surface of Freeman Lake, symbolizing the lives lost in Kentucky last year to domestic violence.

    The SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program hosted vigils in the eight counties it serves to remember victims and raise awareness about the problem.

    Jane Stewart, a family and victim advocate at SpringHaven, said 26 women in Kentucky were killed last year as a result of domestic violence. Two children were killed with their mother, one woman was killed with her daughter and one woman was killed defending her friend.