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  • Scout troop recognized for conservation efforts

    A local Boy Scout troop was commended Monday for its work to conserve sand dunes in Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Troop 369, based at Locust Grove Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, was honored by Mayor Tim Walker and Elizabethtown City Council for assisting the Alabama Fish and Wildlife Service plant grasses on dunes situated near condominiums last month. The goal of the project was to conserve the habitat of the Alabama beach mouse, a federally endangered species that lives inside the dunes.

  • E'town man arrested in connection to burglary

    Robert Lee Flores III, 25, is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

    According to an arrest warrant, someone entered a private residence at 6:19 p.m. Dec. 16 in the 1700 block of South Wilson Road in Radcliff. Police said the burglar entered through a rear door by “apparently breaking the door glass” and reaching through to unlock it.

  • PHOTO: Up close with nature
  • Fort Knox to relaunch Adopt a Platoon

    John Campbell received a lot of mail during his deployments, but he never hoarded the contents. He often would pick out a soldier having a bad day or otherwise down on his luck and share the messages from home.

    Campbell, a community relations officer at Fort Knox, said personal touches from America can brighten a soldier’s day if they are wrestling with emotions or struggling with loneliness.

  • Toddler among three dead in fire

    By DeANNA LASLEY
    Landmark News Service

    A toddler and two men lost their lives Sunday night in a residential fire in Grayson County.

    The fire started just before 11 p.m. CDT at a trailer on VanMeter Lane off Ky. 920. Firefighters say it took moments to get to the residence but it was fully engulfed and they couldn’t enter the structure.

    Eddie Clouse and his son, Cole Clause, who would have celebrated his second birthday next month, died in the fire along with a family friend, Kalvin King.

  • Hearing delayed in Fort Knox shooting

    An Article 32 hearing in the shooting death of a civilian U.S. Army employee has been delayed.

    Originally set to begin Wednesday, Fort Knox officials said Monday the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been announced.

    Sgt. Marquinta Jacobs, 36, of Radcliff is accused of shooting Lloyd R. Gibert, 51, of Elizabethtown last month in a parking lot near the Human Resources Command building on post.

    Jacobs, who is lodged at Marion County Detention Center, is charged with premeditated murder and aggravated assault.

  • Fallen Hodgenville officer to be honored in Richmond

    A Hodgenville police officer killed in September during a vehicle pursuit will be honored Tuesday during a ceremony for fallen officers at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Mark A. Taulbee, 43, was killed Sept. 16 while pursuing Jason Avis, 30, of Vine Grove on Ky. 210. According to Kentucky State Police, Avis was a suspect in a domestic disturbance.

  • The changing role of healthcare

    Area health care continues its march into the digital age.

  • Adult kickball league coming to area

    Area residents might get a kick out of the newest fitness and recreation opportunity available.

    Two sisters are working to begin an adult kickball league in Elizabethtown.

  • Found in the neighbor’s yard after 44 years

    Without realizing it, the Morgan family lost something in the late 1960s. It was a tiny fleck of metal of little worth.

    When the trinket turned up again recently, it still has no monetary value but ignited rich, sentimental memories about the deceased family patriarch and a cherished pet. It also became the latest bond in a dear neighborhood friendship.