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  • Fort Knox 'ahead of the power curve'

    Fort Knox’s energy program has been praised by the Pentagon, saved millions when duplicated in Afghanistan and won enough awards to fill several trophy cases.

    But leaders of the program say some of the most ambitious steps taken by the post to conserve power still are to come.

    The post has developed a geothermal pond adjacent to the mammoth Human Resources Command complex that heats and cools portions of the building while the U.S. Army’s largest solar array will be finished in July, offering another energy option.

  • Ready to fiddle around

    After catching fire with a downtown festival dedicated to barbecue, bikes and blues, Elizabethtown hopes to maintain momentum with the acquisition of a well-established state musical competition.

    The city has released the schedule for the 38th annual Official Kentucky State Championships Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest, scheduled for June 7-8 at Freeman Lake Park. Tickets are $7 Friday, $10 Saturday and $15 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for children 10 and younger.

    The competition pits

  • Some churches say they are sticking with Boy Scouts

    A decision made last month by the Boy Scouts of America to repeal a ban on the admittance of gay youth has led some churches and faith-based groups to denounce the vote and pull their sponsorships of Scout troops across the country.

    But churches who spoke to The News-Enterprise about the new policy said they are sticking with the Scout troops they chartered because they want to minister to those in its ranks.

  • Night Moves around Elizabethtown
  • Habitat answers challenge

    The persistent pounding of nails and hum of voices caromed off the air Saturday morning as board members of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity poured out their own sweat equity.

    As far as the board’s president, Glen MacPherson, is concerned, this is the way it should be. The board has adopted a mentality of giving back through participation and he said the only way you can do so is to actually participate.

    “If they’re not involved, there’s no point in even being on the board,” he said.

  • Trucker killed in I-65 wreck

    A truck driver was killed Saturday evening on northbound Interstate 65 after his semi rear-ended another tractor trailer. The force of the impact nearly ripped the man’s truck in half and peeled open the trailer it hauled.

    Kentucky State Police investigators reconstructed the scene Saturday evening between the 101 and 102 mile markers, halting traffic on I-65 for hours.

  • One killed in I-65 semi truck crash

    Two semi trucks collided about 5 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 65 between the 101 and 102 mile markers, killing one man.

    Kentucky State Police said the victim's vehicle rear-ended a semi-trailer that was driving at a low rate of speed. The truck was heavily damaged and the driver ejected. The trailer in front was able to come to a controlled stop, and none of its occupants were injured.

    Northbound I-65 lanes were closed for a few hours. Police hoped to open a lane Saturday evening.

  • Photo: Elizabethtown High School graduates walk the line
  • New Mexico man killed in motorcycle wreck

    A New Mexico man died after he lost control of his motorcycle in Flaherty and overturned.

    Robert G. Goff, 58, of Ruidoso, N.M., failed to make a curve while traveling eastbound Wednesday on Flaherty Road, Kentucky State Police said. Goff lost control of his 2007 Harley Davidson and crashed in the 4700 block. KSP said it received a call about the crash around 9:30 p.m. from Meade County Dispatch.

  • Serenity in survival

    Teresa Costello returns to the trepidation she felt while standing in front of the mirror, ready to shave her head.

    Her once-luxurious hair was falling out in clumps and she thought the best course was to shear the remaining locks before it all fell out. But how would she look bald?

    Using scissors to cut down to where the electric razor could do the rest, she stared at her reflection. Nothing but a light stubble remained atop her head.