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  • 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.

  • Patriot Parkway work nearing completion
  • ‘We all show love’: Tuckers named Foster Family of the Year

    Carolyn and Harold Tucker know a thing or two about helping children succeed and now they have an award to confirm what others already knew.

    The Elizabethtown couple and retired educators recently were named the Salt River Trail’s Service Region’s Foster Family of the Year for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services.

  • Radcliff to fight cancer Friday

    Just as military veterans are honored for their battles, cancer victim and survivors will be celebrated and remembered in Radcliff this Friday during Relay for Life.

    The annual fundraising event kicks off at 6 p.m. Fri­day at Radcliff Elementary School. Survivor registration is at 5 p.m. and the luminaries ceremony begins at 10 p.m.

  • Law enforcement agencies participate in Torch Run

    The sweltering heat and humid air did little Tuesday to deter runners at the 33rd annual Torch Run benefit.

    Members of Eliza­bethtown Police Department, Radcliff Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Emergency Medical Services ran alongside residents on a 13-mile route in Elizabethtown and Radcliff to raise money for the Special Olympics.