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  • Fort Knox rolls out new logo

    After struggling to find its identity with the departure of the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox has developed its own individualized logo post officials believe encompasses its multifunctional missions and diverse range of units.

    The new logo has been rolled out in recent weeks on the Fort Knox website and welcome center, signs around post and the unit wall at the Chaffee Gate near the waterfall, said Col. Bruce Jenkins, garrison commander.

  • Farmers Market returns Saturday

    The Hardin County Farmers Market presents its local take on garden-grown produce again starting this weekend.

    President Brenda Thomas said the market is set to return Saturday at its permanent location on Peterson Drive. It is open from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturdays for the remainder of the month, she said.

  • Passing his papers: Ron Lewis donates documents from time in office to university

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – The collection of Ron Lewis’ congressional papers – doodles and all – now are part of archives at Campbellsville University’s Montgomery Library.

    A dedication service Monday afternoon celebrated the accomplishments of the former Baptist preacher from Cecilia who largely was a political unknown when he filed for the 2nd Congressional District seat in a 1994 special election. In his brief remarks, he chose to focus on the constituents.

  • Fire department recommends bid on siren replacement

    Elizabethtown Fire Department recommended a bid Monday to replace four of its warning sirens as it starts an initiative to replace all the sirens in the city with newer models.

    Elizabethtown City Council has been asked to accept a bid from RCS of Louisville to replace four of the city’s 12 sirens at a cost of $71,996.

    Mark Malone with EFD said two of the sirens will be paid for by Office of Homeland Security grants procured by the department.

  • Scales tip to promote reading

    Reading is a weighty affair next week at the Hardin County Public Library.

    The Elizabethtown and Radcliff branches plan to celebrate National Library Week from Monday to April 20 by giving patrons a raffle ticket for every one pound of books checked out during that week.

    Library employees will weigh books at checkout and keep track of entries until both branches combined have checked out 2,000 pounds, one ton, in books.

    A drawing is supposed to take place then.

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  • Gas line break in Radcliff causing road issues

    A gas line break has resulted in Elm Road in Radcliff shutting down at the U.S. 31W intersection to Wilson Road intersection.

    This also has caused one lane of south bound U.S. 31W to be closed.
     

  • Bruins JROTC comes up short on big stage

    Central Hardin High School’s JROTC team did not capture any awards at the U.S. Army Cadet Command JROTC Drill Championships in Louisville on Saturday, but their instructor chalked the competition up as a learning experience.

    “Our kids probably did the best they’ve ever done,” said retired Lt. Col. Roland Haun, the team’s senior Army instructor, Sunday.

    More than 70 teams competed at the Kentucky International Convention Center and the field had national powerhouses with advanced skill levels, he said.

  • Hamfest attracts hobbyists to ECTC

    Saturday’s 35th annual Hamfest at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College brought out hobbyists looking for deals and licensed ham radio operators who have used the devices in emergency situations.

    It also brought friends together who spend time chatting with other ham radio operators around the state and the world to swap stories and see familiar faces.

    Wayne Scherrer of Owenton was mingling around the vendors inside the State Fire and Rescue Training Facility on the campus.

  • Book preserves memory of local activist, confidant

    Daryl Van grew up in a room painted half pink and half purple.

    The Glasgow resident loved purple and her sister embraced pink, so the room became the siblings’ avenue of self-expression. Their mother never said a word about it.

    “If that’s what made us happy, that made her happy,” Van said.

    On one occasion, Van’s mother took her to pick out an Easter dress. Van selected an outfit that clothed her in purple from head to toe.