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  • Fort Knox barracks restorers seeking more donors

    Retired Col. Mike Weaver, a former state legislator for Hardin County, hopes to have the last surviving World War II barracks at Fort Knox restored and open to the public by June of next year, but he said he needs more money to finish the project.

  • Jury trial in Layla Johnson's death set for March 18

    The January jury trial in the death of 2-year-old Layla Johnson has been continued until March 18.

    According to police, the child's babysitter, Ashley N. Chapman, 28, of Vine Grove, inflicted a beating Jan. 25 that eventually caused Johnson’s death several days later at University Hospital in Louisville.

    Chapman, who is being held as a state inmate at Daviess County Detention Center for probation violations, appeared Monday in Hardin Circuit Court for a pretrial conference.

  • Post 4 logs nearly 10,000 hours in September

    Kentucky State Police Post 4 issued more than 2,000 citations in September and opened more than 60 criminal cases.

    According to a news release, the Post 4 staff logged more than 9,972 hours and issued a total of 2,191 citations during September.

    Those included citing 980 drivers for speeding, 191 for failing to wear a seatbelt and five for failing to use a child restraint, according to the post.

    Troopers removed 66 impaired drivers from the roadways and investigated 88 wrecks, police said.

  • Ninth annual animal blessing Saturday

    St. Christopher Catholic Church will be a sanctuary for the furry and fuzzy this weekend.

    The parish’s ninth annual Blessing of Animals ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of the Parish Life Center on Wilson Road in Radcliff, where the church will bestow blessings on pets and other animals to reflect the glory of God and pray for God’s protection over them, said the Rev. Dennis Cousens.

  • Former soldier hits highway to battle military suicides

    The itinerary for former U.S. Army Capt. Brian Kinsella is long and hard, but one he views as necessary to thwart a growing rate of military suicides.

    Kinsella is riding cross country from the state of Washington to New York City to meet with soldiers, veterans and senior military leaders and spread the word about Stop Soldier Suicide, a civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to curbing the number of service men and women who take their own lives.

  • Teens caused $10,000 in damage during East Hardin break-in

    Three Hardin County teens face burglary charges after they allegedly broke into East Hardin Middle School over the weekend, causing an estimated $10,000 in damage, police say.

    Two suspects are juveniles while Christopher Blaine, 18, of Glendale, was lodged at Hardin County Detention Center and later released on an unsecured bond Sunday night.

    All three face charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief, said Norman Chaffins, spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown.

  • Vine Grove lending library opens

    Tuesday night was a relief and moment of pride for members of the Vine Grove Women’s Club.

    A lending library promoted and organized by the club became available to the public during an open house in the room where the library is housed.

    The opening came about a year and a half after councilwoman  and club member Donna Betson announced club members were collecting donations for a free library housed in City Hall on West Main Street.

    She wants the library to promote reading and community interaction.

  • Power restored after extensive outage

    Nolin RECC lost electricity for about an hour Tuesday night and thousands of its customers in Radcliff, Vine Grove, Rineyville and areas around Elizabethtown were without service. Sections of Meade County also lost power after a main transmission line went down.

    Customers began to report restored electricity around 9:15 p.m.

    The service area impacted more than 33,000 Nolin customers.

    Some Kentucky Utilities customers also were impacted.

  • ECTC students on the go
  • Series of wrecks creates confusion on I-65

    A series of wrecks Monday on a two-mile stretch of Interstate 65 temporarily shut down southbound lanes and created some confusion for emergency personnel.

    Bob Hammonds, director of Hardin County’s 911 center, said dispatchers received a “multitude of calls” regarding wrecks on the interstate between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Monday. Callers reported the wrecks were anywhere from mile-markers 94 to 100.

    “It got a little crazy,” Hammonds said.