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  • Bus crash anniversary coverage begins in Sunday's edition

    A second-hand school bus struck by a drunken driver's pickup truck burst into flames against the night sky.

    It's been 25 years since 27 people - including 24 children - died on the curvy stretch of Interstate 71 in Carroll County. Most of the 40 other children on board required hospital care. Some still carry obvious scars from the fiery crash and all deal with some form of emotional scar.

  • Bus crash anniversary coverage begins in Sunday's edition

    A second-hand bus struck by a drunken driver burst into flames against the night sky. It's been 25 years since 27 people died on the curvy stretch of Interstate 71 in Carroll County. Most of the 40 other children on board required hospital care. Some still carry obvious scars from the fiery crash and all deal with some form of emotional scar.

  • Survivors, loved ones find hope in Relay for Life

    After several years of remission, Glendale resident Ann Rogers’ breast cancer returned last year.

    This time, it’s terminal, she said, and though it would be easy to stay in bed, she sat in a lawn chair Friday night in Central Hardin High School’s gym with a survivor medal and purple Relay for Life shirt.

    “It just gives you an idea you’re not the only one going through it,” Rogers said about Relay.

  • Deputy commander to receive promotion

    The deputy commander of Fort Knox and Cadet Command will be promoted to brigadier general Tuesday afternoon.

    A ceremony for Col. Erik Peterson is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cadet Park on Brooks Field in front of Cadet Command headquarters.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Fiscal Court plans first reading of budget

    First reading of the budget proposal for county government is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of Hardin Fiscal Court.

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry recommended a $31.4 million operational budget and for $16.3 million in capital projects, which includes six new ambulances, work at Pearl Hollow Landfill and a new county government complex near Ring Road.

    The meeting, which begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the courthouse, will open with a required public hearing on county road aid and economic assistance funds.

  • Radcliff City Council to hold special meeting

    A special meeting of Radcliff City Council will be conducted Monday afternoon at City Hall prior to its scheduled work session.

    The franchise bid for electrical service  is on the agenda as well as a closed session to discuss possible sale or aquistion of property, litigation or business development.

    The work session, which does not include decision-making votes by the council, will follow. It has a separate agenda that includes lists of items for a surplus auction, rental rates for the amphitheater in City Park North. tree limb disposal and stormwater.

  • Former J.T. Alton teacher indicted on 30 charges

    A former J.T. Alton Middle School teacher was indicted on 30 charges this week stemming from allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student.

    Anthony Durrant, 46, of Rineyville, was indicted on 14 counts of a use of a minor in a sexual performance, five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, eight counts of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, one count of sexual abuse and one count of tampering with physical evidence, according to the indictment.

  • Family care center relocating

    Hardin Memorial Health’s Family Care Center Elizabethtown is moving to a more spacious location later this month.

    The center is relocating from Ring Road Medical Plaza to Cool Springs Shopping Center, Suite 114, at 2411 Ring Road, where it will be situated near another HMH property, Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging.

    Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations, said the center will be operational in Cool Springs by May 20 and is accepting new patients. The center’s hours of operation, phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

  • Making use of spare time
  • Relay will be held in CHHS

    Tonight’s Relay for Life event at Central Hardin High School will be held in the school gymnasium because of the threat of inclement weather.

    Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. and will continue throughout the night and morning.