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  • 19th Engineers headed to Kuwait for 9 months

    The 19th Engineers Battalion is preparing for its fourth deployment since reactivating at Fort Knox in 2005.

    The battalion cased its colors Thursday morning at Fort Knox’s Brooks Field as roughly 450 soldiers are set to depart for a nine-month tour to Kuwait.

    Lt. Col. John Lloyd, battalion commander, said the unit will be utilized for road construction,  infrastructure improvements and upgrades to several facilities and camps in the country. The engineers also are expected to provide support for some forward operating bases in Afghanistan, he said.

  • Area bracing for rough winter? Almanac right so far

    The day the area saw its first blanket of snow, albeit slight on Tuesday, was on target with the 2013-2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac which predicted snow showers and cold weather Nov. 12-14.

    Tuesday was Nov. 12.

    If the almanac is right, there will be more snow showers sometime over the last three days of the month, too. A warming trend and wet weather was predicted for this weekend, too.

  • No arrests made in Radcliff shooting
  • A piece of home for the holidays: Red Cross, Towne Mall partner to send mail to troops

    Many sacrifices face those in the military, such as being away from home during the holidays while serving their country.

    The American Red Cross and Towne Mall are working together to try to ease that absence with a Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

    Area residents are asked to send their own non-denominational cards or use one of the 1,000 cards available at Towne Mall to offer holiday wishes and words of encouragement.

  • Barr named Hero of the Heartland

    Sgt. Misty Barr is a soldier who refuses to turn anyone away who needs help and joined the U.S. Army to take care of soldiers, said Michael Bowden, transition coordinator of the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox.

    Barr was given the Hero of the Heartland award during the monthly Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday at North Side Hall in Radcliff.

  • Garrison commander addresses chamber

    Fort Knox is expecting to lose approximately 3,500 soldiers and 4,600 accompanying family members when the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team deactivates.

    That loss of soldiers is expected to reduce Fort Knox’s economic impact from $2.8 billion to $2.62 billion, Col. T.J. Edwards, post garrison commander, told a crowded room Wednesday at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Radcliff.

  • Major road work planned for I-65 in Bullitt County

    KentuckyPress News Service

    FRANKFORT– The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded more than $36 million in projects for pavement rehabilitation on four major Kentucky roadways.

    The largest award and most extensive project involves removing and replacing a portion of the concrete slabs along a 20-mile section of Interstate 65 in Bullitt County — mile point 103.1 to 123.4. The $20.76 million project was awarded to Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. The target completion date is Nov. 30, 2014, according to a state news release.

  • Gov't warns public of disaster fraud in wake of typhoon


    The Department of Justice, FBI and National Center for Disaster Fraud are warning citizens of potential disaster fraud in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Phillipines last week.

    The federal government asks that any suspected fraudulent activity pertaining to relief efforts be reported to NCDF's toll-free hotline, 866-720-5721. The hotline is staffed 24 hours, seven days per week.

    Suspicious emails or fraudulent websites also can be reported at the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

  • Lexington man charged with DUI, other counts

    A Lexington man faces charges of fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon in Radcliff.

    Bret S. Whipple, 50, was arrested at 3:47 p.m. Tuesday on Ky. 313. He faces charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence and reckless driving.

    According to a citation, officers following Whipple’s vehicle activated their emergency lights in an attempt to stop him. During the pursuit, Whipple left the roadway twice, police said.

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