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  • E'town MSA finishes 11th in GDP growth

    The Elizabethtown MSA is no longer the alpha dog when it comes to real gross domestic product growth.

  • USA Cares brings out Stars and Strikes

    Residents of Hardin County and beyond knocked down pins and raised money for USA Cares this weekend.

    The second USA Cares Stars and Strikes Bowl-a-thon has begun and continues for the next two weekends. The event raises money for military families in the area, and USA Cares officials hope to expand the fundraiser across the nation.

  • Hunsinger remembered as 'rare find'

    Colleagues of Chris Hunsinger say his abilities and, most of all, his pleasant demeanor will be greatly missed in Hardin County government

    Hunsinger, longtime planning director for Hardin County, died Thursday at University Hospital in Louisville after a lengthy illness. Hunsinger, 57, was planning director for 32 years and is remembered as an affable man who was well-suited to his job.

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry said Hunsinger was integral to the operations of the county.

  • Reward offered in Sonora bank robbery

    Kentucky State Police is offering up to $1,000 to anyone who can help them find the man suspected of robbing The Cecilian Bank in Sonora last month.

    The bank was robbed at about 3:45 p.m. Jan. 15. The suspect is described as a white male and between 25 to 29 years of age. He is about 5 feet, 10 inches and weighs 170 to 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing an Adidas hoodie, a ball cap and brown work gloves.

    Those with information can call KSP Post 4 at (270) 766-5078 or (800) 222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous.

  • Ollie's Bargain Outlet will open Radcliff location

    A discount retailer expanding its 132-store chain by 18 percent this year has selected Radcliff.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has signed a lease agreement to establish a 26,000-square-foot store in Radcliff Square Shopping Center in the heart of the city. It should open by mid-May and will employ between 40 and 50 people, said Jerry Altland, the company’s vice president of real estate.

  • Fort Knox soldier, wife dead after shooting

    A Fort Knox soldier and his wife are dead following an early morning shooting Friday at their on-post residence.

    Spc. Christopher and Krista Meeks were found by military police with gunshot wounds. Christopher Meeks was deceased and his wife was given first aid by military police, but died at the scene.

    Two children in the residence at the time of the shooting are uninjured. The children are in the care and custody of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.

  • Birthing center hearing: Supporters make their case

    FRANKFORT — Supporters of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center disputed notions Thursday the proposed Elizabethtown facility is an unnecessary and potentially unsafe alternative.\

  • Birthing center hearing: Opposition makes its case

    FRANKFORT — Focusing heavily on estimated volume in the business plan, attorneys representing three hospitals concluded arguments Thursday explaining opposition to state authorization of the Visitation Birth & Family Wellness Center.

    Opponents honed in on a perceived lack of need for the facility while reiterating potential safety hazards during the second day of arguments in downtown Frankfort.

  • Anxious moments remain with mastectomy next for Stillwell

     The path Mary Jane Stillwell has walked started with soreness and a lump in her breast, discovered late in July on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

    A few weeks later, on the afternoon of Aug. 17, she received the numbing news from a voice on the phone that the lump was cancerous.

  • Civilian furloughs would affect thousands at Fort Knox

    If government spending is slashed next Friday, thousands of Fort Knox workers could make cuts in their own spending, dampening the business climate in Hardin County.

    Planning for the potential trigger for sequestration, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the Defense Department’s civilian workers could face furloughs, losing one day of work per week for up to 22 weeks.