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  • 3/1 deactivation ceremony is Wednesday

    FORT KNOX

    A colors casing ceremony, signifying the inactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will be held at Brooks Field parade grounds at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    About 1,200 soldiers from the 3/1 will participate in the ceremony, which will feature a horse-mounted color guard and a fly over by Fort Knox’s 8th Battalion (Attack Reconnaissance), 229th Aviation Regiment. A salute battery also will fire a round in honor of every 3/1 soldier who died in combat since the unit arrived here from Fort Hood, Texas, in October 2009.

  • Cruse, Hornback trial date postponed

    After being removed from the Hodgenville mayor’s office, Terry Cruse will have his day in court — just not as soon as expected.

    In a motion hearing Monday in LaRue Circuit Court, a new trial date for Cruse and City Clerk MaDonna Hornback was set for Sept. 8. The original date was June 6.

  • County Clerk hopes to see pickup in voter turnout

    Every local election means a recap for Hardin County residents on voting policy, finding the right precincts and remembering procedure before hitting the booths.

    With a voter turnout of 24.5 percent in the last non-presidential election, outgoing Hardin County Clerk Kenny Tabb said he hopes the turnout for today’s primary will be better.

  • Retired teacher recruits students for ‘little’ project

    When Kate Bateman received a call late last fall from Radcliff business owner Terry Shortt, she was told he had a “little” project he wanted to discuss with her.

    Now the following spring, that “little” project is taking shape, with help from North Hardin High School art students, as a mural on a wall of the Asian Buffet in Radcliff welcoming those traveling from Fort Knox on Wilson Road. The group began painting Saturday.

  • Lee, Fonda meet again in primary

    For the fifth time since 2006, incumbent Jimmie Lee is challenged in the 25th District Democratic primary by Glenn Fonda.

    In the most recent election in 2012, Lee finished 1,496 votes ahead of Fonda, who mustered only 76 votes in a three-way race. Lee received 1,572 votes, teacher Kendrick Bryan, who is running for a seat on Fiscal Court, was second with 377 votes.

  • Warriors in Transition receives $150K for guesthouse

    An upcoming renovation at Fort Knox may bring wounded warriors closer to their families during a time when they need it most.

    The Fort Knox Warriors in Transition Asso­ciation received a $150,000 donation that will go toward providing free lodging for families visiting wounded soldiers.

    WTA Montana members donated the money after meeting with local WTA members and hearing about plans to renovate the St. George House at Fort Knox into a guesthouse. The guesthouse would be an accommodation for families who have trouble affording temporary lodging at hotels.

  • Greensburg woman indicted after scam

    A Greensburg woman was indicted in Hardin Circuit Court this week for scamming four adults in Har­din County.

    Marla J. Hadley, 41, was indicted on three counts of knowing exploitation of an adult, more than $300, which are Class C felonies, and one count of knowing exploitation of an adult, more than $300, a Class A misdemeanor.

    An indictment is an allegation and not proof of guilt. Hadley is innocent until proven guilty.

    The Class C felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each count, if Hadley is found guilty.

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  • EC3 construction right on schedule

    A 42-day delay in construction from challenging winter weather won’t delay students in the opening of the Early College and Career Center on University Drive. The doors will open Aug. 6.

    The 70,000-square foot structure, adjacent to Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College, is nearing completion as it undergoes what EC3 Principal Dan Robbins calls “aesthetical issues.”

  • Much to do in wake of mayor's ouster

    If protocol allowed, Terry Cruse, now the former mayor of Hodgenville, said he would have applauded a statement in opposing counsel’s closing argument Thursday during a hearing that preceded his removal from office.

    Michelle Sparks’ statement about absolute power corrupting absolutely struck him.

    Cruse said the council, not himself, held the absolute power. He said the council brought the charges, hired an attorney, found a former judge to serve as presiding officer and then sat in judgment to decide the case.