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  • The Road to War: 3rd ESC cases colors as deployment nears

    The road to war for the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is nearing its end.

    The senior logistics unit cased its colors Wednesday during a ceremony on Brooks Field at Fort Knox as one of the final acts before it departs to Afghanistan in less than two weeks. Roughly 250 soldiers are expected to deploy.

    Col. Kristin French, commander of the 3rd ESC, said an advance party of soldiers was en route to Afghanistan while another advance unit has been on the ground for weeks making preparations for the main body’s arrival.

  • The Road to War: Deployment a part of family dynamic

    Maj. Josh Richey and his wife, Dana, have accepted deployments as part of their family’s dynamic — adapt and survive until they see each other again.

    So, when in the next two weeks Josh Richey boards a plane to Afghanistan for a nine-month deployment with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, he will say goodbye to his wife and three young daughters, but he won’t belabor the point.

  • 14,000 pills recovered by EPD

    Since launching a prescription drug take-back program March 28, the Elizabethtown Police Department has collected more than 14,000 unwanted pills, officials report.

    At the corner of South Mulberry and College streets, the department kicked off its 24-hour free disposal site March 28 and by Monday, an estimated 14,000 pills were dumped in the green bin, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer.

  • Vine Grove couple pleads not guilty in dog abuse case

    A Vine Grove couple facing more than 100 counts of second-degree animal cruelty entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday morning during an arraignment in Hardin District Court.

    Brian and Joyce McCarthy were arrested March 21 after 103 dogs were confiscated from their residence at 103 Gaylene Drive where officials said the animals were living in unsanitary conditions and without water. The couple left jail the day of their arrests after posting bond.

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  • United Way hosts first Community Conversation

    The United Way of Central Kentucky is taking a look at local education with the help of community members.

    The United Way hosted its first Community Conversation on Tuesday evening at the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. The roundtable discussion acted as a follow-up to the March 27 viewing of “American Teacher,” a documentary about the state of education that was screened at the Elizabethtown Performing Arts Center.

  • Radcliff women sentenced to weekends in financial exploitation case

    Two Radcliff women who pleaded guilty last August to financial exploitation of an elderly Clinton County woman were sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court.

    Hazel F. Martin, 74, and Iris Hodge, 63, paid full restitution of $118,000, and Judge Kelly Mark Easton sentenced the two to weekend jail terms at the Hardin County Detention Center for the next year.

  • Identities of suspect, officer involved in Harned shooting revealed

    A preliminary autopsy reveals the man killed Tuesday during a drug investigation in Harned sustained a fatal gunshot that was not self-inflicted.

    Since the shooting, police have released the identities of the suspect and officer involved in the deadly shooting as Brice T. Horn, 46, of Harned and Detective Scott McMichael.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 4, McMichael and a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s deputy were conducting a drug investigation at a residence in the 1000 block of Ky. 259 where Horn was staying.

  • Hardin County maintains status as one of state's healthiest counties

    Hardin County once again is among the healthiest counties in the state.

    The third annual County Health Rankings issued Tuesday by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute placed Hardin County 15th out of 120 counties in Kentucky — falling from the 14 spot last year.

    Meade County saw improvements this year, jumping from 16 to 13 in the rankings. LaRue County surged from 32 to 26.

    Oldham County finished first while Owsley County was named the unhealthiest county in the state.

  • Good Friday program to draw attention to sacrifice

     Believers can experience Friday re-creations and reminders of the Biblical account of Jesus’ final days of life.

    A new Good Friday Experience provides that opportunity at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The presentation features eight areas that represent images from the events leading up to Jesus’ death. It presents opportunities to read about the Biblical account and reflect and pray about the events they experience through sight, touch, sound and scent.