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  • Moving for a cause

    Radcliff-based military charity USA Cares has coordinated an indoor relay team fundraiser later this month, partnering with 41 fitness clubs across 15 states in honor of Veterans Day.

    Teams are encouraged to register and raise money as part of the new initiative Military in Motion, in which teams of 8 to 10 individuals will assemble at clubs and gyms across America on Nov. 9 to secure money for a charity while focusing on health and fitness.

  • Fort Knox soldier reported missing by family

    A soldier stationed at Fort Knox is missing after a recent visit to his family in Florida.

    Pfc. Daniel Dezinno, 30, a soldier in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, visited his family Oct. 24 in Sarasota, Fla. He left to return to Fort Knox and hasn’t been seen since, according to an incident report from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office in Bradenton, Fla.

    His family reported him missing Saturday to the sheriff’s office. They also contacted Florida and Georgia highway patrols.

  • Buffalo Post Office reopens Saturday

    The Buffalo Post Office will reopen Saturday.

    The post office was closed in July because of a brown recluse spider infestation.

    “We apologize for any inconvenience this caused our customers,” said Rosemary Miller, manager of post office operations. “As you can imagine, we are very happy to be able to reopen the Buffalo Post Office for the community.”

  • Law enforcement tactical first aid course taught in E'town

    A wounded police officer was on his hands and knees next to a black Ford SUV when a back-up unit pulled up to the scene Thursday at the Kocholaty Farm in Elizabethtown.

    As the back-up officers approached their companion, a suspect emerged and began firing. The injured officer, who already had suffered facial wounds, took a bullet to the upper leg.

    “What kind of treatment can you start right now?” an instructor yelled as one officer kept a weapon on the suspect and another turned his attention to the officer on the ground.

  • No plans to change trick-or-treating in Hardin County

    Cities around Hardin County and unincorporated parts of Hardin County will move forward with their plans to host trick-or-treating tonight, in spite of the inclement weather that is expected.

    Hardin County and the cities of Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove are holding steady on their original Halloween plans. Hodgenville has moved trick-or-treating to 6 to 8 p.m Friday, according to the LaRue County Herald-News.

  • Bennett found guilty of campaign finance violations

    FRANKFORT — Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett was found guilty Wednesday of state campaign finance violations related to the 2010 and 2012 elections for city council. The finding was made by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance during a hearing.

    The violations stemmed from complaints filed by council candidate Arnold Myers, who accused Bennett of declaring his intent to spend $1,000 or less during both the 2008 and 2010 elections and spending more without proper disclosure.

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  • HMH offers self-referring mammograms

    As pink ribbon sightings begin to dwindle, Hardin Memorial Health is looking to make breast cancer screenings a simpler process for women.

    HMH now offers self-referring mammograms, with which women can make an appointment for the exam themselves instead of first seeking a physician’s referral.

  • Meade RECC receives approval for rate increase

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission authorized Meade County RECC to adjust its base rates in order to increase annual revenue by 1.6 percent or $683,517.

    The PSC also revised rates to reflect the pass through of a wholesale rate increase of approximately $5.8 million from Big Rivers Electric Corp. to Meade RECC. The combined wholesale and distribution rate changes increase the average residential customer’s monthly bill by $15.42 or about 17 percent.