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  • Army: Soldier killed Monday served 19th Engineer Battalion

    The soldier killed Monday in a wreck on Joe Prather Highway served as a specialist in the 19th Engineer Battalion and was deployed twice during his eight-year career in the U.S. Army, according to Fort Knox officials

    Spc. Jarred Carriere, 27, entered the Army in 2005 and has been stationed at Fort Knox since 2007, said Kyle Hodges, post media relations officer.

    Carriere, a Louisiana native, was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, Hodges said.

  • The Color Run denied tourism funding

    Organizers of The Color Run in Elizabethtown will have to market the fun run without tourism funding.

    The Elizabethtown Tourism Commission denied a $5,000 request for advertising and marketing, which would have been used to purchase television and radio spots and a billboard along U.S. 62 ahead of the Oct. 12 gathering at Freeman Lake Park.

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  • Man accused of throwing rock at brother

    An Elizabethtown man is charged with second-degree assault after police say he struck his brother with a rock.

    James F. Jackson, 43, was arrested at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday after an Elizabethtown police officer responded to his Nicholas Street residence in reference to a fight, according to a citation. The officer found both Jackson and his brother, Vincent Jackson, bleeding. After speaking with witnesses, police said the injuries were sustained after a verbal argument turned physical.

  • Looking to hit the jackpot

    Lottery faithful know about hot streaks.

    Some meticulously track “hot numbers” that come up more often than others in drawings.

    It doesn’t take a statistician to note customers at the Valero at the corner of Knox Avenue and West Main Street in Vine Grove are on a hot streak.

    The store has sold a couple of high-profile tickets recently, about $1,000 on a scratch-off and another significant amount on a lottery. Officials haven’t yet received word on how much that winning took away.

  • Building a better tomorrow

    Facility expansion is on the table for local districts in this upcoming school year.

    The year includes multiple construction and renovation projects in the districts, including the addition of three new buildings for Hardin County Schools.

  • Paul targets Obamacare, Clinton during E'town stop

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul capped a busy day of appearances Tuesday at Elizabethtown Christian Academy and his first words to the crowd of more than 300 was more a declaration than a hello.

    “Does anyone here still want to defund Obamacare?” Paul asked, receiving a hearty ovation from the crowd, which was brought together by the Central Kentucky Tea Party Patriots.

  • E'town firefighter disciplined after court conviction

    Jeremy V. Bolin, 25, of Elizabethtown was sentenced July 19 in Hardin District Court to nine months in jail, which will be probated for two years. Second-degree indecent exposure is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail.

  • Public hearing addresses Poplar Drive drainage project

    Betty Long said she has gotten pneumonia three times because of sewer water consistently backing up as high as 3 or 4 feet in her basement.

    “This is a health matter,” she said.

    The resident was among about 40 at a public hearing Tuesday about a proposed project to improve storm water drainage and prevent wastewater backup in the Poplar Drive area of Elizabethtown.

    The meeting at Pritchard Community Center gave officials a chance to explain to area residents how they could be affected by the project.

  • Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck

    The Hardin County Coroner’s Office identified Jarred Carriere, 27, as the motorcyclist killed Monday morning in a wreck on Joe Prather Highway in Vine Grove.

    Coroner Dr. Bill Lee has confirmed the soldier is active duty at Fort Knox and appears to be a Louisiana native.

    Fort Knox officials have not verified the soldier’s identity or position in the U.S. Army. According to military policy, the post does not release that information until 24 hours after next of kin has been notified.